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DII Flames dominate Hampton to open season

September 7, 2012  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Junior Bobby Cervone (#19) makes a play towards the goal in the Liberty University DII men's hockey victory over Hampton Friday night.
Junior Bobby Cervone (#19) makes a play towards the goal in the Liberty University DII men's hockey victory over Hampton Friday night.

The Liberty University Division II Men's Hockey Team defeated the Hampton Junior B Whalers 9-1 Friday night at the LaHaye Ice Center.

The Flames got rolling as DJ Dinnison, one of 14 freshmen on the roster, scored midway through the first period, taking a rebound from the left circle and beating Whalers goalie Christopher Diaz.

Senior Brad Docksteader came in six minutes later and scored on a power play to increase the lead to 2-0. Docksteader scored again just a minute later on a pass from Peter Kazmierczak to put Liberty up 3-0.

Caleb Allison pounded a rebound home late in the first and the Flames entered the first intermission up 4-0.

Liberty did not take long to increase their lead as Dinnison blasted one home from the point just 83 seconds into the second to put the Flames up 5-0. Senior Neal Henderson took a pass from Allison and added his first on the night to increase the margin to 6-0, before Trent Carter finally got the Whalers on board with about two minutes to go, making it 6-1 Liberty.

Henderson scored two minutes into the third on a scrum in front to put Liberty up 7-1. Docksteader completed a hat trick midway through the final period off a rebound from Allison and Kazmierczak closed out the night scoring off an assist from Clinton Nigh on a rush with five minutes to go.

Freshman Nick Devine got the start in the net for Liberty, and did not allow a goal in a period and a half of work to pick up the win. Sophomore Cary Byron finished the night as Head Coach Chris Lowes split the time evenly between the two underclassmen.

Liberty,  now 1-0 on the season,  will conclude the season-opening doubleheader with the Junior B Whalers at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Men's D2 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Jan 24, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D2 Hockey
University of Maryland
Game Time
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Maryland
Jan 24, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Florida Gulf Coast University
Jan 30, 6:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Florida Gulf Coast University
Jan 31, 3:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D2 Hockey
at MACH Playoffs
Feb 13, TBD

Men's D2 Hockey
at MACH Playoffs
Feb 14, TBD

Full Schedule

Jan 17
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Delaware University
W (7-5)

Jan 16
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Rowan University
W (6-5)

Jan 10
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. West Virginia University
W (12-1)

Jan 9
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. North Carolina State University
W (9-0)

Dec 7
Men's D2 Hockey
at Rider University
L (6-3)

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