Bulldogs Trounce Wolverines in Battle of the Ice House

Fresh off a blowout victory over Somerset-Berkley in round 1 of the MIAA playoffs, the Bulldogs looked to survive and advance with a win over a rival in the Westwood Wolverines.

Usually when these two square off it is a high intensity, physical game, with the outcome not being decided until the final minutes and all were true in this game; except for the latter. This game was all Bulldogs from the start.

The scoring started with 7 minutes to go in the first period when Ryan Nolte found the back of the net for a power play goal off of assists from Johnny Hagan and Timmy Kelleher.

Just two minutes after this breakthrough, the Bulldogs doubled their lead. This time it was Bubba McNeice doing the honors finding the puck in the slot and knowing where to put it. Assisted by Jack Goyetch and Mike Dadasis.

And as if things couldn’t go any better in the first period for the Bulldogs; they did. Expanding their lead to 3 when Nolte found Hagan in front of the net (again on the power play) with just 11.8 ticks left in the period.

The second period did not feature goals by either team but both teams played a physical style of hockey with bodies flying everywhere. However, only the Bulldogs were using this physicality to their advantage in terms of making a hit to get the puck (not just to make a hit) as they outshot the Wolverines in the period as well as 38-13 on the night.

In the third period, the Bulldogs continued to excel.

With just under ten minutes to go in the game Canton executed yet another power play goal (3rd of the night). A flurry of saves by the Westwood goaltender were all for naught as McNeice was able to pounce on the loose puck in front, making the score 4-0. Assisted by Jack Goyetch.

And in a last stitch effort at a miraculous comeback, Westwood elected to pull their goalie for an extra attacker with 4 minutes to go in the third. But a Hagan empty netter with 3:21 to go put the finishing touches on another dominating performance for the Bulldogs.

Canton advances to the D2 South Sectional semifinal in Bourne next Wednesday at Gallo Arena where they will await the winner of Plymouth South Vs. Medway later on today. (Time still TBA).

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Somerset-Berkley

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Westwood

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Seriously this is getting outrageous!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen one team just steamroll through the first two rounds of the playoffs like this before. 11-0. 5-0. I think the only fair spread for Bourne is Dogs -8.5 (And I’d still take it!). What. A. Performance.

One of the best stoody showings in my four years at CHS so lets talk awards:

Cue the music!!!

 

Chant of the Game: “Can-ton Ice House!”

Really not even a debate anymore. Canton obliterated Westwood on the ice and their student section didn’t even make a peep! Sad!

Fan of the Game: Genna Floyd

No explanation needed. #GoGennaGo

Moment of the Game: “Na-na-na-na…”

For the whole last-minute of the game? Are you kidding me?! It was nothing short of electric! Cue the music!!!!!

 

WE’RE ON TO BOURNE!!!!

(When is sectionals tho…?)

NNNN

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