St Cloud State Athletes Deal with Changing Landscape

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Denver faces St. Cloud State University in hockey this upcoming weekend at Magness Arena. Back in St. Cloud, the shock waves sent by Athletics recent decision to drop Football and golf (and add men’s soccer) are still reverberating across the Minnesota campus. Continue reading St Cloud State Athletes Deal with Changing Landscape

Pioneers overcome UMass-Amherst & officials to sweep Minutemen

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DENVER – Any hockey fan worth their salt understands that outcomes are never blamed on the officials. Sure, officials can play a significant role in a game’s flow and predictability, but in the end, it’s the two teams on the ice that determine who wins and loses. Tonight, in the #7 Denver Pioneers’ final nonconference game of the season against #9 UMass-Amherst Minutemen, was a perfect example of just that as the Pioneers had to beat the opposition and overcome some…inconsistent officiating to earn an emotional 4-3 victory and sweep the Minutemen at Magness Arena to end the season’s nonconference slate. Continue reading Pioneers overcome UMass-Amherst & officials to sweep Minutemen

DU Sophomore Conquers Self Doubt, Pioneers Win First Test of the Season

Denver Sophomore all-American Alexis Vasquez recorded the first perfect 10.0 of the 2020 NCAA season with a perfect beam routine to help the #7 Pioneers (196.700) defeat No. 21 Arizona State (194.675), No. 13 Auburn (194.375) and No. 25 Penn State (193.500) in Session #1 of the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, California. Continue reading DU Sophomore Conquers Self Doubt, Pioneers Win First Test of the Season

Pioneers withstand UMass-Amherst push & Filip Lindberg heroics to exact Frozen Four revenge

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DENVER – Filip Lindberg is a good goaltender. Denver Pioneers fans found that out just eight months ago on the ice in Buffalo at the Frozen Four where he backstopped the UMass-Amherst Minutemen to an overtime victory over the Pioneers. The #7 Pioneers were not-so-kindly reminded of that in their first matchup with the #9 Minutemen since that late April night in upstate New York. Only this time, at Magness Arena, Cole Guttman found a way to solve him in regulation for a 4-2 Pioneers win. Continue reading Pioneers withstand UMass-Amherst push & Filip Lindberg heroics to exact Frozen Four revenge

Statement from former head coach Jim Montgomery

Former University of Denver head hockey coach Jim Montgomery issued the following statement today: 

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Statement by Jim Montgomery

January 3, 2020

Losing my job as head coach of the Dallas Stars last month was a wake-up call. I let the team’s front office, staff and players down. More importantly, I let my wife and family down. The team’s decision to end my role forced me to look into the mirror and decide whether I want to continue living a damaging lifestyle or get help. I decided to get help. I turned to professionals in the field of alcohol abuse for their guidance and counseling. It has been an overwhelming and a very humbling experience knowing that I am not alone. Today, with the unconditional support of my wife and family, and many close friends, I took another step forward by admitting myself into an inpatient residential program, where I intend to take the steps to be a better husband, father, friend, coach and mentor – one day at a time. Its a process I am committed to. As I do this, I ask my families privacy be respected. Thanks Monty. 

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Coach Montgomery was always a great friend to LetsGoDU and the Denver hockey community. We wish coach Montgomery the very best in his personal battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Montgomery family as well.

 

 

Denver Hockey Series Preview: UMass-Amherst

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Welcome back to Denver Hockey! We hope everyone had a nice holiday break and is starting the new year off right.  It was nice to see Denver closeout 2019 with a sweep of Colorado College.  And with some much-needed rest, the #7 Pioneers can kick off the second half of their season with some tough competition when the #9 UMass-Amherst Minutemen come to Magness Arena for a rematch of last year’s Frozen Four semifinal.  Star defenseman Cale Makar has since moved on from college to the Colorado Avalanche, but the Minutemen are again another dangerous team from the east coast.  Pioneers head coach David Carle said Thursday on the upcoming series, “the biggest thing for us is to come out and play to our identity and I think we can get the results that we want.” Continue reading Denver Hockey Series Preview: UMass-Amherst

UMass-Amherst Seeks Comfort Following Last Season’s NCAA Championship Loss

These days, many universities are teeming with emotional support animals. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst leads the pack. According to a recent article, at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, emotional support animals skyrocketed from five in the fall of 2015 to 118 two years later before dipping to the current 83. Among the Minutemen menagerie in that time are “Miniature pig, bearded dragons, geckos, rats, and birds,” according to university spokeswoman Mary Dettloff. Continue reading UMass-Amherst Seeks Comfort Following Last Season’s NCAA Championship Loss

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