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Flames favorites to defend as ESCHL regular-season champs

September 17, 2018  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Liberty senior Cole Burack returns for his second season manning the Flames' cage. (Photo by Joel Coleman)  test test test test
Liberty senior Cole Burack returns for his second season manning the Flames' cage. (Photo by Joel Coleman)

Two-time defending Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) tournament champion Liberty University received 35 of 36 possible points in the ESCHL Preseason Coaches Poll and was selected by five of the six head coaches to finish in first place in the 2018-19 season.

The Flames' ACHA Division I men's hockey team, which dethroned Stony Brook as four-time defending tournament champion in its first season in the league in 2016-17 and went on to win its first ESCHL regular-season title in 2017-18, was followed in the poll by the Seawolves with 29 points. Delaware (17 points) received the only other first-place vote and was projected to finish in third place, followed by New York University (16), Rhode Island (15), and Syracuse (14).

Liberty debuted at No. 9 in the ACHA DI Preseason Rankings, followed by ESCHL foes Stony Brook (No. 15), Rhode Island (No. 20), NYU (No. 21), Delaware (No. 23), and Syracuse (No. 25). The Flames will open their season this Friday at 7 p.m. against Penn State at the LaHaye Ice Center.

Men's D1 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Sep 18, TBD - 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 18, TBD - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Sep 19, TBD - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Las Vegas Nevada
Sep 24, TBD - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Las Vegas Nevada
Sep 25, 11:59 PM - Lahaye Ice Center

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Syracuse University
Oct 9, TBD - Lahaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

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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