In front of a raucous and rowdy Virginia Tech home crowd at the Roanoke Civic Center, 2 MACHA South Division rivals squared off for this highly anticipated matchup. UD played hard throughout the game, but could not hold off VA Tech. VA Tech came out hard against the boys from Newark. DiDonato had the 1st 2 goals for Delaware, bringing him to an amazing 4 goals in just the 1st 2 games. Lee had his 2nd goal of the season to give the Hens 3 goals for the game. With UD down 5-1 going into the 3rd period, they made a statement and left everything on the ice to score 2 goals in the period. With the Hokies offensive stand, and the many questionable penalties called on UD, they gave up 5 goals. The Hokies beat the Hens 5-3 in a well played game that was battled out until the last buzzer sounded.
DiDonato scores 1st 2 goals of game. Gumina follows up with shorthanded goal. Lee completes the win with a shorthanded empty netter. UD fights through excessive amount of penalties. UD defeats NCState in a penalty filled game 4-2. Great win to start season!
The roster for the UD D2 ice hockey team has been finalized. Ten new players join the squad for the 2012-13 season. Ryan Pate and Joe Bastone from the 2011-12 D2 team moved up to the D1 team for the 2012-13 season.