The Gonzaga Eagles began the new year with their best team effort of the season as they defeated top-ranked and previously undefeated Georgetown Prep, 4-1, at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Wednesday. The Eagles got steady goaltending from freshman Harlan Jackson, who was perfect until Prep scored its only goal with a minute-and-half left in the game, and goals from four different players to hand the visitors their first loss of the season.
Robbie Dubay put Gonzaga up, 1-0, with an unassisted goal less than two minutes into the game. The Eagles added two more in the second period when Farrell Dinn scored the eventual game-winner at 6:20, on an assist from Luca Docking, and Ethan Baxley—assisted by Jackson Massey—tallied at 13:08.
Kurt Bruun put the finishing touch on the victory with an unassisted goal at 8:49 of the third period. Jackson finished the game with 24 saves, while the Eagles peppered Little Hoyas’ goalie Elon Granston with 35 shots.