Following a couple weeks off, it’s “North Dakota week” as the No. 18 Pioneers host the No. 2 Fighting Hawks this weekend in a rare Sunday-Monday series at Magness Arena. These teams met in the bubble twice just a month ago and split two nail-biting games that concluded with a Jordan Kawaguchi OT goal and a Carter Savoie go-ahead power play goal. This series shouldn’t be any different as DU is coming off a 6-1 game vs Colorado College and North Dakota is riding a six-game winning streak. Cue the fireworks.
Denver (1-10, 0-4) faced Oral Roberts University (8-6, 5-1) Saturday afternoon in a rematch. Once again, Denver was ice cold from the field and turned the ball over 16 times in the nine-point loss to ORU. Despite the final result, Denver continues to show resilience, continually battling back from deficits to make games close in the final minutes but unable to finish games with a ‘W’.
Oral Roberts University (7-6, 4-1) played Denver (1-9, 0-3) Friday afternoon. The DU game plan was to contain Oral Roberts’ big three – Kevin Obanor (20.5 ppg.), Max Abmas (21.0 ppg.) and RJ Glaspar (10.3 ppg) who have collectively accounted for 59 percent of the Golden Eagles scoring this season, including 87 percent of all Golden Eagles points over the last five games. The Pioneers held Obanor at bay (11 points) but 34 points from Abmas and 14 by Glaspar were enough to earn a tight victory for the visitors, 88-84. Continue reading Oral Roberts Pulls Away Late, 88-84
Avid Fighting Hawk hockey fans are used to taking to the road to support their beloved hockey team. This year is more difficult with social distancing leaving fans at home. We wanted to see just how well North Dakota fans were adjusting to the ‘new normal’.
We told you about Denver Beer Compay opening a brewery and pub several months ago. Work is continuing at 2425 South Downing street on a new Denver Beer Company (DBC) site. The retail project is set to be completed in late spring and open shortly thereafter. Continue reading Denver Beer Company on Track for Spring Opening
One of the primary goals outlined by Chancellor Jeremy Haefner was to turn the University of Denver into a widely recognized, leading research university. Now, it looks like DU may be on the cutting edge of a new COVID-19 antibody testing technology that supports that ambitious goal. Continue reading University of Denver on Cutting Edge of COVID-19 Antibody Test
Denver skiing is set to begin the 2021 season this weekend when they host the Denver Invitational in Aspen. Men’s and women’s giant slalom and slalom will be contested this weekend. The following weekend, the men and women will compete in freestyle and classic at Minturn. Due to COVID-19 protocols, alpine and Nordic skiers will not compete in similar locations until the NCAA Ski Championships in New Hampshire.
Leading to Tuesday night’s gold medal final against the United States, team Canada never trailed during the World Junior Championships. That is, until 13:25 of the first period when the US’s Alex Turcotte scored for the United States, assisted by Drew Helleson and Trevor Zegras. Continue reading DU’s Brink, USA Win 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2-0
The Denver Pioneers (1-8, 0-2) returned to the scene of yesterday’s blowout loss to face the South Dakota Coyotes (4-6, 2-0) in a 24-hour test of team resilience and character. Denver struggled again with another double-digit loss, never holding a lead in the two-game weekend series. Continue reading Coyotes Pounce on Pioneers, 79-57
This season has been a battle for the #16 Denver Pioneers (4-7-1, 15 pts). Over their first 11 games, 10 at the Pod in Omaha, DU struggled to play consistent hockey and their 3-7-1 record showed that. If Denver had been battling some demons through their first 11 games, they did their best to exorcise them in a dominant, relentless 6-1 victory over the archrival Colorado College Tigers (3-5-2, 14 pts) in their first game at Magness Arena in 301 days. Brett Stapley and Reid Irwin each scored a pair of goals, Corbin Kaczperski made 17 saves on 18 shots, and the offense finally tapped into some of its huge potential just a night after a lackluster 4-3 loss to the Tigers in Colorado Springs. Continue reading Pioneers Rebound at Magness to Dominate Tigers 6-1, Earn 1,500th All-Time Victory