By HockomockSports.com Staff
Canton senior Chris Lavoie has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 23 through Feb. 29. Lavoie is the 23rd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year and the 12th for the winter season.
Lavoie has been Canton’s top goal scorer all season and he had an impressive start to the playoffs with four goals in two games, as the No. 1 seed Bulldogs sealed a seemingly annual return to the Div. 2 South semifinal at Gallo by beating league rival Taunton and playoff rival Medfield.
Lavoie, who was a critical piece of last year’s state title run, started this postseason with a hat trick in a 4-0 victory over Taunton, despite the best efforts of Taunton goalie Sean Bunker. Lavoie added the second goal in a 6-2 win against Medfield on Saturday, finding the top corner with a wrister from the left circle. He nearly added to his goal total in the third period but hit both the bar and the post. During the regular season, Lavoie led the league with 23 goals and added eight assists. His 31 points was tied for fifth best in the Hock.
The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.