UPDATE: Denver Officially Unveils Battle on Blake Sweater

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Earlier on Tuesday, when practice ended, the University of Denver hockey program posted a video on Instagram of players seeing the uniforms they will wear on Saturday for the Battle on Blake for the first time. The smiles and excitement on the faces of the few players in the video were obvious. Continue reading UPDATE: Denver Officially Unveils Battle on Blake Sweater

CC vs DU: More Than Just a Rivalry

When you grow up in the 719, rooting for the Colorado College Tigers is instilled in you from a very young age. Colorado College hockey and Colorado Springs are one and the same. You don’t have to be a hockey expert to understand that the rivalry between CC and the University of Denver is like none other. Nor do you have to have an actual reason to hate DU when you live in Colorado Springs…you just do. Continue reading CC vs DU: More Than Just a Rivalry

Profile: CC Tigers (6-21-1) Use Color to Paint a Better Picture

Photo: Partially completed coloring book art by Colorado College Goalie Jacob Nehama 

According to The Gazette in Colorado Springs, CC players have turned to coloring books before and after practice. Head Coach Mike Haviland not only supports the players in this endeavor but actually joins in team coloring sessions. Continue reading Profile: CC Tigers (6-21-1) Use Color to Paint a Better Picture

Heinen and Gambrell Named NCHC Players of the Week

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Danton Heinen and Dylan Gambrell were named NCHC Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively after leading the University of Denver Pioneers to a weekend sweep of the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Continue reading Heinen and Gambrell Named NCHC Players of the Week

Denver Hockey Teases Battle On Blake Sweaters

On Sunday, the University of Denver Hockey Program released a short video showing the creation of the jerseys the Pioneers will wear on Saturday for the Battle on Blake. While the lighting and quality of the video aren’t great, you can see that the program has decided to go with a modified throwback look for the first organized outdoor hockey game in Colorado history.  Continue reading Denver Hockey Teases Battle On Blake Sweaters

CC Named Most Unhealthy College in America

Their recruitment brochure sounds an idyllic call to potential students, “nestled at the intersection of nature’s call and urban sprawl. Care to pack into the Rocky Mountains … for your class? Whoa. I actually live here.”

However, in a newly released study by The College Report, Colorado College was named ‘the most unhealthy college in America’. The exposé  points out an unhealthy environment at the liberal arts institution located in Colorado Springs, Colorado which is mostly to blame.  Continue reading CC Named Most Unhealthy College in America

Pio’s Lose in 3-Point Fest

The Pioneers hit twenty 3-pointers, a school record, and fell in a tight contest on the road to IPFW, 84-87.

The Denver Pioneers (13-13) dropped a road contest to IPFW (20-7) in Fort Waytne this evening. DU played the Mastodons (10-1 home) tough and made it a game. Max Landis for IPFW hit seven 3’s and Marcus Byrd hammered home eight trays from beyond the arc. Nate Engesser pumped in another six 3’s. The Pioneers shot an incredible 62.5% from three point territory while the Mastodons shot an even more unbelievable 66.7% from the arc. Thirty two 3- point shots by both teams led to 96 points, 56% of the total points scored in the game. Continue reading Pio’s Lose in 3-Point Fest

Denver Secures Sweep Over North Dakota

photo credit: Sasha Kandrach

In a thrilling series, Denver swept No. 2 ranked North Dakota. After an energetic, emotional first game the Pioneers defeated the Fighting Hawks 4-1 in the second, calmer contest.

“I really liked the way we played. I thought we managed the play a lot better tonight. We didn’t give up odd-man rushes, they had to go through two-to-three players to make plays and that’s what you want against a team like North Dakota.” said Head Coach Jim Montgomery. Continue reading Denver Secures Sweep Over North Dakota

Denver Tops North Dakota in Game for the Ages, 6-4

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In one of the best games in the history of the storied rivalry between the University of Denver and the University of North Dakota, the No. 13 Pioneers held on to beat the No. 2 Fighting Hawks 6-4. It took a game-winning shorthanded goal from Quentin Shore and a game-sealing empty net goal from Danton Heinen, but the Denver Pioneers won one of the best games of the 2015-16 College Hockey season.

“It was just an unbelievable game to be a part of,” DU head coach Jim Montgomery said after the final buzzer. Continue reading Denver Tops North Dakota in Game for the Ages, 6-4

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