WINSTON-SALEM, NC: In the first game of the ACCHL D3 tournament, it was the East Carolina University Pirates defeating the Radford Highlanders by a final score of 10-0. The Pirates had a complete roster of twenty, while the Highlanders only had thirteen on the roster.
It took ECU 8:16 into the game to score the first of three goals in the period. Hudson Shaeffer opened the scoring. The second goal was scored with 3:10 remaining by Dylan LeBlanc, with an assist from Carter Cassucio. Caleb Downs scored with just sixteen seconds remaining in the first with assists from Kevin Wildish and Hudson Shaeffer.
The second period saw ECU score five goals coming from Cam Gross, Jonathan Belanger with two, Alec Fisher and Ben Kellman. Assists in the period came from Danny Mullenex, Tomas Inacio, Chris Depemo, Caleb Downs, Hudson Shaeffer (2), Ben Kellman and Dylan LeBlanc.
Two ECU goals were scored in the third period by Dylan Smith and Carter Cassucio. Assists in the period came from LeBlanc and Tyler Kromenhoek.