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Flames sweep away Lakers

September 22, 2012  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

The Flames attack was too much for Mercyhurst this weekend. Liberty scored 13 times and held the Lakers to just a pair in the two game series.

Kyle Garcia and Bram Erickson each had a pair of goals as the Liberty Flames Division I Men's Hockey Team won its sixth-consecutive game Saturday 5-0 over Mercyhurst to complete a two-game sweep at the LaHaye Ice Center. The Flames defeated the Lakers Friday night 8-2.

"He (Garcia) has a lot of ability, he is a solid two-way player," said Kirk Handy, Flames head coach. "He really is getting stronger each time out."

It was Erickson, however, who got things started for Liberty as he pounded home a loose puck past Lakers goaltender Bryan Danczak to stoke the Flames. Erickson added his second about six minutes later to stake Liberty to a 2-0 lead early.

Garcia found a loose puck about a minute later while battling for position in front of the net and picked up his third goal of the weekend to make it 3-0.

Cam Bakker ripped one top shelf with less than 30 seconds to go in the second to make the score 4-0.

Garcia closed out the evening, putting another loose puck in to make it 5-0 Liberty.

Flames goalie Clayton Brown stopped all 18 shots by Mercyhurst to get his first shutout of the year and his fourth win.

Liberty concludes its season-opening eight game homestand with a pair against Robert Morris University next Friday and Saturday, with both games set to begin at 7 p.m.

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Results
Jan 20, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D1 Hockey
Oakland University
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vs. Oakland University
Jan 20, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
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vs. Oakland University
Jan 21, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
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Men's D1 Hockey
at University of Delaware
Jan 27, 9:15 PM - Newark, DE

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at University of Delaware
Jan 28, 5:15 PM - Newark, DE

Men's D1 Hockey
at Rutgers University
Jan 29, 3:00 PM - New Brunswick, NJ

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Jan 14
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at University of Alabama
L (4-7)

Jan 13
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at University of Alabama
W (2-0)

Jan 8
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at Stony Brook University
L (0-3)

Jan 7
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at Stony Brook University
L (1-7)

Dec 10
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
W (1-0)

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