All posts by Sasha Kandrach

Holywood’s Heroes – Carty and McIlroy

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4,395 miles marks the distance Jessica “Jess” Carty traveled to pursue her collegiate golf career from her hometown Holywood, Northern Ireland to Denver, Colorado. Holywood is located outside of Belfast and has a population of just over 12,000 people, including Carty and current PGA and the world’s #3 ranked golfer Rory McIlroy. Continue reading Holywood’s Heroes – Carty and McIlroy

DU vs. UND: Sixth Time’s the Charm

As if the Denver vs North Dakota clash wasn’t intense enough, add the possibility to advance to the National Championship and the opportunity to break the tie for seven national titles. The Denver Pioneers and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks’ sixth meeting of the year serves as the ultimate test as the two teams clash once more in Tampa. Continue reading DU vs. UND: Sixth Time’s the Charm

Winless Weekend at Frozen Faceoff will Help Pioneers

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While the No. 6 Denver Pioneers return winless from the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, the team walks away having faced adversity and greatly challenged by its opponents in the tournament to aid in overall progress moving forward. Continue reading Winless Weekend at Frozen Faceoff will Help Pioneers

Denver and Notre Dame to Renew High Intensity Rivalry Sunday

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An all too familiar collision between the reigning national champion Denver Pioneers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take place this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. MT in South Bend, Indiana. The short, yet rich history between the two western-rivals magnifies the intensity and passion sparked by the fastest growing rivalry in college lacrosse. Continue reading Denver and Notre Dame to Renew High Intensity Rivalry Sunday

Denver Hockey’s Senior Sendoff

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Four years fly by when you play the sport you love with an exceptional program, create lifelong friendships with your teammates, and attend an institution that strives to help you find success following graduation. This is the reality for Denver hockey’s four seniors preparing to finish their collegiate hockey careers and enter the real world in the following months. Continue reading Denver Hockey’s Senior Sendoff

Denver vs. UNO: What to Expect

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The No. 7 Denver Pioneers are scheduled to host the No. 15 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5th. The second meeting of 2016 between the Pioneers and Mavericks occurs with notable differences thanks to the discrepancy in recent results from both teams. Continue reading Denver vs. UNO: What to Expect

Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

With their sweep against the Western Michigan Broncos, the Denver Pioneers earned their seventh-consecutive win of the season to match the longest winning-streak of the decade that occurred back in November and December of 2010. Now (19-8-5, 15-5-2-0 NCHC) the Pioneers are peaking at the right time. The team has identified their rhythm and has found what works to generate much-needed success at such a crucial point in the year according to Head Coach Jim Montgomery. Denver looks to advance from 3rd place in the NCHC rankings and ultimately, secure an ideal seed for the NCAA tournament. Continue reading Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

Battle on Blake Week Preview

Photo Credit: David Zadlubowski, The Denver Post 

Battle on Blake Week is finally upon us. As the anticipation and excitement builds to watch the puck drop between CC and DU at Coors Field here’s a look at the most recent meetings between the two long-time rivals. Continue reading Battle on Blake Week Preview

CC vs DU: More Than Just a Rivalry

When you grow up in the 719, rooting for the Colorado College Tigers is instilled in you from a very young age. Colorado College hockey and Colorado Springs are one and the same. You don’t have to be a hockey expert to understand that the rivalry between CC and the University of Denver is like none other. Nor do you have to have an actual reason to hate DU when you live in Colorado Springs…you just do. Continue reading CC vs DU: More Than Just a Rivalry

Denver Secures Sweep Over North Dakota

photo credit: Sasha Kandrach

In a thrilling series, Denver swept No. 2 ranked North Dakota. After an energetic, emotional first game the Pioneers defeated the Fighting Hawks 4-1 in the second, calmer contest.

“I really liked the way we played. I thought we managed the play a lot better tonight. We didn’t give up odd-man rushes, they had to go through two-to-three players to make plays and that’s what you want against a team like North Dakota.” said Head Coach Jim Montgomery. Continue reading Denver Secures Sweep Over North Dakota