Gonzaga Hockey had a strong showing in the inaugural Jesuit Cup hockey tournament with three well played and hard fought games. The Eagles were slightly undermanned throughout the three day tournament at Loyola Academy due to the Gonzaga Freshman Retreat and other circumstances beyond the teams control.
On January 14, the Eagles suffered a tough 3-2 (2-1) double OT shootout loss to eventual Jesuit Cup Runner-ups Marquette HS from Wisconsin. Later in the day, in game 2, the Eagles were tied 2-2 with the 2016 Ohio State Champions, St. Ignatius deep into the 3rd period. Ignatius broke through late scoring twice and adding an empty net goal to make the final 5-2.
On January 15, the team, coaches, and trainers joined the seven other Jesuit schools participating in the tournament for Mass followed by a t-shirt exchange:
On January 16, in Game 3, the Eagles played inspired hockey as they finished the weekend strong with a 4-3 (3-2) double OT shootout win over St. Ignatius of Chicago. It was a great weekend full of hockey, fellowship, food and fun. An experience that the team will remember for a lifetime.
The Eagles dominated St. Mary’s Ryken 8-2 on January 18 and will play Landon at Rockville Ice Arena on January 20 at 4:20pm.
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