After playing defense for the first three years of his high school hockey career, Trinity Catholic's star senior Mike Marchiando has made his transition to an offensive forward look as easy as pie.
His team is 5-6-3 on the season, but what he's done in the past five games has been monumental to the success of his team. Trinity Catholic has gone 4-0-1 in the past five games, which sounds good. But it's Marchaindo's stats that will satisfy any hockey lovers taste buds, high school or pro.
Trinity beat Lowell Catholic Monday night 5-4, and Marchiando came up with the game winning goal with just two seconds remaining to lift his team to victory. He scored four goals in the game, leading him to his 100th point of his career. In the past five games he's scored 24 goals.
That's not all he's done. In 14 games played this season, Trinity has scored 56 goals total. Of those 56, Marchiando has had a hand in 49 of them, scoring 36 times and assisting on 13.
With the team red hot in their past five games, the Falcons will play Dracut next on Wednesday.
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