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Local Boy Stripped of Scoring Title

A Denver area Squirt youth hockey player, Bert Grossmeier, was stripped of his scoring record due to an equipment violation. Grossmeier skated for the Evergreen Warriors. Bert scored a record-breaking 12 goals in the 2nd period against the Loveland Ice Caps on May 22nd, erasing the national mark of 10 goals by a squirt player in a single period. However, Grossmeier took to the ice wearing a Denver Commemorative Championship Boone Jersey during his epic scoring spree, refusing to don his team’s kit. As a result, the Squirt scoring record was stripped by the USA Hockey governing board. Continue reading Local Boy Stripped of Scoring Title

Police on the Lookout for Stolen Hobey Baker

Denver Police are said to be on the lookout for drug cheating Minnesota State goaltender Dryden MacKay who stole the Hobey Baker Award from former University of Denver forward Bobby Brink.

Pawnshops have been put on alert for the collegiate hockey trophy. Photo: Jim Rosvold

McKay, 24, is a  5’11” and 174 lbs. with sandy red hair and is said to be driving a vehicle with Illinois plates. McKay recently played his final collegiate game on April 9th when Minnesota State lost 5-1 to the Denver Pioneers in the Frozen Four national title game.

MacKay tested positive for ostarine, a muscle growth drug banned under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policy and the International Ice Hockey Federation Anti-Doping Regulations.

Apparently, the drugs wore off five minutes into the third period and, within seconds, DU alternate captain Ryan Barrow stuffed a rebound through McKay’s legs. That tied the game, 1-1. After that, McKay couldn’t stop a beachball.

10 Reasons To Dislike the University of Michigan

  1. Don Canham, former U of M Athletic Director, led the charge to take Michigan out of the old WCHA, Denver’s former conference, in order to save money and not have to fly Michigan hockey to Colorado, while reconstituting the then-CCHA as an upper-midwestern hockey bus league back in 1981, taking Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Michigan Tech, along with his Wolverines.
  2. Maize and blue? It’s called, “Yellow & Navy” by folks that don’t wear tweed jackets and smoke pipes.
  3. If Michigan’s hockey arena is named after Fielding H. Yost – a FOOTBALL coach,  shouldn’t Big Blue name The Big House (Michigan Stadium) Red Berenson Stadium?
  4. Michigan’s current hockey head coach Mel Pearson allegedly told players to lie on COVID-19 contact tracing forms before the 2021 NCAA Tournament. What other tests are they cheating on?
  5. U of M has more bandwagon fans than Notre Dame. Most of their gameday crowd have their certificates from Dearborn Middle School. Michigan Football: Top 10 Running Backs Of All Time - Page 4
  6. It is illegal to cuss in front of women or children in the State of Michigan. U of M lost 6-1 to Ohio State this season in hockey. No cussing in front of women and children? Just ask Buckeye fans.
  7. Michigan is a football school – well, at least until the College Football Playoff Semifinal.
  8. The Wolverines have so many ongoing investigations into their hockey program that their law firm, WilhelmHale, is listed on the hockey staff directory.
  9. Michigan has dodged the Pios in regular-season hockey for more than 40 years.  Former DU skipper Jim Montgomery finally scheduled a weekend series in Denver with U of M to take place at Magness Arena in 2018. But shortly before the 2018 DU schedule was released, the Wolverines bailed on DU and scheduled a weak Vermont team at home. DU was forced to find a late replacement in Alaska-Fairbanks. Denver and Western Michigan have more in common than we thought…
  10. Former Michigan all-American, NHL star, and Wolverine head coaching legend Red Berenson, a Saskatchewan junior star who was once recruited by DU and Michigan to play college hockey, chose Michigan over Denver because, he said, “some of the guys that went to Denver, I just didn’t have a lot of respect for them as students.”   That’s pretty rich, coming from a guy who was arrested for public urination on a public library wall (and then drunken driving) in 1994 at the age of 55.

Win Two Tickets to Loveland Regional Hockey Tournament Thursday!

Win two free tickets for Thursday’s NCAA Regional hockey tournament in Loveland. To win, you must write in the comment section below a limerick about the tournament, teams, players, or Loveland.  The entry deadline is 11:59 pm Tuesday night. The winner (1) will be selected by a LetsGoDU panel on Wednesday.

We will give you three limerick examples below: Continue reading Win Two Tickets to Loveland Regional Hockey Tournament Thursday!