All posts by Nick Tremaroli

Denver Extends David Carle Through 2026-27

In what was all but a foregone conclusion at this point, the University of Denver finally announced that they have extended the contract of 2022 National Champion head coach David Carle through the 2026-27 season. Carle, 32, took over for 2017 National champion Jim Montgomery after the 2017-18 season when ‘Monty’ signed on with the Dallas Stars for the same role. Continue reading Denver Extends David Carle Through 2026-27

Five Current & Future Pioneers Selected in 2022 NHL Draft

The Denver Hockey program made history last season with four Pioneers picked in the first three rounds of the 2021 NHL Draft. This year, they very nearly matched that feat for the second straight year as four incoming Pioneers – F Rieger Lorenz (R2, #56 overall), F Miko Matikka (R3, #67), F Aidan Thompson (R3, #90), and D Garrett Brown (R4, #99) – were selected in the first 99 picks. The shocker of the draft, however, was that rising sophomore forward Jack Devine, a key piece of the Pioneers’ third line last season, fell to the seventh round at #221 after being projected to get selected in the second or third round. But when all was said and done, the 2022 draft was just a bit better than last year’s draft with one more Pioneer getting selected this time around. Continue reading Five Current & Future Pioneers Selected in 2022 NHL Draft

Denver Hockey Releases 2022-2023 Schedule

The Denver Pioneers Hockey program announced today its full schedule for the 2022-2023 season. In addition to hosting the annual Ice Breaker Tournament in October, the non-conference headline-grabbing matchup is the very next weekend’s trip back to Massachusetts to take on UMass-Amherst. This matchup of the last two national champions will be the Pioneers’ first trip back to the Bay State since winning the national title in Boston in April.

The full schedule is below: Continue reading Denver Hockey Releases 2022-2023 Schedule

Pioneers Clinch 2-Seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Dominant Victory Over Marquette

The #19 Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team (9-5, 4-1 BIG EAST) won’t win the regular-season conference title like many Pioneer fans have become accustomed to over the past decade but thanks to a dominant stretch of lacrosse that saw Denver finish the season on a three-game winning streak, they finished 2nd in the conference behind Georgetown, the only conference team that beat the Pios. In front of the second-largest crowd in Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium history (2,969), the Pioneers clinched the 2-seed with a dominating victory over the Marquette Golden Eagles (4-10, 2-3) to close out the regular season and enter the postseason on a high note. Continue reading Pioneers Clinch 2-Seed in BIG EAST Tournament with Dominant Victory Over Marquette

Nine Feels Fine: Pioneers Erupt for Five Third-Period Goals to Erase Deficit and Win Ninth National Title

BOSTON, Mass. – The Pioneers were dead in the water. Their grip on finally getting over the hump and staking their claim to the most national titles in NCAA history was slipping away. The Minnesota State Mavericks, one of the two teams anointed presumptive national champions back in October, were skating circles around the Pioneers all across the ice and making them look, well, like Denver’s own opponents looked all year long – slow, sluggish, and sloppy. The Mavericks skated to a 1-0 lead thanks to DU goaltender Magnus Chrona’s heroics through 40 minutes of play at TD Garden in the National Championship game and entering the third period, the Pioneers were going to have to try again next year. Continue reading Nine Feels Fine: Pioneers Erupt for Five Third-Period Goals to Erase Deficit and Win Ninth National Title

Carter Savoie Calls Game in Overtime to Send Pioneers Past Wolverines in Frozen Four Thriller

BOSTON, Mass. – Carter Savoie has 23 goals this season. Not a single one of them, though, was bigger or more important than the one he scored nearly 15 minutes into overtime at the 2022 Frozen Four at the TD Garden to lift the Pioneers to a 3-2 victory over the top overall seed Michigan and a berth in the program’s 12th national title game. Continue reading Carter Savoie Calls Game in Overtime to Send Pioneers Past Wolverines in Frozen Four Thriller

Pioneers Feeling Right at Home in Boston Ahead of Frozen Four

BOSTON, Mass. – The Denver Pioneers traveled more than 1,700 miles yesterday from DIA to Boston but they’re feeling right at home. Maybe it’s the Pioneers’ history of playing in all but one Frozen Four played in Massachusetts or maybe it’s the leadership group’s perspective of keeping everything in perspective and level-headed entering tomorrow’s national semifinal matchup with top overall seed Michigan. Whatever it is, the Pioneers know what is at stake this weekend, even if they’re trying to have some fun with it. Continue reading Pioneers Feeling Right at Home in Boston Ahead of Frozen Four

Frozen Four Field Set: Denver to Face Michigan in First National Semifinal

The Frozen Four field is now set. Quinnipiac gave Michigan all the Wolverines could handle in the third period of the weekend’s final game, the Allentown Regional Final, but two Michigan empty-net goals after QU nearly erased a 4-0 deficit prevented the Bobcats from completing the comeback. After Minnesota clinched the third trip to Boston with their victory over Western Michigan this afternoon, Michigan earned the final spot with their 7-4 win this evening. Continue reading Frozen Four Field Set: Denver to Face Michigan in First National Semifinal