Florida Panthers Agree to Entry Level Contract with G Sam Brittain

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to an entry-level contract with G Sam Brittain. In addition, the club also announced that they agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with D Blake Parlett. Brittain, 22, appeared in 39 games with the Denver Pioneers (NCHC) this season, posting a 19-14-6 mark with a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers continue to lock up number of key prospects

Though the NHL Draft and free agency are still several weeks away, the Florida Panthers have already begun to shore up their future by locking up several key prospects this offseason. With the addition of forward Steven Hodges on June 1, the Panthers have now signed five prospects since April 21, and they likely won't stop there. Traditionally one of the league's weaker teams...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver G Sam Brittain Accidentally Scores on Himself against Western Michigan

Denver’s goaltender, Sam Brittain, a Panther prospect, didn’t exactly start Friday’s NCHC semifinal game against Western Michigan well. Just 42 seconds into the game, Brittain misplayed a puck off the end boards that ricocheted off his pad and into the net. Let this be a lesson to always err on the side of caution, goalies. [@cjzero] The post Denver G Sam Brittain Accidentally...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NCHC Awards.

Tonight, the NCHC handed out their individual awards for the leagues most outstanding players and a coach of the year. There were a couple of surprising choices and I would have chosen some others different, but hey they can't make everyone happy.First lets start with the NCHC Player of the Year, Josh Archibald. Archibald would lead the NCHC in goals with 23 and win the league...
Via Goon's World
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota Lands Three Players on the NCHC All-Conference teams.

NCHC All-Conference First Team Josh Archibald, Jr., F, Nebraska OmahaNic Dowd, Sr., F, St. Cloud State Austin Czarnik, Jr., F, MiamiDillon Simpson, Sr., D, North Dakota Joey LaLeggia, Jr., D, Denver Sam Brittain, Sr., G, Denver NCHC All-Conference Second TeamChase Balisy, Sr., F, Western Michigan Riley Barber, So., F, MiamiMichael Parks, Jr., F, North DakotaJacob Slavin, Fr., D...
Via Goon's World
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Some NCHC Stats

Here's a look at some of the NCHC statistics that I broke down for a post that was originally posted on the Hockey Writers. That should be up in the next day. NCHC Goaltending Save Percentage Leaders (all games) – min 10 games.1   Sam Brittain, DU, .935Tie Lukas Hafner, WMU, .9353    Ryan McKay, MU, .9214    Zane Gothberg, UND, .9165    Ryan Faragher, SCSU, .912NCHC...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Carr and UMass Lowell tabbed with HEA honors

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) Hockey East announced their weekly awards on Tuesday, including naming UMass Lowell senior goaltender Doug Carr as Defensive Player of the Week and the River Hawks as Hockey East’s Team of the Week. Carr stopped 56-of-60 shots in two games against the Clarkson University Golden Knights at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. over the weekend....
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers post resounding bounce-back win

MINNEAPOLIS Gophers coach Don Lucia had an earful for his team after they were blanked Friday against Denver. His players said they were embarrassed with their effort, which resulted in the home fans booing them. One night later, the Gophers were singing a much different tune. Minnesota responded from Friday's 2-0 loss with a 5-1 win Saturday at Mariucci Arena. That made the...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers post resounding bounce-back win

MINNEAPOLIS Gophers coach Don Lucia had an earful for his team after they were blanked Friday against Denver. His players said they were embarrassed with their effort, which resulted in the home fans booing them. One night later, the Gophers were singing a much different tune. Minnesota responded from Friday's 2-0 loss with a 5-1 win Saturday at Mariucci Arena. That made the...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers upset No. 5 Denver on road

The Wisconsin hockey squad posted an eye-opening win Saturday night, defeating fifth-ranked Denver, 3-1, on the road. The Badgers, who jumped out to a swift, 2-0 lead at Magness Arena, got goals from Nic Kerdiles, Derek Lee and John Ramage. Wisconsin also got 35 total saves from netminder Landon Peterson. With the win, the Badgers improved to 2-7-3 overall and 2-5-3 in WCHA play...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers Hockey Opposition Q&A: Denver edition

As is going to be the case for a lot of things this season, the meeting this weekend between Denver and Wisconsin, two of the most respected programs in the WCHA, will be their final one as conference foes. Word on the street is that they will continue to play as non-conference opponents on an annual basis, but nothing about that has been set in stone and until it is you can'...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Saturday afternoon thoughts

Results of Friday Oct. 19 Minnesota 3 at Michigan Tech 5 (WCHA) Minnesota Duluth 1 at Notre Dame 4 (NC) Lake Superior 2 at Bemidji State 0 (NC) Rensselaer 3 at Minnesota State 3 ot (NC) Alabama-Huntsville 3 at St. Cloud State 8 (NC) Northern Michigan 2 at Nebraska Omaha 5 (NC) Colorado College 6 at Air Force 2 (NC) North Dakota 5 vs Alaska Anchorage 0 (NC) UMass Lowell...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

DU suspends two players

Low and behold this morning we find out that a little karma has finally swung the other direction. I was under the impression that only certain teams and programs have issues and players that get suspended – it appears that another WCHA program has suspended two players for a total of eight games. Funny, in checking my favorite DU fan blog there is nary a word of these suspensions...
Via Goon's World
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sioux vs. Pioneers Final Five championship game notes

Image via Wikipedia The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux will play the Denver Pioneers in the WCHA Final Five Championship game tonight. This is the rematch of last years Final Five Championship game where the Fighting Sioux beat the Pioneers 3-2 in double overtime. Game Time: 7:07 pm CT Records and Rankings:  University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux...
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March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday Links – it’s the playoffs…

Fighting Sioux Defenseman Ben Blood said that, "the playoff are the best time of year, you get to end people's seasons."  No truer words have been spoken. For the coaches, players and the fans it's also a time of finality. Magical seasons are ended; there are tickets that are punched, while others dreams are broken, hockey careers end and life moves on. ...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

UND vs. DU Series Notes

The University of North Dakota  Fighting Sioux travel to Denver University to play the Pioneers at Magness Arena February 24-25, 2012. Game Time: 9:07 pm CT Friday and 8:07 pm CT Saturday Night Records and Rankings: University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (17-11-3 overall, 13-10-1 WCHA); The Fighting Sioux are ranked 14th in the USCHO poll and 12th in the USA Today Poll...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey upends No. 10 Denver

MADISON -- A major scoring outburst propelled the Wisconsin men's hockey squad past No. 10 Denver, 5-2, Saturday night, in WCHA action. After a scoreless first 20 minutes, the Badgers broke loose. Keegan Meuer scored what proved to be the game-winning tally for Wisconsin, just 1:11 into the third period. Michael Mersch led the Badgers attack, producing three points on the night...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers hockey blanked by Denver

MADISON -- Tenth-ranked Denver blanked the Wisconsin Badgers men Friday night, 3-0, in WCHA hockey action. The Pioneers got a goal from Luke Salazar midway through the second period to take a 1-0 lead, and the visitors never looked back en route to their shutout victory. Jason Zucker and Nick Shore (empty net) also added goals for Denver (18-9-4, 13-6-4 WCHA), and goalie Sam Brittain...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Goon’s WCHA Power Rankings 1/29/2012

1.  Minnesota – (15-5-0 WCHA, 19-9-1) Minnesota swept the Saint Cloud State Huskies in a home and home series (2-1 W, 3-2 W) this past weekend. The Minnesota Gophers limited the SCSU Huskies to 25 shots on net for the weekend. This weekend the Gophers are idle. 2. Minnesota Duluth – (11-4-3 WCHA, 17-5-4) The Bulldogs tied and lost (4-4 T, 0-5 L) against Michigan Tech University...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

DU get some some good news... Brittain & Ryder back

Image via WikipediaIt appears that the Denver Pioneers have gotten some good news as two of their key players have returned from injury. It will be interesting to see how well Sam Brittain plays. Mike Chambers, Denver Post --- Two of the University of Denver's most important defenders are close to returning to a depleted lineup. Pioneers coach George Gwozdecky said sophomore...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Post: Ryder & Brittain Return To Practice

University of Denver coach George Gwozdecky said sophomore goalie Sam Brittain and senior defenseman John Ryder were cleared to practice Monday and are probable for this weekend's two-game series at Alaska-Anchorage [read entire article].
Via Let's Go DU
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Goon's WCHA Power Rankings 1/9/2012

This is my weekly WCHA Power Rankings for INSIDE HOCKEY, Zack Friedli from Hockey State of Mind and I will be doing the weekly WCHA Power Rankings. 1.  Minnesota Duluth – (10-2-2 WCHA, 14-3-3) The Bulldogs swept future NCHC foe Western Michigan University (4-1, 5-2) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Bulldogs travel to Omaha, Nebraska to play the UNO Mavericks. 2. Minnesota...
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January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Saturday Morning Links - UND in Canada

There is a really good site for Jack Jablonski that Charlie from Hockey Bias brought to my attention. You can donate money for the Jack Jablonski Fund by clicking on this link. Last night there was a very dangerous hit similar to the one that hurt Jack Jablonski in Winona that ended up in a brawl that saw 10 players ejected from the game. [MNHockeyHub] A Tradition of Excellence...
Via Goon's World
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Post Profiles Juho Olkinoura

Juho OlkinouraFrom: Denver Postby Mike ChambersA good problem is developing on the University of Denver hockey team.Freshman goalie Juho Olkinuora, a midsummer pickup who would be playing professionally in Finland if the Pioneers hadn't contacted him in June, is improving as quickly as junior Adam Murray​ and sophomore Sam Brittain are getting healthy [read entire article].
Via Let's Go DU
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chambers Blog Has Injury Updates and Xmas Stories

Mike ChambersOur favorite hockey scribe has been busy this week. DU's ongoing injury problems include a new name.  Mike Chambers Blog sheds some light on David Makowski, who won't play this weekend, Adam Murray, who may play this weekend & Sam Brittain who is starting to skate.Chambers has details of University of Denver hockey players Juho Olklinuora and Matt Tabrum...
Via Let's Go DU
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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