, Salem, MA


January 30, 2013

Breaking it down by digits across the local hockey landscape


336: Days since the Beverly Panthers have lost a hockey game (5-4 to Saugus in overtime on Feb. 28, 2012).

.444: Shooting percentage of St. John’s Prep junior wing Tyler Bird, who has eight goals on just 18 shots.

479: Saves this season by Salem netminders Brett Harring and Grant Thompson — or 122 more than their closest competitors.

619: Minutes played this season by Bishop Fenwick junior goaltender Pat O’Leary, which is all but 11 of his team’s total minutes played.

.956: Save percentage by Beverly sophomore goaltender Tim Biarelli, by far the best in the region.

1,000,000: Percent chance the upcoming state hockey tournament is going to be spectacular — as it always is.


The Blue Line Report, a column on North Shore high school hockey, appears each Wednesday during the winter season in The Salem News.

Contact sports editor Phil Stacey at or 978-338-2650, and follow him on Twitter @PhilStacey_SN.

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