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Pioneers blow three-goal lead, split weekend series with top-ranked Bulldogs

DENVER – A night after shutting out the top-ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, the #7 Denver Pioneers blew a third-period 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 in overtime at Magness Arena. Scott Perunovich scored with 1.8 seconds left to tie the game at 3 and force overtime before Cole Koepke scored 52 seconds into overtime to stun the Pioneers and complete the UMD comeback. Continue reading Pioneers blow three-goal lead, split weekend series with top-ranked Bulldogs

Pioneers swept by St. Cloud State in first NCHC road trip

Photo credit: Russell Hons

Denver lost for the first and second times this season on their first true road trip of the season as they dropped a pair of 4-3 decisions to the St. Cloud State Huskies at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The Pioneers looked overmatched all weekend and for the first time all season, their youth and related undisciplined tendencies finally came back to bite them. Continue reading Pioneers swept by St. Cloud State in first NCHC road trip

Pioneers withstand third period rally, ride Broncos out of Denver with overtime sweep

Everything was going just fine for the first forty minutes. The #7 Denver Pioneers (5-0-1, 2-0-0-0 NCHC) had picked up right where they left off a night ago in game one against the Western Michigan Broncos. With a power play goal in each of the first two periods, it seemed like Denver was going to cruise to a surprisingly easy early November sweep at Magness Arena. Then the third period came and the tables quickly turned and Denver had to score with less than three minutes left to force overtime where Jarid Lukosevicius scored his fifth goal of the weekend to clinch the sweep. In a season of tests, this one was a test of mental fortitude and leadership and, to no surprise, the Pioneers passed. Continue reading Pioneers withstand third period rally, ride Broncos out of Denver with overtime sweep

PHOTOS: Denver officially unveils Miller Hockey Complex

After more than a year of anticipation, the University of Denver hockey program finally officially unveiled their newly renovated locker room and hockey facility. As part of the celebration, the program held a ceremony and invited alumni to take part in its unveiling today. It was a great celebration of the history of the hockey program and a great sneak peek at what the future of Denver hockey will look like. Continue reading PHOTOS: Denver officially unveils Miller Hockey Complex

Pioneers ride three-goal second, Lukosevicius hat trick to top Broncos in game one

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio/Denver Athletics

10 of the 22 players listed on the #7 Denver Pioneers’ line chart on Friday night at Magness Arena got their first taste of NCHC hockey and for those 10 players, that taste was sweet, sweet victory. Jarid Lukosevicius tallied Denver’s second hat trick of the season with a goal in all three periods while Michael Davies and Liam Finlay each scored in the Pioneers’ rollercoaster three-goal second period to ice the Western Michigan Broncos in a 5-2 victory to open NCHC play. Continue reading Pioneers ride three-goal second, Lukosevicius hat trick to top Broncos in game one