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Crimson & Gold Show: Episode 2

The #7 Denver Pioneers were swept last weekend by the #2 St. Cloud State Huskies before coming home and splitting with the top-ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. There was a lot to unpack from both series as this was likely the Pioneers’ toughest two week stretch of the season. Chris Bayee of Magness Mayhem and I did our best to dissect and understand everything we saw from the past two weeks. Please note that Denver’s record right now is 6-3-1, not 7-2-2. The box score that we were looking at from last night’s game had Denver’s record incorrectly shown. Apologies for the confusion.

Episode 2 of the Crimson & Gold Show is below:

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