The Western Michigan Broncos earned the extra point in the NCHC standings on Saturday as they topped the Denver Pioneers 3-2 in 3-on-3 overtime. Taylor Fleming shot the puck past Jaillet on the rush just 1:13 into the 2nd overtime of the evening and immediately the Broncos players poured onto the ice to celebrate their nationally recognized tie. Continue reading Western Michigan Tops Denver in 3 on 3 Overtime
Quentin Shore showed up in a big way Friday night as the Denver Pioneers beat the Western Michigan Broncos 5-3. Shore netted two goals in the Pios’ winning effort and nearly added a third multiple times in the third period. Continue reading Shore Nets Two as Denver Beats Western Michigan 5-3
Not THE Denver Broncos – the Western Michigan Broncos.
When Western Michigan rolls into Denver for this weekend’s 2-game series against DU, many fans are going to be discounting these Broncos. They sit at #28 in the RPI rankings, they are in the bottom half of D1 scoring and D1 defense, and their goalie(s) is not in the top 50 goaltenders in save percentage. This is a perfect trap series for DU, especially with important NCHC foes Minnesota Duluth and underachieving Miami. Continue reading Vanilla Broncos Can Play Denver Spoiler
Photo: New York Times
Their first season as a DI hockey program, the Arizona State Sun Devils are true road warriors with only five home games at Oceanside Ice Arena, their 41-year-old home rink which seats 800. They also have scheduled some games and tournaments at Gila River Arena in Glendale, home of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, and expect to play more games there in the coming seasons until they build their own on-campus arena. Continue reading Update: NCHC May Benefit from Arizona State’s First D1 Season
The Denver Pioneers Instagram account announced on Monday that student tickets to the Battle on Blake will be sold from January 12-14. Tickets will be available for purchase by students starting at 10 AM Tuesday. Continue reading Battle On Blake: Student Tickets on Sale Soon
The Bauer NCHC Player of the Week awards all went to Colorado players with three Pioneers and one Tiger garnering the honors.
- Danton Heinen – Offensive Player of the Week
- Will Butcher – Defensive Player of the Week
- Dylan Gambrell – Rookie of the Week
This should give the surging Pioneers a big boost after the sweep of UNO in their new house.
Looking at the stats for the 60 D1 hockey programs one gains valuable insights as well as unexpected surprises.
Wouldn’t it be great if Trevor Moore and Danton Heinen were leading the nation in scoring? Surely, DU, or any team for that matter, would be one of the top teams in the country with a tandem of national scoring leaders. Well, not so fast. New Hampshire has the top two D1 scorers, forwards Andrew Poturalski and Tyler Kelleher, and they are not in the top 20. Continue reading Stats Don’t Count? Go Figure
With 19 seconds left, the University of Nebraska-Omaha pulled goalie, Kirk Thompson for the extra skater. Fortunately for the University of Denver Pioneers, the Mavericks couldn’t convert with the extra skater on the ice and were able to hold onto a tight 4-3 victory. Continue reading Pioneers Hold Off Late Omaha Comeback Bid, Complete Sweep
Link to game one article from Omaha.com – Mavericks Today. A view from the opposition. A full series summary tomorrow in LetsGoDU.
One under reported story from the DU – North Dakota series in Grand Forks in early December was told by Minneapolis City Pages. North Dakota fans, upset about the November nickname change re-branding the school to the Fighting Hawks, booed when the PA announcers uttered the new bird name. The new name was decided two weeks prior to the DU series when North Dakota was playing back-to-back road series. DU got to hear the first expression of the fans displeasure. If you missed it, here it is: