Game 2: Hoyas Stomp Montgomery 11-0
After kicking-off the dust from their skates last week in Georgetown’s first hockey game in 18 months, the 2021-2022 Hoyas were ready for action on Saturday night, September 18. In a blowout of epic proportions, the Hoyas blitzed Montgomery College. Not only was the final score 11-0, but Georgetown outshot MC 59 to 13 and dominated in all facets of the game.
In the first period, the Hoyas started off fast and skated hard. In the first five minutes, junior Frankie Gialanella received a hard breakout pass from freshman defensemen Peter Korn. Frankie rushed down the ice on a 2 on 1 with EJ Millisor and fired the first of many past the Montgomery netminder. Just one minute later, assistant captain Mike Miele fed freshman Teddy Dyer a hard pass. Teddy sniped a quick shot to make the score 2-0. For the next 10 minutes, the Hoyas continued to control the game but were held scoreless until 2 minutes remained in the first period. Hoya sophomore Joe Walker rocketed a shot for the Hoyas third goal on a pass from sophomore Jay Kim.
In the second period, the play started to get chippy as the Montgomery team began playing more physical and administering some late hits. Georgetown capitalized on this unorganized play and scored 7 goals in the second period. First, captain Danny Overcash rifled a shot on goal from the blue line. The slapshot whizzed inches away from Hoya forward Hank Nelson’s head as he battled in front of the net. Hank converted the rebound to make the score 4-0. Next, Junior JP Ottarino scored an electrifying goal off a pass from his linemate, sophomore Scott Burnette. Merely one minute later, the third member of the Ottarino and Burnette line, Bobby Kelly, hammered in the sixth goal of the game. This line continued their dominance during their next shift when Scott Burnette tipped a hard shot from Ottarino past the MC goalie. Within the final four minutes of the period, Hoya sophomore Hank Nelson netted a goal on a pass from Jay Kim, before his linemate Joe Walker scored his second goal of the game. Showing no remorse, this line continued to move the puck around the Montgomery defenders as forward Hank Nelson then netted his second goal on a crisp pass from sophomore speedster Chris Doherty.
With an insurmountable 10-0 lead and a running clock, the Hoyas eased off the gas in the third period. The Hoyas’ final goal was scored on a hard-fought rush as sophomore Scott Burnette slapped the puck past the MC goalie. As the clock ran out, Hoya freshman goalie Mark Peracchia celebrated his first ACHA shutout after saving 13 shots and securing a resounding 11-0 Hoya victory.