On Friday, November 9th, GW headed up I-95 for what was truly a rare event for any hockey league: a matchup of brother goalies. In this instance, GW grad student goaltender Corey Nadell would face his younger brother, Gabriel Nadell, in what has since been dubbed the "Nadell Bowl."
It truly was a goaltender's matchup, as both goalies were dialed in only allowing one combined goal - a Delaware goal with about 7 minutes left in the period. The second period saw much more activity. Delaware would take a 2-0 lead early in the second, but at the middle part of the stanza, GW would come roaring back on goals by senior forward Will Yerkovich, sophomore forward Bennett Levy, and junior forward Alec Yerkovich. Delaware would go to score two more late period goals and take a 4-3 lead into the locker room. GW would again cede an early goal to Delaware in the third period, this time with a quick response by Will Yerkovich for his second of the game. Unfortunately that would be the last goal Gabriel Nadell would give up, and his team would get him one more insurance marker, to take the game 6-4. Corey Nadell would make 23 saves on the night.
The next night there was no pomp and circumstance to the game, just two points on the line as GW would face St. Joseph's for the second time this season. Again GW would have trouble finding their footing to start, giving up two early goals, but senior forward Brian Sargent would find the back of the net halfway through the period so GW was only down 2-1 going into the break. Sargent get his second of the night to open the scoring early in the middle stanza, but St. Joe's would regain their one goal lead halfway through the period to take a 3-2 lead into the locker room. Freshman forward Andrew Fromen would get a goal early in the third to tie the game up, and that would hold as the final result. Alec Astorga would get the win in net saving 28 of 31.
Next weekend, GW goes down to Richmond to face UVA in a non-league match, and then hosts Elon at Prince William for their final league game of the semester.