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COLORADO SPRINGS – The top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers did earn the extra point for NCHC standings purposes, but for the second straight night, they skated to a tie with the Colorado College Tigers. It wasn’t the weekend result the Pioneers were looking for, especially against the once lowly Tigers, but after last night’s lackluster performance there was a lot more to like from the Pioneers at the World Arena tonight. Continue reading Pioneers can’t solve Alex Leclerc, tie Tigers for second straight night
Denver finally got over their second half yips and put away USC Upstate 84-69 on Saturday afternoon in Magness Arena. It was a well rounded performance from the Pios and was a refreshing change from the back to back second half collapses that we have seen this month. The shooting was strong in both halves, with Denver actually shooting 63% from the field in the second half alone (compared to an amazing 72% in the first half), which was great to see from the Pioneers.
Continue reading Pioneers Dominate in 84-69 Victory over USC Upstate
The top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers saw their 14-game winning streak against their in-state archrival, the Colorado College Tigers, come to an end. Of course, for NCAA purposes, the game went down as a tie but Christiano Versich’s power play goal in three-on-three overtime gave the Tigers the extra point for NCHC standings purposes. By all accounts, it was a disappointing performance by the Pioneers and head coach Jim Montgomery was rightfully concerned.
Watch last night’s postgame media scrum below: Continue reading WATCH: Jim Montgomery discusses disappointing performance against Colorado College
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After three years of one-sided dominance by the University of Denver Pioneers, the Gold Pan Rivalry, the second-longest played rivalry in college, might just be back. The top-ranked Pioneers didn’t play well at Magness Arena on Friday night, but what was nothing but a gentle Tiger kitten’s purr on the ice for three years suddenly evolved into a full-blown roar. Continue reading CC ends Denver’s Gold Pan Rivalry winning streak at 14 as Tigers “win” in 3-on-3 overtime
It was almost déjà vu all over again for the Denver Pioneers, but a late surge pushed them past San Jose State, 58-56. The stat sheet was dominated by three players – Joe Rosga, Jake Pemberton, and Daniel Amigo – between them they scored 56 of the Pioneer’s 58 points – and it was a big three by Rosga and free throws by Pemberton and Amigo that carried Denver at the end.
Continue reading Rosga, Pemberton, and Amigo Lead Denver Past San Jose State, 58-56
The Denver Pioneers finally got their first statement win of the 2017-2018 season. A talented Wyoming team traveled to Denver on Wednesday night as 6.5 point favorites, but a balanced shooting effort from the Pioneers and dominant rebounding led to a 88-78 victory in which Denver was in control for the entire 40 minutes. After a frustrating start to the season, it was nice seeing the Pios click on all cylinders against a Mountain West team that has already beaten South Dakota State this season.
Continue reading Denver Cruises Past Wyoming, 88-78
The final score was a familiar one as Denver lost 79-71 for the second time in three games. However, the path to that final score was far different than the one the Pios took when they played a tough Florida Gulf Coast team to the final minutes in a true road game on Friday night. In this contest the Pioneers came out shockingly cold and were out of it before the dust even had a chance to settle. The obvious bright spot came from Joe Rosga, who had a career high 33 points, including a barrage of 20 in the last 8:18 to lead the rally that would end up falling short.
Continue reading Late Run Not Enough As Navy Defeats Denver, 79-71
Daniel Amigo notched his third double double of the season (and second in a row) to help Denver get past St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Amigo would end the game with an impressive 24 points and 16 rebounds, shooting 10-14 from the field and 4-6 from the line. Amigo also ended up with only three fouls, he did foul out yesterday against Florida Gulf Coast, but the foul troubles that plagued him at times last year seem to be much improved. It was another breakout performance in a season where the Pios will probably need games like that from Amigo to hang with the big boys in the Summit.
Continue reading Another Amigo Double Double Leads Denver Over St. Francis Brooklyn, 60-50
It was another frustrating night for the Denver Pioneers – with the score tied at 60 and 5:27 remaining, Denver was in position to steal a road win against a team that has been to the NCAA tournament in both of the previous two seasons. Instead, Florida Gulf Coast put on a stellar offensive performance in the remaining minutes and hit their free throws to come away with a 79-71 victory in the first game for both teams of the Homewood Suites FGCU Shootout.
Continue reading Late Second Half Run Leads Florida Gulf Coast Past Denver, 79-71
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Earlier this evening, the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas announced on Twitter that defenseman Ryan Orgel is leaving the team and joining the top-ranked Denver Pioneers for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and beyond. There is no corresponding early departure or dismissal. Continue reading DEVELOPING: Denver Hockey to add NAHL defenseman for 2017-18