We wrote about the new Denver arch eight months ago, after the University of Denver Athletics announced the retention of an ‘arched Denver’ logo with a more muted arch. The new Denver arch comes on the heels of the rollout of the revised interlocking ‘DU’ logo that was launched university-wide a year ago. The interlocking DU logo rebrand was especially concerning to fans of the hockey program, where the potential loss of the Denver arch was seen as a potential blow to the University of Denver Hockey program branding and history. After eight months of waiting, University of Denver men’s hockey shared photos of their new uniforms this past week with the new Denver logo on the chest. While there will always be resistance to change, this is a clean new look that is very much in line with the brand and tradition of Denver Hockey. Continue reading DU Men’s Hockey Launches Uniform, New Denver Arch for 2023
The University of Denver hockey program announced its incoming first-year class, marking one of the largest freshmen classes for head coach David Carle in recent years.
The Pioneers welcome one (1) goaltender, four (4) defensemen, and five (5) forwards to Magness Arena as the program looks to capture its tenth National Championship and second in the last three years. Continue reading DU Hockey’s 2023-24 Freshmen Class Announced, Analysis
The University of Denver hockey program picked up its first commitment from the ’07 recruiting class on Monday, with forward Sam Spehar making the announcement official on Instagram. Continue reading DU Hockey Earns 4.5-Star Commitment From Forward Sam Spehar
From July 27th through August 4th, prospective players vying for coveted spots on Team USA’s 2024 roster for the IIHF World Junior Championship will be playing games at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan against Sweden and Finland along with an intra-squad game. Junior players can be no older than 20 as of December 31st. These games, which will see the USA squad split into two teams, White and Blue, will help determine Team USA’s final roster for the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. The World Junior Championships will be held from December 26, 2023, through January 5, 2024, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Continue reading World Junior Summer Showcase Cuts David Carle’s Summer Short
When the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) was founded in 2011, the idea was to create a conference that was truly national in nature. Efforts to add Notre Dame to the conference fell short but the idea of moving away from merely regional affiliation in hockey was given birth. The addition of Arizona State University adds a strong, visible member to the conference with new facilities in Mullett Arena and a rising hockey program. Continue reading Arizona State to Join the National Collegiate Hockey Conference
DU Hockey formally announced its full 2023-24 schedule on Wednesday. The Pioneers start their season in head coach David Carle’s home state when they travel to Fairbanks to play the Alaska Nanooks, October 7th & 8th. Two weeks later, they venture east to face college hockey powers Boston College and Providence. The Pioneers return home to open Magness Arena homecoming weekend against newcomer Augustana and regional rival Air Force on October 27th and 28th respectively. Continue reading Denver Hockey Releases 2023-24 Schedule
Multiple sources are speculating on the departure of the Miami RedHawks and the addition of Arizona State to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). A College Hockey News (CHN) article penned by Adam Wodon pleaded with the NCHC to Do the Right Thing, waive the one million dollar exit fee, and allow the RedHawks to escape to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The CCHA was the RedHawks’ conference home for 33 years before joining the NCHC and, on balance, is less challenging and a more cost-effective regional option for the floundering program that has stacked losing seasons upon losing seasons. Continue reading Miami Hockey’s Future May Be in Balance at Naples NCHC Meetings
It has been a couple of weeks since the University of Denver’s 2022-23 hockey season came to a close after a devastating 2-0 loss to Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In that time, multiple members of last year’s squad have already signed professional contracts to continue their skating careers elsewhere. Continue reading Denver Hockey Postseason Update: Who’s Going Where?
USA Hockey announced today that University of Denver head hockey coach David Carle has been named the head coach of the 2024 United States National Junior Team (U20) which will compete at the 2024 World Junior Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden. The annual tournament will take place from December 26, 2023, through January 5, 2024. Continue reading David Carle Named Head Coach of the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team
College hockey fans around the country are keeping a close eye on the transfer portal these days, as it positively or negatively affects roster management in many college programs. So far, the defending NCHC regular season champion Denver Pioneers have yet to lose any players to the transfer portal as of March 30th, nor have the Pios added any transfers to next year’s roster. But the offseason is still young and the portal doesn’t close for another seven weeks.
We told you about the departure of Carter Mazur to an NHL contract signing and about other DU signings including Justin Lee and Kyle Mayhew to AHL contracts. So far, 212 players have entered the portal and 50 of those transferees have already landed on new teams at different schools, raising some valid questions on social media about the portal recruiting process and rules. Northeastern leads the nation in portal losses with nine players lost while UMass-Amherst and Miami are right behind with eight players in the portal. CC has seen seven players enter the portal. Continue reading Hockey Portal Hits NCHC, Denver Unscathed (So Far)