Club Sports News

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
Oct 9, 6:00 PM - Louisville, KY
Men's D2 Hockey
Penn State University
Game Time
Men's D2 Hockey
at Penn State University
Oct 9, 6:00 PM - Louisville, KY

Men's D2 Hockey
at University of Louisville
Oct 10, 4:45 PM - Louisville, KY

Men's D2 Hockey
at Davenport University
Oct 11, 10:30 AM - Louisville, KY

Men's D2 Hockey
at Virginia Tech
Oct 18, 5:00 PM - Blacksburg, VA

Men's D2 Hockey
at University of Delaware
Oct 23, 8:30 PM - Gold Arena, Newark, DE

Full Schedule

Sep 26
Men's D2 Hockey
at Ohio University
W (6-4)

Sep 25
Men's D2 Hockey
at Dayton University
W (8-1)

Mar 22
Men's D2 Hockey
at Nationals vs. NYU
W (9-1)

Mar 21
Men's D2 Hockey
at Nationals vs. NAU
L (2-5)

Mar 20
Men's D2 Hockey
at Nationals vs. GVSU
OT L (3-4)

More Recaps