ANNANDALE -- Over the next two weeks, the Northern Virginia Community College athletic department is going to countdown the 10 best moments of the 2016-17 athletics season. The list is comprised of individual and team highlights from the field of play.
The NOVA athletic department has selected the Nighthawks hockey team as the No. 9 moment of the 2016-17 athletics season. The NOVA hockey squad won six straight games in the second half of the season on its way to a 12-win campaign.
The winning streak began with a 12-2 victory over Flager Jan. 20 with the final win of the season coming over William & Mary in the regular season finale Feb. 4. During the run, NOVA won four games by four or more goals, while defeating Embry Riddle and Radford by a goal.
Over the last two seasons, the Nighthawks are 30-11 and won the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference Tournament in 2016.