Category Archives: Hockey

Denver Clinches Frozen Faceoff Berth in Double Overtime Thriller

Photo Credit: Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Just less than 9 minutes into the second overtime, freshman Colin Staub wrapped around the net and slid the puck past Nebraska-Omaha’s goalie to punch the University of Denver’s ticket to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff for a 4-3 double overtime victory. Continue reading Denver Clinches Frozen Faceoff Berth in Double Overtime Thriller

Denver Takes Early Series Lead, Tops Omaha 5-2

Photo Credit: DU Athletics

In what was always going to be a hard-fought, physical playoff game, the No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers topped the No. 17 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks by a score of 5-2. After a hotly contested two game sweep over the Mavericks for the Pioneers at Magness Arena a week ago, Denver was able to keep extend its winning streak to 10 while putting UNO in a 1-0 series hole. Continue reading Denver Takes Early Series Lead, Tops Omaha 5-2

DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s NCHC Tournament Time!

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

I know this week’s mailbag is up late…but it’s finals week and finding time to write this week has been surprisingly difficult. So your patience here is greatly appreciated. I decided to take a break from studying to get this written, so without further excuses ado, let’s get this thing going. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: It’s NCHC Tournament Time!

Denver Finishes Senior Weekend Sweep With 2-1 Victory Over Omaha

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

On a night that saw the No. 7 University of Denver Pioneers’ seniors honored before the opening puck drop, Denver topped the No. 15 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2-1. Thanks to St. Cloud State’s victory over Colorado College earlier in the evening, game two of Senior Weekend proved to be a preview for the first round of the NCHC Tournament next weekend between Denver and Omaha. Continue reading Denver Finishes Senior Weekend Sweep With 2-1 Victory Over Omaha

Denver Shuts Out Omaha, Earns 20th Victory for 15th Straight Year

Photo Credit: Sasha Kandrach

For the 15th straight season, the No. 7 University of Denver Pioneers won their 20th game. Tonight, the Pioneers shut out the No. 15 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3-0 to complete the feat and extend their winning streak to 8. Continue reading Denver Shuts Out Omaha, Earns 20th Victory for 15th Straight Year

Denver Hockey’s Senior Sendoff

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Four years fly by when you play the sport you love with an exceptional program, create lifelong friendships with your teammates, and attend an institution that strives to help you find success following graduation. This is the reality for Denver hockey’s four seniors preparing to finish their collegiate hockey careers and enter the real world in the following months. Continue reading Denver Hockey’s Senior Sendoff

DU Hockey Mailbag: Senior Week

Photo Credit: Andy Cross, The Denver Post

We’ve reached the final week of the regular season. DU is tied with St. Cloud State for 2nd place and the 2nd seed in the NCHC. The Pios are 12-1-3 since the beginning of 2016 and are charging toward the postseason faster than any other team in college hockey. Continue reading DU Hockey Mailbag: Senior Week

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