Category Archives: Battle on Blake

Puck Swami: DU Fans Need to Step Up for #Skatefor8!

C79fdAJU8AA6uZoThe United Center in Chicago – Home of the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four – Photo: NCAA

This is a very big week for everyone connected to the University of Denver, as our top-ranked Pioneers skate for NCAA Hockey Title #8 in Chicago. Over 1,000 DU fans will watch the game live at the United Center in Chicago, and thousands more will gather at the at least 13 DU-sponsored watch parties around the country or in front of their personal screens on ESPN around the world to cheer on the Pioneers, celebrating our common emotional bond with our team and school. Continue reading Puck Swami: DU Fans Need to Step Up for #Skatefor8!

Puck Swami: Goodbye, Campus Lounge

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-6-30-38-pmCampus Lounge Interior, Denver, Colorado – August 2016  – Photo by Jake Norris

The announcement that the Campus Lounge in Denver would be closing its doors this week hit us old-time Pio fans hard.

One fan said, “It’s the end of an era.”

Another told me that the loss “feels like losing your favorite Uncle.”

A third chum said, “It’s like getting your finger chopped off. You know you’re still going to live, but life will never be the same.”

And while the University Boulevard bar will soon reopen under a different name and owner, it truly will never be the same. Continue reading Puck Swami: Goodbye, Campus Lounge

DU Hockey Mailbag: Stretch Run

Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post

Whew…what an incredible couple of weeks. DU hockey swept North Dakota two weeks ago and then swept the Kittens including a 4-1 victory at Coors Field at the Battle on Blake. This was probably the best two week stretch in the Jim Montgomery era and probably the best stretch in the last 5 years. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Stretch Run

From the Desk of LetsGoDU

LetsGoDU just completed one of the most exciting stretches of coverage since we returned in September. Over the past two weeks DU hockey faced rivals North Dakota and Colorado College in back-to-back weeks. During the stretch between February 7th and February 22nd, we published over 40 articles, mostly covering hockey but other topics of athletic interest as well. Continue reading From the Desk of LetsGoDU

UPDATE: Iconic Banner Mega-Boone, FOUND

Via his Facebook page, Denver Boone announced that Mega-Boone, the huge 20×25 foot iconic banner portraying the Walt Disney-created illustration of Boone, was found and returned to safety.

This announcement comes on the heels of a LetsGoDU report and a follow-up Fox 31 story about Boone’s ejection from the Battle on Blake and subsequent loss of Mega-Boone. Continue reading UPDATE: Iconic Banner Mega-Boone, FOUND

Puck Swami on the Battle on Blake: Think Big, Denver!

Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post

Puck Swami is the internet moniker for a longtime DU fan and alumnus. He shares his views periodically for LetsGoDU.

“I didn’t know there were that many DU jerseys in Denver. It was awesome to see.” — University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery after DU’s 4-1 win over rival Colorado College in the “Battle on Blake” Continue reading Puck Swami on the Battle on Blake: Think Big, Denver!

Three Pioneers Capture NCHC Player of the Week Honors

Photo Credit: DU Athletics

The NCHC announced today that Danton Heinen, Dylan Gambrell, and Will Butcher received conference player of the week honors. Heinen and Gambrell were named offensive player and rookie of the week, respectively, for the second week in a row while Butcher was named defenseman of the week. Continue reading Three Pioneers Capture NCHC Player of the Week Honors

Fox 31 News: Where’s Boone and Who’s Responsible?

As we reported yesterday, Boone was escorted out of the Battle on Blake because his face was covered. In the process, Mega Boone was lost as well since Boone was originally in charge of watching after the banner. Continue reading Fox 31 News: Where’s Boone and Who’s Responsible?

With Exhilarating Win Comes Stunning Loss

Photo: This grainy image is the last known sighting of the huge Denver Boone banner, known as ‘Mega Boone’ , which was proudly displayed in the student section after Denver’s 3rd and 4th goals at Coors Stadium.

What started as a night of celebration ended in sadness for Denver Boone when the gigantic Mega-Boone banner disappeared following the win over Colorado College. Continue reading With Exhilarating Win Comes Stunning Loss