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Denver Hockey releases 2017-18 regular season schedule

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In case you missed it, the University of Denver hockey program officially announced its full regular season schedule for their 2017-18 campaign. The defending national champions will be hoping for a repeat performance next season to tie Michigan for the most all-time national titles with nine. Continue reading Denver Hockey releases 2017-18 regular season schedule

Lukosevicius and Jaillet shine as Denver wins eighth National Title

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CHICAGO – They did it. The University of Denver Pioneers are back on top of the college hockey world. Sophomore forward Jarid┬áLukosevicius scored a second period hat trick and junior goalie Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves as the Pioneers beat the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 3-2 in the National Championship Game at the United Center. Continue reading Lukosevicius and Jaillet shine as Denver wins eighth National Title

Tanner Jaillet wins Mike Richter Award, named college hockey’s best goaltender

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CHICAGO – After an outstanding junior season, one that will end tomorrow night in the National Championship Game, University of Denver goalie Tanner Jaillet has been named the 2017 recipient of the Mike Richter Award, given annually to the country’s best goaltender. Jaillet is the first DU goaltender to win the award. Continue reading Tanner Jaillet wins Mike Richter Award, named college hockey’s best goaltender

Will Butcher wins Hobey Baker, named 2017 national player of the year

CHICAGO – Will Butcher has been named the recipient of the 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s national player of the year. Butcher becomes the University of Denver’s second Hobey Baker Award recipient. Matt Carle won the award as a defenseman in 2006. Continue reading Will Butcher wins Hobey Baker, named 2017 national player of the year

Ultimate team player Evan Ritt finding his game at Frozen Four

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CHICAGO – Over the course of this season, the University of Denver Pioneers hockey team has gotten significant contributions from all four lines. It’s been one of the reasons why the Pioneers have made it to the National Championship Game, to be played against Minnesota Duluth tomorrow night. Evan Ritt, fourth line mainstay, has been at the center of the Pioneers’ depth contributions. Continue reading Ultimate team player Evan Ritt finding his game at Frozen Four

America’s best two teams to clash in National Title Game

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CHICAGO – It doesn’t happen often in the regular season. It’s even rarer in the National Championship Game. But on Saturday at the United Center in the Frozen Four, the college hockey world will get that rare treat when the University of Denver Pioneers and the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs hit the ice Saturday night with a National Championship on the line. Continue reading America’s best two teams to clash in National Title Game

Denver ends the Luck of the Irish, advances to National Championship

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CHICAGO – On college hockey’s biggest stage, under college hockey’s brightest lights, the top-ranked University of Denver once again showed why they’re the best team in the country. Thanks to a 6-1 drubbing of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Pioneers are returning to the National Championship Game for the first time since 2005. Continue reading Denver ends the Luck of the Irish, advances to National Championship

Denver and Notre Dame taking lacrosse rivalry to the Frozen Four

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CHICAGO – “Notre Dame and Denver. It is what it is…it was all we thought it was going to be,” DU lacrosse head coach Bill Tierney said with a laugh a few weeks after his team beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a last-second goal from Connor Cannizzaro. Denver’s win was just the latest in a long streak of close, exciting games between the two top five men’s lacrosse programs. This Thursday evening, though, the rivalry between the two schools hits the ice on college hockey’s biggest stage at the Frozen Four. Continue reading Denver and Notre Dame taking lacrosse rivalry to the Frozen Four

Heartbreak fueling Denver’s push for National Championship

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CHICAGO – You could see it in their body language. You could see it in their faces. As soon as North Dakota’s Nick Schmaltz tapped the puck past Denver goalie Tanner Jaillet for the game-winning goal at the Frozen Four in Tampa last year, heartbreak had a heavy crimson and gold tinge. Continue reading Heartbreak fueling Denver’s push for National Championship

Denver hockey locker room upgrade finally gets green light

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After years of fundraising, the University of Denver hockey team is finally getting its much-needed locker room upgrade. According to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post, DU has officially given the green light to the $2.1 million upgrade to be completed by the time the puck drops on the 2017-18 season. Continue reading Denver hockey locker room upgrade finally gets green light