Club Sports News

LaHaye spotlighted as one of ACHA's toughest venues

February 4, 2014  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

A view from the second deck of the front end of the LaHaye Ice Center during the No. 3 Flames' recent series against top-ranked Arizona State, played before a crowd of 2,293 fans.

In a first-hand account appearing on the achahockey.org website, Flames Hockey sports broadcaster Rett McGibbon and Club Sports video and media coordinator Patrick Strawn shared their impressions of what it is like for opposing ACHA Division I men's hockey teams to play in the high-energy environment generated by Liberty University fans at the LaHaye Ice Center.

The rink, the only one in the nation to host five ACHA teams from the same program (DI, II, and III men and DI and II women), is featured in the latest of a series of stories entitled "ACHA's Toughest Barns." Since opening in 2006, the Flames' DI men's team has gone 131-42 at LaHaye, helping it qualify for six of the past seven national tournaments and finish the season ranked in the top 20 each year and in the top 10 five times.

Read McGibbon's and Strawn's full story.

Liberty (24-6-2) is currently ranked No. 3 heading into this Friday and Saturday nights' games against Oakland, a team it met in the 2006 ACHA DII national championship game. The puck drops at 7 p.m. for both contests at LaHaye before the Flames conclude their regular season with home games Feb. 14-15 against West Virginia and Feb. 21 against the Richmond Generals Junior "A" team.

Schedule
Results
Apr 26, TBD - Atlanta, GA
Men's Lacrosse at SELC Playoffs
Game Time
Men's Lacrosse
at TBD
Apr 25, TBD - TBD

Men's Lacrosse
at SELC Playoffs
Apr 25, TBD - Atlanta, GA

Ultimate Frisbee
at Women's Regional Championship
Apr 25, 9:00 AM - Axton, VA

Triathlon
at USAT Collegiate Nationals
Apr 25, 9:00 AM - Clemson, SC

Beach Volleyball
vs. NCSVA Regional Qualifier
Apr 25, 9:00 AM - Beach Volleyball Courts

Full Schedule

Apr 19
Paintball
at Nationals
Class AA White 46th

Apr 18
Beach Volleyball
vs. Women's vs. Beach South
WO: 3,3,5 MO: 1, 2

Apr 18
Crew
at SIRA Championship
WN4 6th place

Apr 18
Paintball
at Nationals
Class AA Blue 13th

Apr 17
Men's Lacrosse
at Virginia Tech
L (15-7)

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