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VJW Alum Pinho skating with Capitals, hoping to contribute in playoffs

Like most of us, Brian Pinho had gotten bored.

It was May 11, nearly two months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Pinho was at home in North Andover staying as active as possible, eating right and filling his time by reading books or sharing golf shot videos with his buddies from his alma mater, St. John's Prep. But with the American Hockey League season, like the rest of the sports world, on pause, the Hershey Bears forward was missing that huge aspect of his life.

On that day, he found out the AHL was cancelling the rest of its season.

Soon after, the Washington Capitals reached out to their 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect and let him know that if the NHL returned this season that Pinho would be joining them.


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