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Ryan's wraparound goal against Rutgers makes SportsCenter

February 11, 2017  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Freshman Quinn Ryan handles the puck along the boards in Friday night's opener against Rutgers at LaHaye Ice Center. test test test test
Freshman Quinn Ryan handles the puck along the boards in Friday night's opener against Rutgers at LaHaye Ice Center.

Liberty University's ACHA Division I men's hockey team skated to the No. 2 spot on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Night on Saturday night with a spectacular goal by freshman forward Quinn Ryan in the Flames' 10-0 rout of Eastern States Collegiate Hockey (ESCHL) rival Rutgers at the LaHaye Ice Center.

"That's probably the nicest goal I've seen at Liberty since I've been involved," Flames 17th-year Head Coach Kirk Handy said. "Quinn's a talented hockey player."

The goal, which gave Liberty a commanding 5-0 advantage in the second game of a sweep of the Ice Knights, moved Ryan ahead of sophomore defenseman Zane Schartz into second place among the Flames' scoring leaders with 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists), behind only junior forward Grant Garvin (19G, 24A, 43 points).

The win, Liberty's fifth in a row, moved the Flames (24-12, 11-7 ESCHL) into second place in the ESCHL standings and could boost their No. 18 ranking in the ACHA DI poll that determines the 20 teams that qualify for the March 9-14 ACHA National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Liberty concludes its regular season with a series against ESCHL rival Rhode Island this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the LaHaye Ice Center.

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Oct 23, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center
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SECS
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

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at Indiana Tech University
Nov 13, 7:30 PM - Indiana

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vs. University of Delaware
Jan 15, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Delaware
Jan 16, 7:00 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

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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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