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Astros lose to Concord in Quarterfinals
Concord proved why it was the #1 ranked team with a 6-1 win over Pinkerton.
Concord scored twice in the first, once in the second, and three times in the third. The Astros battled the whole game and scored in the second period when Mason Drouin put in a one-timer off a beautiful cross-ice pass from Scott Cavan. Despite the Astros' best efforts, their season ended with the loss.
Matt Gilliland had 33 saves in the game.
Pinkerton wins Prelim over Hanover
The Astros had a strong start to the playoffs with a 7-0 win on the road against Hanover.
Pinkerton opened the scoring with an unassisted goal from Aidan Price in the first period.
The scoring continued in the second with goals from Ethan Burgess, assisted by Mason Drouin, and Joseph Marra, assisted by Lorenzo Corsetto.
The Astros scored four times in the third period to seal the win. The third period goals came from Ethan Burgess, assisted by Mason Drouin and Hunter Drouin; Brett Levesque, assisted by Lorenzo Corsetto and Joseph Marra; Ethan Burgess (with the hat trick), assisted by Mason Drouin; and Mason Drouin, assisted by Ryan Leighton.
Matt Gilliland had 24 saves in the playoff shutout.
Astros close out regular season with win.
Pinkerton managed a 4-1 win over Memorial to wrap up the regular season on Saturday.
Memorial scored first off a Pinkerton turnover in the defensive zone, leading to an unassisted goal. The Astros rebounded with two goals in the first; Hunter Drouin from Ethan Burgess and Joseph Marra from Ryan Leighton and Lorenzo Corsetto.
Pinkerton scored once in the second with a goal by Ethan Burgess from Hunter Drouin and Scott Cavan.
The Astros wrapped up the scoring in the third with Joseph Marra's second goal, assisted by Ethan Livingston.
Matt Gilliland had 18 saves.
Astros win on Senior Night
Pinkerton took a while to get going on Senior Night, but were able to get the 4-1 win.
Both teams went scoreless through the first period, combining for 12 shots on goal.
Londonderry scored in the second, taking the lead into the third period.
Senior captain, Mason Drouin, put the team on his back in the third period, scoring a hat trick to lead the Astros past rival Londonderry. Mason Drouin scored two unassisted goals and one goal assisted by fellow senior captain, Joseph Marra. Aidan Price added to the Astros' scoring with a goal assisted by Hayden Shattuck.
Senior goalie Matt Gilliland had 28 saves in the win.
Pinkerton shutout by Salem
The Astros were shutout for the second game in a row by Salem, losing 4-0.
Salem scored one the first, two in the second, and one in the third. The Astros put pressure on throughout the game, putting 37 shots on goal.
Matt Gilliland had 24 saves in the shutout.
Astros shutout by Exeter
The Astros were shutout by Exeter for the first time all season on Wednesday.
Exeter netted two goals in the first two periods, and that was all they needed for the win. Despite the shutout, Pinkerton kept battling throughout the game and were able to shore up the defensive end in the third period.
The Astros look to rebound against Salem on Saturday.
Matt Gilliland had 32 saves in the loss.
Astros win over Windham
Astros played a solid game in the 7-1 win over Windham.
Lorenzo Corsetto scored the first goal for the Astros with an assist from Brett Levesque. From there, Pinkerton's top line took over the scoring. Hunter Drouin scored off an assist from Brett Levesque, and Ethan Burgess scored right out of the penalty box from a Hunter Drouin assist.
Pinkerton kept the scoring going in the second period with goals from Ethan Burgess from Hunter Drouin and Mason Drouin from Joseph Marra and Hunter Drouin.
Windham was able to poke one in off a rebound in front, but the Astros tacked on two more in the third to finish it off. Ethan Burgess earned a hat trick with assists from linemates Mason Drouin and Hunter Drouin. Mason Drouin finished the scoring with an assist from Ethan Burgess.
Matt Gilliland had 16 saves in the win.
Pinkerton loses in OT to BG
The Astros and the Cardinals played a fairly evenly matched game on Wednesday that had to go to overtime for a decision.
Both teams went scoreless through the first two periods due to the excellent play of both goalies.
The Astros came out strong in the third and scored just a minute and half into the period on a goal from Ethan Burgess, assisted by Mason Drouin and Hunter Drouin. However, after turning the puck over in their own end, the Astros let BG right back in to tie the score. The two teams fought back-and-forth for the remainder of the game.
A neutral zone turnover in OT gave BG the opportunity they needed to get an dd-man rush and score the winning goal.
Matt Gilliland had another great performance in net, earning 30 saves in the game.
Astros lose to Bedford
The Astros opened the scoring against Bedford on Saturday on a powerplay goal by Hunter Drouin from Mason Drouin, but 0-5 the rest of the game with the man advantage.
Bedford responded with two goals in the first period and two more in the second, one on a shorthanded goal.
The third period was evenly matched and Pinkerton kept battling, scoring once more with two minutes remaining in the game. The goal came once again from Hunter Drouin, assisted by Mason Drouin.
Matt Gilliland had 33 saves in the game.
Astros defeat Concord
Pinkerton took down undefeated Concord on Wednesday night, 3-0.
Ethan Burgess opened the scoring for Pinkerton on a powerplay goal 5 minutes into the period. The assists came from Hunter Drouin and Scott Cavan.
The second period was scoreless and both teams battled back and forth for a solid 15 minutes.
Pinkerton scored again halfway through the 3rd period on another powerplay goal from Jack Normand. Assists from Mason Drouin and Ethan Burgess. Hunter Drouin capped off the scoring with 2 minutes left with an assist from Ethan Burgess.
Matt Gilliland played an outstanding game in net, recording his second shutout in a row with 38 saves.
Pinkerton rebounds with win
The Astros rebounded after Saturday's loss with a 5-0 win over Nashua South-Pelham.
Brett Levesque scored the first period goal for Pinkerton, with an assist from Mason Drouin.
Mason Drouin then followed with a hat trick - with two goals in the second and one in the third. Mason's first goal was assisted by Hunter Drouin, and his second goal was unassisted. His third goal was assisted by linemates Ethan Burgess and Hunter Drouin.
Ethan Burgess capped off the scoring for the Astros in the third period with an unassisted goal.
Matt Gilliland had 18 saves in the shutout.
Pinkerton loses to Exeter
The Astros wrapped up the first half of the season with a 6-3 loss to Exeter.
Exeter scored first in Saturday's game, netting the lone goal of the first period.
Exeter added to their lead 10 seconds into the second period and again 9 minutes in. The Astros rebounded quickly after, netting their first goal :52 seconds after Exeter's third from a shot from Ethan Burgess, assisted by Scott Cavan and Brett Levesque.
The game went back and forth in the third until Exeter scored two more goals 11 seconds apart with less than 5 minutes left to go in the game. Pinkerton answered with a goal from Lorenzo Corsetto, assisted by Joseph Marra. Lorenzo Corsetto scored again after Exeter netted their 6th goal. The assists came from Joseph Marra and Ethan Livingston. Pinkerton ends the first half of the season with a record of 5-4.
Matt Gilliland had 22 saves.
Pinkerton gets win over rival Londonderry
The power play was the key to the Astros' success against rival Londonderry on Wednesday night.
Tylor Pappalardo opened the scoring with his first varsity goal about halfway through the first period on a power play. Aidan Price (power play) and Joe Marra added goals of their own to take a 3-0 lead heading into the second.
The Astros added two more power play goals in the second period - one from Jack Normand and another from Tylor Pappalardo. Londonderry was able to put one in late in the second to cut the lead to 5-1.
Brett Levesque added another power play goal in the third period and Tylor Pappalardo capped off his hat trick with his third goal in as many periods with two minutes left in the game.
Matt Gilliland had 21 saves in the win.
Pinkerton takes tough loss vs. Hanover
Penalties were once again the deciding factor in Pinkerton's loss on Saturday.
Pinkerton and Hanover played a great back-and-forth game that came down to the wire. Hanover scored early in the first, but Pinkerton answered halfway through the period with an unassisted goal from Brett Levesque.
Pinkerton took the lead in the second with a goal from Jake Masterson, assisted by Hayden Shattuck. However, Hanover capitalized on an Astro penalty to the tie the game with just under six minutes left in the period.
The two teams battled back-and-forth in the third period, but a five minute penalty by Pinkerton gave Hanover the opportunity to take the lead late in the game. Hanover took the win 3-2.
Matt Gilliland had 26 saves.
Pinkerton over Manchester Central-West
Despite a slow start and allowing Central to score first, Pinkerton was able to take the lead and maintain for the duration of the game.
Central scored first on a shot from inside the blue line to put Pinkerton on its heels.
Pinkerton responded eight seconds later with an unassisted goal from Ethan Burgess. Sean McCann followed up with his first varsity goal, and Brett Masterson netted his second of the season to wrap up the scoring in the first.
Pinkerton scored six goals in the second. Brett Masterson followed his second goal with his third to start the second. Ethan Burgess netted his second of the game. Hayden Shattuck scored his first varsity goal. Aidan Price scored on a tip from a shot from Ethan Burgess. Lorenzo Corsetto recorded his first and second varsity goals back-to-back to wrap up the second period.
Central scored quickly in the third on a power play goal. Brett Levesque wrapped up the scoring for the Astros.
Paul Lescovitz got his first varsity win in net and recorded 10 saves.
Astros winners over Bow
The Astros defeated Bow 8-2 in a Saturday night game at the Everett Arena.
Pinkerton started strong in the first period, getting going with four goals from veteran players. Joseph Marra netted two, and Ethan Burgess and Ethan Livingston each added a goal.
The Astros kept it going in the second with goals from Brett Levesque and Hunter Drouin. However, Bow was able to put one in to prevent the shutout.
Each team scored again in the third. Brett Levesque scored again for the Astros and Brett Masterson capped off the scoring with his first varsity goal. Bow was able to net a second goal, but Pinkerton took the win.
Matt Gilliland recorded 21 saves in net for the Astros.
Pinkerton Drops Game vs. Concord
Penalties and poor decisions led to Pinkerton's 7-1 defeat by Concord.
Concord scored once in the first and twice in the second. Pinkerton netted it's first and only goal in the second period, scored by Ethan Burgess from Brett Levesque and Mason Drouin.
The third period was where the wheels came off for Pinkerton. The Astros took a five minute boarding penalty that allowed Concord to score three power play goals. Pinkerton added another two minute penalty and Concord capitalized with their seventh and final goal.
Matt Gilliland had 23 saves for the Astros.
Pinkerton wins over Brady
After a slow first period, Pinkerton pulled ahead and never looked back.
Pinkerton's first goal was scored in the first period by Joseph Marra. Bishop Brady responded with a goal of their own to tie the game at one.
Pinkerton picked it up in the second period by scoring four goals and dominating play. Goals were scored by Mason Drouin, Ethan Burgess, Brett Levesque, and Aidan Price. Along with his goal, Aidan Price recorded three assists in the game.
Pinkerton followed with two more goals int he third to put the game away. The goals were scored by Joseph Marra (his second of the game) and Evan Samiotes, who recorded his first varsity goal.
Matt Gilliland was in net for the win.
Home Opener Win for Astros
Despite some difficulties and occasional sloppy play, the Astros were able to pull off a 4-3 win over Nashua North-Sauhegan.
North scored first on an unassisted goal in the first off a poorly played loose puck in Pinkerton's end. Pinkerton rebounded with three goals of their own in the first - two scored by Ethan Burgess and one by Brett Levesque.
North bounced back in the second with two goals to tie it up - one on a power play.
Pinkerton was able to seal it up in the third with an unassisted goal by Brett Levesque.
Matt Gilliland had seven saves on the night. The Astros head into the Christmas break at 1-1 and will play in the Salem Holiday Tournament at the Icenter.
Pinkerton falls in first game
Pinkerton lost their opening game 4-3 against Trinity at St. Anselm.
Trinity opened the scoring early, netting their first goal less than a minute into the game. They followed up halfway through the first with goal number two.
Trinity kept the scoring going with two more in the second period from battles in front of the net. Fortunately, Pinkerton woke up in the second and was able to put two in the net from Mason Drouin and Jack Normand.
Pinkerton kept fighting for the comeback in the third with a goal from Hunter Drouin, but ultimately fell 4-3.
Pinkerton looks to regroup against Nashua North on Saturday, December 21st at the Ice Den.