Category Archives: Hockey

Startling Resemblance Stirs Up Stormy Past

Photo: CC player has a striking resemblance to the composite sketch

The Stormy Daniels story surfaced again this past week when she presented a composite sketch of a man who she states threatened her not to divulge her past liaison with President Donald Trump.

One has to wonder if there also may be a connection to Colorado College. As we reported, Miss Daniels was provided with a “CC Sucks” T-shirt to model in Houston in 2007. Surely, this raised the ire of Colorado College fans. See the picture below.

Stormy

And now, after careful research, we have identified a startling similarity between Colorado College junior hockey defenseman Andrew Farny and the man shown in the composite sketch. While we believe it is highly unlikely that Mr. Farny perpetrated the threat, he would have been 15 at the time of the incident, the similarity is certainly striking.

Behind the scenes upgrades keep DU in Division I arms race

Photo: Courtesy  University of Denver. This rendering shows DU hockey’s Miller Complex locker room when complete

The University of Denver is undergoing an athletic transformation that many fans may not see but are, nonetheless, critical to DU’s success now and in the future.

Of course, fans want to see the glitzy, visible additions like the new Denver Tennis Park and the upgraded Hamilton Gym with a new synthetic playing surface for volleyball that an anonymous donor purchased this past season.

But, there are a number of ‘behind the scenes’ improvements that are keys to recruiting and sustaining athletic excellence. And many of these are being supported by donors who have become an ever more critical part of DU athletics capital campaigns now and in the future. Continue reading Behind the scenes upgrades keep DU in Division I arms race

Chasing Monty

Photo courtesy of NHL.com

As the NHL regular season wrapped up this past weekend, many of the teams that missed the playoffs began to make new plans to replace their coaches. In a league that is so dependent on attendance, luxury suites, and merchandise sales, a losing season nearly requires teams to consider a change in their head coaches.

Some teams are rewarded for their patience, such as the local Colorado Avalanche who turned their season around under a new coach, Jared Bednar, from a paltry 48 points last season to 95 points this season and a playoff berth. But again, like last season’s expended courtship with the Florida Panthers, expect DU head coach Jim Montgomery’s name to be thrown into a number of NHL candidate pools as teams lower the ax.  Continue reading Chasing Monty

Terry, Borgström, Gambrell and Hillman All Leave Denver Early for NHL Contracts

 

Left: Troy Terry, Upper Right: Dylan Gambrell and Lower Right: Henrik Borgström

As expected, the talented Denver forward trio of Troy Terry,  Henrik Borgström and Dylan Gambrell have all elected to forego their remaining NCAA hockey eligibility and have all signed three-year NHL Entry Level Contracts (ELCs) with the respective teams that held their draft rights. These ELCs have a maximum base salary of $925,000 per season, and the players may also earn signing and performance bonuses that may cap out at up to $3.75 million. All ELCs are two-way contracts, meaning that if the player is sent to play the AHL, they will be paid a minor league salary of about $70,000. Continue reading Terry, Borgström, Gambrell and Hillman All Leave Denver Early for NHL Contracts

DU Smothered by Ohio State, 5-1, in NCAA Quarterfinals

Photo: Courtesy The Denver Post

The Ohio State Buckeyes (26-9-5) played stifling defense and scored opportunistic goals to rout the University of Denver (23-10-8) in the NCAA playoffs 5-1 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In an ironic twist, it was the Pioneers high flying offense that could never get off the ground and it was the Ohio State Buckeyes finding the back of the net. The game had all the feel of a masterpiece crafted by former DU assistant coach,  now turned Buckeyes assistant, Steve Miller who employed a central defense which pushed the Denver forwards to the wings and mopped up in front of the goal so freshman goaltender Sean Romeo could keep DU’s future NHL stars at bay.  Continue reading DU Smothered by Ohio State, 5-1, in NCAA Quarterfinals

Denver better at hockey than Penn State, advances to fourth straight Regional Final

The University of Denver is better at hockey than Penn State. But that’s the way it’s supposed to be when a 69-year-old program plays a six-year-old program. For the second year in a row, the Pioneers beat the Nittany Lions in the NCAA Tournament. Last year it was a 6-3 victory in the second round and this year it was a dominant 5-1 victory in the first round. Continue reading Denver better at hockey than Penn State, advances to fourth straight Regional Final

Denver-Penn State Q&A with Ben Jones of StateCollege.com

Photo credit: John Minchillo/AP

The NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament is finally upon us. One year removed from winning their eighth national title, Denver is matched up with a familiar opponent, Penn State, in the Midwest regional semifinal…known in layman’s terms as the “first round”. The game is Saturday evening in Allentown, PA and LetsGoDU will be attending the watch-party at The Pioneers (details to come). Continue reading Denver-Penn State Q&A with Ben Jones of StateCollege.com

Denver Hockey Regional Semifinal Preview: Penn State

Photo courtesy of CentreDaily.com

The Denver Pioneers enter the NCAA Tournament as NCHC Champs against the Penn State Nittany Lions

After an impressive 4-1 win against the St. Cloud State Huskies last Saturday, the Denver Pioneers were crowned NCHC Conference champions.  With goals from Kohen Olischefski, Jake Durflinger, Ryan Barrow, and Dylan Gambrell, the Pioneers showed that their depth played a major role in the game.  But the bigger picture win is that the Pioneers beat a team who they shared the #1 USCHO ranking with all season in their own barn.  That added confidence is a huge boost to the Pioneers going into the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Denver Hockey Regional Semifinal Preview: Penn State