The smaller size of the league has allowed teams to beef up their non-league slates, something Beverly and Masco in particular are very excited about.
“We’ve been able to schedule some very strong non-league opponents and that’s a testament to the girls and how far our program’s come in a short time,” said Twomey, who’s Chieftains play Austin Prep in a marquee test Dec. 30. “These are the kinds of programs that don’t schedule games for easy wins. It’s important to have those competitive games.”
Kick Saves, a column on North Shore girls hockey, appears in The Salem News every other Thursday during the winter sports season. Contact assistant sports editor Matt Williams at 978-338-2669, MWilliams@salemnews.com and follow him on Twitter @MattWilliams_SN.
AREA SCORING LEADERS
Player, School Goals Assists Points
1. Sophia Post, Peabdoy 4 2 6
2. Brittany Smith, Marblehead 4 1 5
2. Kristen McCarthy, Beverly 3 2 5
2. Nicole Woods, Beverly 2 3 5
2. Julia Nearis, Beverly 2 3 5
6. Alice Murphy, Peabody 1 2 3
6. Bella Piscatelli, Peabody 1 2 3
6. Caitlin McBridge, Beverly 0 3 3
*Editor’s note: Statistics include players from The Salem News coverage area only. Goaltending leaders will begin in the next edition of Kick Saves.