ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College hockey team plays ECU Friday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the opening round of the ECCHA Championship inside LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University.
The Nighthawks bested ECU 2-1 back in September behind goals from William Russell and Kevin Schafer. The game-winning goal netted by Schafer came in the third period with less than four minutes left in the game.
Between the pipes for NOVA was Francis Haislmaier, who made 32 saves in 33 chances, while his counterpart Timothy Helmer Hall made 66 stops for ECU.
If the Nighthawks defeat ECU for a second time this season, NOVA plays either VCU or The Citadel Saturday in the semifinals.