, Derry, New Hampshire


December 19, 2013

Basketball, hockey previews

Astros, Lancers ready for the winter season


Coach Peter Bedford (fifth year, 46-39-4): “Eric (Colburn) is a great player to have coming back, and he leads a very good line. Joe McGrath had a great year in goal for us last season and we are expecting just as much this year.”


2012-2013 season: 12-10-2, lost in Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning lettermen: Giovanni Corsetto, junior, forward Mike Bellmore, senior, forward; Tyler Prendergast, senior, defense; Ethan Landry, junior, forward; Ryan Day, junior, forward; John Hamilton, junior, defense; Steve Leonard, junior, defense; Tyler Poole, sophomore, forward; Shamus Doherty, sophomore, defense; Ryan Christie, senior, forward; Ryan Monte, junior, forward

Promising newcomers: Bailey Walsh, senior, forward; Tim Cronin, freshman, forward; Josh Barton, freshman, forward; Zach Pendenza, freshman, defense; Trent Parker, junior, forward; Jacob St. Jean, sophomore, forward; John Polichetti, sophomore, forward; Sean Hall, senior, goalie; Brendan Murphy, junior, goalie; Jack Bisson, junior, defense

Captain: Ryan Christie, Bailey Walsh (assistant), John Hamilton (assistant)

Candidates: 45

Returning leaders: Giovanni Corsetto 14 goals, Tyler Pool 5 goals

Returning honorees: None

Assistants: Ryan Piper, Jim Fletcher

Fast fact: New head coach Joey Lee was a Pinkerton assistant coach for the past six seasons. He teaches cultural geography at Pinkerton. Lee replaces Casey Kesselring, who led the Astros to a pair of state titles. Kesselring was named the head coach at powerhouse New Hampton Prep. Bailey Walsh returns to Pinkerton after playing at Holderness. Walsh played his sophomore and junior seasons there after playing at Pinkerton as a freshman. Junior newcomer Brendan Murphy is a transfer student from Plymouth, Minn.

Coach Joey Lee (first year): “Gio (Corsetto) is coming off a solid sophomore year and should lead the way. Tyler Prendergast provides a lot of experience on defense. We are happy to have Bailey (Walsh) back.”

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