DEDHAM, Mass. -- Lawrence Academy’s overwhelming talent advantage over Nobles was on full display Wednesday as the Spartans crushed the hosts, 8-2, at Flood Omni Rink.
After Nobles got out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Merrimack commit Casey Severo, the momentum swung towards Lawrence. John Riggins found the back of the net twice to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead after 18 minutes.
The onslaught started in the second period when LA notched four goals before adding three more in the final period to take an 8-1 lead. Nobles added a tally in garbage time to make the final score 8-2.
About a half dozen NHL organizations were represented in the stands, including four Boston Bruins scouts. The Bruins are hosting their midyear scouting meetings this week. Defenseman Braden Doyle and winger Tyler Young were the reason for the NHL presence in the building.