After spotting St. Albans two goals in the first period, the Gonzaga Eagles scored eight unanswered goals beginning just 38 seconds into the second period and cruised past the Bulldogs, 8-2, at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Tuesday night. The Eagles put 61 shots on goal in the game.
Cole Vallese led the Eagles with two goals and two assists, while Jack Norton added three points (2 goals, 1 assist).
Henry Middlebrook started the onslaught for Gonzaga, with an assist from Farrell Dinn. Colin O’Leary pulled the Eagles even at 4:11, followed by Vallese’s unassisted go-ahead goal at 6:30 of the second. Norton and Kurt Bruun assisted on O’Leary’s goal.
The third period turned into a shooting gallery for the home team, as Gonzaga scored five times on 27 shots on goal. Norton scored two of those goals, while Vallese picked up his second of the game and Dinn notching one of his own. Luca Docking added a goal to the rout.
Jackson McDonnell and Evan Orloff scored for St. Albans. Gonzaga goalie Dominic Basse made 15 saves on 17 shots.
Cole Vallese had four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in Gonzaga's 8-2 rout of St. Albans at Ft. Dupont on Tuesday night.
Henry Middlebrook (third from right, with plaque) received the Michael Kelleher Scholar Athlete Award at a ceremony on Sunday, December 10. The award goes to an outstanding senior who excels academically and athletically and is involved in community service. In addition to the plaque, Middlebrook also received a cash award of $500 to be used toward college expenses. Joining Henry at the ceremony and pictured above were (L-R): Conor O'Leary, Colin O'Leary, Coach Bill Slater, John Cotten, director of the Purple Puck Tournament, and Ian Kilcullen.
Mt. St. Joseph's hosted the defending MAPHL champion Gonzaga at Laurel in the first game of the 2017-18 season for both teams. Paolo Meany's goal just 2:44 seconds after Gonzaga went ahead, 3-2, drew the Gaels even late in the third period.
The Eagles' Cole Vallese scored two goals in the first period and Mt. St. Joseph's countered with goals from Rory Nilan and Noah Blonder in the second. Gonzaga's Tommy Krisztinicz put the Eagles up, 3-2, at 7:04 of the third period before Meany's power-play tally.
The Gael's Connor Churko faced 32 shots on goal, making 29 saves. Adam Tanielian made 13 saves on 16 shots on goal for Gonzaga.
Bill Slater, Head Coach and Hockey Director
Reed Deckard ('04), Assistant Coach
Bill Harris, Assistant Coach
Ryan Holley ('07), Assistant Coach
Ford Lands ('10), Assistant Coach
Andrew Panzarella, Assistant Coach
Jack Slater ('13), Assistant Coach
Michael Willis, Assistant Coach
Sammy Gerdano ('10), Co-Head Coach
Ford Lands, ('10) Co-Head Coach
Alex Panzarella ('11), Assistant Coach
Donnie Walter ('10), Head Coach
Marquise Cotten ('11), Assistant Coach
Brent Wegner, Assistant Coach
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.
Thank you to all who supported our 11-day scholarship drive in honor of our friend and teammate! We raised $31,686 through online giving.
The Dominik Pettey Scholarship Fund was established to perpetuate the memory of Dom, Class of 2015 so that a deserving young man who could otherwise not afford the cost of tuition can realize his dream of a Gonzaga education. The recipient will have demonstrated in his young life those core values exemplified by Dom of a deep devotion to faith, family and friends.
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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.