The three-time-defending ACHA DI national champions have eight new players on their 24-woman roster, with the influx of speed and talent making them a favorite to win a record fourth title in a row.
Junior forward Matt Bartel netted a hat trick off of assists from linemates Brett Gammer and DJ Schwenke, who added a shorthanded goal to help clinch the come-from-behind victory.
Liberty used a hat trick from freshman forward Truett Olson and three assists from freshman defenseman Matt Berezowski,to blast IUP with four goals late in the third period.
Friday's season opener against Indiana University of Pennsylvania will mark the LU debuts of 11 new players before the Flames stage their first late-night game against NC State on Saturday at 10 p.m.
Former Flames forward Brock Thompson, who graduated following his fifth season of eligibility in May, had life-changing experiences at Liberty and on the January 2020 trip to Finland.
Liberty Head Coach Tom Childress is preparing a team of approximately 20 women and 10 men to travel to the University of North Carolina to participate in an ACAT event on Oct. 30.
Liberty's tandem of Tommy Speelman and Joshua Knapp tied for ninth out of 33 teams and the duo of Tait Lapham and Ben Dowd advanced into the main draw before finishing tied for 17th on Saturday.
Liberty's ACHA Division I men's hockey team has 11 new players on its 26-man roster and many new opponents on its 34-game schedule as it opens its 2021-22 season against IUP Friday night at the LIC.
Graduate student Giovanni Bianco was the overall finisher in Saturday's Olympic-distance race at the Patriots Triathlon Festival near Williamsburg, Va. in 1 hour, 57 minutes, 41 seconds.
Junior middle-distance swimmers Matthew Davidson and Carter Helsby both coached Lynchburg-area youth swim teams this summer to prepare for their new leadership roles at Liberty.
Power skating coaches who have worked with several NHL players held three-day clinics with Liberty's ACHA Division I men's and women's hockey teams late last month.
The deepest pool of players in program history turned out for Liberty's Division I, II, and III men's hockey and Division I and II women's hockey tryouts, providing all the teams national potential.
Alexander Charin was only 16 when he arrived in the United States from Moscow, Russia, in 2018, when he joined the Utah Outliers and met Matt Bartel and Zak Albers, now junior and sophomore... Read More
Featuring the largest and deepest talent pool in the history of the program with 27 players, Liberty is lookiing forward to contending for ACCHL and College Hockey Federation tournament titles.
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