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No. 2-ranked DII Flames to face No. 1 Mary, No. 3 Lindenwood

March 4, 2021  |  Maryland Heights, Mo. 

Forwards Josh Wagner (17) and Darren Carter (18) help out on defense in front of goalie Dakota Cyhaniuk in Liberty's season-opening tie with the Maurauders. (Photo by Chase Gyles) test test test test
Forwards Josh Wagner (17) and Darren Carter (18) help out on defense in front of goalie Dakota Cyhaniuk in Liberty's season-opening tie with the Maurauders. (Photo by Chase Gyles)

Liberty University's ACHA Division II men's hockey team, which defeated Lindenwood University two out of three games on Feb. 19-21 at the LaHaye Ice Center, moved up in this week's national rankings to No. 2, trading places with the Lions.

The Flames (8-4-2) will meet Lindenwood again on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. (EST) in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. First off, however, they will face top-ranked University of Mary (N.D., 24-1-3), Friday at 4:45 p.m., in a rematch of their season-opening series at the LaHaye Ice Center.

Liberty tied the Maurauders, 3-3, in the season-opener before losing the last two games of the series by 3-2 and 4-1 scores, giving up two empty-netters in the final 75 seconds of Game 3.

The Flames were originally scheduled to also play Davenport in a three-game Lindenwood Showcase, but the Panthers have suspended operations due to COVID-19 protocols and no substitute team was found.

After having next weekend off, Liberty will return to ninth-ranked Florida Gulf Coast University, a team it swept Jan. 25-26 in Fort Myers, Fla.,  March 19-20 before concluding its regular season March 26-28 against a yet-to-be-finalized opponent at home. The Flames will travel to Bismarck, N.D., for the ACHA DII National Championships, hosted by Mary,from April 15-20, seeking their first national title.

 

Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Director of Video & Media

Men's D2 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results

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Apr 19
Men's D2 Hockey
at Nationals Semi - University of Mary
L (0-7)

Apr 17
Men's D2 Hockey
at Florida Gulf Coast University
W (4-1)

Apr 16
Men's D2 Hockey
at Aurora University
W (8-5)

Apr 15
Men's D2 Hockey
at Concordia Univ-Wisc.
W (2-0)

Mar 28
Men's D2 Hockey
vs. Exhibition Game
W (3-1)

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