Category Archives: Hockey

Pioneers can’t solve Alex Leclerc, tie Tigers for second straight night

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio, DU Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS – The top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers did earn the extra point for NCHC standings purposes, but for the second straight night, they skated to a tie with the Colorado College Tigers. It wasn’t the weekend result the Pioneers were looking for, especially against the once lowly Tigers, but after last night’s lackluster performance there was a lot more to like from the Pioneers at the World Arena tonight. Continue reading Pioneers can’t solve Alex Leclerc, tie Tigers for second straight night

WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses disappointing performance against Colorado College

The top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers saw their 14-game winning streak against their in-state archrival, the Colorado College Tigers, come to an end. Of course, for NCAA purposes, the game went down as a tie but Christiano Versich’s power play goal in three-on-three overtime gave the Tigers the extra point for NCHC standings purposes. By all accounts, it was a disappointing performance by the Pioneers and head coach Jim Montgomery was rightfully concerned.

Watch last night’s postgame media scrum below: Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses disappointing performance against Colorado College

CC ends Denver’s Gold Pan Rivalry winning streak at 14 as Tigers “win” in 3-on-3 overtime

Photo credit: Isaiah J. Downing, The Gazette

After three years of one-sided dominance by the University of Denver Pioneers, the Gold Pan Rivalry, the second-longest played rivalry in college, might just be back. The top-ranked Pioneers didn’t play well at Magness Arena on Friday night, but what was nothing but a gentle Tiger kitten’s purr on the ice for three years suddenly evolved into a full-blown roar. Continue reading CC ends Denver’s Gold Pan Rivalry winning streak at 14 as Tigers “win” in 3-on-3 overtime

Denver Hockey series preview: Colorado College

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The Battle for the Gold Pan should be less about history and more about progression for this year’s Pioneers

Winning an NCAA Championship can do a lot for a college hockey program.  It can put them on the map, it can make their team a bigger threat, and it can give the team’s players reason to walk with their heads held high.  But when you’re the University of Denver and you’re running out of fingers for championship rings, no championship is worth more than this year’s. Continue reading Denver Hockey series preview: Colorado College

Colorado College students move to unionize

Photo: Could CC students unionization require Burning Man Festival attendance?

This past week, the CC Student Newspaper, The Catalyst, posted an article regarding current efforts by students to unionize at the $52,818 per year college. The goal of the effort is to take on “the organizational structure which takes after the namesake unions that catalyzed the labor movements in the U.S. and across the world.” After some research, we have found their list of their Top 10 priorities: Continue reading Colorado College students move to unionize

Colorado Springs owns the Tiger Spirit

The opening stanza in Colorado College’s Alumni hymn says it all, “O Colorado College fair, We sing our praise to you.”  And, this year’s squad is as fair as it gets at 7-7.

But a .500 record has delighted their fan base after only winning 6 games two years ago and 8 games last season.

The recent upturn in Colorado College hockey fortunes has bolstered community spirits, too. People in The Springs have adopted the Tiger spirit – and there are signs of a new attitude all over town. Continue reading Colorado Springs owns the Tiger Spirit

Denver Edges Duluth to Secure Weekend Sweep

photo courtesy of Shannon Valerio

After a relentless defensive battle was exerted between the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers and the No. 15 University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (UMD) each team anticipated the other to make a mistake and capitalize on the stumble. The Pioneers earned the weekend sweep with the 2-1 victory in Saturday, Dec. 2 night’s game, after they edged the Bulldogs’ in Friday night’s contest of the 2017 national championship rematch hosted at AMSOIL Arena. Continue reading Denver Edges Duluth to Secure Weekend Sweep

Denver Hockey series preview: University of Minnesota Duluth

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The Pioneers are back in action this weekend playing the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs for the first time since the National Championship back in April

With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, let’s hope the Pioneers had plenty to eat because they’re going to need the energy this weekend when they take on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.  This game has plenty of storylines including a National Championship rematch and Tariq Hammond playing the same team he injured his ankle against.  So for the third week in a row now, Pioneer fans can look forward to another great series of college hockey. Continue reading Denver Hockey series preview: University of Minnesota Duluth

Reigning Champions re-identifying process to success

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When pressure is high, critiques are intensified, and obstacles appear overwhelming, it’s easy to get derailed from the end goal in sight. To avoid detrimental setbacks, periodically resetting is advantageous; to reset, reflect and refocus. With national attention fixated on the reigning national champions, the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers, for the duration of their subsequent season the program has faced such a drawback. Continue reading Reigning Champions re-identifying process to success