Denver drops close defensive battle to North Dakota in Frozen Faceoff semifinal

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There’s always one constant anytime the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks take the ice together: it’s going to be a close game. Tonight’s game between the two teams at the Frozen Faceoff in Minneapolis was no different as the Fighting Hawks skated out of the building with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Pioneers. Continue reading Denver drops close defensive battle to North Dakota in Frozen Faceoff semifinal

North Dakota hockey fans cultivate new Interests

Photo: North Dakota fans seek new winter hobbies

While North Dakota hockey (20-14-3) is still outstanding this season, they do not seem as invincible as in the recent past. As a result, some Fighting Hawks fans are seeking new activities to fill their time. While the Hawks are still the hottest thing in this hockey mad state, a dip in on-ice dominance has folks looking for other activities to occupy their time. Continue reading North Dakota hockey fans cultivate new Interests

For Denver, NCHC semifinal against North Dakota more than just another rivalry game

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If you want to get a University of Denver hockey player’s blood boiling and heart pumping, all you have to do is mention North Dakota. The rivalry between the Pioneers and the Fighting Hawks goes back decades and there’s no love lost between the two programs. From conference tournament matchups to national seminfinal and title games, the hatred has festered and the fireworks fly every time the two programs take the ice. Continue reading For Denver, NCHC semifinal against North Dakota more than just another rivalry game

LetsGoDU to offer expanded Frozen Faceoff coverage – Live from Minneapolis

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Our very own Nick Tremaroli has departed Denver for Minneapolis, Minnesota to cover the 2017 NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

The Pioneers will going for the second leg of the college ice hockey equivalent of the Triple Crown. Nick will be providing live coverage for LetsGoDU at media events, games, and one-on-one interviews. If you want to know what is really going on at the Frozen Faceoff  follow the action with Nick at www.letsgodu.com or get live real-time updates on twitter – @LetsGoDU. And, of course, LetsGoDu Facebook

The Pioneers are looking to do this again:

Western Michigan v  North Dakota NCHC Frozen Faceoff Conference Championship

Photo: The Pioneers won the first NCHC Frozen Faceoff. They are attempting to repeat the inaugural feat.

Go Pioneers!

Friendship forged through rivalry, Liam Finlay & Tyson Jost remain close

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Separating friendship from team allegiance can be difficult for some, but it’s nothing new for freshmen winger Liam Finlay of the University of Denver Pioneers and North Dakota Fighting Hawks star center Tyson Jost. While Jost and Finlay didn’t begin playing together until 2011-2012 in bantam at the Pursuit of Excellence Academy in Kelowna, British Columbia, they have known each other since they were 8 or 9-years old where they met at a hockey tournament. Continue reading Friendship forged through rivalry, Liam Finlay & Tyson Jost remain close

A masterclass in heartbreak: Denver at the 2017 NCAA Ski Championships

Photo courtesy of fasterskier.com. Utah celebrates their 2017 NCAA National Team Championship

Tim Healy is a special guest columnist to LetsGoDU. Tim studied Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management at DU and follows the ski team closely. As the 4-day championships are concluded, here are Tim’s final thoughts on this season’s NCAA ski championships. 

Well……what a finish to the 2017 NCAA Skiing Championships. I’m still in shock about what happened Saturday (but a big thank you to the Hockey and Lacrosse teams for helping me get out of my shock by winning their games in spectacular fashion), so please forgive me if this piece is a little “incoherent”.  I’ll do my very best to explain what happened this weekend. Continue reading A masterclass in heartbreak: Denver at the 2017 NCAA Ski Championships

Cannizzaro’s last-second heroics lift Denver over Notre Dame in instant classic

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Denver-Notre Dame. It’s never a straightforward 10-7 game when these two teams meet. It always comes down to the final seconds and, recently, it’s always taken overtime. It seemed like that was going to happen again today as it was tied 10-10 in the waning seconds of the game, but the #5 University of Denver Pioneers’ Connor Cannizzaro had a different idea as he scored with the clock reading 0:00. Continue reading Cannizzaro’s last-second heroics lift Denver over Notre Dame in instant classic

Denver rides Evan Cowley’s second straight shutout to sweep of Tigers and into 4th straight Frozen Faceoff

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For the fourth straight year, the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers will head to Minneapolis for the Frozen Faceoff thanks to Evan Cowley’s 4-0 shutout of the Colorado College Tigers on Saturday night. The win was the Pioneers’ 14th straight over CC and clinched the first-round series sweep. Continue reading Denver rides Evan Cowley’s second straight shutout to sweep of Tigers and into 4th straight Frozen Faceoff

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