Frozen Four Team Profile: North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Photo Credit: NCHC

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 Four Team Profile: North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Pioneers Depart for Tampa Business Trip

On a glorious Colorado morning, the Denver hockey team was greeted by cheerleaders, school kids, students, fans, and staff as they boarded a bus to DIA and an eventual flight  to Tampa. The DU pep band was playing as the players entered the bus. Coach Montgomery boarded the bus with both of his kids in hand and thanked the crowd for the Pioneer sendoff.

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DU Frozen Four Watch Parties Around the Country

Frozen Four 2016

Across the country, alumni are organizing watch parties to cheer on our DU Men’s Hockey team in the NCAA Frozen Four National Semi-Finals in Tampa. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. Eastern this Thursday night. Find a location near you and register today!

Please note: Should when DU win the game against North Dakota, watch parties have also been arranged for the final. See below for details as some locations have been changed.

Alumni relations is hosting watch parties around the US. Go HERE to register.  Continue reading DU Frozen Four Watch Parties Around the Country

DU’s Toughest Athlete, Nina McGee Might be the Best Ever

Photo: DenverPioneers.com

DU athletic teams are loaded with great athletes in their respective sports. But the toughest athlete at DU is senior gymnast Nina McGee. As the Denver Post reported a year ago, McGee performs with two rods that run from from her knees to her ankles. Her severe shin splints were caused by stress fractures of the tibia in both legs. That put her athletic career in jeopardy. After consultation with medical experts and coaches, the decision was made to insert metal rods to support the tibia in both legs from the knees to the ankles. Continue reading DU’s Toughest Athlete, Nina McGee Might be the Best Ever

How could CU Basketball Transfers Impact DU?

It’s no surprise that DU needs a big man. DU currently has only one available scholarship for the 2016-2017 season.

As the recruiting coordinator for CU basketball, Rodney Billups broadsided DU’s plans by landing a Pioneer target, 7’0″ Dallas Walton from Arvada West. Walton made a verbal commitment to CU shortly before Billups accepted the DU head coaching role.  Continue reading How could CU Basketball Transfers Impact DU?

Study Shows Stark Cultural Differences

Photo: Lawn decorations in the Dakotas often include bathroom fixtures

A landmark sociological study shows that there are distinct differences between people from North Dakota and the citizens of Denver. The study is quick to point out that we should appreciate our differences as no one group should be ‘judged’  as better than the other. Here are ten ways that Dakotans are different than us: Continue reading Study Shows Stark Cultural Differences

On this Date in Denver History: April Fools’ Day 2013

Photo Credit: John Leyba, The Denver Post

“Gwoz was fired.”

I received that text from a friend three years ago today. Three years ago today, April Fools’ Day, George Gwozdecky was fired as the head coach of the University of Denver hockey program. The 19 year tenure of the second-winningest coach in program history had unceremoniously ended. Continue reading On this Date in Denver History: April Fools’ Day 2013

Frozen Four Meetup in Tampa Next Friday

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If you’re traveling to Tampa for the Frozen Four, be sure to join LetsGoDU and BC Interruption for College Hockey Blogapalooza 2016. Along with LetsGoDU, staff from BC Interruption, reporters from Quinnipiac University, and other fans and writers will be joining in the fun.

The plan is to start the evening’s festivities at the Hobey Baker Award Ceremony, which starts at 6 PM at the historic Tampa Theatre. Immediately following the ceremony, we will take a short ride from the theatre to the Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City. If you don’t plan on attending the Hobey Baker Award ceremony but want to join us at the brewery, we will likely be arriving around 7:30.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company is located at 1600 East 9th Avenue in Tampa. They have a great menu of drinks and food that fits any taste or preference. This is something you will not want to miss!!

For more information, be sure to head over to BC Interruption’s announcement. Also be sure to follow @LetsGoDU, @BC Interruption, and @g_riggi on Twitter for updates throughout the week.

We’ll see you next Friday!

Replay: Looking for Hope Only Requires a Short Memory

Hockey 2004

Photo: 2004 Pioneers celebrate the national championship

LetsGoDU published the following article on 12/22/2015. The Pioneers were struggling but last year the Providence Friars won it all  following a similar path to the 2015-2016  Denver Pioneers. The similarities are remarkable. (And yes, they did beat the higher ranked Pioneers on  their ‘home ice’ en route to the title!) Continue reading Replay: Looking for Hope Only Requires a Short Memory

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