College hockey scheduling isn’t easy. There are now 63 teams playing Division I college hockey, and DU as a 72-year-old program has played most of them over the years. Non-conference scheduling is a particular kind of art form, requiring just enough potential home wins to keep the fans (and bean-counters) happy, but not too many cupcakes either, or it can hurt your national Pairwise ranking, especially if there is an upset. Continue reading Puck Swami: Non-conference Opponents That DU Hockey Should Schedule
As DU winds down the current athletic year and Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Karlton Creech prepares to depart for the next chapter in his career, we die-hard fans at LetsGoDU have our wish list for the next athletic director, whomever it may be.
Here are our wishes, in rough order of priority: Continue reading A Five Point Fan Wish List for DU’s Next Athletic Director
While COVID-19 may have kept Damien Goddard from the Frozen Four, Goddard makes a triumphant return to Denver this Friday with a Pop-Up store at The Pioneer Bar from 4-6 pm. The event, sponsored by Denver Boone Facebook, is a celebration of Denver’s 9th national hockey championship and will offer hockey championship gear for sale. The championship merchandise includes 4 different styles of caps, Boone Natty women’s V-neck, men’s T-shirts & sweatshirts and stickers. Cash, Venmo or Zelle accepted. Meet DU’s unofficial mascot, Denver Boone, for photos at 5:30 PM. Continue reading Pregame National Championship Celebration at The Pioneer Bar, 4-6 This Friday
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.
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.
Let’s face it, most Denver fans were understandably all-consumed with DU Hockey’s national title celebrations this past week. However, DU’s other spring season student-athletes continue to successfully battle on the courts and fields. Continue reading Denver Teams Undefeated During Week of Hockey Celebrations
As one of the “elders” in the extensive and inspiring LetsGoDU stable of writers, I thought I’d jot down some of my own musings after cheering on DU’s epic NCAA hockey championship weekend in Boston.
So much has already been written about how talented and clutch this Denver team was (and they were indeed that), but I think it’s important to state a few other things that don’t appear in the media as often as they should… Continue reading Puck Swami: Five Musings From a DU Fan in Boston
Couches appear to have been the preferred fuel source, outside of beer, for DU students following Saturday’s hockey championship win. Here are the top reasons why: Continue reading 10 Reasons Why DU Students Burned Couches Saturday Night
According to DenverPioneers.com, The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation invites fans to Magness Arena for the 2022 National Championship Celebration on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT. The event will celebrate the University’s 34th and the program’s ninth National Championship in the free event. The first 1,500 fans on Tuesday will receive a commemorative championship poster. Plans are also underway to free live steam this event to DU alumni and fans around the globe. The event can be watched at this link or paste the following link in your browser at http://www.denverpioneers.com/watch
BOSTON, Mass. – The Pioneers were dead in the water. Their grip on finally getting over the hump and staking their claim to the most national titles in NCAA history was slipping away. The Minnesota State Mavericks, one of the two teams anointed presumptive national champions back in October, were skating circles around the Pioneers all across the ice and making them look, well, like Denver’s own opponents looked all year long – slow, sluggish, and sloppy. The Mavericks skated to a 1-0 lead thanks to DU goaltender Magnus Chrona’s heroics through 40 minutes of play at TD Garden in the National Championship game and entering the third period, the Pioneers were going to have to try again next year. Continue reading Nine Feels Fine: Pioneers Erupt for Five Third-Period Goals to Erase Deficit and Win Ninth National Title
With Denver earning a berth in the Frozen Four championship game tomorrow night (8pm ET), there has been significant interest in how to acquire tickets for the championship game, especially through DU itself. Denver fans who previously purchased tickets for the Frozen Four semifinal through DU will receive an email from Denver Athletics and be charged for their seats in the Denver section for the NCAA Championship game. Most of DU’s ticket allotment was in Section 3 at TD Garden.
If you did not purchase tickets directly from DU Athletics, tickets may also be purchased from the NCAA (via Ticketmaster) here. Or you can go directly to Ticketmaster here. Prices for balcony seats are as low as around $90 per ticket and lower level tickets in the Loge are showing as low as $120 a pop (in section 6).