UNC hockey club is off to a strong start (4-1) after posting two 6-3 wins over University of Richmond, newest member of Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League.
Richmond is part of UNC’s Carolina East division of ACCHL with N.C. State and Wilmington. Duke, Elon, Charlotte, Wake make up Carolina West.
Carolina started the season with a 2-1 win at Christopher Newport. Six different players (Kyle Oliveira, Chris Adamson, John Beeson, Matt Gellatly, Josh Carlson, Patrick Kramer) scored as UNC downed Richmond 6-3 on the road. UNC led 3-2 after 2 and rolled Duke 6-2 in Hillsborough. Gellatly scored twice.
Elon handed UNC first loss 6-5 in OT in Hillsborough. Goal scorers included Daniel Jones, Noah Friedman, Mason Regan (two), Oliveira. UNC goalie Will Douthit was named ACCHL player of the week Sep. 20.
UNC rebounded after loss with 6-3 decision over Richmond in Hillsborough. Beeson, Adamson had goals.
Carolina has upcoming games at Orange County Sportsplex, Hillsborough: 10/16, Duke, 8:45 p.m.; 10/27, Elon, 10:15 a.m.; 11/1, Duke, 10:15 p.m.; 11/2 High Point, 3:45 p.m.