Back to December

Flames end of year success continues The Liberty men’s Division I hockey team extended their winning streak to four games Dec. 4 with a 6-1 victory over the Rutgers Ice Knights. The Flames have not lost in the month of December since 2012. The Flames were sporting their pink jerseys that were auctioned off in an effort to raise awareness […]

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Fresh start

Assistant coach feels right at home There are 690 active hockey players in the National Hockey League, many of which will play for an average of about five to six seasons. But for some players, their careers are cut short by injuries and they are forced to retire early. While disappointing for aspiring hockey stars, hanging up the skates can […]

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Back to the ice

Men’s DI hockey team looks ahead to 2015-16 season The Liberty Flames men’s Division I hockey team looks to continue previous success on the ice this season and make another run at a National Championship. The Flames finished 10th in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) with 55 points and a 25-win season. The team advanced to the ACHA National […]

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Hello hockey

LaHaye gets amakeover The LaHaye Ice Center is the home to the men’s and women’s hockey teams, the figure skating team and the synchronized skating team. On March 15, that home started to receive a makeover as Liberty began the expansion of the LaHaye Ice Center, and soon that makeover will be complete. The expansion will bring a significant upgrade […]

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Early postseason exit

Flames D1 hockey falls to No. 4 seed Ohio University in first playoff game Liberty University men’s division I (DI) hockey team went one-and-done in this year’s American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) DI National Championships with a 5-2 loss to four-time national champion Ohio University, March 5. The 11th-seeded Flames (25-11-5) fell to the 4th-seeded Bobcats (27-7-6) despite jumping out […]

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Hockey returns home

No. 11 Flames split home series for the sixth consecutive time this year Liberty men’s Division I (DI) hockey team split its first home series of the spring semester 1-1 against Rochester College Jan. 17 and 18. The 11th-ranked Flames came out slow in their first game against the unranked Warriors, who seized the opportunity to post a 2-1 upset […]

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Hockey hunts Hens

Flames split home series against University of Delaware Hens It was a tale of two games as Liberty University’s men’s Division I (DI) hockey team split their Nov. 7-8 weekend series against the University of Delaware 1-1. After dropping the first game 6-4 despite an early three-goal lead, neither players nor coaches had much to say. “It feels a bit […]

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Puck-drop preparation

24 players make the final cut for the men’s Division 1 Flames hockey team Approximately 100 hockey players laced up their skates at the Lahaye Ice Center this fall in hopes of making one of the three Liberty University men’s club hockey teams. Two weeks of skates, scrimmages, coach evaluations and nightly cuts later, three quarters of the competitors are […]

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Spring, the season of success

Hockey, baseball, lacrosse, golf and track and field programs for the Flames excell during the spring season Unlike a year ago, there were not any Cinderella runs from sports that carried over from the fall. Both basketball teams were ousted in the Big South Conference tournament, and while Division I (D1) and Division II hockey put together great seasons, they […]

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Hockey routs

The LaHaye Ice Center was packed with fans Friday, Sept. 27, as the Liberty Flames defeated the Towson University Tigers 10-0. In the game, Flames goaltender Blair Bennett was back in the net for the first time since tearing his ACL at the end of last season. Although Liberty outshot Towson 55-11, Bennett skillfully deterred any pucks the Tigers attempted […]

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Ready to skate

Liberty University’s Division I Men’s hockey team has high expectations for the upcoming year after finishing last season ranked 13th among American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) teams. With a mix of returning starters and fresh faces for the new season, the Flames look to make another trip to the postseason. According to Head Coach Kirk Handy, the Flames will be […]

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Flames lose in semifinals

A breakaway goal late in the second period by junior forward Christian Garland sparked a 7-1 victory by the Liberty University men’s D1 hockey team in the first round of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) tournament vs. John Carroll University Friday, March 1. However, the win was short- lived when Liberty was defeated by the Ohio Bobcats, 7-4, in […]

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