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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 21, 11:30 AM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D2 Hockey
University of Delaware
Game Time
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Jan 21, 11:30 AM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Maryland
Jan 23, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Men's D2 Hockey
at Rider University
Jan 27, 8:30 PM - Lawrenceville, NJ

Men's D2 Hockey
at Stevenson University
Jan 28, 6:00 PM - Owings Mills, MD

Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Ohio University
Feb 2, 10:30 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Full Schedule

Jan 14
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Showcase Game 3 - Liberty vs. Louisville
W (14-4)

Jan 13
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Showcase Game 2 - Rowan vs. Louisville
W (7-4) Rowan

Jan 12
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Showcase Game 1 - Liberty vs. Rowan
W (5-3)

Dec 3
Men's D2 Hockey
at Virginia Tech
W (13-5)

Dec 1
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Stevenson University
W (13-1)

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