St. John's Prep's Pinho commits to PC

St. John's Prep hockey senior forward Brian Pinho to Providence College on Wednesday.

Pinho, a North Andover native, is likely to land with the Friars for the 2014-15 season after a year of juniors. This story was first reported by Phil Stacey of The Salem News.

The 6-foot, 175-pounder put up 18 goals and 26 assists for 44 points while center the Eagles' top line last season, playing alongside another future Hockey East player in Sam Kurker. Pinho was a Catholic Conference All-Star and ESPN Boston All-State "Best of the Rest" selection.