The #7 University of Denver hockey team’s offensive production has slumped, from scoring 3.5 goals per game in first 18 games of the season to 2.0 goals per game in the last 16 games (all of the last 16 were vs. NCHC opponents). In short, this is a bad time of year to be slumping, and the recent loss of the Gold Pan to rival Colorado College, getting swept with only a single goal to show for last weekend’s nearly 60 DU shots-on-goal, has brought the current DU offensive problems into high relief. Continue reading Pioneers’ slumping offense threatens postseason hockey hopes→
After a long hiatus thanks to some scheduling oddities and poorly-timed vacations (lookin’ at you, Nick), the Crimson & Gold Show is back just ahead of the postseason! Denver was swept by CC over the weekend and for the first time in five years, the Tigers have claimed the trophy. It was a rough weekend for the Pios but in the end, the regular season is now over and the “season that matters” is about to start. The Pioneers will welcome archrival North Dakota to Magness Arena next weekend for the first round of the NCHC Tournament.
DENVER – For just the second time since 2014, the #6 Denver Pioneers find themselves on the wrong end of a regular season game against archrival Colorado College. In Denver’s Senior Night, the final home regular season game of the 2018-19 season at Magness Arena, two first period goals from Mason Bergh and Trey Bradley and yet another stellar performance between the pipes by CC goalie Alex Leclerc were enough to sink the Pioneers and delay any clinching of the Gold Pan by one night with a 2-1 road victory. Continue reading Alex Leclerc, Tigers spoil Pioneers’ Senior Night, delay Gold Pan clinching by a night→
No. 6 Denver plays their final series of the regular season versus Colorado College with the Gold Pan and a record on the line
It seems like just yesterday we were talking about what the Denver Pioneers were going to do without coach Jim Montgomery. We pondered how the defense would fare without the experience of Adam Plant and Tariq Hammond. And what would this forward group do without future NHL stars Troy Terry, Dylan Gambrell, and Henrik Borgström in the lineup? But as the 2018-19 Pioneers prepare for their final home game of the regular season at Magness Arena Friday, this team under coach David Carle has a lot to be proud of with a 19-8-5 record. Continue reading Denver Hockey Series Preview: Colorado College→
The Denver Pioneers got some solid results in the last full road weekend of the NCHC regular season, defeating the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4-1 on Friday night, and tying the Mavericks 3-3 on Saturday night, with a bonus standings point for an NCHC overtime 3-on-3 winning goal at Baxter Arena in Omaha. The win and tie extended DU’s undefeated streak against Omaha to 16 games, dating back to 2015.
The #6-ranked Pioneers (19-8-5 overall, 11-8-3 NCHC) were outshot (and often outplayed) in both games by a more desperate Omaha team (9-20-3), ranked #44 in Pairwise. That said, the Pioneers were able to take more advantage of their higher skill level on scoring chances to secure the five-point weekend, putting seven regulation goals behind Omaha netminder Evan Weninger, plus the extra NCHC overtime winner, over the two games. Continue reading DU Takes Five of Six NCHC Points in Omaha, Clinches Home Ice for NCHC Playoffs→
The University of Denver Pioneers (8-22) basketball team scratched, clawed, and gave everything they had to try and keep their terrible season alive, but it was just not enough, as the second-place University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks rode balanced, double-digit scoring from four veteran players to defeat the Pioneers, 86-76 at Magness Arena on Sunday.
You may have heard about the Gold Pan Giving Challenge. It is a two week giving challenge between the University of Denver and Colorado College. We hate losing to the kittens – especially when it includes a ‘gold pan’. And, you can direct your gift to the Athletics Excellence fund, any number of other designated funds or direct your gift to a specific area of your choice.
Get into the ‘CC Week’ spirit. We gave – how about you? Go here to give and defeat the Kitties. The challenge ends 3/17/19.