MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

Division 2 South Semifinal Game Notes: Plymouth South vs. Canton

Division 2 South Semifinal
No. 2 Canton Bulldogs vs. No. 3 Plymouth South Panthers
Thursday, March 8, Gallo Arena, 4 p.m.

Previous meeting: 2014-15 Division 2 South Quarterfinals. Canton 3, Plymouth South 2.

Plymouth South Panthers (17-3-2, 9-3-1 Patriot League)
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 2 South first round vs. Westwood, 5-2 (finished 8-9-2)
• 2018 postseason to date:
o Won 3-1 vs. No. 14 Quincy, first round on Feb. 27
o Won 2-1 vs. No. 6 Medway, quarterfinals on Sunday
• Finished second in Patriot League – Fisher Division, 19 points (Hanover won, 26)
• Record vs. tournament teams (reg. season): 6-3-2
• Goal differential: plus-40 (95-56) | Nonleague differential: plus-18 (32-14)
• One win via shutout, one loss via shutout
• Streak: Won 3; points in seven straight games
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-11 Juniors-5 Sophomores-7 Freshmen-3
• Biggest win: 6-1 at North Quincy on Jan. 6 and 7-2 at Silver Lake on Jan. 13
• Worst loss: 4-0 vs. Hanover, Jan. 31
• Last state championship: None
• Last Division 2 South final appearance: 2011 (Lost 5-2 vs. Franklin)

Medway 0 1 0 – 1 Goal: Ryan Norton, 8:08 of second
Plymouth 0 0 2 – 2 Goals: Daniel Lincoln, 4:54 of third; Matthew Peckham, 15:00 of third

Canton Bulldogs (17-2-4, 9-0-0 Hockomock League)
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 2 South semifinals vs. Medway, 1-0 (2 OT)
• 2018 postseason to date:
o Won 11-0 vs. No. 15 Somerset-Berkley, first round on Feb. 27
o Won 5-0 vs. No. 7 Westwood, quarterfinals on Saturday
• Won Hockomock League, 18 points
• Record vs. tournament teams (reg. season): 11-2-4
• Goal differential: plus-73 (90-17) | Nonleague differential: plus-25 (36-11)
• Ten wins via shutout, two losses via shutout, one scoreless tie
• Streak: Won 6 | Last loss: Feb. 10 at Oliver Ames, 1-0
• Reg. season finale: Won 3-2 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, Feb. 22
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-13 Juniors-7 Sophomores-6 Freshmen-0
• Biggest win: 11-0 vs. Somerset-Berkley, Feb. 27 | Reg. season: 10-0 at Taunton, Jan. 31
• Worst loss: 2-0 at Franklin, Dec. 15 | Ties: Hanover, Shrewsbury, Needham, Newbury
• Last state championship: 2010
• Last Division 2 South final appearance: 2015 (Lost 4-1 vs. Westwood)