On Saturday the Canton High School boys hockey team took on the Westwood Wolverines for the Joe Donnelly cup. This game had a lot on the line because both schools share the rink. In fact, the past few years this game has been known as “The Battle of North Street”. Joe Donelly will forever be known as a Bulldog, as he was a former play-by-play announcer for CCTV and a true inspiration to the community and team. Right out the gate fans from both sides could tell who the better team was, as the Bulldogs came out flying and were all over the Wolverines zone. Very early into the first period Canton circled the net creating opportunities that turned into scrappy goals from Johnny Hagan and Timmy Kelleher. In the second period, Lavoie kept his scoring streak alive to increase the lead to 3-0 with a shot off a face off. After deflecting a Sean Connolly shot, Lavoie finished the game with a hat trick, adding to a total of nine goals to continue his sensational start to his senior season. As if that wasn’t enough Timmy Kelleher found the back of the net twice, including a snipe from the hash marks after a great bank pass off the boards from Colby Ciffolillo and freshman defenseman Leo Owens. In the third period the Bulldogs put the finishing touches on the Wolverines as Ciffolillo scored the most unique goal of the night by poke checking the puck pass the goaltender after an excellent forecheck. The final of this one was 7-0 as the Canton Bulldogs defeated the Westwood Wolverines on a very special night. The Bulldogs remain unbeaten on the season.
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