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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, 2:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D2 Hockey
University of Delaware
Game Time
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Jan 21, 2:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Maryland Baltimore County
Jan 22, 1:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D2 Hockey
at Rider University
Feb 4, 8:30 PM - Lawrence Township, NJ

Men's D2 Hockey
at Millersville University
Feb 5, 12:10 PM - Millersville, PA

Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Stevenson University
Feb 10, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Full Schedule

Jan 15
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Liberty Showcase - North Carolina State University
W (15-1)

Jan 14
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Liberty Showcase - University of Louisville
W (8-2)

Jan 13
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Liberty Showcase - Virginia Tech
W (5-2)

Dec 3
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Maryland
W (8-1)

Dec 2
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Maryland
W (11-1)

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