Bulldogs Roll into Postseason with Two Wins
The Bulldogs continued their busy final week of the season home at the Ice House versus the the Boston Latin Wolfpack before traveling the very next day to Franklin to take on the Medfield Warriors. In Game 1, Canton brought the intensity early as they scored quickly in the first five minutes on a failed breakout by the Wolfpack. Chris Lavoie got to the loose puck and fired it top right through a screen and into the back of the net. After the quick start on the scoreboard for Canton, Latin put the pressure on and started to attack the Bulldogs zone. But Joe Cammarata was there to turn down everything through the first two periods. The Bulldogs also added to their total on the powerplay when senior defenseman Jack Connolly banged home a loose puck on the back post after John Hagan stretched a pass to the front of the net. Canton was up 2-0 to start the third and had all the momentum to start the period. Boston Latin came out flying as well and caught the Bulldog defense flat footed as they cashed in on a 2 on 1 and cut the Bulldog lead in half. Lavoie took complete control on the offensive side of things in the third as he got his second goal of the game from a rip of a shot flying down the right side boards. And he also got the final empty net goal, completing the hat trick.
The Bulldogs were back in action for a quick turnaround taking on the Medfield Warriors in Franklin on Tuesday. Senior winger Shane Marshall started the scoring when he deked the Medfield on a breakaway after Colby Ciffolillo chipped the puck up the boards to spring him. Marshall continues to have big games in Franklin no matter the opponent. Later in the opening period Jack Connolly fired a shot towards the net and senior captain Tim Kelleher was right on the doorstep to slap the rebound in. Early into the second period Medfield scored to make it 2-1. However, Chris Lavoie scored on a two on one play after Hagan slid it past a diving defenseman, then it was Tommy Vaughan beating the Medfield goalie glove side to make it 4-1. Then the most clean goal of the night came off the stick of Chris Lavoie when he screeched a howitzer of a shot past Medfield goalie on the faceoff. The Bulldogs end their season at 17-1-3 and will prepare for the playoffs by getting a much needed rest as they complete the four game week.