, Salem, MA


January 30, 2013

Breaking it down by digits across the local hockey landscape


36: Years since Beverly High has played a hockey game at the Boston Garden (1977, falling to Matignon in the state semifinals).

43: Combined victories of the four area teams who have already qualified for the state tournament: Beverly (12), St. John’s Prep (11), Marblehead (10) and Swampscott (10).

44: Years since Swampscott has won a state tournament game. You are not reading that incorrectly; the Big Blue last tasted postseason success back in 1969.

46: Days until the Massachusetts state championship games are held at Boston Garden.

50: Career points for Masconomet captain Alec DiGiorgio; he earned No. 50 with an assist on teammate Jared Brann’s goal last Saturday vs. North Reading.

53: Points scored by Beverly’s Andrew Irving since he was moved up from defense to forward in the middle of last season; he’s accumulated those points in just 19 games.

55: Season high in saves by a North Shore goalie this winter, turned in by Salem’s Brett Harring on Jan. 19 at Gloucester.

61: Percent of Peabody High’s goals they’ve scored in the second period (17 of their 28 total tallies).

.67: Goals-against average of Marblehead’s Harrison Young, which just happens to be the best mark in the state.

72.7: Percent of Bishop Fenwick’s 22 goals scored by either Mike Napolitano (9) or Nick Finan (7) this season.

75: Career points for Providence College-bound center Brian Pinho (28-57-75) of St. John’s Prep.

77: Career victories, in 5 1/2 seasons, for St. John’s Prep head coach Kristian Hanson.

93: Career victories, in 7 1/2 seasons, for Marblehead’s Bob Jackson.

104: Career victories, in 9 1/2 seasons, for Bobby Gilligan behind the bench in Beverly.

143: Players from our nine area teams who have either a goal or an assist this season.

192: Career victories for 18th year Peabody head coach Mark Leonard, more than any other area coach.

248: Minutes played by Swampscott sophomore goaltender Trent Gallagher (4-2, 1.99 GAA, .902 save pct, 1 shutout)

330: Minutes played by Swampscott freshman goaltender Tristan Bradley (6-1, 1.77 GAA, .910 save pct. 1 shutout)

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