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Coming into the NCHC Frozen Faceoff weekend, it was already determined that the No. 7 University of Denver Pioneers had clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament. At #6 in the PairWise, it was impossible for DU to drop out of the top 16 even if they lost twice. Continue reading Early Look: Boston University Terriers
The NCAA Tournament bracket was announced this morning and to no one’s surprise, Denver will be traveling back to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region next weekend for first and potentially second round action. Continue reading NCAA Tournament Set: Denver vs Boston U in Round One
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While the No. 6 Denver Pioneers return winless from the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, the team walks away having faced adversity and greatly challenged by its opponents in the tournament to aid in overall progress moving forward. Continue reading Winless Weekend at Frozen Faceoff will Help Pioneers
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In an altogether meaningless NCHC third-place game for NCAA Tournament purposes, the No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers and the No. 1 University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks skated to a 1-1 tie at the Target Center. Thanks to the tie, Denver will likely stay at #6 in the PairWise Rankings while North Dakota will finish no worse than #3. Continue reading Denver and North Dakota Tie in Meaningless Consolation Game
Ten months ago, Ohio State came to Denver and surprised the Pioneers with a 5-0 first quarter scoring run at the NCAA quarterfinals. DU responded with a 5-0 run of their own and went on to win the game and advance, 15-13, to the Final Four and become eventual national champions.
Ohio State rolled into Denver Saturday afternoon with a chance to exact revenge. They hung close the first half, again, as both teams played stifling defense but DU’s offense got untracked in the second half. DU coasted to the 15-6 victory at Peter Barton Stadium. Continue reading DU Lax Powers Past Ohio State in Second Half, 15-6
Yesterday, University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez announced that long-time hockey head coach, Mike Eaves, would be relieved of his duties. Though he led Wisconsin to the the 2006 National Championship and consistently kept the Badgers near the top of the college hockey world, his last few years behind the UW bench were less than stellar. Continue reading Mike Eaves Out at Wisconsin, Door Open for Gwozdecky?
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After all the talk was about how good the No. 6 University of Denver Pioneers had been in 2016, DU came onto the ice against the No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies with little purpose and seemed to try too hard to make the perfect play. The Huskies capitalized and left the Target Center with an important 4-2 victory over the Pioneers. Continue reading Missed Chances Doom Pioneers in Frozen Faceoff Loss
Be sure to follow Nick Tremaroli on Twitter during the NCHC Tournament this weekend. Nick is providing live game coverage, opinion, and taking on fans from St. Cloud, Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota along with the Target Center crowd. It could be 70,000 to 1 this weekend. Anyone who knows Nick likes these odds!
The game tonight starts at 6:30 MT – DU vs. St. Cloud State University. Nick’s tweets are “must reads”. Many Pioneer fans watch the games or listen to Jay Stickney and follow along on Twitter.
(And become a LetsGoDU Twitter follower)
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Ah North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks. The ultimate villain of college hockey. The talented, sometimes unbeatable villain of a sport with a fanbase that is easy to hate. But dammit all if they aren’t the best team in the country. Continue reading Frozen Faceoff Team Profile: North Dakota Fighting Hawks
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In the opening Frozen Faceoff game, the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs face North Dakota at 4:06 PM central time. This semifinal is the #1 seed-#4 seed matchup on the weekend and most of the college hockey world sees this as an unwinnable game for the Bulldogs. Continue reading Frozen Faceoff Team Profile: Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs