The Liberty Flames women’s hockey team won their third straight ACHA Women’s Division I National Championship on Monday night at Maysa Arena in Minot, North Dakota. In Monday’s title game, the Lady Flames defeated the Lindenwood Lions, 3-1.
The Lady Flames scored the first three goals, including two from Valeriia Manchak. Alexandra Smibert had the final goal and assisted on one of Manchak’s goals. Lindenwood’s Kennedy Frank denied Liberty goaltender Kylie Mebs a shutout in the championship game by scoring with just 1:26 left in the third period.
After seeing the 2020 Nationals cancelled amid the COVID pandemic, Liberty has now won three straight women’s ACHA Division I National Championships dating back to 2018. The Lady Flames were a favorite to win last year before their trip to Frisco, Texas was canceled.
I might have missed a conversation about it a couple weeks ago while I was in the field but the women's hockey team won the national championship for the 4th straight year with a 25-0 record. I get that it's women's club hockey but that's impressive.