In a game with a total of 65 shots on goal, five power plays and numerous quality scoring chances, it was the two goalies who were the top performers in the 0-0 tie between Georgetown Prep and Bishop O’Connell at Cabin John Arena on Friday night. O’Connell’s Matthew McCarey stopped all 45 shots he faced while Elon Granston was a perfect 20 for 20 for Georgetown Prep.
Your @GeorgetownPrep hockey team opened exhibition play with a 3-2 win over O’Connell. Patrick Fitzgerald picked up the first goal of the game and season at the 6:15 mark in the first period. O’Connel tied things up with 8:54 left in the second. The score remained tied until the 6:43 left in the third on a goal by senior, Cameron Bass, assisted by linemates Patrick Fitizgerald and James Flannery. O’Connell followed up with a tying goal almost immediately.
The highlight of the game began with 3:47 left in the game when the Little Hoyas were forced into a 3 on 5 penalty kill. After some great goal tending by junior Elon Grantson and gritty play by Prep’s penalty killers, the team got back to even with 1:47 left in the game. Patrick Fitzgerald put the game away with his second goal of the game off a pin point assist from junior Peter Roach with 1:05 left in the game.
Up next: Gonzaga 11/30 @ Cabin John #bluecollarhockey
The Hoyas hit the ice for the IAC Playoffs after a tough end to the regular season which saw them fall 5-2 to O’Connell. The second half of the season was a rough stretch for the Hoyas as they have not had a full roster at all this season. In the semi-finals against St. Albans the Hoyas put all the adversity behind them and shutout a young but talented St. Albans team. Midway through the first, Davidson opened up the scoring with an assist by Scola. Late in the first, Cole added to the lead with a goal of his own assisted by Flannery and Prame. The Hoyas carried this momentum into the second as Davidson found the back of the net again, assisted by Scola and Chaconas. The Hoyas special teams unit would then go to work with 2 straight power play goals, both by Flannery (the first assisted by Cole and Fitzgerald & the second by Fitzgerald). The Hoyas would continue their second period dominance with a goal by Cole assisted by Fitzgerald. Davidson would complete his hat trick in dramatic fashion with a power play goal assisted by Fitzgerald with 2 seconds left in the second period. Will Boggs posted his third shutout of the year with two of the three coming against St. Albans. The Hoyas move on to the IAC Championship for the second year in a row and will have a rematch against Landon on Thursday at 4:00 in Rockville. Hoya Saxa!
By: Chris Lemmo
The night started with a ceremony to honor Seniors, Will Boggs, Daniel Cole, Michael Davidson and Nathanial Deleede. The Hoyas hit the ice with a slow start, but midway through the first period James Flannery broke the stalemate with a goal assisted by Michael Davidson and Matthew Scola. Bullis came back quickly to knott it at 1 before the first intermission. The Hoyas dominated the second period opening up the scoring parade with a goal by Alex Chaconas assisted by Pat Fitzgerald. A few minutes later James Flannery (assisted by Marco Nascone) went top shelf to increase the lead to 3-1. Just over a minute later Alex Chaconas would score again on the power play with an assist by James Flannery and Pat Fitzgerald. Alex Chaconas continued his career night two minutes later adding another goal to put the score at 5-1. Later in the second Alex Chaconas got his fourth goal of the evening with an assist by Nathanial Deleede. The Hoyas would tack on one more with a goal by Matthew Scola assisted by Nathanial Deleede before Bullis would score the final goal of the game. This 7-2 win was crucial after a tough stretch for the Hoyas that included losses against Gonzaga and Dematha in the last twogames. This big win brings the Hoyas back to 500 in league play and sets up the final and most critical game of the season so far against O’Connell next Tuesday. Hoya Saxa!
By: Chris Lemmo