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    Jeff Boettger

    Title: Associate Head Coach Email: menshockey@liberty.edu Start Date: 08/01/2004 Undergraduate Education: Bethel University Graduate Education: Liberty University

    Coaching since 2005 with the Flames, Associate Coach Jeff Boettger brings an extensive hockey background to LU’s coaching staff. After playing collegiate hockey at Bethel University from 1993-97, the defenseman spent two seasons (97-98, 98-99) with the ECHL’s Chesapeake Ice Breakers. The following year, Boettger continued his minor-league career in the Central Hockey League as a member of the San Antonio Iguanas.

    At the end of the 2000 season, Boettger moved to Montreal where he served as Camp Director at Hockey Ministries International, overseeing numerous Christian hockey camps. Shortly before arriving at Liberty in 2005, the Alberta native returned to the ice, playing Division IV hockey in Germany, where he was part of the Bayernligue 2004 championship team – Rosenheim Starbulls.

    In Jeff’s coaching career he has seen the Men’s D1 Hockey team reach National Rankings in 2004 (#4), 2020 (#2), and 2021 (#3), as well as the Men’s D2 Hockey Team as National Runner-Up in 2006. His overall coaching record is 417 W – 176 L.

    In addition to his coaching duties, Jeff serves as Senior Athletic Director in the Club Sports Department which oversees every Club Sport teams on campus. He provides leadership, oversight, planning and guidance to the department with a focus on team coaches, department liaisons, and department staff.

    Staff News

    Select Camp showcases Liberty to incoming DI, II, and III men’s hockey prospects, who showcase skills

    Liberty coaches, staff, and players welcomed more than 60 prospects who are interested in trying out for the Flames’ three-tiered program this fall or in the future to the LaHaye Ice Center last week.

    May 19, 2022

    DI Flames hockey presents season awards at annual team banquet

    Junior goalie Hunter Virostek was selected as the team’s MVP while freshman defenseman Aleksandr Charin was designated the Most Improved Player and sophomore forward DJ Schwenke the Hardest Worker.

    April 21, 2022

    Anderson, (McGowan) Lease, Miller honored at ninth Club Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

    A passion for their respective sports and love for the Lord were two things in common with all three members of Liberty's Club Sports Hall of Fame class, inducted Saturday in downtown Lynchburg.

    April 3, 2022

    Flames’ bid for fifth comeback win in past six games denied by stealthy Bobcats

    Liberty twice trimmed two-goal deficits to one, but couldn't net the equalizer or prevail in dramatic fashion against Ohio as it had twice at Jamestown and again last Saturday at home vs. Stony Brook.

    November 13, 2021

    Flames erase 3-1 deficit before torching visiting Icepack, 8-4

    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.

    September 19, 2021

    Thompson shares faith journey at Liberty in his ‘God Story’

    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.

    September 15, 2021

    DI Flames Hockey reloaded, ready to be refined by fire this fall

    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.

    September 15, 2021