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WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks Dartmouth shutout, more desperation on offense

Last night, the #2 University of Denver Pioneers shut out the Dartmouth College Big Green, 1-0. It was goalie Tanner Jaillet’s second shutout of the season but for the second straight game, DU’s offense was limited to just one regulation goal. Dartmouth played great defense and goalie Devin Buffalo made some incredible saves, but DU’s high-powered offense was once again held in check.

DU head coach Jim Montgomery was pleased with his team’s overall effort but he said he’d like to see more urgency from his offense. Watch him talk about that and more in last night’s postgame media scrum below: Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks Dartmouth shutout, more desperation on offense

Tanner Jaillet outduels a rumbling Buffalo as Denver shuts out Dartmouth in defensive struggle

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio, DU Athletics

On paper, the #2 University of Denver Pioneers have one of the country’s best offenses. With the likes of Troy Terry, Henrik Borgström, and Dylan Gambrell leading the offense, it’s hard to imagine Denver scoring just one goal in any game. But that’s what happens when a team runs into a Buffalo, specifically Dartmouth’s goaltender, Devin Buffalo. Fortunately, one goal was enough for the Pioneers to secure the 1-0 shutout. Continue reading Tanner Jaillet outduels a rumbling Buffalo as Denver shuts out Dartmouth in defensive struggle

Pioneers can’t solve Alex Leclerc, tie Tigers for second straight night

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio, DU Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS – The top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers did earn the extra point for NCHC standings purposes, but for the second straight night, they skated to a tie with the Colorado College Tigers. It wasn’t the weekend result the Pioneers were looking for, especially against the once lowly Tigers, but after last night’s lackluster performance there was a lot more to like from the Pioneers at the World Arena tonight. Continue reading Pioneers can’t solve Alex Leclerc, tie Tigers for second straight night

WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses disappointing performance against Colorado College

The top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers saw their 14-game winning streak against their in-state archrival, the Colorado College Tigers, come to an end. Of course, for NCAA purposes, the game went down as a tie but Christiano Versich’s power play goal in three-on-three overtime gave the Tigers the extra point for NCHC standings purposes. By all accounts, it was a disappointing performance by the Pioneers and head coach Jim Montgomery was rightfully concerned.

Watch last night’s postgame media scrum below: Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses disappointing performance against Colorado College

CC ends Denver’s Gold Pan Rivalry winning streak at 14 as Tigers “win” in 3-on-3 overtime

Photo credit: Isaiah J. Downing, The Gazette

After three years of one-sided dominance by the University of Denver Pioneers, the Gold Pan Rivalry, the second-longest played rivalry in college, might just be back. The top-ranked Pioneers didn’t play well at Magness Arena on Friday night, but what was nothing but a gentle Tiger kitten’s purr on the ice for three years suddenly evolved into a full-blown roar. Continue reading CC ends Denver’s Gold Pan Rivalry winning streak at 14 as Tigers “win” in 3-on-3 overtime

DEVELOPING: Denver Hockey to add NAHL defenseman for 2017-18

Photo credit: Rebekah Bing, NAHL.com

Earlier this evening, the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas announced on Twitter that defenseman Ryan Orgel is leaving the team and joining the top-ranked Denver Pioneers for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and beyond. There is no corresponding early departure or dismissal. Continue reading DEVELOPING: Denver Hockey to add NAHL defenseman for 2017-18

WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses win over North Dakota

The top-ranked Denver Pioneers topped the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 4-1 last night to earn a weekend split with their archrival. It was an important bounce-back type game for the Pios after blowing a 3-0 lead the night before. While Denver would have much preferred a sweep, especially after Friday night’s first period, DU was still able to enter Thanksgiving break on a good note.

DU head coach Jim Montgomery was pleased with his team’s performance last night. Watch his postgame media scrum below (pardon the typo in the tweet): Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses win over North Dakota

Denver rides power play, three-goal third period to recover from rivalry meltdown

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A night ago, the story was a lack of leadership and dedication to the process. It ended in an ugly 5-4 loss that saw the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers blow a 3-0 lead to the #3 North Dakota Fighting Hawks. One night later, the Pioneers rebounded and used their third period dominance to send the Fighting Hawks back to the frozen hellscape of Grand Forks, North Dakota with a loss. Continue reading Denver rides power play, three-goal third period to recover from rivalry meltdown

WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks loss to North Dakota, lack of team commitment

Last night, the top-ranked Denver Pioneers lost in heartbreaking fashion to the #3 North Dakota Fighting Hawks after blowing a 3-0 lead. It was about as bad a loss as Denver has seen this year and it seems like this could be a turning point, for better or for worse, in the season.

DU head coach Jim Montgomery wasn’t happy with his team’s performance and he didn’t hold back in talking about what went wrong. Watch his postgame media scrum from last night below: Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery talks loss to North Dakota, lack of team commitment

Pioneers blow 3-0 lead, show little life after first period in 5-4 loss to North Dakota

Photo credit: Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald

It was about as perfect a start as the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers could have asked for. They were skating hard, passing well, and crashing the net at every turn. As such, the Pios were dominating play at Magness Arena against the #3 North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Denver looked every bit the best team in the country and North Dakota…well they didn’t. Continue reading Pioneers blow 3-0 lead, show little life after first period in 5-4 loss to North Dakota