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Lady Flames DII hockey team targeting first postseason berth

January 8, 2018  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Senior forward Kjrstin Hoberg and the Lady Flames will open spring semester action at Navy on Jan. 26. (Photo by Joel Isimeme)

Liberty University's ACHA Division II women's hockey team outscored opponents 97-21 and went 6-2 in the fall semester, putting the Lady Flames in excellent position to qualify for the College Hockey East tournament and ACHA DII National Championships for the first time in team history as the second-ranked team in the East Region.

"It's exciting," Lady Flames Assistant Coach Rena Leone said. "(Head Coach) Sara Niemi and I have been together playing and, now, coaching and for this to be the first year that our DII women's team has the opportunity to possibly go to nationals, we're ecstatic. But we want to focus game-by-game, not take anything for granted, and we know we have a lot of hard work to do because if we get there, we want to make sure we make a presence there."

In the midst of a six-week Christmas break, Liberty will take a five-game winning streak into its spring semester opener at the Naval Academy on Jan. 26 in a rematch against the team it last lost to on Nov. 4 at the LaHaye Ice Center. In that series, the Lady Flames rebounded from the 4-2 setback with a 6-5 overtime triumph on Nov. 5.

 

Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Assistant Director of Video and Media

Women's D2 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Sep 1, 2:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Women's D2 Hockey
Hamilton Hawks
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SECS
Women's D2 Hockey
vs. Hamilton Hawks
Sep 1, 2:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D2 Hockey
vs. California University of Pennsylvania
Oct 13, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D2 Hockey
vs. California University of Pennsylvania
Oct 14, 11:30 AM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D2 Hockey
vs. Chesapeake Bay Lightning
Oct 20, 9:45 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D2 Hockey
vs. Chesapeake Bay Lightning
Oct 21, 11:30 AM - LaHaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

Mar 16
Women's D2 Hockey
at ACHA Nationals Game 3 vs. Uni. at Buffalo
L (2-5)

Mar 15
Women's D2 Hockey
at ACHA Nationals Game 2 vs Minot State
L (3-8)

Mar 14
Women's D2 Hockey
at ACHA Nationals Game 1 vs. Boston College
L (3-4) OT

Mar 3
Women's D2 Hockey
at CHE Playoffs Semi-Final vs Buffalo
L (4-5)

Feb 11
Women's D2 Hockey
at University of Delaware
T (5-5)

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