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Denver Pioneers face off against St. John’s in meaningful Big East match

The Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team is headed to sea level this weekend to face off against Big East Division rival St. John’s. Coming off of a 16-11 win over Villanova, the Pios look to continue their undefeated conference play (2-0). Although the match with the Red Storm has significant importance to the geographical makeup of the division, it also holds meaning for Denver’s...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago

Denver Pioneers lacrosse coach Bill Tierney “thankful” to reach 500 games

National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Bill Tierney will reach his 500th game as a Division I head coach Saturday when his University of Denver Pioneers visit St. John’s in a Big East Conference game in Queens, N.Y. The fourth-ranked Pioneers (8-2, 2-0) would give Tierney his 377th win if they beat the Red Storm (1-10, 0-2). Tierney, 64, became the first head coach to win NCAA...
Via The Denver Post
16 days ago

Denver Pioneers plan free national championship celebration for Tuesday

What is one to do when their school wins the NCAA national hockey championship? Celebrate, of course, and that’s exactly what the University of Denver has in mind. DU will celebrate the school’s eighth hockey national championship on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. MT at Magness Arena. It’s the program’s first championship since the 2005 season that featured Paul Stastny as the...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago

Jarid Lukosevicius leads Denver Pioneers to eighth NCAA title

Sophomore forward Jarid Lukosevicius scored all three Denver Pioneers goals, and all in the second period, to lead Denver to its eighth NCAA championship in program history. Troy Terry, a sophomore out of Highlands Ranch, Colo., assisted on two of the goals and junior goaltender Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves in the win. Lukosevicius’ hat trick carried a special connection...
Via Mile High Sports
20 days ago

Pioneers win 2017 National Championship

CHICAGO – The Denver Pioneers did what they set out to do over a year ago after their devastating loss to North Dakota in the Frozen Four. They battled through the toughest game they’ve played all season and were able to hang on to defeat the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3-2. “After that loss it seemed like everybody was focused from that day on to become better,” Will Butcher...
Via BSN Denver
21 days ago

Denver goaltender Tanner Jaillet drops F-bomb on ESPN after winning national championship

The Denver Pioneers won the NCAA hockey national championship with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night at the United Center, good for DU’s eighth national title: Pioneers goaltender Tanner Jaillet — winner of the 2017 Mike Richter award for nation’s top goaltender — was outstanding in the win, stopping 38 of the 40 shots Minnesota Duluth put on goal. And...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneers dominate their way into the National Championship Game

  CHICAGO – The No. 1 ranked Denver Pioneers had the most important game of the season on Thursday night and they played like it. The Pios dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for a full 60 minutes to win 6-1 and secure a trip to the National Championship for the 11th time in program history. “I don’t know what to say,” head coach Jim Montgomery remarked after the game...
Via BSN Denver
23 days ago

Denver fends off furious W. Illinois rally to win 78-72

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Daniel Amigo scored 26 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to help Denver avoid a second-half collapse and beat Western Illinois 78-72 on Tuesday night. Brandon Gilbeck had a pair of dunks to bring the Leathernecks within 73-72 with 1:46 to play. Thomas Neff made a pair of free throws for Denver with 20 seconds left, WIU's Garret Covington missed a double...
Via Associated Press
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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