October 5, 2015
The first Saturday in October saw Gburg travel south to play the Cardinals of Catholic University in Washington, DC. It was a rain-soaked, gray, eerie kind of a day that resulted in strange happenings at the antique Fort Dupont Ice Rink. The game itself, which was supposed to begin at 9:30 p.m., did not actually get started until just past 10:00 p.m. Prior to the puck drop, the rink personnel only got to resurface one tenth of the ice due to driving the Zamboni over a hockey puck and swallowing it. They could not fix the machine, so from the very start we played on terrible ice. The game saw Catholic surprise G’burg with a goal in the opening minute; however, exactly one minute later, the second line got the Bullets on the board with freshman Brodie Edgerton cashing in for his third goal of the season on a set up from #27 Madison Hill. Six minutes later, freshman Chris Williams broke into the Catholic zone and scored a beautiful goal to put G’burg up 2-1. The rest of the first period consisted of two goals by Catholic University; the first period ended with Catholic in front 3-2.
By now, the ice condition had deteriorated greatly and the decision was made to run the clock for the second period. There was a change of goalies; freshman Elliot Pajer took over for Tom Pelchat, whose knees were barking from the poor ice surface. In the first twelve minutes, three goals scored by Catholic made the score 6-2. That’s when senior John Baum scored two goals in the following four minutes to narrow the gap to 6-4, ending period two. A conference between referees, coaches and players resulted in a decision to end the game, due to unsafe ice conditions, resulting in a “no contest” for either team.
The Bullets’ next game finds them back home in the friendly confines of York Ice Arena to face Elizabethtown College on Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The game against Catholic University was ruled no contest due to a broken Zamboni