Facing a must win situation the Hoyas were able to beat rival Gonzaga for the first time in many years in what will go down as one of the best Prep hockey wins in recent memory. The Hoya’s defense was strong all night and kept Gonzaga from maintaining long periods of pressure in their offensive zone. Will Boggs posted yet another shutout stopping all 25 shots that came his way. The game remained scoreless until the halfway mark of the second period when MacDowell Johnston scored a power play goal assisted by James Flannery. The Hoyas kept up the pressure while Tom Olson scored a shorthanded goal from James Flannery. Going into the third, up 2-0, the Hoyas continued to keep the puck in their own offensive zone while Gonzaga spent a lot of time in the penalty box. The Hoyas broke through once again late in the third with a goal by James Flannery assisted by Tom Olson and Nolan Urgo. This big win puts the Hoyas one step closer to clinching a playoff spot with a big showdown against St. Johns Friday night at Cabin John. Hoya Saxa!
By Chris Lemmo