The ACC Hockey League marked the kick-off of the 25th Season with the formation of the ACC M3 Division and the addition of 17 former ECCHA University Teams. Christopher Newport became the first Division M3 team to compete as a member of the ACC Hockey League in back to back home games against Salisbury. Both teams were evenly matched, with CNU winning the first game in OT and losing the second game 3-2 with Salisbury scoring the goal with :25 remaining in the third period.
Assistant Captain Brandon Westby scored 2 goals and had two assists which included the GWG in OT. Brandon's contributions go beyond the numbers as well. As a Senior, his leadership in the locker room has been instrumental in the team's success, and his aggressive back checking during both games created multiple turnover's in the defensive zone. Brandon (Yorktown, VA) excels off the ice as well - when he's not laced up, he has earned a 3.48 GPA as a double major (Accounting and Finance). Congratulations to Brandon for earning the ACC Hockey first M3 Player of the Week!