In an eventful home opener, the WVU Men’s D1 Hockey Team defeats Navy for an exciting start to the season. An arena full of fans cheering for WVU’s hockey team sat on the edge of their seats as the game went into overtime. With the support of extra fans at the opener in the bleachers, WVU pushed to get the winning goal. As the WVU raced down the ice in a final push, the perfect storm for the win developed. WVU and Navy skaters were moving neck and neck through center ice, when suddenly a Navy skater broke his stick leaving him helpless for defense. This began the development that would give WVU the chance they needed to seal the deal. It was now a 3-on-2 man setup with WVU approaching the goal. A second Navy defense-man lost an edge and fell leaving only the goalie to defeat. A quick crossing pass and then the puck goes into the net! The arena erupted in a victorious roar, signaling an end to the first home game. Winning 3-2 over Naval Academy, the Mountaineer Hockey team starts the season off right with new head coach Shane Buckely.
Don’t miss out on the action, see WVU Hockey play a double header game this Friday at the Morgantown Municipal Ice Arena. Starting at 7:15 p.m., the D1 team will face off against Towson followed by the D2 team taking on Akron. Show your Mountaineer spirit by grabbing your friends and supporting the team! Share your interest with friends and family by following the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2412597255646111/