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Flames' DIII men's hockey sweeps visiting CNU Captains

October 8, 2017  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Flames junior defenseman Dillon Brown (3) and senior forward Matthew Graham (23) warm up before a recent game at the LaHaye Ice Center.

Liberty University's ACHA Division III men's hockey team swept Christopher Newport University, Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the LaHaye Ice Center, doubling up the Captains by 4-2 and 6-3 scores.

On Saturday, the Flames scored three unanswered goals in the third period to overcome a one-goal deficit.

Senior center Kade McDaniel opened the scoring for Liberty by following up his own shot for a point-blank putback with 2:40 left in the first period. CNU's Eric Miers evened the score by capitalizing on a breakaway opportunity with 51 seconds to go in the period before lifting the Captains to a 2-1 advantage with 6:00 left in the second.

Finally in the third, McDaniel netted the equalizer for the Flames with 18:10 remaining in regulation before junior forward Brandon Smith converted the game-winner at the 16:03 mark. Junior forward Kyle Jassmann added an insurance goal six seconds after the ensuing faceoff for the final score.

Liberty improved to 3-1 after defeating Radford and losing to George Mason over its opening weekend. CNU slipped to 3-4, with previous wins over VCU, Duke, and UNC and losses to George Mason and Elon.

The Flames return to the LaHaye Ice Center this Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. for games against Lipscomb University.

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