Denver Sweeps Western Illinois, 3-0

Photos & Interviews by Jason Evans

Denver volleyball (13-6, 6-1) powered by Western Illinois Sunday afternoon 25-14, 25-14 & 28-26. It was outside hitter Lydia Bartalo and Denver’s front line that proved too athletic and powerful for the Leathernecks. Bartalo had a dozen kills and Michelle Feliciano added 12 assists along with Macy Carribine’s 12 digs. The Pioneers wore pink jerseys in honor of Cancer Awareness. Continue reading Denver Sweeps Western Illinois, 3-0

Final Fall Stretch Features Optimism and Desperation

Denver Men’s Soccer (2-9-2, 0-2-1 Summit League) find themselves in an unusual position following a Saturday 1-0 OT loss to Oral Roberts on the road. They may miss their own hosted Summit League tournament unless they win their next two games against Omaha and Fort Wayne. Currently, Denver is mired near the bottom of the standings with Eastern Illinois (0-1-2) and Purdue Fort Wayne (0-3-0). DU must pass both teams in the next two games to finish in fourth place and qualify for the conference tournament in Denver from November 14th-16th. By any measure, this would be a shocking result. Continue reading Final Fall Stretch Features Optimism and Desperation

Double Trouble Season 2, Episode 1: Reviewing Three Weeks of Top-Ranked Denver Hockey

Top-ranked Denver and Boston College tangled this weekend at Magness Arena and Denver came away with 3-0 and 6-4 victories for its fifth and sixth straight wins to start the season. It was a great Homecoming weekend for the Pios both on and off the ice. DU played great hockey all weekend against a big, skilled, NCHC-like Boston College team and it bodes extremely well for the rest of the season (and its eventual Pairwise positioning). At times, Denver dominated BC and at others, they were forced to play on their heels and find a way to push back. Denver was successful on all fronts and if you’re a DU fan, you have to be pleased with how the first three weeks have gone for the unbeaten Pios. Continue reading Double Trouble Season 2, Episode 1: Reviewing Three Weeks of Top-Ranked Denver Hockey

Special teams, strong second period power Denver past Boston College to Pioneers’ third straight sweep

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio/DU Athletics

DENVER – A goaltenders’ duel this game was not. On Saturday night at Magness Arena, the top-ranked Denver Pioneers used three early second period goals and a strong special teams performance to put away the #6 Boston College Eagles and extend its regular-season nonconference winning streak to 17. The Pioneers’ impressive – if stressful – 6-4 victory came just a night after they struggled to score just one goal against BC goaltender and 2019 NHL first-round draft pick Spencer Knight. Continue reading Special teams, strong second period power Denver past Boston College to Pioneers’ third straight sweep

Chrona outduels Knight as Denver shuts out Boston College in Homecoming goaltender showcase

Photo courtesy of DU Athletics

DENVER – Sir Spencer was Boston College’s Knight in shining armor. But Cole Guttman found the one flaw in Knight’s game early in the second period and that was all that top-ranked Denver needed to beat the #6 Eagles, 3-0 on Friday night at Magness Arena. Denver’s win was their fifth straight and 16th straight in regular season nonconference play. Continue reading Chrona outduels Knight as Denver shuts out Boston College in Homecoming goaltender showcase

“Go Denver Pioneers” Spirit Fund’s First Signage to Debut Tonight

Those of you who contributed to the “Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund” over the last 12 months will see the first fruits of your donations tonight at the Denver vs. Boston College Hockey Game!

The spirit fund has purchased over 100 re-usable DU fan signs and banners (see examples in the photo accompanying this story) designed to enhance the game-day experience in multiple different sections around Magness Arena.  This new signage will be available for use during games by season ticket holders and students, and the DU athletic department is handling game-day distribution and end-of-game retention.

This first signage investment represents less than 1/6th of the current fund so stay tuned for more purchases to debut later this season!

To make your contribution to the Go Denver Pioneers Spirit Fund, click this link,

Denver Hockey Series Preview: Boston College

How sweet it is for Denver to come home after a 10-day road trip with four wins in its back pocket.  The Pioneers also return to another familiar place this week as the top-ranked team in college hockey with 38 first-place votes in the USCHO poll.  The Pioneers showed that they can get scoring from all lines and continue to get production from their freshmen.  One key freshman is goaltender Magnus Chrona who will play his first games at Magness Arena this weekend.  Chrona remains perfect at 4-0 with a GAA of 1.75 and save percentage of .935, quite an impressive debut stretch.  He and the Pioneers will look to give Boston College their first losses of the season when the No. 6 ranked team visits Denver this weekend.

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Denver vs. Boston College Q&A with BC Interruption

After a year hiatus in 2018-19, Denver and Boston College are hitting the ice once again. Two years ago, DU and BC played in the latter half of the Pios’ trip to Beantown to play Boston University and Boston College. This time around, the Eagles are making the trip to Denver and are the Pioneers’ esteemed Homecoming weekend victims guests. Continue reading Denver vs. Boston College Q&A with BC Interruption

Homecoming Weekend Student Tickets Sell Out in Record Time as Hockey Excitement Builds

The DU student ticket allotment for Homecoming weekend hockey tickets sold out in what a DU official said “has to be a record” amount of time this Wednesday morning shortly after going on sale to students.

DU hockey being the top-ranked team in the country this week and facing the sixth-ranked Boston College Eagles on Homecoming Weekend in the 2019-2020 home opener is certainly driving increased ticket demand.

A very limited supply of regular tickets is available here at this link.

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