Liberty hockey player carried off ice, airlifted to hospital

Credit: Liberty Hockey
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Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 8:25 PM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Senior forward Josh Fricks of Liberty Hockey is recovering after a serious injury Friday on the ice in the team’s matchup against UNLV.

Fricks was carried off the ice in the first period after a hit against the boards. He fell face first onto the ice and was placed on a backboard.

“He was airlifted to Roanoke, but we’re really unsure,” Flames Head Coach Kirk Handy said. “We’re just praying for him right now. He’s in good hands (but) that’s real tough. Hockey comes secondary to a player’s safety.”

Liberty Hockey posted the following update Saturday with Josh from the hospital: