Category Archives: History & Tradition

Local Apparel Company Releases Boone Sweatshirt, Currently Available for Preorder

Denver-based DeCo Apparel Company which specializes in unique, Denver sports-related designs, just released their brand-new sweater which features Boone wearing nine championship rings, recognizing each of the record-tying nine national titles that the Denver Hockey program has won. Continue reading Local Apparel Company Releases Boone Sweatshirt, Currently Available for Preorder

Commemorative Hockey Jersey Website Reopens – Expect Delays

We continue to get daily requests for commemorative hockey jerseys celebrating DU’s ninth national hockey championship. Now that many DU fans are seeing these jerseys at games for the first time, fans want to order more. Due to a large number of ongoing customer requests, we are reopening the store. However, there is a hitch – there will be long delays in fulfillment. Continue reading Commemorative Hockey Jersey Website Reopens – Expect Delays

BREAKING LOGO NEWS: University Launches New ‘Denver Arch’

When the University of Denver formally released new logo brand guidelines to the public this past September, the announcement was met with mixed reviews. Of greater concern to many was the future of the ‘Denver Arch’, absent from the brand release. In Athletics, the Denver arch was a critical part of Denver’s athletic identity, especially in hockey. Would DU athletes be left with the interlocking logo(s) on the front of their uniforms as a primary identifier? Continue reading BREAKING LOGO NEWS: University Launches New ‘Denver Arch’

The City of Denver Loses Hockey Legend Peter McNab

It was with sadness that we learned of Peter McNab’s passing early today. McNab was a Canadian-born hockey player. He played 14 seasons in the NHL from 1973 to 1987 for the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils. He later served as the color commentator for the Colorado Avalanche from their inaugural 1995-96 season until his death. DU fans will remember him as a great Pioneer. Continue reading The City of Denver Loses Hockey Legend Peter McNab

Denver wins Homecoming Slugfest over Providence in OT, 3-2

Was there a hockey game Saturday night?

There was certainly perfect fall weather, Homecoming food trucks, plenty of spirits were consumed, and even the 2022 NCAA Championship banner was raised to the rafters before the game.

But DU saved the best memory for last, as DU sophomore Jack Devine won the Saturday night game, rifling a 20- foot wrister to break a 2-2 tie just 1:15 into overtime, sending over 6,000 DU fans into a happy conclusion to Homecoming weekend,  completing the sweep of the Providence Friars on the weekend in one of the more physical non-league series in recent years.

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It’s Homecoming Week!

It’s not too late, you can still register for Homecoming events this week. Due to popular demand and to celebrate the ninth hockey championship banner being raised in Magness Arena before Saturday’s hockey game against Providence, we have extended the sale of the Commemorative Hockey Championship jerseys through Homecoming Week until the end of this month. Continue reading It’s Homecoming Week!

Pioneer Captain Dave Tomassoni (’75) Passes Away at 69

The Denver Pioneer hockey family lost an inspirational former team captain, David Tomassoni (Denver, ’75) who passed away from Aymotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on August 11th in his native Minnesota. He was 69 years old. 

Tomassoni helped bring DU to two Frozen Fours in the 1970s and served as DU’s captain under coach Murray Armstrong in his senior season in 1974-75, before going on to a 16-year pro hockey career, mostly played in Italy. After his hockey career ended, he served for 30 years in the Minnesota State Legislature, retiring earlier this year following his 2021 ALS diagnosis. Continue reading Pioneer Captain Dave Tomassoni (’75) Passes Away at 69