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Flames win fourth in physical matchup

October 5, 2012  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

The Liberty Flames' Men's Division II Hockey Team defeated the NC State Wolfpack Friday night at the LaHaye Ice Center.

DJ Dinnison and John Cotton each had a pair of goals and Justin Gortman made 20 saves as the Liberty Flames Division II Men's Hockey Team defeated the North Carolina State Wolfpack 9-5 at the LaHaye Ice Center Friday night.

Cotton opened the scoring five-and-a-half minutes into the first period taking a rebound and putting it past Wolfpack goaltender Nick Kamaris to put the Flames up 1-0. Before everyone had a chance to finish cheering from that goal, leading scorer Brad Docksteader also beat Kamaris to make the score 2-0. 

Alec Engel cut the deficit in half on a pass from Tyler Cloutier, but 31 seconds later Aaron Semiao restored the two-goal advantage on a pass from Dinnison. Docksteader added his second of the night two minutes later on a nice individual effort to put Liberty up 4-1, then Cotton took a nice back door pass from Dinnison and slapped it home to put Liberty up 5-1.

Mike Reisland brought NC State back within three on a penalty shot, just sneaking it in under the glove of Gortman, but Dinnison restored the advantage on a nice assist from Cotton to put Liberty up 5-2.

Engel brought the Wolfpack back to 5-3 after a puck bounced off a Flames stick and trickled past Gortman, before Clinton Nigh slapped a rebound home to put the Flames back up 6-3.

Mackie Hayman cut the deficit to two again on a breakaway, but Nigh slapped home another rebound to put Liberty up 7-4. The teams traded goals by Blue and Dinnison to conclude the scoring.

Liberty returns to action next Friday for a matchup against East Carolina University at the Raleigh Ice Center, before a rematch with NC State on Saturday. Game time Friday is set for 9 p.m.

 

Men's D2 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Feb 4, 8:30 PM - Lawrence Township, NJ
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Men's D2 Hockey
Rider University
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SECS
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
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Men's D2 Hockey
at Virginia Tech
Feb 11, 2:00 PM - Roanoke, VA

Men's D2 Hockey
at MACH Playoffs
Feb 17, TBD - Newark, DE

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Jan 22
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Maryland Baltimore County
W (11-2)

Jan 21
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
W (8-0)

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)

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