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2017-18 University of Denver Hockey Season Preview

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The 2017-18 college hockey season is back. While much of the rest of the country started their seasons over the past two weekends, the University of Denver Pioneers have to wait until this weekend, the 13th and 14th to open their season at Notre Dame in a Frozen Four rematch. While the wait has been excruciating, it has only added to the anticipation for a season that the Pioneers hope ends with another trophy presentation after an incredible run to their 8th national title in Chicago this past April. Continue reading 2017-18 University of Denver Hockey Season Preview

2017-18 Denver Hockey: Comprehensive freshman class profile

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Summer is finally over and Fall is upon us once again. Rather than waking up to the bright, piercing sun, we’re waking up to cool, crisp mornings. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back and Major League Baseball playoff races are heating up (the Rockies are still in it!) and we’ve reached the final days of September. All of this means only one thing. College hockey is finally right around the corner. Continue reading 2017-18 Denver Hockey: Comprehensive freshman class profile

Denver men’s soccer streak snapped by Furman in extra time

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It hadn’t happened since October of 2014. The #4 Denver men’s soccer program had gone 37 straight regular season matches without a loss. But last night, that streak came to an end as Furman’s Danny Kierath beat Pioneer goalkeeper Nick Gardner in the 109th minute. Continue reading Denver men’s soccer streak snapped by Furman in extra time

Will Butcher makes it official, signs with New Jersey

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The New Jersey Devils announced today that they have officially signed 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner and former University of Denver captain Will Butcher to a two-year entry-level contract. Butcher’s signing officially ends a drawn-out saga that saw the Colorado Avalanche, the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft, lose out on the prized defenseman prospect. Continue reading Will Butcher makes it official, signs with New Jersey

Making sense of the shakeup atop Denver’s athletic department

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In case you missed the news, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced in her 14th annual Divisional Address this week some changes at the top of the athletic department. She announced that Ron Grahame, former DU hockey goalie and long time DU administrator would take over the role of the day-to-day athletic director, effective immediately. Bradley-Doppes also announced that she plans to retire next June 30, after the end of the academic and athletic year. She will remain in her current position for 2017-18, but with a focus on more long-term projects and fundraising. Continue reading Making sense of the shakeup atop Denver’s athletic department

Will Butcher to wait until August to sign NHL deal, will test free agency

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Our friends at BSN Denver have reported that 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher has decided to wait until August 15th, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, to sign with an NHL team. DU’s prized defenseman and captain for the 2016-17 National Championship winning team was drafted by Denver’s own Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Continue reading Will Butcher to wait until August to sign NHL deal, will test free agency

Denver hockey roster update: 2017-18 Pioneers poised to dominate once again

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If you thought that the University of Denver hockey team’s run to their eighth national title a few months ago was a wild ride, come this October, buckle up. The 2017-18 Pioneers might be even better than the 2017 National Champions. Crazy? Sure. Implausible? Absolutely not. Continue reading Denver hockey roster update: 2017-18 Pioneers poised to dominate once again

Pioneers reach unprecedented heights, finish in top 5 of Capital One Cup standings

After a year that saw the University of Denver athletic department experience a few exciting firsts…and an astounding, much-needed eighth, the Pioneers, DU’s men’s sports specifically, were properly recognized for a strong showing over the course of the year. As Florida topped LSU in the Men’s College World Series earlier this week, the 2016-17 NCAA Division I calendar came to an end. After the dust settled and the points were tallied, the DU men finished in the top five, number four to be exact, of the men’s Capital One Cup standings for the first time ever. Continue reading Pioneers reach unprecedented heights, finish in top 5 of Capital One Cup standings

One incoming Pioneer picked in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

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In what has become an annual late June tradition, one more future Pioneer has been selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago. While he wasn’t drafted in the first round on Friday night, D Ian Mitchell was taken in the second round on Saturday. Continue reading One incoming Pioneer picked in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion

Every great student section in college hockey has something unique that makes it great. Whether it’s a creative chant or throwing a fish on the ice after a goal, each and every one of them has something different. Until the 2016-17 season, Denver lacked it. Sure, when CC and North Dakota came to town, the students showed up in force, but that was it. This year, though, despite the on-campus turmoil surrounding what the definition of acceptable school spirit is, Denver’s student section finally found that bit of uniqueness, that which set them apart: the DU Whiteboard. Continue reading More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion