Lindenwood Repeats as NCRHA DI ChampionsApril 23rd, 2023 at 2:02AM April 23rd, 2023 10:02PM
Lindenwood capped off a great season with a Division I National Championship win. Right from the start, the Lions were all over the Pride and jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first period, including three goals in a 1:38 span.
The second period was full of fireworks. Lindenwood’s Christian Acosta and Slippery Rock’s Matthew Vrankovich received coincidental roughing penalites after a scrum behind the Pride’s net. Shortly after, Slippery Rock’s Nickolas LaBianca received a 5-minute major and Game Disqualificatiin for goaltender interference.
By the end of the game, Lindenwood had fired home 13 goals as Robinson preserved the shutout. Nicholas DellaMorte earned the #1 star of hte game with 5 goals and 1 assist, followed by Christian Acosta with 4 goals and 1 assist, and Connor Bradley with 6 assists.
Congratulations to the LIndenwood Lions on the 2023 NCRHA Division I National Championship!