Category Archives: Hockey

Denver vs. UNO: What to Expect

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

The No. 7 Denver Pioneers are scheduled to host the No. 15 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5th. The second meeting of 2016 between the Pioneers and Mavericks occurs with notable differences thanks to the discrepancy in recent results from both teams. Continue reading Denver vs. UNO: What to Expect

Superstitious Omaha Fans Fall Behind Slumping Squads

In the first half of the basketball and hockey seasons, the Mavericks were battling for the top spot in their leagues. Then, the teams settle into their respective slumps. Maverick hockey has just 3 wins in their last 10 games while the basketball squad went 5-5 down the stretch to blow any chance at the Summit league title.

On Omaha.com, diehard Maverick fans were interviewed about their gameday superstitions and what they will be doing this weekend to drive the Mavericks to victory against the Denver Pioneers in a 2-game hockey road trip and against DU in the first round of the Sioux Falls, S.D. Summit League basketball tournament. Continue reading Superstitious Omaha Fans Fall Behind Slumping Squads

UNO AD Alberts in Discussions With Bass Pro Shops

Photo: Bass Pro Shops (Springfield Missouri Headquarters) preliminary site concept

University of Nebraska-Omaha athletic director, Trev Alberts,  is in preliminary discussions with Bass Pro Shops on an alternative use for the Baxter Arena site. As reported yesterday, Nebraska-Omaha Baxter Arena Slip Sliding Away, the 81 million dollar facility is sinking at a rapid rate – the result of a depleted Ogallala Aquifer and limestone bedrock which can no longer support the massive structure.

Alberts is keen on the Bass Pro partnership and sees this as an attractive alternative for the site. “The debris field from Baxter Arena creates an ideal habitat for bass and bluegill. Having a Super-Bass Pro Shop aligns perfectly with our students interests and values. What some may see as a rather desperate situation can now be turned into a win-win.” Continue reading UNO AD Alberts in Discussions With Bass Pro Shops

Nebraska-Omaha’s Baxter Arena Slip Sliding Away

In a stunning new report, a geotechnical firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ferris Engineering Partners, has identified serious problems with the support piers for the new University of Nebraska-Omaha Baxter Arena.

The northwest corner of the 81 million dollar multipurpose facility has sunk 3.5 inches in the last year. The firm is predicting a doubling over each subsequent year. The risk longer term is a total collapse of the facility. Continue reading Nebraska-Omaha’s Baxter Arena Slip Sliding Away

Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

With their sweep against the Western Michigan Broncos, the Denver Pioneers earned their seventh-consecutive win of the season to match the longest winning-streak of the decade that occurred back in November and December of 2010. Now (19-8-5, 15-5-2-0 NCHC) the Pioneers are peaking at the right time. The team has identified their rhythm and has found what works to generate much-needed success at such a crucial point in the year according to Head Coach Jim Montgomery. Denver looks to advance from 3rd place in the NCHC rankings and ultimately, secure an ideal seed for the NCAA tournament. Continue reading Denver sweeps Western Michigan to earn seventh-consecutive win

Race for 20 Starts in Kalamazoo

Photo: NCHC Photograph

For a University of Denver team loaded with talent and one of the top five hockey programs in the nation, winning 20 games was almost a ‘given’. But, following a brutal December (0-4-0), the Pioneers started off after the holiday break with a pair of hard fought ties against Notre Dame. Continue reading Race for 20 Starts in Kalamazoo

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

LetsGoDU ‘Big Event’ Super Survey

Puck Swami challenged DU to put on Big Events in his article Think Big, Denver . So we have put together the LetsGoDU Big Event Super Survey. In the survey, we provide a Big Event concept and venue. Of course, we know that it takes years to work out schedules and plan such events, but we wanted to paint a picture of what it would take to create such an event that would draw local and regional interest.

Vote for your favorite option and feel free to comment with any other ideas you might have.

The LetsGoDU Big Event Super Survey ends Wednesday, March 2nd.

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