DENVER PIONEERS NEWS

Denver Pioneers are eager to play their NCAA hockey tournament opener

CINCINNATI — Michigan Tech hockey coach Mel Pearson was an assistant under Red Berenson at the University of Michigan when the Wolverines won the NCAA championship here in 1996, defeating Colorado College 3-2 on Brendan Morrison’s overtime goal. Twenty-one years later, Pearson reminisced while eyeing what would be another grand moment inside U.S. Bank Arena. “That was my first...
Via The Denver Post
1 hour ago

Top-seeded DU Pioneers won’t overlook Michigan Tech in Midwest Regional opener

CINCINNATI — The NCAA Tournament top-seeded Denver Pioneers went through an hour-long practice here Friday at U.S. Bank Arena to prepare for Saturday’s Midwest Regional hockey opener against Michigan Tech. At DU’s ensuing news conference, the Pioneers were not entertaining any thought that this game is the biggest mismatch in the 16-team field. “They’re an excellent team...
Via The Denver Post
3 hours ago

Jim Montgomery, Denver Pioneers coach, might be in demand by NHL

University of Denver hockey coach Jim Montgomery had NHL head-coaching inquiries last summer. Expect more to come this year. DU could not compete salary wise if an NHL team wants to pay millions but what might keep Montgomery with the Pioneers is lifestyle, and being able to spend more time with his wife, Emily, and their three young children. As well as the school’s support of...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

DU goaltender Tanner Jaillet named finalist for Mike Richter Award

The field was narrowed to five on Thursday, as the finalists for the Mike Richter Award were announced. The award is given annually to the NCAA’s most outstanding goaltender in men’s hockey. Amongst the finalists was Denver Pioneers netminder Tanner Jaillet. The backstop for the top team in the nation, Jaillet has already taken home NCHC Goaltender of the Year and All-NCHC First...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Former Avalanche Kevin Shattenkirk has high praise for Denver hockey

Former Colorado Avalanche and current Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk gave Colorado hockey a vote of confidence today, just not the abysmal NHL team. Shattenkirk  released his NCAA hockey championship bracket and he picked none other than the Denver Pioneers to win it all. It’s quite a pick for Shattenkirk, since his alma mater Boston University (with whom he...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Pioneers fall on the road against unbeaten Ohio State

The [1/1] University of Denver men’s lacrosse program fell 16-7 to unbeaten [18/17] Ohio State on Sunday night at Ohio Stadium. Junior faceoff man Trevor Baptiste (Denville, N.J.) won 15-of-26 faceoffs, winning 15+ for the 30th time in 42 career games. Ohio State jumped out to an early lead as Tre Leclaire netted his 13th of the campaign to put the home team on top 1:16 into...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Denver Pioneers awarded top overall seed in NCAA Tournament

Though it might not get the same fanfare as it’s basketball counterpart, the NCAA Tournament is a big deal in hockey as well. As expected, the University of Denver is going dancing on ice. On Sunday, the Denver Pioneers were named the No. 1 overall seed, as the bracket for the tournament was announced. They will be in the Midwest Region, and will face Michigan Tech in Cincinnati...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

Denver Pioneers hockey named No. 1 overall seed, headed to Midwest regional

After finishing third in the National Collegiate Hockey Association’s Frozen Faceoff, the nationally No. 1-ranked University of Denver Pioneers Sunday morning learned they were the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed and will be assigned to the four-team NCAA Midwest regional in Cincinnati. The compete pairings and matchups will be announced shortly. This story will be updated...
Via The Denver Post
5 days ago

Pioneers finish third at 2017 NCHC Frozen Faceoff

The No. 1 DU Pioneers defeated the No. 8 WMU Broncos by a score of 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Target Center to finish Third at the 2017 NCHC Frozen Faceoff and earn a win in their final game before this year’s NCAA Tournament. Senior netminder Evan Cowley (Evergreen, Colo.) made 28 saves in picking up his 23rd career victory while sophomore forward Colin Staub (Colorado...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

No. 1 Denver falls to No. 11 North Dakota in NCHC semifinals

The No. 1 DU Pioneers suffered their first defeat in almost two months on Friday night, dropping a 1-0 decision to the No. 11 UND Fighting Hawks on Day 1 of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff at the Target Center. Denver (28-7-4) will now face No. 8 Western Michigan (22-11-5) on Saturday at 3:30pm CT/2:30pm MT in the conference’s Third Place Game. “I thought this was a very good college...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago

Pios fall to Fighting Hawks in NCHC semi-final

The No. 1 ranked Denver Pioneers fell to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Friday night in Minneapolis 1-0. “I thought it was a really good college hockey game,” head coach Jim Montgomery said after the game. “They made one more play than we did. It was really tight checking, there wasn’t a lot of ice out there and it was good for us to see that, we hadn’t seen it in awhile...
Via BSN Denver
6 days ago

‘Barn burner’ weekend awaits Denver Pioneers

  The No. 1 ranked Denver Pioneers have the most important game(s) of the season coming up this weekend. The four best teams in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference will go head-to-head in a battle to be crowned NCHC champions. It all starts on Friday with No. 4 Western Michigan taking on No. 2 Minnesota Duluth at 3:08 p.m. MST and then the main event at 6:38 p.m. MST between...
Via BSN Denver
7 days ago

Denver Pioneers’ Will Butcher named NCHA player of the year

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Denver senior defenseman Will Butcher, the 2013 Avalanche draft pick who is eligible to become an NHL free agent Aug. 15 if he doesn’t sign with Colorado, was named National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the year and offensive-defensemen of the year Thursday at a banquet to kick off the NCHA Frozen Faceoff at the Target Center. The Pioneers’...
Via The Denver Post
7 days ago

Denver Pioneers relish opportunity against North Dakota in NCHA semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS — Following a series sweep over Colorado College to begin the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs last weekend, coach Jim Montgomery of the top-seeded University of Denver said he would prefer to play North Dakota in the conference semifinals. Nebraska-Omaha was the other option at the time, but despite having won their past 10 games against the Mavericks...
Via The Denver Post
7 days ago

Denver Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher named Hobey Baker Award finalist

Defenseman Will Butcher, the Denver Pioneers senior and 2013 Avalanche draft pick, was named one of 10 Hobey Baker Award finalists as college hockey’s player of the year Wednesday. The DU captain is the only defenseman on the list and the lone player from the National Collegiate Hockey Association, which has three of the country’s four top-ranked teams in No. 1 Denver, No. 2...
Via The Denver Post
9 days ago

Fighting Hawks Advance to the Frozen Faceoff

This past weekend, the University of North Dakota swept their best-of-three series with St. Cloud State (5-2 win, 6-5 overtime win). With the series win, the Fighting Hawks advanced to the Frozen Faceoff in Minneapolis. They will take on the Denver Pioneers this Friday in the semifinals of the Frozen Faceoff. Game time is 7:38 PM. In two games against the Pioneers this season, UND...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 days ago

Denver & North Dakota Set To Battle In NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Avs Prospects Will Butcher and Tyson Jost are set to collide as the Denver Pioneers will meet the University of North Dakota on Friday night The NCHC Frozen Faceoff tournament schedules have finally been all set up, and we will not have to wait any longer as both Avs prospects Will Butcher and Tyson Jost are set to collide, as the Denver Pioneers will take on the University of North...
Via Mile High Hockey
11 days ago

DU & UND Set To Battle In NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Avs Prospects Will Butcher and Tyson Jost are set to collide as the Denver Pioneers will meet the University of North Dakota on Friday night The NCHC Frozen Faceoff tournament schedules have finally been all set up, and we will not have to wait any longer as both Avs prospects Will Butcher and Tyson Jost are set to collide, as the Denver Pioneers will take on the University of North...
Via Mile High Hockey
11 days ago

Pioneers win as time expires in another thriller with No. 1 Notre Dame

2016 Tewaaraton Finalist Connor Cannizzaro took over possession for the [4/5] University of Denver men’s lacrosse program with seconds left in the game, recovered from a brief stumble and bounced in the game-winner with no time on the clock to send the Pioneers past [1/1] Notre Dame in thrilling fashion, 11-10, on Sunday afternoon in-front of the 19th-straight sellout at Peter...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago

No. 1 Denver continues domination over Colorado College, rest of the NCAA

The dominating Denver Pioneers don’t sit on leads. They never change how they play. They attack, all the time, and evidenced on Saturday, their fourth line can carry the load offensively. Colorado College knows that as good as any team in the country. The Tigers have now lost 14 consecutive games against mighty DU, which increased its overall winning streak to 13 games with Saturday’s...
Via The Denver Post
12 days ago

Pioneers take first game of NCHC playoffs vs. Colorado College

The No. 1 DU Pioneers opened their 2017 postseason in winning fashion on Friday night, downing the Colorado College Tigers by a score of 4-1 at Magness Arena to take a 1-0 lead in the teams’ best-of-three opening round NCHC Playoff series. Denver has now won 12 straight games which is tied for the fifth best single-season mark in program history. The Pioneers have also now won...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago

Pioneers dominate Tigers 4-1 in a rough, penalty-filled Game 1

  The Denver Pioneers are the top team in the NCHC conference. Tonight, they faced the last team in the Colorado College Tigers. Obviously, these teams aren’t strangers to one another, and historically, Denver has had the upper hand. Since the teams’ first face off in 1950, the Pioneers have a 173-116-17 record against Colorado College. Denver came into tonight riding an eleven...
Via BSN Denver
13 days ago

Butcher, Pioneers Drop Tigers In First Game Of Series

In the first round of the NCHC playoffs, the Denver Pioneers went on to defeat their arch-rival Colorado College Tigers in the first game of the series In the first game of the best-of-three first round series against the Colorado College Tigers, the Pioneers would show them who is in charge as they would stomp the Tigers with a final score of 4-1. Avs prospect, Will Butcher would...
Via Mile High Hockey
13 days ago

Strong ties to Denver Pioneers hockey for Avalanche’s Joe Colborne

Avalanche forward Joe Colborne has big plans Friday. He will attend Game 1 of the University of Denver-Colorado College conference playoff series at Magness Arena — rooting emphatically for the nationally No. 1-ranked Pioneers. Colborne, who played at DU for two seasons (2008-10), keeps in touch with his alma mater primarily through David Carle, his former college roommate. Carle...
Via The Denver Post
14 days ago

Denver Pioneers hockey “sheriffs” are Hammond and Hillman

The machine that is the top-ranked University of Denver hockey team has extraordinary horsepower throughout the lineup, but none as brawny from the back end as Hammond and Hillman — which only sounds like a law firm. Defensemen Tariq Hammond and Blake Hillman are the sheriffs in an otherwise finesse blue line. Hammond, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior from Calgary, Alberta, is the...
Via The Denver Post
15 days ago
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