Flames take game from No.1

Split decisions— Freshman Tyson Street (61) battles for position against an Ohio Bobcat defender. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty University’s Division I men’s hockey team fell just short Friday Oct. 26, losing 3-2 to No. 1 Ohio University at the LaHaye Ice Center.

“We needed to play a physical game and get on the puck hard, win battles and stay out of the penalty box,” Liberty forward Christian Garland said.

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Flames lose Blue and Grey Cup against Panthers

Effort— Senior defenseman Scott Morongell leaps to clear the puck against a Davenport player. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Friday Liberty University’s D1 hockey team was defeated 6-3 at the LaHaye Ice Center, Friday, Oct. 19 against the Davenport University Panthers. “It was a little frustrating just ‘cause our shots weren’t going anywhere or actually getting where they were supposed to, so that made it a little tough,” Liberty …

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Women’s Hockey holds 3-2 victory vs. Raleigh

Just enough — The Lady Flames were able to sweep Raleigh Oct. 5-6. Photo credit: Timothy Sutton

Liberty University’s Lady Flames dominated the ice against Raleigh in a two-game series, Oct. 6-7 The Flames Liberty D1 Women’s hockey team wore their pink uniforms in their exhibition game against Raleigh on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Flames brought home the win 3-2. The game started with the …

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Hockey wins high-scoring affair

Relentless— Liberty beat N.C. State 9-5 in a physical matchup Friday, Oct. 5. Photo credit: Gabe Hernandez

It was an exciting night with an unexpected turn out in the LaHaye Ice Center on Friday, Oct. 5 as the Liberty Flames D2 hockey team defeated the Wolfpack of North Carolina State 9-5. The high-scoring game saw most of its goals in the first period, with a few fights and a penalty shot or […]

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Hockey remains perfect

Dominance — The Flames outscored the Colonials 23-3 in their two-game series this weekend. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty University’s D1 hockey team continued a seventh-game homestand with a triumphant win of 12-1 against Robert Morris University this past Friday, Sept. 28. “Overall, we are very happy with the way our team played,” Head Coach Kirk Handy said. “Our goal since day one has been to […]

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Flames score 12 goals in weekend series

Aggressive — In the first four games, the Flames have posted 31 goals. Bram Erickson (63) has scored twice this season. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Liberty men’s DI hockey team took on the Atlanta Jr. Knights in the LaHaye Ice Center before a home crowd of 2,500 Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The Flames won 8-4. Off to a slow start, the Flames fell to an early deficit within two minutes of gameplay. The …

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Flames torch Whalers 9-1

The Liberty Men’s D1 Hockey team annihilated the Hampton Whalers 9-1 in their home opener at the LaHaye Ice Center Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Game two of the double header was also won by the Flames, 9-3. The Flames came out heated and were hitting hard. One late …

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Handy has high expectations for Flames hockey

character building — Hard work and dedication is what Coach Handy expects of his players after the Flames were ousted in the opening round of the playoffs last season. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The Liberty men’s D1 hockey team met for a Media Day to discuss the potential for the upcoming season, Aug. 30. Coach Kirk Handy had nothing but good things to say. Comparing the rosters from this year and the previous one, it is apparent that there are a lot of …

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Liberty hockey holds CFAW camp

For every college sport, changes in the roster are inevitable. Players graduate, they move to another school and some even decide to pursue another career. At the same time, the team is stock-piled again with fresh recruits, each bringing in depth and a different dimension for their teams. The Liberty …

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Women’s hockey cruise against Reston 8-2

Liberty University women’s hockey team played the Reston Raiders and defeated them 8-2. Just minutes into the first period, Liberty’s Stacy Christiaans had already put the first score on the board and lit up the board moments later with an assist from Sarah Stevenson. Keeping with the motif, Amanda Grainger …

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Flames fall to Adrian College in second round

Adrian College knocked out Liberty University in the second round of the ACHA Nationals, 6-3. Liberty took the lead in the game on a goal by Jake Hannon, but it was quickly equalized by the Bulldogs. Fourteen minutes into the second period, the game was still tied 1-1. Thirty seconds …

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Hockey enters Nationals No. 5

Crunch time — Liberty DI hockey looks to compete for the ACHA Championship in March. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Handy and co. are well-poised for a deep run It’s been two years since Liberty University last went to the ACHA National Tournament. Last season, Liberty narrowly missed a chance to compete in the tournament they’ve been regulars in, but this year, the Liberty men’s Division I hockey team is …

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Domination

Dominant — Brent Boschman and the Flames handled OCU. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Men’s hockey wins against OCU Liberty Men’s Division 1 hockey concluded its 2011-12 season Saturday with a two game sweep of No. 15 Central Oklahoma University. The Flames netted 11 goals over two games, winning 8-2 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday. “Confidence is huge,” head coach Kirk Handy said. …

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Team collects 309 teddy bears

After the first goal of Friday night’s men’s hockey game, the crowd at the LaHaye Ice rink threw 309 teddy bears onto the ice in participation of a teddy bear toss, sponsored by the Teddy Bear Brigade. “The Teddy Bear Brigade is a partner with Gleaning for the World, and …

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The man behind the ice: Hockey’s Handy man

Since Kirk Handy took over the hockey program, Liberty ice has been hot The hockey program at Liberty University has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. When it first began, hockey was an irrelevant, inexperienced club sport that had no home ice rink to play in. In the last …

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