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MIAA Boys Division 2 South Final: #1 Canton Rolls To Sectional Title

Top-seeded Canton continued its impressive post-season march, claiming the MIAA Division 2 South sectional championship in a big way, blanking third-seeded Westwood, 8-0, to secure its spot in this Sunday’s Division 2 title game.

Ryan Nolte

With the 8-0 win, the Bulldogs outscored their four tournament opponents (Medway, Oliver Ames, Norwood and Westwood) by a combined 22-1. Add that into an equally impressive regular season and now through 25 games (24-0-1), Canton has 125 goals and allowed just 21.

Johnny Hagan

Their offensive depth was on display Sunday, as seven different Bulldogs had goals. The only tally Canton would need came in the first minute of play, when defenseman Owen Lehane blasted home a shot from the blue line.

Ryan Nolte made it 2-0 with a power play strike late in the first period, and then a quick three-goal blitz early in the second stanza gave Canton a 5-0 lead and put this one away. Ryan Colby, Johnny Hagan and Tim Kelleher each had a goal in that second period run.

Chris Lavoie, Tommy Vaughan and Kelleher added goals for the Bulldogs, who now will face the winner of Monday’s North sectional title game between Boston Latin (the team that gave Canton its tie) and Tewksbury.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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