The George Mason High School spring hockey season started off on fire with 12 total goals scored, split between Mason and Yorktown equally. The Mason hockey team dominated the game always taking the lead, only to have the game tied with Yorktown, which was tied for second place during the winter season.
Of the six goals that the team scored, four of them came from George Mason players. Freshman Hunter Olsen tallied an inaugural hat trick (three goals) and freshman Andrew Williamson also scored one goal.
There were also a couple of goals that got recalled because of the net being constantly knocked off. After the game, many players were complaining that Yorktown’s goalie was knocking off the net to stop the play whenever it looked like Mason was going to score.
Going into the last minute of the game, Mason was up by one goal thanks to the strong passes that provided a breakaway for one of players that doesn’t go to George Mason.
There was also a faceoff in the Mason zone; the Yorktown center drew the puck back to the defense that was able to capitalize on an open lane and took a shot which was saved by senior Eddy Marshall. There was a rebound in front of the net and after many players tried to either score or clear the puck, a Yorktown player skated away with his arm raised as the ref indicated that Yorktown had scored to tie the game at six just before the game ended.