GROTON, Mass. — Braden Doyle was rewarded for his strong play throughout as his goal with 9:42 left in regulation stood up as the game-winner in Lawrence Academy’s 3-1 win over Milton Academy on Wednesday evening at Grant Rink.
Doyle, a Lynnfield, Mass., native and Boston University commit, seemingly had the puck on his stick every shift he was on the ice. Doyle’s shot from the point deflected off a Milton defenseman’s skate and ended up in the back of the net to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead.
The game was knotted, 1-1, on goals from Lawrence senior defenseman Drew Bavaro, a Sacred Heart commit, and Milton sophomore center Jeffrey Lee. An insurance marker from Lawrence junior right wing Holt Oliphant gave the Spartans the 3-1 decision.
Lawrence, playing with seven NCAA Division I commits, was unsurprisingly forced to the brink by a Milton club that always plays hard. Over the years, Paul Cannata always seems to get the most out of his teams. Wednesday’s game was no exception as the Mustangs played a disciplined game and received strong goaltending from senior Erik Voloshin.