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Flames rise to No. 9 in first ACHA DI poll of regular season

September 23, 2015  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Flames defenseman Steven Bellew battles against the boards with a Minot State in last season's sweep of the Beavers at the LaHaye Ice Center. test test test test
Flames defenseman Steven Bellew battles against the boards with a Minot State in last season's sweep of the Beavers at the LaHaye Ice Center.

Liberty University moved up one spot to No. 9 in the first ACHA Division I men's hockey rankings of the 2015-16 season, after being ranked 10th in the preseason poll released last week.

The Flames (1-0) won their season opener at the Potomac Patriots Junior Elite squad, 5-3, last Friday night at the Prince William Ice Center in Dale City, Va.

Central Oklahoma, the defending national champion, received 36 out of 40 first-places votes to maintain its No. 1 ranking, followed by No. 2 Stony Brook, No. 3 Minot State, No. 4 Ohio, No. 5 Robert Morris-Illinois, No. 6 Lindenwood, No. 7 Iowa State, and No. 8 Adrian. Liberty moved up to No. 9 after Oklahoma dropped from No. 7 to No. 10 by splitting its opening series with Arkansas, which debuts in the No. 25 position.

The Flames are idle this weekend before traveling to challenge third-ranked Minot State, who won the ACHA DI national title in 2013, Oct. 2-3 in Minot, N.D. Liberty swept the Beavers in its last home series last season, before the renovation of the LaHaye Ice Center, which will reopen Oct. 23-24 against Davenport in the first two games of the annual, best-of-three Blue & Gray Cup.

Men's D1 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Sep 17, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center
vs.
Men's D1 Hockey
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Sep 17, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. NC State University
Sep 18, 10:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Michigan-Dearborn
Oct 1, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Michigan-Dearborn
Oct 2, 11:59 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Oct 8, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

Apr 19
Men's D1 Hockey
at National Semi-Finals vs Minot State
L (1-3)

Apr 18
Men's D1 Hockey
at Nationals at Maryville University vs Ohio
W (10-2)

Apr 16
Men's D1 Hockey
at Nationals at Maryville University vs. Maryville
W (9-0)

Apr 13
Men's D1 Hockey
at Mckendree University
W (6-1) Scrimmage

Mar 20
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Ohio University
W (7-4)

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