Boston High School: Liam Pecararo

Prep duo team up to win USHL Clark Cup

May, 22, 2014
May 22
Sam Kurker and Brian Pinho’s bid to win a Super 8 title together two seasons ago at St. John’s Prep fell short, but the local duo finally tasted victory together Tuesday night.

Pinho’s third period tally broke a 2-2 tie to give the Indiana Ice the 3-2 win in the decisive Game 5 of the USHL Clark Cup Finals.

Pinho, a Providence College recruit and 2013 graduate of St. John’s Prep, was the second leading scorer on the Ice during the regular season with 28 goals and 28 assists in 59 games played.

A sixth round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 2013 NHL Draft, Pinho collected two goals and four assists during his team’s playoff run.

Kurker joined the Ice midseason after leaving Boston University. A 2012 graduate of St. John’s Prep, the 2012 draft pick of the St. Louis Blues had three goals and three assists in the postseason.

Waterloo, the team Indiana beat in the finals, had a 3-1 lead entering the third period, but couldn’t hold on with the trophy in its grasp.

Canton native and Maine recruit Liam Pecararo was one of the top scoring forwards on the Black Hawks. He had four goals and 10 assists during the postseason to go along with his 61 points during the regular season.

Local flair to USHL Futures Draft

May, 2, 2012
The United States Hockey League held its annual Futures Draft on Tuesday night and there were four Massachusetts-based players and one Rhode Islander taken in the six-round selection process.

Boston Advantage Midget Major forward and Maine commit Liam Pecararo (Canton, Mass.) was the No. 2 overall selection. Scituate's Conor Garland of the Boston Junior Bruins went to the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the third round. La Salle Academy (R.I.) standout winger Bryan Lemos was taken in the fourth round by the Youngstown Phantoms. Malden Catholic freshman center Ara Nazarian was the first pick of the sixth round, going to the Des Moines Buccaneers. Also going in the sixth round was Dexter School forward Ryan Donato.

The players selected in the futures draft selected were from the 1996 birth year. The respective teams hold the player rights for three years.

However, it is expected that Nazarian will return to MC for his sophomore season as the Lancers look for a third straight Super title, sources say.