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Pinkerton drops big game in 9-1 loss to Bedford
January 21, 2017
After a strong first period which had the teams tied at 1, Bedford took the lead in the 2nd and never looked back.
Bedford started the scoring early :45 into the 1st period, but Nick Trask rallied the Astros tying the game just over a minute later. The two teams entered the 2nd tied, but Bedford tacked on 2 goals early in the 2nd and another midway through the period. Pinkerton was able to get 7 shots on goal, but could not capitalize.
A combined lack of effort and 0 shots on goal on Pinkerton's behalf allowed Bedford to dominate the play and net 5 more in the 3rd period, leading to the final score of 9-1.
Dakota Robinson recorded 30 saves on the night.
The Astros look to rebound against Salem on Wednesday, January 25th at 4:30 pm at the Ice Den.
Astros Win Statement Game in OT Victory vs Rival Londonderry
January 13, 2017
Pinkerton came out strong in the first period dominating play and scoring two goals. Liam Rooney started the scoring for the Astros followed by Eddie Welch.
The Lancers picked up the intensity in the second period, putting up 3 to go ahead. Fortunately, Cody Sullivan brought the Astros back to life with a tying goal.
The Lancers kept up the strong play in the third, scoring first to go ahead once more. Gennaro Marra scored the Astros fourth goal to send the game into overtime.
In OT, Chris Gile carried the puck into the Lancer's zone and went top shelf to win the game for the Astros.
Pinkerton improves to 4-1 with win over Manchester Memorial
January 11, 2017
Pinkerton skated to their 4th victory of the season with a 10-1 win over Manchester Memorial. Captain, Eddie Welch led the team in scoring with a hat trick, while Juniors Patrick Hare and Ty Riviere netted two goals each. Assistant Captain, Liam Rooney opened the scoring in the first period, and was joined on the scoresheet with single goals by Gennaro Marra and Lucas Masciarelli.
A bad turnover in the defensive zone led to Memorial's lone goal by Ryan Cardow.
Dakota Robinson had a fairly light evening in net facing 8 shots, but maintained focus and discipline and made some crucial saves.
Pinkerton takes on Londonderry on Friday at 3:30 at Tri-Town Arena.
Pinkerton's record 3-1 after loss to Concord
January 4, 2017
Pinkerton earned its first regular season loss falling 5-1 to Concord on Wednesday night. Concord scored 1:07 into the first period and maintained pressure throughout the game, scoring 2 goals in the 1st period, 1 goal in the 2nd, and 2 more in the 3rd.
While Pinkerton did show signs of life throughout the game, the Astros only earned 14 shots on net, tying their fewest total shots in a game for the season. Pinkerton's lone goal took place late in the 3rd period after Gennaro Marra's shot deflected in off Brendon Banks' skate.
Goalie Dakota Robinson made 29 saves on the night.
Pinkerton Enters Holiday Break 3-0 defeating Exeter 4-3
December 21, 2016
After a very slow start and a poorly played first period which had Exeter up 2-0, Pinkerton turned things around in the 2nd.
Captain, Eddie Welch scored two of the four goals in the 2nd period. He was joined on the score sheet by Brendon Banks, scoring unassisted, and Colin Leighton, who put one in on a hard shot from the blue.
Dakota Robinson once again had a solid performance in net, making some amazing saves to keep Pinkerton in the lead. Despite Exeter scoring late in the third after pulling their goalie, Pinkerton hung on to the lead to take the win.
Pinkerton will participate in the Holiday Tournament in Salem over the break, taking on Windham, Scarborough, ME, and Belmont, MA respectively.
Pinkerton 2-0 after 9-0 win over Nashua North
December 14, 2016
Despite poor system play, Pinkerton Varsity improved its record to 2-0 after defeating Nashua North 9-0. There were eight different scorers in the game for Pinkerton, with four earning their first varsity goals: Senior Mike Francis, Juniors Tyler Whiting and Colin Leighton, and Freshman Nathan Laliberte.
Dakota Robinson earned a shutout on the night with 21 saves.
After a postponement of game 3 due to weather, Pinkerton looks to continue its success in a rematch against Exeter on Wednesday, December 21st.
Varsity wins season opener at home, 4-1 over Exeter
December 12, 2016
The power play helped the Astros out in the season opener as three of the four goals scored by Pinkerton were on the power play. Chris Gile, Cody Sullivan, and Patrick Hare each had power play goals. The fourth was netted by Lucas Masciarelli who scored his first varsity goal.
Although penalties were an issue (each team recorded six), Pinkerton held the play for the majority of the game and went on to win at home 4-1.
Nine Pinkerton players made it on the score sheet, showing the depth of the team, and Dakota Robinson had 14 saves on the night.