UNC hockey stumbled out of the gate, falling 7-0 to Virginia Tech in Hillsborough to open the second portion of the season.
UNC, now 5-8-1-2 for season, plays three games at Vanderbilt in Scholar Shootout before facing N.C. State Jan. 29 at 7 at PNC Arena, Raleigh, and Elon Jan. 31 at Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough at 7:45. They have two February home games before the ACCHL Tournament at Virginia.
UNC was outshot 39-19 by VT, had seven 2-minute penalties and was 0-5 on power plays. VT scored two in the first period, adding 3 more in the second. They are 14-5-0-1for season.