Friday, September 21, 2012

Brian Pinho Accepts Hockey Scholarship to Providence College

Press Release

When he first put on his VJW jersey back when he was a squirt, Brian Pinho never imagined that he would someday be wearing the colors of a Division I powerhouse.

Fast forward to this past week and Pinho is celebrating his decision to accept a hockey scholarship to Providence College.

“I just really wanted to play Hockey East. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid,” said Pinho to the Eagle Tribune; “It’s a great school with a great business program and a hockey team that’s on the way up. It’s everything I wanted.”

Pinho began his VJW career when he was just a squirt major. He continued to develop over the years and was part of the successful 1995 team - led by head coach Bill Franzese - that not only advanced to USA Hockey Nationals in 1998 (see team photo above), but they also collected four New England Hockey League (NEHL) titles in a six-year span.

Joining Pinho on that '95 Elites squad was another familiar name in the collegiate circles - Shane Eiserman, a 2014 University of New Hampshire recruit who earlier this summer completed another successful performance at a USA Hockey Camp.

Following the team's 1998 national-bound year, the Warriors went on - in 1999 - to capture another NEHL title during a memorable season in which the Warriors posted a 28-0-1 record and scored 185 goals and allowed just 44 during that 29-game stretch.

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