Category Archives: Hockey

Denver restores order to win back Gold Pan in weird road tie, shootout win

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Order has been restored along the I-25 corridor. A year after the Colorado College Tigers upset the Denver Pioneers, going 2-1-1 in the teams’ regular-season series, the Pioneers have won it back. The #6 Pioneers (20-9-6, 10-6-5-4) won the first two games of the series against the Tigers (11-19-3, 4-16-3-1) in December and only needed a single point in the second half of the series this weekend and earned that point with a 2-2 tie. Thanks to Brett Stapley’s silky mitts in the first round of the shootout, Denver earned the extra point to stay a point ahead of Western Michigan, who beat Miami earlier in the evening. Continue reading Denver restores order to win back Gold Pan in weird road tie, shootout win

Denver Hockey Series Preview: Colorado College

Here we are, Pioneers fans.  We have finally arrived at the end of the regular season and the only thing standing in the way of the #6 University of Denver Pioneers and the NCHC Tournament is the hated Colorado College Tigers.  Having won the first two games against CC this year, the Pioneers are just one NCHC point away from bringing home the Gold Pan this season which would be important to the seniors. Michael Davies, Erich Fear, Liam Finlay, and Tyson McLellan leave behind a legacy as leaders and champions.  Saturday night’s “white-out” will be their final game skating on Magness Arena ice in a Pioneers sweater and it will be an emotional one.

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New Ice Arena Provides CC an Opportunity to Bridge Local Divide

According to the Colorado College student newspaper The Catalyst, the student government has agreed to a resolution to bridge the growing divide between the townsfolk and the college.

Tensions were exacerbated when the college broke ground on a new on-campus ice arena which halved the capacity of the old city Broadmoor World Arena arena – leaving locals, literally, out in the cold. Continue reading New Ice Arena Provides CC an Opportunity to Bridge Local Divide

Pioneers earn road split against St. Cloud State to take home ice inside track

When you’re out of the race for the Penrose Cup with three weeks left in the regular season, the focus shifts to securing home-ice advantage for the best-of-three first-round matchup in the NCHC Tournament. With the exception of the first year of the NCHC – Jim Montgomery’s first year behind Denver’s bench – the Pioneers have never opened the postseason on the road. That, as much as anything, has been a big reason why the Pioneers are the only program that has attended all six NCHC Frozen Faceoffs. And with just two games remaining on the schedule for the #6 Pioneers, the jockeying for home ice is in full swing. Continue reading Pioneers earn road split against St. Cloud State to take home ice inside track

Pioneers turn tables on Huskies, earn road split and extend Tenzer Streak

If the #6 Denver Pioneers wanted to pull off the exact opposite of their performance on Friday night, they did just that on Saturday night in their 5-2 road victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies. With the performance, Denver earned its 20th win of the season to extend the Tenzer Streak to 19 straight seasons with at least 20 wins, a streak that streak dates back to the 2001-2002 Pioneers. Continue reading Pioneers turn tables on Huskies, earn road split and extend Tenzer Streak

St. Cloud State slips by Denver, 5-1

Anything that could go wrong went wrong for the #6 Denver Pioneers against the St. Cloud State Huskies on Friday night in St. Cloud, Minnesota as they fell 6-1. It was a fairly even game through the first period and into the early part of the second…until it wasn’t. The Huskies scored often and the Pioneers simply didn’t have an answer for the onslaught. Continue reading St. Cloud State slips by Denver, 5-1

Denver Hockey Series Preview: St. Cloud State

The No. 6 Pioneers rebounded last weekend with a pair of wins against the Miami University RedHawks.  Denver’s offense exploded for 14 goals while the tandem of Magnus Chrona and Devin Cooley gave up three goals on 45 shots all weekend.  While Cole Guttman and Ian Mitchell received forward and defenseman of the week honors from the NCHC, it was Tyler Ward to stood out, netting a hat trick in Friday’s game and adding a couple more assists in Saturday’s game.  After Saturday’s game, head coach David Carle said the Pioneers were doing the right things they needed to do to win, and they kept their foot on the gas.  Now, Denver battles St. Cloud State with the fourth and final home-ice berth on the line. Denver sits in fourth, one point behind Western Michigan for third-place and four points ahead of SCSU.

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Ward hat trick, Guttman’s 4 points power Pioneers past RedHawks to end losing streak

DENVER – All hat tricks are memorable. At the collegiate level, in the NCHC, netting three goals in a game against any opposition is an impressive feat by itself. Tyler Ward’s first career hat trick, though, transcended the ‘mundane’ nature of other hat tricks as he netted all three of his goals within the first 19 minutes of the #7 Denver Pioneers’ (18-8-5, 8-7-4-3, 31 pts) 7-3 victory over the unranked, 7th-place Miami University RedHawks (6-18-5, 3-13-3-2, 14 pts) at Magness Arena. Ward’s first-period effort and Cole Guttman’s subsequent four-point night gave Denver the jump they needed race past the RedHawks to increase its lead over fifth-place St. Cloud State to four points and keep pace with third-place Western Michigan in the NCHC standings. Continue reading Ward hat trick, Guttman’s 4 points power Pioneers past RedHawks to end losing streak