All posts by Nick Tremaroli

DU Hockey Mailbag: Live From Minneapolis, It’s the Frozen Faceoff!

Photo Credit: NCHC

I landed in Minneapolis at 4:30 PM local time yesterday and I immediately swung into high gear. The NCHC Awards Ceremony started at 5:15 (I arrived late…rush hour traffic, man). I had to make sure I saw some Pioneers get honored. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Live From Minneapolis, It’s the Frozen Faceoff!

Frozen Faceoff Team Profile: St. Cloud State Huskies

Photo Credit: Andy Morrison, Toledo Blade

In the second semifinal at the Frozen Faceoff on Friday, the No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers will skate against the No. 4 St. Cloud State University Huskies at the Target Center in Minneapolis. This matchup, of course, is a rematch of the massacre series that took place at Magness Arena back in December. Continue reading Frozen Faceoff Team Profile: St. Cloud State Huskies

Gabe Levin Named First NCHC Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient

The NCHC announced this morning that Gabe Levin, senior center and assistant captain for the University of Denver hockey team, is the inaugural recipient of the conference’s post-graduate scholarship. Entering the 2015-16 season, the conference announced several new on- and off-ice policy changes. Among them was the creation of the post-graduate scholarship program. Continue reading Gabe Levin Named First NCHC Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Denver Clinches Frozen Faceoff Berth in Double Overtime Thriller

Photo Credit: Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Just less than 9 minutes into the second overtime, freshman Colin Staub wrapped around the net and slid the puck past Nebraska-Omaha’s goalie to punch the University of Denver’s ticket to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff for a 4-3 double overtime victory. Continue reading Denver Clinches Frozen Faceoff Berth in Double Overtime Thriller

Denver Takes Early Series Lead, Tops Omaha 5-2

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In what was always going to be a hard-fought, physical playoff game, the No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers topped the No. 17 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks by a score of 5-2. After a hotly contested two game sweep over the Mavericks for the Pioneers at Magness Arena a week ago, Denver was able to keep extend its winning streak to 10 while putting UNO in a 1-0 series hole. Continue reading Denver Takes Early Series Lead, Tops Omaha 5-2

Rodney Billups To Be Introduced as Next DU Basketball Head Coach

Photo Credit: Jeremy Papasso, Daily Camera

As reported earlier on Friday and later confirmed by a source close to the program, Rodney Billups, Denver basketball alumnus (2002-2005) and younger brother of NBA legend Chauncey Billups, will be the next head coach of the University of Denver basketball program. This news comes on the heels of the altogether surprising announcement that the program had parted ways with 9 year head coach, Joe Scott. Continue reading Rodney Billups To Be Introduced as Next DU Basketball Head Coach

DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s NCHC Tournament Time!

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

I know this week’s mailbag is up late…but it’s finals week and finding time to write this week has been surprisingly difficult. So your patience here is greatly appreciated. I decided to take a break from studying to get this written, so without further excuses ado, let’s get this thing going. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s NCHC Tournament Time!

It’s OK to be Optimistic About Denver Men’s Basketball

Photo Credit: The Summit League

If you missed the University of Denver Men’s Basketball team’s Summit League Semi-Final against South Dakota State last night, DU lost on a missed free throw by Joe Rosga with barely a second left in the game. It was a heartbreaking finish to a game that the Pioneers probably should have won.

Read that again. Continue reading It’s OK to be Optimistic About Denver Men’s Basketball

Denver Finishes Senior Weekend Sweep With 2-1 Victory Over Omaha

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

On a night that saw the No. 7 University of Denver Pioneers’ seniors honored before the opening puck drop, Denver topped the No. 15 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2-1. Thanks to St. Cloud State’s victory over Colorado College earlier in the evening, game two of Senior Weekend proved to be a preview for the first round of the NCHC Tournament next weekend between Denver and Omaha. Continue reading Denver Finishes Senior Weekend Sweep With 2-1 Victory Over Omaha