DU Hockey Campout Signals a Season of Promise

Eager DU students lined up Friday to secure their season tickets for the 2023-24 season. The annual campout continues a tradition that sees students line the steps and lawn of the Ritchie Center Friday night with tents, waiting for a chance to secure tickets for the upcoming hockey season the following morning.

Campers spend a busy night enjoying music and activities while they wait for the sale of student tickets. There were check-ins throughout the night for campers to be eligible for one of the golden tickets which were drawn in the morning after the players and coaches delivered donuts and coffee to the campers.

As is the annual custom, the team greeted the campers Saturday morning with donuts and coffee. The team had a bye opening this weekend following the road sweep against the University of Alaska. Next up is Providence and Boston College on the road.

By 9:30 am Saturday morning campers had departed after a chilly night and morning

Denver finally begins the home season at Magness Arena against Augustana (yes, THAT Augustana) and Air Force on October 27th and 28th. Denver fans can make Homecoming plans HERE.

Despite 10 new freshmen and the graduation of star goaltender Magnus Chrona, the season looks promising with a strong coaching staff, a solid returning core and 10 outstanding newcomers. College Hockey News put DU #3 in its Top 10 poll. Denver was picked first by the NCHC Media Poll for the second consecutive year. Still, the Pioneers will need to earn their lofty ratings on the ice.

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