Category Archives: Hockey

Fighting Hawks fans begin annual trek to Denver

Photo: Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Cherry Creek

North Dakota fans are sure to enjoy their stay in the Mile High City – just like last season. North Dakota fans will be making their annual pilgrimage to Denver next weekend to watch the North Dakota – Denver hockey series.  And, as usual, we are following their stories closely. Continue reading Fighting Hawks fans begin annual trek to Denver

Denver Drops 5-1 Contest in Kalamazoo

It was a tough weekend for DU hockey (14-6-3) in a place that has been nothing but a nightmare for the past two seasons (0-4). Saturday night was no different as the Broncos raced out to an early 2-0 advantage in the first seven minutes and cruised to a 5-1 victory. The only good news was a power play goal by DU’s Emilio Pettersen who broke a 0-5 power play drought for the Pioneers to score DU’s lone goal. Denver finished 1-8 on the man advantage for the game. Continue reading Denver Drops 5-1 Contest in Kalamazoo

Denver Hockey Series Preview: Western Michigan

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Two of the NCHC’s hottest teams face-off this weekend when No. 4 Denver travels to Kalamazoo to play No. 13 Western Michigan 

The #3 Denver Pioneers extended their unbeaten streak to eight games last weekend after a tie with Colorado College.  DU managed to come from behind and earn an extra point in the NCHC standings after winning the shootout Saturday night.  Friday night’s game was postponed due to extreme weather conditions and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 26th in Colorado Springs.

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Stickney touts Kalamazoo in Michigan article

“My favorite road trip of the year”, says Jay Stickney broadcaster for the University of Denver hockey team of his annual trip to southwestern Michigan. “If I didn’t have major business interests in Denver, I’d live in Kalamazoo.”

In an interview with Pure Michigan: The Magazine, Stickney talks all things Kalamazoo.  Here are some quotes from the article: Continue reading Stickney touts Kalamazoo in Michigan article

Crimson & Gold Show: Episode 4

The #3 Denver Pioneers had Friday’s game postponed due to weather before tying with archrival Colorado College and earning the extra point for the NCHC standings on Saturday thanks to freshman Brett Stapley’s shootout goal and Filip Larsson’s save. Denver is riding an 8-game unbeaten streak featuring 7 straight regulation NCAA wins before last night’s tie/win. The bottom line is Denver is playing good hockey with the stretch run looming. Continue reading Crimson & Gold Show: Episode 4

Denver rides third period rally to tie Colorado College & earn extra NCHC point

Photo courtesy Shannon Valerio/DU Athletics

There was no weather delay or postponement this time, though through the first two periods, the Pioneers may have wished there was. A night after game one of the Battle for the Gold Pan between Colorado College and the #3 University of Denver was postponed due to adverse, blizzard-like conditions preventing the Pioneers from making it to the World Arena, the Pioneers returned home and laid an egg for the first two periods of the game. Luckily, the poor first two periods, due in large part to poor special teams play, did not doom the Pioneers entirely as they got third period goals from Jarid Lukosevicius and Brett Stapley to tie the game at four, which is how the game officially ended. Continue reading Denver rides third period rally to tie Colorado College & earn extra NCHC point

Denver Hockey Series Preview: Colorado College

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The Denver Pioneers ride a seven-game winning streak into the Battle for the Gold Pan

It had been a while since the Pioneers played at home in Denver, but they gave the students and fans plenty to cheer about last weekend against Omaha.  After pulling out two close wins against the Mavericks, the #3 Pioneers have picked up some serious momentum winning their last seven games and eight of their last 10.

The Pioneers have proven that they can win non-conference games, but can they finish the season with consistent wins against top NCHC teams?  They will have to keep the pressure on against CC this weekend.      Continue reading Denver Hockey Series Preview: Colorado College