Coach Pinel (Fischer) joins the coaching staff for her second year, following a successful playing career at Liberty. Pinel (Irma, Alberta) played four and a half seasons for the Flames (2011-2016) while studying at LU. During her playing career, Pinel attended five National Tournaments finishing with four top-3 finishes including the Flames first National Championship in 2015. Pinel received all tournament recognition as a Defenseman in 2015. She is passionate about hockey and has previous coaching experience with the Lynchburg Youth Hockey Association - since 2011.
Coach Pinel resides in Lynchburg with her husband, Matthew (Liberty Alum, Men's D1 goalie, 13'-17'). She currently works in Liberty's IT department and is pursuing her MBA.