His coach, a former player at St. John's and UNH, credits Pinho with leading the team's success. "Brian has been the driving force behind our success the past two seasons," said Hanson.
Pinho is a player that can stick handle in traffic and find open teammates when the opposition puts the pressure on him. "His ability to hold onto the puck in traffic and vision on the ice make him invaluable. He led our power play in addition to centering our top line," said Hanson.