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It’s been a long 9 and a half months since the Battle on Blake was announced last May. The excitement has built since then with various events and announcements. It’s finally going to culminate in, yep, you guessed it, a game. They’re actually going to play hockey at Coors Field this weekend!
If you haven’t been following LetsGoDU on Twitter, you’ve been missing out on a number of announcements regarding this weekend including what DU will be wearing against CC. If you missed that, no worries, just go ahead and click here. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: The Battle on Blake is Finally Here
On Wednesday, the University of Denver hockey program announced that a number of program alumni are going to take part in a “friendly scrimmage” at Joy Burns Arena on Friday from 6-8 PM. Admission to the scrimmage is free.
This event comes on the eve of the Battle on Blake between Colorado College and the University of Denver. It reminds some of a version of the alumni game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche happening at Coors Field the day before the Stadium Series game next weekend. Continue reading Denver Hockey Alums to Skate at Joy Burns Arena
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It’s not often that University of Denver hockey fans are treated to two rivalry matchups in consecutive weeks. The past weekend saw the Pioneers earn an unlikely and important sweep over the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks and this weekend, the Pioneers will play their second home-and-home of the year against Colorado College. This is just the second time since the 2007-08 season that CC and North Dakota home weekends come in back-to-back weeks. Continue reading Better Rivalry: Denver-North Dakota or Gold Pan?
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Earlier on Tuesday, when practice ended, the University of Denver hockey program posted a video on Instagram of players seeing the uniforms they will wear on Saturday for the Battle on Blake for the first time. The smiles and excitement on the faces of the few players in the video were obvious. Continue reading UPDATE: Denver Officially Unveils Battle on Blake Sweater
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Danton Heinen and Dylan Gambrell were named NCHC Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively after leading the University of Denver Pioneers to a weekend sweep of the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Continue reading Heinen and Gambrell Named NCHC Players of the Week
On Sunday, the University of Denver Hockey Program released a short video showing the creation of the jerseys the Pioneers will wear on Saturday for the Battle on Blake. While the lighting and quality of the video aren’t great, you can see that the program has decided to go with a modified throwback look for the first organized outdoor hockey game in Colorado history. Continue reading Denver Hockey Teases Battle On Blake Sweaters
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In one of the best games in the history of the storied rivalry between the University of Denver and the University of North Dakota, the No. 13 Pioneers held on to beat the No. 2 Fighting Hawks 6-4. It took a game-winning shorthanded goal from Quentin Shore and a game-sealing empty net goal from Danton Heinen, but the Denver Pioneers won one of the best games of the 2015-16 College Hockey season.
“It was just an unbelievable game to be a part of,” DU head coach Jim Montgomery said after the final buzzer. Continue reading Denver Tops North Dakota in Game for the Ages, 6-4
We’ve made it through the week and we’re finally about to witness one of the greatest rivalries in all of college sports. North Dakota vs. Denver means a lot of things to many people. For some, it’s just another hockey game, but for many, this series is akin to the Super Bowl. Continue reading North Dakota Week PSA: Have Fun, Stay Safe
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After an odd bye week that gave me some serious college hockey withdrawals, DU hockey is back this weekend to take on their bitter rival, North Dakota. It’s going to be a great weekend of college hockey that you’re not going to want to miss. I will be repeating this info likely later today and tomorrow, but if you can’t make it to Magness Arena this weekend, both games will be televised. Friday’s game (8:06 PM puck drop) will be on CBS Sports and Saturday’s (7:06 PM) will be on Root Sports. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s North Dakota Week!
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On Monday, Brad E. Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald, wrote an article on Area Voices about the evolution of college hockey coverage. Schlossman is a very well-known college hockey reporter and has been in the business for over a decade. He’s seen the industry change as the internet has grown and online sports content has become mostly free to access. Continue reading The Evolution of College Hockey Coverage