Donning purple stick tape and purple skate laces, on Friday GW skated to a 7-5 win over George Mason. It was Colonials Weekend, it was the Revolutionary Rivalry, and it was for a good cause as GW Hockey partnered with Alpha Phi to raise money for Lymphoma research.
The first period was all GW as sophomore Brian Sargent and junior Alec Weinberg each got on the board about halfway through the period. GW would carry a 2-0 lead into the second, but Mason would close that gap right down with two early second period goals. Freshman Alec Yerkovich would put the Colonials up 3-2 on the powerplay a minute later, and after a called off goal late in the period, grad student Kevin Zhang would respond with a legal goal to close out the period ahead 4-2. To start the third, Mason once again came out on fire netting the first goal, but GW responded with 2 more goals minutes later from Zhang and Weinberg. Mason would then respond with two more goals of their own, cutting the lead back to one halfway through the period, but Sargent would put the final nail in the coffin with five minutes to go. Final score 7-5, senior goalie Neil Hershman got the win in net.
GW will play their first in-conference home game this coming Friday, October 21, against St. Joe's (8pm, Kettler) before taking a week off. Their schedule will resume November 4th and 5th on a roadtrip to Pennsylvania to play Kutztown and St. Joe's, followed by a home-and-home with Georgetown the next two Saturdays leading up to Thanksgiving.