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Festivities Set for Dominik Pettey Memorial Purple White Game

The schedule of activities for the annual Dominik Pettey Memorial Purple White Game at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena are set. Details include:

2:30 p.m., Food Trucks Open

3:00 p.m., Players Arrive

3:00 - 4:15 p.m., Outdoor Festival

  • Washington Capitals Street Team

  • Food Trucks (100 Free Meal Coupons to Students)

  • T-shirt and puck sales (Chuck-A-Puck)

  • Door Donations/Rally Towels & Bracelets

3:30-3:45 p.m.,  Teams Warm up

4:00 p.m.,  Opening Ceremonies

  • Introduction of Purple and White teams, staff and coaches
  • Introduction of Patrick and Magdelena Pettey
  • Blessing by Gonzaga President Fr. Stephen Planning
  • National Anthem to be sung by Justin Fronda ( ‘20)    

4:30 p.m. Puck Drop

5:10-5:30 Half Time

  • Introduction of JV Players
  • Play Chuck-A-Puck with Slap Shot and/or Red Rockers

5:30-6:10 Second Half

Donations to the Dominik Pettey Memorial Scholarship Fund will be accepted until 11:11 p.m. on  11/11.

Eagles Gearing Up for 2017-18 Season

The Gonzaga hockey program is gearing up for the 2017-2018 season. Key dates and activities to circle on the calendar include:

  • Tryouts: October 30 to November 3, Ft. Dupont Ice Arena. 
  • Team Mass and Potluck Dinner: Sunday, November 5 at 5 PM, Carmody Center
  • Annual Dominik Pettey '15 Memorial Purple-White Game, Thursday, November 9, Ft. Dupont Ice Arena
  • Annual Trip for game against St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia): November 24.
  • 25th Annual National Capital Hockey Tournament (The Purple Puck): December 26-30, Ft. Dupont Ice Arena


The Fort is Purple

Monumental Sports Network produced the short video The Fort is Purple.  The video chronicles Gonzaga players and coaches preparing for its game with St. Albans on Jan. 31st. Both teams call Fort Dupont Ice Arena home, but the Eagles were hoping to avenge last season's 2-1 loss to the Bulldogs, snapping the Eagles' 41-game unbeaten streak, and keeping "the Fort purple" for another year.


Ft. Dupont Ice Arena has been the home of the Gonzaga Eagles since the program's inception in the 1992-93 season. It is operated by the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (Friends of FDIA), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), was formed in the summer of 1996 in response to the pending closure of the ice arena by its owner, the National Park Service. Parents and friends organized and took over the management of the arena, revitalizing the facility that is located in the heart of Ward 7 in Southeast DC.

Bill Slater, Head Coach and Hockey Director
Michael Willis, Assistant Coach
Ford Lands ('10), Assistant Coach
Ryan Holley ('07), Assistant Coach
Jack Slater ('13), Assistant Coach
Reed Deckard ('04), Assistant Coach

Sammy Gerdano ('10), Co-Head Coach
Ford Lands, ('10) Co-Head Coach


Donnie Walter ('10), Head Coach
Brent Wegner, Assistant Coach
Marquise Cotten ('11), Assistant Coach
Alex Panzarella ('11), Assistant Coach