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January 30, 2013

Breaking it down by digits across the local hockey landscape

The Blue Line Report

Phil Stacey

North Shore hockey by the numbers:

1: Goalies who have earned an assist this season; Billy Price of St. John’s Prep earned an apple Saturday when he threw up an up-ice pass to teammate Jimmy Currier, who took it into the B.C. High zone and scored.

2: Wins needed by Swampscott head coach Gino Faia to earn 100 for his career.

3: Players who have eclipsed 100 career points this season: Cousins Connor Irving (currently with 128) and Andrew Irving (113) for Beverly High, and Danvers’ Joe Strangie (100).

4: Game-winning goals by St. John’s Prep fourth liner Justin Longo this season.

5: Most points in a game this season by one player, recorded by Marblehead’s Trip Franzese (vs. Salem), Brian Pinho of St. John’s Prep (vs. Xaverian) and Danvers’ Joe Strangie (vs. Saugus).

6: Shutouts by Beverly High this winter in just 13 games.

7: Number of players on Swampscott who have hit double digits in points, more than any other team. They are Nunzio Morretti (15 points), Corey Carmody (15), Ryan Cresta (15), Trevor Massey (14), Noah Maercklein (14), Robert Serino (12) and Chris Carman (11).

8: Local players who have recorded a hat trick this season: Andrew Brandano of St. John’s Prep; Clinton Cabral and Jesse McLaughlin of Beverly; Joe Strangie of Danvers; Jake Stahlman of Salem; Derek Demild of Peabody; and Swampscott’s Ryan Cresta and Nunzio Morretti.

9: Players still remaining and who played on Marblehead’s Division 3 state championship team of two years ago: Tyler Bates, Ian Maag, Trevor Jones, Joe Newall, Ben Katzman, Cam Rowe, Aaron DeAngelo, Tom Koopman and Liam Gillis.

10: Assists for Danvers senior center/right wing Adam Merry, who played junior hockey for two seasons before returning to the Falcons’ program this season.

11: Points needed by Masconomet (4-8-1) over its final seven games to qualify for the state tournament.

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