If you thought goal scoring in the NPHL was up this year, you were right.
Through the first 20 games this season, scoring was up 11.5% over last season’s total in 2017-18.
In fact, at the current rate, scoring is at its highest level in NPHL play in five seasons. Here are the numbers:
2014-15 – 8.83 goals per game.
2015-16 – 8.79 goals per game.
2016-17 – 10.01 goals per game
2017-18 – 10.00 goals per game.
2018-19 – 11.15 goals per game.
Of course, this is only a small sampling of games. Whether this will continue is anyone’s guess.
Of interest, the 2015-16 was the lowest per game goal total in NPHL history, barely lower than the 2014-15 total.
Anyone claiming there were fewer goals in the “good old day” is absolutely wrong.
The 1997-98 season was the highest per game goal total in NPHL history. Teams played 11 games and scored 1,900 goals for an average of 13.19 goals per game.
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