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Flames will face past four ACHA DI national champs in 2014

April 11, 2014  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Liberty junior forward Lindsay LeBlanc pushes the puck up the ice during a loss to Arizona State University, the eventual ACHA Division I national champion, Jan. 25 at the LaHaye Ice Center. test test test test
Liberty junior forward Lindsay LeBlanc pushes the puck up the ice during a loss to Arizona State University, the eventual ACHA Division I national champion, Jan. 25 at the LaHaye Ice Center.

Twelve games against the past four national champions highlight the 2014-15 schedule for Liberty University's ACHA Division I men's hockey team, released this week.

The 37-game schedule features 23 home games at the LaHaye Ice Center.

Following exhibition games against teams from Richmond and Potomac, the Flames will open their season with a two-game series against the Naval Academy, the team that eliminated them in the second round of this year's National Championships, Sept. 19-20 at LaHaye.

"We're really looking forward to that, obviously," Liberty Head Coach Kirk Handy said. "But each game on our schedule will give us a chance, night-in and night-out, to play against a top team … and will allow us to grow as a team throughout the year."

The Flames will take two major road trips in the fall semester — to 2013 national champion Minot State University in North Dakota Oct. 11-10 and 2014 national champion Arizona State on Oct. 23. The Beavers will later visit LaHaye in the Flames' regular-season finale, Feb. 20-21.

"Adding Minot is a huge addition for us," Handy said. "That's a team we haven't played but one time before, a few years ago, so we're excited to meet them again."

The other two recent national champions on the slate are Davenport University (2011), which Liberty will host Oct. 17-18 before meeting in Michigan on Nov. 20 to decide the Blue and Gray Cup, and Delaware (2012), Nov. 7-8 at LaHaye and Jan. 30-31 at Fred Rust Arena in Newark, Del., site of this year's DI men's and women's national tournaments.

"Teams like Oakland, Davenport, Delaware, and Stony Brook are teams we play year-in and year-out," Handy said. "We have a great deal of respect for them and we look forward to renewing our rivalries with them. Stony Brook (the national runner-up to ASU) had great success this year so playing them four times will be key matchups for us as well."

 

ACHA Division I Men's Hockey 2014-15 Schedule

Sept. 19, 20 — Navy

Sept. 26, 27 — Ithaca College

Oct. 3, 4 — Arizona

Oct. 10, 11 — at Minot State

Oct. 17, 18 — Davenport

Oct. 23 — at Arizona State

Oct. 24, 25 — at Arizona

Oct. 31, Nov 1— at West Virginia

Nov. 7, 8 — Delaware

Nov. 14, 15 — Stony Brook

Nov. 20 — at Davenport

Nov. 21, 22 — at Oakland

Dec. 6 — Virginia Tech

Jan. 10, 11 — at Stony Brook

Jan. 16, 17 — Rochester College

Jan. 23, 24 — Ohio

Jan. 30, 31 — at Delaware

Feb. 6, 7 — Oakland

Feb. 13, 14 — West Virginia

Feb. 20, 21 — Minot State

Men's D1 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Oct 9, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Men's D1 Hockey vs. Liberty D1 White vs Liberty D1 Blue
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Liberty D1 White vs Liberty D1 Blue
Oct 9, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
Live Video

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. North Carolina State
Oct 23, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
at Adrian College
Nov 12, 7:00 PM - Adrian, MI

Men's D1 Hockey
at Indiana Tech University
Nov 13, 7:30 PM - Indiana

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Jan 15, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

Mar 20
Men's D1 Hockey
at ACHA National Tournament
CANCELLED

Mar 8
Men's D1 Hockey
at ESCHL Playoffs vs Stony Brook
W (4-0)

Mar 7
Men's D1 Hockey
at ESCHL Playoffs vs Delaware
W (4-2)

Feb 29
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Alabama
W (9-1)

Feb 28
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Alabama
W (9-1)

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