Hockey fans will be familiar with the term "scoring in bunches," and that's a perfect descriptor this season for the Duluth Marshall boys' hockey team.
"It's just the kind of thing where we'd score one," head coach Brendan Flaherty said, "and the next thing you know we'd have four."
Duluth Marshall, which is off to a (4-0-0) start to the season, is scoring 8.75 goals per game. That mark is best in the state, and it's something Flaherty says is a result of talented players working together.
The kids, when they get a little confidence, they smell blood a little bit," he said. "It's been effective for us."
Leading the way has been senior forward George Grannis, who has 16 goals in four games. That puts him on pace to score 88 goals this season, which would be a MSHSL single-season record.
"I'm the last person that ends up putting the puck in the net," Grannis said, "but there's plenty of guys of who take hits, give hits, or make a nice pass to get the puck to me. It's worked pretty well, I'd say."
Duluth Marshall is next in action on Tuesday, on the road against Forest Lake.