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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. test test test test
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.

Men's D3 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Sep 19, 12:30 PM - Lahaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D3 Hockey
Appalachian State University
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Appalachian State University
Sep 19, 12:30 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Appalachian State University
Sep 20, 1:30 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D3 Hockey
at College of Charleston
Oct 16, TBA - Charleston, SC

Men's D3 Hockey
at College of Charleston
Oct 17, TBA - Charleston, SC

Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Miami of Ohio University
Oct 30, TBA - Lahaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

Feb 21
Men's D3 Hockey
at ACCHL Playoffs vs Coastal Carolina
L (2-7)

Feb 15
Men's D3 Hockey
at Georgia Tech University
W (4-3) SO

Feb 14
Men's D3 Hockey
at Georgia Tech University
L (3-6)

Feb 8
Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Christopher Newport University
W (4-3)

Feb 7
Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Christopher Newport University
W (5-4)

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