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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. test test test test
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

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Mar 3
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Southeast Regional vs North Carolina State
L (1-4)

Mar 2
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Southeast Regionals vs The College of New Jersey
W (6-1)

Feb 17
Men's D2 Hockey
at MACH Playoff vs Penn State University
L (2-4)

Feb 16
Men's D2 Hockey
at MACH Playoff vs University of Delaware
W (7-4)

Feb 15
Men's D2 Hockey
at MACH Playoff vs Stevenson
W (6-0)

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