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DI Flames selected as unanimous preseason ESCHL favorites

September 20, 2019  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Senior forward Josh Hamilton, shown skating past ESCHL rival Delaware, is a third-year captain. (Photo by Luke Bobbey) test test test test
Senior forward Josh Hamilton, shown skating past ESCHL rival Delaware, is a third-year captain. (Photo by Luke Bobbey)

Liberty University's ACHA Division I men's hockey team, the two-time-defending Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) regular-season champion, is the undisputed favorite to extend its reign atop the conference standings after receiving all six first-place votes for 36 points in the ESCHL Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Friday.

The Flames, who went 17-2-3 in ESCHL play last season, will open conference competition with a series at Rhode Island on Oct. 11-12. Then, over Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 18-19, Liberty will host Syracuse in a rematch of the March 17 ESCHL Tournament championship game, a 3-2 double-overtime setback that kept it from winning a third consecutive title.

The Orange received 21 points in the preseason rankings to finish behind second-place Stony Brook (30), followed by Delaware (16), Rhode Island (15), and New York University (8).

After traveling to Adrian College, ranked fifth in the ACHA DI Preseason Coaches Poll, the eighth-ranked Flames will host 12th-ranked Stony Brook on Nov. 1-2.

The Flames open their 2019-20 season tonight at 7 against Duquesne University at the LaHaye Ice Center, webcast live by the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) with coverage carried on ESPN+.

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Schedule
Results
Nov 15, 9:00 PM -
at
Men's D1 Hockey
New York University
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's D1 Hockey
at New York University
Nov 15, 9:00 PM

Men's D1 Hockey
at New York University
Nov 16, 9:00 PM

Men's D1 Hockey
at Syracuse University
Nov 22, 6:30 PM

Men's D1 Hockey
at Syracuse University
Nov 23, 2:00 PM

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Slippery Rock University
Dec 6, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

Nov 9
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Ohio
W (5-4) SO

Nov 8
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Ohio
W (8-2)

Nov 2
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Stony Brook University
W (2-1)

Nov 1
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Stony Brook University
W (7-3)

Oct 26
Men's D1 Hockey
at Adrian University
L (0-1)

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