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Men's, women's ACHA hockey tryout schedule announced

August 3, 2016  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Returning players Ben Hughes (right), Chase Harris, and Grant Garvin receive high-fives from teammates on the bench. They will welcome plenty of newcomers to tryouts later this month. test test test test
Returning players Ben Hughes (right), Chase Harris, and Grant Garvin receive high-fives from teammates on the bench. They will welcome plenty of newcomers to tryouts later this month.

Liberty University's men's and women's hockey teams are gearing up for the 2016-17 season and will hold open tryouts for returning players, incoming recruits, and prospective walk-ons during the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 4.

Current students interested in participating in the weeklong process — when players will be evaluated for selection and placement on the ACHA Division I, II, or III men's squads or Division I or II women's teams — must register online in advance, preferably by Aug. 24.

"It's one tryout and everybody participates — all DI, DII, and DIII returning players and incoming freshmen and transfers," Flames DI men's Associate Head Coach Jeff Boettger said. "Liberty's teams are looking to fill their final roster spots, with each taking approximately 25 players."

He anticipates an influx of walk-ons to challenge for the chance to complement the Flames' deep recruiting class and solid returning corps of veteran players.

"The competitive ability has increased at all three levels," Boettger said. "I'm excited to see everybody who's coming in and looking forward to getting to know some new players. The coaches will be looking to see players at all the levels, to help ascertain who's going to be the best fit for each of the three teams."

Tryouts are free and players should report to the LaHaye Ice Center between 4-4:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 in advance of the 5 p.m. opening tryout session. All prospective players must bring their own equipment.

Contact the Club Sports department at (434) 592-3957 or by email at clubsports@liberty.edu for more information.

Here is the official schedule for the week's events:

LIBERTY HOCKEY TRYOUT TIMES

Day 1: Sunday, Aug. 28

5-6:30 p.m.: Men's Tryouts (All Players) – GAME

6:45-8:00 p.m.: Men's Tryouts (All Players) – GAME

8:15-9:30 p.m.: Men's Tryouts (All Players) – GAME

Day 2: Monday, Aug. 29

5-7 p.m.: DI Men's Tryout (Selected) – GAME

9-10:15 p.m.: DI Women's Tryout

Day 3: Tuesday, Aug. 30

3-4:30 p.m.: DI Men's Tryout (Selected) – GAME

4:45-6:15 p.m.: DI Women's Tryout

6:30-8 p.m.: DII, DIII Men's, and New Players from Day 1 & 2 (Selected) – GAME

Day 4: Wednesday, Aug. 31

3-4:30 p.m.: DI Men's Tryout (Selected) – GAME

4:45-6:15 p.m.: DI Women's Tryout

6:30-8 p.m.: DII, DIII Men's, and New Players from Day 3 (Selected) – GAME

8:15-9:45 p.m.: DIII Men's Optional Skate (Open)

Day 5: Thursday, Sept. 1

3-4:30 p.m.: DI Men's Tryout (Selected) – GAME

4:45-6:15 p.m.: DI Women's Tryout

6:30-8 p.m.: DII, DIII Men's, and New Players from Day 4 (Selected)

8:15-9:45 p.m.: DIII Men's Optional Skate (Open)

Day 6: Friday, Sept. 2; Day 7: Saturday, Sept. 3; Day 8: Sunday, Sept. 4

3-4:30 p.m.: DI Men's Tryout (Selected)

5:15-6:30 p.m.: DI Women's Tryout

7:15-9:15 p.m.: DII, DIII Men's, and New Players from Day 5 (Selected) – GAME

10-11:45 p.m.: DIII Men's Tryout (Open) – GAME

9:15-10:30 a.m.: DII Men's Tryout (Selected) – GAME

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: DIII Men's Tryout (Selected) – GAME

5-6:45 p.m.: Men's DIII Tryout (Selected) – GAME

Schedule
Results
Triathlon
at Collegiate Nationals
Apr 3, 7:00 AM - CANCELLED

Men's Volleyball
at vs. Southern Virginia University
Apr 3, 5:00 PM - CANCELLED

Men's Lacrosse
vs. Boston College
Apr 3, 11:59 PM - CANCELLED

Beach Volleyball
at Stevenson University
Apr 4, 8:00 AM - CANCELLED

Equestrian
at Hunt Seat Zones
Apr 4, 9:00 AM - CANCELLED

Full Schedule

May 21
Crew
at Nationals
CANCELLED

May 4
Men's Lacrosse
at MCLA Nationals
CANCELLED

Apr 25
Figure Skating
vs. Praisefest
CANCELLED

Apr 25
Archery
at USA Archery 2020 East Region Outdoor Collegiate Ch
CANCELLED

Apr 24
Men's Lacrosse
at SELC Playoffs
CANCELLED

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