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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.
“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
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
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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
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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
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There’s more to every rivalry than just the competition and shared history between programs. Rivalries unfold stories of the past and shape the direction of the feud. The highly anticipated meetings are a cultivation of the tradition, passion and dedication that unites communities with the sport. Continue reading A rivalry built on tradition: The Battle for the Gold Pan
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It looked like the same struggling Pioneer squad (6-14, 1-5) the first 20 minutes Wednesday night, trailing 36-30 at halftime at Magness Arena. But, this time, Denver took over a half of basketball – giving the fans a glimpse of what was expected at the beginning of the season. DU outscoring North Dakota State University 50 to 29 the final 20 minutes of the contest to coast to their first win of 2019. Continue reading Denver Rides Second Half Explosion to 80-65 Win Over Bison
A pitched battle is heating up in the Springs. What appeared to be a project to build a small hockey practice facility on the CC campus has morphed into a full-blown on-campus arena. The upscale Old North End Neighborhood is not happy about the sleight of hand by Colorado College leadership.
The announcement of the new Robson Arena was made before consulting with neighbors. Continue reading Old North End neighbors fight CC’s new arena plans