Saturday, February 22, 2014

"this is more important than anything he’s ever done as a coach"

Despite the desperate pleas, shouts, cries and a few curses from more than 20 of Peter Laviolette’s closest family and friends, his team could not tie the score in the waning seconds of Team USA’s semifinal game against Team Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Friday. The squad north of the border prevailed, 1-0, and will play Sweden for the gold medal. 
Laviolette, a 1982 graduate of Franklin High School, is the assistant coach for Team USA. On Friday, supporters gathered at The Rome Restaurant in Franklin to cheer on the former Franklin High Panthers defensemen who helped bring his team to the Hockomock League championship during his senior year.
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