Senior Scores 100th Point Then 5 More
Big Blue hockey senior Gino Cresta scored his 100th point against Peabody on Saturday becoming the sixth highest all-time scorer for Swampscott High. He climbed to fifth all-time Monday with five assists.
Gino Cresta skated into the Big Blue record books Saturday when he tallied his 100th point on a goal against Peabody.
The goal made the senior captain only the sixth Swampscott hockey player to ever score 100 points — a player is awarded a point for a goal and a point for an assist.
The 100th point put him just below Keith Morgan, who scored 101 and was the fifth all-time point scorer for Blue, said Swampscott High hockey Coach Gino Faia.
Cresta vaulted ahead of Morgan and into fifth place with five assists against St. Clement on Monday in East Boston, his coach said.
That was a first for Cresta, earning five assists, meaning he had a hand in five goals by passing, deflecting or shooting the puck towards the players who scored them.
Coach Faia said Cresta's 100th point was a terrific accomplishment. Many fine Swampscott hockey players finished their playing days without reaching that milestone.
Cresta has a knack for burying the puck in the net. He scored 17 goals as a freshman.
"He's a goal scorer," the coach said. "He finishes plays when he has opportunities."
Faia has coached five of the six all-time point scorers.
The all-time scoring leader is Nick Fagone with 130 points.
Both Dan Santanello, who played for Swampscott High in the 1970s, and Colin Kelly scored 128 points.
Alex Stone is in fourth place with 118 points.