- Home of Astros Hockey
- 2009 and 2012 Division 1 State Champions
- Follow PA Hockey on twitter @Pinkertonhockey
Pinkerton Goes to Quarterfinals vs Salem
March 4, 2017
The Astros' season ended Saturday night in a 6-3 loss to Salem in the Quarterfinals.
Salem scored first in the contest on a power play goal early in the first period. The Astros responded with a goal by Patrick Hare, assisted by Nick Trask. The first period ended with Salem up 2-1.
Both teams scored in the second period - Pinkerton's goal coming on a power play from captain Eddie Welch, assisted by Colin Leighton and Gennaro Marra.
The Astros tied the game once more in the third with a goal by Nathan Laliberte, assisted by Brendon Banks. However, Salem regained the lead and never relinquished, finishing with an open net goal after Pinkerton had pulled goalie Dakota Robinson who totaled 28 saves on the night.
The Pinkerton Astros finished the season with plenty to be proud of. Thank you to all the players for a fantastic season.
Astros Lose in OT on Senior Night
February 25, 2017
Despite scoring three goals and taking 47 shots, Pinkerton was unable to earn the win on Senior Night against Manchester Central.
Freshman Nathan Laliberte opened the scoring early in the first period of assists by line mates Gennaro Marra and Liam Rooney. Central responded with a goal of their own a few minutes later. Each team scored once more in the first, with Laliberte netting his second goal of the game, once again assisted by Liam Rooney.
Central scored less than a minute into the second period. Pinkerton responded with a beautifully setup goal by freshman Mason Drouin. This was Drouin's first varsity goal with assists by Tyler Whiting and Brendon Banks.
The third period was scoreless, sending the game into overtime. Central closed the game out off a turnover in Pinkerton's defensive end just over halfway through overtime.
Dakota Robinson earned 19 saves on the night.
Thank you to all of our seniors for your dedication and leadership.
Pinkerton shut out by Bishop Guertin
February 22, 2017
The Astros were shut out for the first time all season as they took on Bishop Guertin at Skate 3.
BG scored in all three periods of their senior night. A competitive first period was capped with a late goal by BG. However, the Astros looked tired in the subsequent periods, allowing three goals in the second period and two more in the third.
Each team earned five minor penalties and Dakota Robinson had 32 saves.
Pinkerton hosts Manchester Central on Saturday, February 25th in their Senior Night game.
Astros win big against previously undefeated Bedford
February 20, 2017
The Astros came out on top in their rematch with Bedford on Monday, February 20th. The Astros never fell behind in the game, but it took overtime to get the win.
Tyler Whiting started the scoring with a short handed goal early in the first period. Chris Gile followed with a goal of his own assisted by Cody Sullivan. It looked like Pinkerton would be closing the first period up 2-0, but Bedford put in a late goal to cut the score in half.
Bedford came out strong in the second, scoring less than two minutes into the period. Eddie Welch responded with an unassisted goal two minutes later. The teams traded goals again with Welch earning his second goal of the period to keep the Astros up 4-3 at the end of the second period.
The Astros killed off four penalties in the third period, but Bedford scored the lone goal forcing overtime.
The play was back and forth and scoreless in OT until Nick Trask received a pass from Patrick Hare in the neutral zone, skated over the blue line and threw the puck on net from the top of the circle. The shot went in high glove side with 46 seconds left in OT giving the Astros the win.
Pinkerton plays Bishop Guertin at Skate 3 on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:50.
Astros lose to Concord 5-2
February 15, 2017
It was a rough start to the game for the Astros as they allowed four goals in the first period, three coming off of Concord power plays. But after a weak start, Pinkerton turned it around and made a game out of it.
In the second period both Chris Gile and Lucas Masciarelli found the net, cutting Concord's lead in half.
The Astros continued to fight throughout the third period but were unable to capitalize on several chances and Concord sealed the deal with an open-net goal with three second left in the game, making it the second loss in a row for Pinkerton.
Dakota Robinson had 33 saves. The Astros (now 10-4-1) visit Bedford on Monday, February 20th at 7:30 pm at St. Anselm.
Astros Lose to Salem 2-1
February 11, 2017
Pinkerton took advantage of the large ice at the Icenter in the first period of tonight's game as the action was back and forth and the large surface seemed to play to the Astros' strengths. The two teams were scoreless after one.
In the second period, Salem opened up the scoring on a power play goal just :40 seconds into the period as the Astros were killing off a penalty from the end of the first. Salem's second goal occurred at 9:55 of the same period.
The Astros attempted a comeback in the third as they controlled the play and Brendon Banks netted the Astros' lone goal off a nice assist from Mason Drouin. Despite dominating the play the Astros couldn't capitalize to tie it up and force overtime and Pinkerton earned it's third loss of the season.
The Astros look towards their rematch with Concord on Wednesday, February 15th at 8:00 pm.
Pinkerton wins 2-1 in OT vs Bishop Brady
February 8, 2017
It took overtime once again, but the Astros came away with the 2-1 win against Bishop Brady.
Chris Gile scored both goals for Pinkerton. Lucas Masciarelli assisted on Gile's first goal in the second period on a rush to the net.
Brady tied the game up in the third period on a power play goal, taking the Astros into OT. Gile's overtime goal counts as his second OT game winning goal.
Dakota Robinson earned 16 saves on the night.
The Astros take on Salem next on Saturday, February 11th at 4:10 at The Icenter.
Pinkerton Astros Plunge for a Cause
February 4, 2017
Pinkerton Academy hockey players Eddie Welch, Chris Gile, and Matt Gilliland participated in the 2017 Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 4th at Hampton Beach. The two seniors and freshman participated with the first wave of plungers at 11:30. Great job to these three young men for their work towards a worthy cause and representing Pinkerton Hockey.
Pinkerton ties Trinity 1-1
February 4, 2017
The Astros opened the game against Trinity with energy and spirit, scoring 5:56 into the first period off a beautifully set up goal by Lucas Masciarelli. The goal was assisted by Chris Gile and Cody Sullivan.
However, despite the lead, the Astros lost the energy and heart and came out flat in the second and again in the third.
Trinity scored halfway through the third and held off Pinkerton for a disappointing 1 - 1 tie. Pinkerton now stands at 9-2-1.
The Astros will take on Bishop Brady at home on Wednesday, February 8th.
Astros shutout Hanover in 2-0 win
February 1, 2017
Pinkerton was not only able to keep pace with the physical Hanover team, but the Astros dominated play and out-skated the Marauders.
Scoring began early (but finished late) with a scrappy goal by Chris Gile at 1:12 into the first period. The goal was assisted by Lucas Masciarelli.
There were no more goals in the game until Cody Sullivan slipped a backhander past Hanover's goalie with 1:33 left in the game off a nice feed from Chris Gile.
Dakota Robinson had another outstanding game in net earning 33 saves, including another penalty shot.
With the win, Pinkerton improves to 9-2 on the season and takes on Trinity on Saturday at 4:30 at the Ice Den.
Pinkerton struggles for 3-2 win over Nashua South-Pelham
January 30, 2017
It was not a pretty game, but a win is a win.
The teams entered the second period tied 0-0, as neither team could find the net in the first. Ty Riviere began the scoring for the Astros at 4:53 in the second. It would be the only goal in that period.
South tied it up early in the third, scoring :44 seconds into the period on a power play goal. They quickly took the lead on another power play goal just over two minutes later.
Pinkerton was able to respond with a goal by Cody Sullivan and took the lead with a third goal from Nick Trask. Lucas Masciarelli tallied two assists, followed by Cody Sullivan, Eddie Welch, and Patrick Hare each earning one assist.
Matt Gilliland earned his first varsity win of the season and made a great stand in net.
Pinkerton wins 7th game 2-0 over Londonderry
January 28, 2017
Pinkerton defeated rival Londonderry for the second time this season by a score of 2-0.
After a scoreless 1st period, Pinkerton went ahead in the 2nd off a penalty shot goal from Gennaro Marra who beat Londonderry's goalie top glove side.
In the third, the Astros took momentum from a successful 5 minute penalty kill and were able to put a 2nd goal in late in the period off a shot from Patrick Hare in the high slot.
Dakota Robinson had 23 saves on the night.
The Astros will take on Nashua South on Monday, January 30th at 4:00 at Conway Arena.
Pinkerton defeats Salem 3-2 in OT
January 25, 2017
After a disappointing performance and loss to Bedford on Saturday night, the Astros responded with energy against Salem. The first period was a back and forth battle between both teams, and ended with Salem in the lead 1-0.
However, Pinkerton came out with fire in the second period and tied the game up with a goal by Lucas Masciarelli just 4:08 into the period. The Astros took the lead late in the period when a shot by Gennaro Marra off Nathan Laliberte's skate found the back of the net.
The third period found the Astros struggling for possession and chasing Salem as the Blue Devils tied the game midway through the period. Dakota Robinson kept the Astros in the game making a key save on a Salem penalty shot. He earned 24 saves on the night.
Patrick Hare netted the winning goal just 1:03 into OT after crashing the net hard.
Pinkerton faces rival Londonderry on Saturday, January 28th at 8:00 pm at the Ice Den.
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.