Club Sports News

Women's hockey teams on rise even as seasons come to end

April 1, 2020  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Members of Liberty's DI women's team huddle up after their Jan. 31 home series finale. (Photo by Luke Bobbey) test test test test
Members of Liberty's DI women's team huddle up after their Jan. 31 home series finale. (Photo by Luke Bobbey)

Liberty University's ACHA Division I and II women's hockey teams had their postseasons cut short by the COVID-19 coronavirus after winning the inaugural Women's Midwest College Hockey League (WMCHL) tournament and finishing runner-up in the College Hockey East (CHE) tournament, respectively.

The Lady Flames' DI squad (26-2), ranked first since the start of the season, was poised to contend for its third consecutive national championship and fourth in six seasons. Meanwhile, the DII team (17-5-1, ranked second in the Southeast Region), was anticipating its second ACHA National Championships appearance in three seasons — and second trip to nationals in program history — even after falling to Mercyhurst, 4-3 in double overtime of the CHE final.

Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) anchor Rett McGibbon and Club Sports Director of Video & Media Patrick Strawn take a look back at the two teams' seasons as they prepare to send out a total of 11 seniors, including nine on the DI roster. (Commencement ceremonies have been postponed to Sept. 11-12.)

The future looks bright for both squads. The DI team landed its seventh fall recruit to date this week and already has lined up one commitment for Fall 2021. While one of the DII lineup's two seniors is head captain Holly Turner, that team recently signed its first fall recruit.

 

Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Director of Video & Media

Schedule
Results
Jan 15, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D1 Hockey
University of Delaware
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Jan 15, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Pitt-Johnstown University
Jan 15, 9:30 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D3 Hockey
vs. Pitt-Johnstown University
Jan 16, 1:30 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Jan 16, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D2 Hockey
at Florida Golf Coast University
Jan 22, TBD - Fort Myers, FL

Full Schedule

Nov 15
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Washington Pride
W (14-2)

Nov 14
Women's D1 Hockey
vs. Washington Pride
W (3-0)

Nov 13
Men's D1 Hockey
at Adrian College
L (0-7)

Nov 12
Men's D1 Hockey
at Adrian College
L (2-5)

Nov 7
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. NC State
W (5-1)

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