DU gymnastics was on fire Friday evening at the Air Force Academy! The team score was a season high of 197.65. However, if this meet had been in the SEC, I guarantee you that score would be a 197.9. These Colorado judges are hurting DU’s national ranking. DU is forced to compete better while traveling out of state than when they are at home (or in the Springs). Continue reading Gymnastics Posts Season High Team Score, But Deserved Higher
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Gymnastics Wins Despite Multiple Lineup Changes
The biggest sporting event of the year was last Sunday, but a few of us also made some time to head to Magness to watch the Pioneers gymnastics team beat West Virginia in a Big 12 Conference showdown. Continue reading Gymnastics Wins Despite Multiple Lineup Changes
The Anatomy of a Perfect Vault
Now that DU gymnastics is putting up some big 10.0 start value vaults, let’s talk about what it takes to get a perfect 10.0 on vault. Continue reading The Anatomy of a Perfect Vault
Denver Lacrosse Opens Season with Impressive Win Against Utah, 12-4
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team opened up its season in style against the University of Utah with a 12-4 victory. The game was the season-opener for both sides and DU used balanced scoring from seven different players, faceoff wins (13/20) and solid goalkeeping to earn the victory. Continue reading Denver Lacrosse Opens Season with Impressive Win Against Utah, 12-4
2022 Year-End LetsGoDU Postcard
Five Current & Future Pioneers Selected in 2022 NHL Draft
The Denver Hockey program made history last season with four Pioneers picked in the first three rounds of the 2021 NHL Draft. This year, they very nearly matched that feat for the second straight year as four incoming Pioneers – F Rieger Lorenz (R2, #56 overall), F Miko Matikka (R3, #67), F Aidan Thompson (R3, #90), and D Garrett Brown (R4, #99) – were selected in the first 99 picks. The shocker of the draft, however, was that rising sophomore forward Jack Devine, a key piece of the Pioneers’ third line last season, fell to the seventh round at #221 after being projected to get selected in the second or third round. But when all was said and done, the 2022 draft was just a bit better than last year’s draft with one more Pioneer getting selected this time around. Continue reading Five Current & Future Pioneers Selected in 2022 NHL Draft
Denver Hockey Releases 2022-2023 Schedule
The Denver Pioneers Hockey program announced today its full schedule for the 2022-2023 season. In addition to hosting the annual Ice Breaker Tournament in October, the non-conference headline-grabbing matchup is the very next weekend’s trip back to Massachusetts to take on UMass-Amherst. This matchup of the last two national champions will be the Pioneers’ first trip back to the Bay State since winning the national title in Boston in April.
The full schedule is below: Continue reading Denver Hockey Releases 2022-2023 Schedule
Bobby Brink Named Hobey Baker Top 10 Finalist
The Hobey Baker Top 10 was revealed on Wednesday morning and NCAA leading scorer Bobby Brink, one of #3 Denver’s alternate captains, was named to the list. Brink, who has 55 points on 14 goals and 41 assists in 36 games this year, is the first Pioneer named a finalist since Henrik Borgström (23-29-52 in 40 GP) was named to the 2018 Hobey Hat Trick (Northeastern’s Adam Gaudette won the award). Continue reading Bobby Brink Named Hobey Baker Top 10 Finalist
Guttman Lifts Pioneers to 5-4 OT Comeback Win over Miami
Denver senior captain Cole Guttman rescued his fellow #5th ranked Pioneers from a road disaster in the making, scoring two extra attacker goals in the final three minutes of the third period, including the tying goal with just 11 seconds left, and then set-up the Mike Benning game-winner in overtime to down last-place Miami, 5-4 in overtime in Oxford, Ohio.
We’ll have more on this game later….
Four Future Pioneers Selected in First Three Rounds of 2021 NHL Draft
The University of Denver hockey program has made history. For the first time ever, four future Pioneers were picked in the first three rounds of the same NHL Draft. No Pioneers were selected on Friday night despite two of them, Sean Behrens and Shai Buium, being projected to be taken late in the first round. Instead, Saturday morning was busy at the corner of University and Buchtel as they both were drafted along with Samu Salminen and Carter Mazur within the first 70 picks of the draft. Continue reading Four Future Pioneers Selected in First Three Rounds of 2021 NHL Draft