The 2018-2019 GW Hockey schedule is now official, and there's lots of exciting things on it!
GW begins the season against their Revolutionary Rival, George Mason University, at the recently renamed MedStar Capitals Iceplex (formerly Kettler Capitals Iceplex). Then, in addition to non-league games with TCNJ and Robert Morris, the Colonials will once again return to the Capital One Arena ice to take on Georgetown following the Friday, September 28th Capitals preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Then, for the first time ever, the Colonials will play on another NHL ice surface - this time PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes, for their opening game of the Stephen Russel Memorial Tournament against North Carolina State. They will also face UNC-Wilmington and Elon to round out the weekend.
In October, "College Hockey Night in DC" returns with three Friday night games at MedStar Capitals Iceplex against Navy (Oct 12), Georgetown (Oct 19), and a Colonials Weekend matchup against Virginia Tech (Oct 26).
The Colonials will hit the road for most of the rest of the season heading up to face Delaware and St. Joe's Nov 9-10, a couple of games in Richmond against UVA (Nov 16) and Richmond (Jan 19), and a trip further into Virginia to take on Virginia Tech (Jan 25) and James Madison (Jan 26). This all admidst the rest of their in-conference schedule and a few local matchups.
Here is the schedule in full ("*" denotes ACCHL in-conference game), details on the GW vs. Georgetown game at Capital One Arena will be released shortly:
Friday, September 21 vs. George Mason; 8pm, MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Saturday, September 22 vs. The College of New Jersey; 8:15pm, Cabin John Ice Arena
Friday, September 28 vs. Georgetown; Capital One Arena immediately following Capitals preseason game
Saturday, September 29 vs. Robert Morris (D2); 8:15pm, Cabin John Ice Arena
Friday, October 5 @ North Carolina State*; 8:30pm, PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)
Saturday, October 6 @ North Carolina – Wilmington*; 6:30pm, Polar Ice House Garner (Raleigh, NC)
Sunday, October 7 @ Elon*; 1:00pm, Polar Ice House Garner (Raleigh, NC)
Friday, October 12 vs. US Naval Academy (D2)*; 6:30pm, MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Saturday, October 13 @ George Mason; 1:50pm, Price William Ice Center
Friday, October 19 vs. Georgetown*; 10:40pm, MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Friday, October 26 vs. Virginia Tech; 10:40pm, MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Saturday, November 3 vs. St. Joe’s*; 8:30pm, Prince William Ice Center
Friday, November 9 @ Delaware (D3); TBD, University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Saturday, November 10 @ St. Joe’s*; 7:00pm, Skatium (Haverford, PA)
Friday, November 16 @ Virginia; 5:30pm, SkateNation Plus (Richmond, VA)
Saturday, November 17 vs. Elon; 7:10pm, Prince William Ice Center
Friday, January 18 @ Richmond; 9:50pm, Richmond Ice Zone (Richmond, VA)
Saturday, January 19 @ Georgetown*; 9:45pm, Wheaton Ice Arena
Friday, January 25 @ Virginia Tech; 7:00pm, Lancerlot Sports Complex (Vinton, VA)
Saturday, January 26 @ James Madison; TBD, Haymarket Iceplex (Haymarket, VA)
Saturday, February 2 @ Navy*; 7:00pm, McMullen Ice Arena
Photo Credit: Matt Ricciardi