Game Recap: September 22 vs GW (0-3 L)
On Friday September 22, the Georgetown Hoyas played a special exhibition game against cross-town rival George Washington University. The teams had the privilege of playing at the Capital One Arena (formerly known as the Verizon Center) immediately following a preseason bout between the NHL's Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues.
A sizeable crowd was on hand for the warmup game but attendance for the main exhibition was even more impressive. The two teams managed to fill nearly half of the lower section of the arena. A mix of college students, local hockey fans, and family from out of town, the crowd created an electric atmosphere that translated into an exciting game on the ice.
The Hoyas dominated the first period of action, peppering the GW goalie with shots. That effort resulted in goal by Joe Cooley (Fr. Buffalo, NY) that was controversially waved off. The first period ended in a tie.
The second period saw the Hoyas fall behind after giving up a power play goal. Heading into the final frame, continued efforts by the Hoyas weren't capable of yielding any points on the board. Two more later tallies by the Colonials sealed the game, 3-0.
After the game, the representative from the Capitals was thrilled with the result. If all goes well, this event could turn into an annual contest. Georgetown thanks all who came to support the team, especially those from outside the greater DC area.
The team begins league play next week with a match against James Madison University.