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Denver rallies to sweep Omaha and keep four-year winning streak over Mavs alive

Photo courtesy of Shannon Valerio/Denver Athletics

It’s going to happen sometime. Denver’s four-year winning streak against the University of Nebraska Omaha, dating back to January of 2015, is eventually going to end. Whether it’s because of the planet’s inevitable destruction due to climate change or because of an incredible individual performance by Omaha goalie Evan Weninger, it’s going to end. For more than 58 minutes of hockey on Saturday night, it appeared the latter was going to happen. But with just 1:21 left in regulation, Ian Mitchell scored to tie the game at 2 before Cole Guttman scored less than a minute into overtime to lift the #3 Denver Pioneers to a 3-2 overtime win over the Mavericks for the second straight night. Continue reading Denver rallies to sweep Omaha and keep four-year winning streak over Mavs alive

Denver defeats Montana State, gets back to winning ways

Photo Courtesy of Jason Evans

This game was a carbon copy of the recent Denver-UC Irvine contest but in reverse. DU (5-8) raced out to a 10-0 lead to start the contest. Then, DU players rained 3-point shots, 15 in all, to coast to an easy victory over Montana State (3-7) Tuesday night at Magness Arena. Continue reading Denver defeats Montana State, gets back to winning ways

Crimson & Gold Show: Episode 3

The #7 Denver Pioneers won and tied against the #9 Providence College Friars this weekend. It was easy to see a lot of growth from the Pioneers as secondary scorers made their presence felt both nights and despite a banner performance from referee Timm Walsh, the Pioneers played fairly well-disciplined hockey. It was an encouraging weekend on the whole in the last weekend of hockey at Magness Arena until 2019. With a trip to North Dakota looming in two weeks, Chris Bayee of Magness Mayhem¬†and I assess where the Pioneers are and the kind of growth that they’ve experienced over the course of the past three weeks of the “gauntlet.”

Episode 3 of the Crimson & Gold Show is just below: Continue reading Crimson & Gold Show: Episode 3

Filip Larsson makes NCAA debut in barnburner tie against Providence

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio/DU Athletics

DENVER – After an offseason-plus of anticipation and consternation surrounding DU’s goaltending situation, the #7 Denver Pioneers finally have three healthy goalies as highly touted freshman Filip Larsson made his collegiate debut against the #9 Providence College Friars. A night after Devin Cooley limited the Friars to just one goal on 40 shots, Larsson kept the Pioneers in the game as the Pioneers and Friars tied 4-4 at Magness Arena.

Larsson looked at times like he never missed a game and at others, he looked like a goalie making his season debut at the end of November. Though DU’s defense didn’t do him many favors throughout the first two periods with poor defensive zone play that led to numerous Providence scoring chances. Continue reading Filip Larsson makes NCAA debut in barnburner tie against Providence