Friday, February 29, 2008

Mannino Breaks DU All-Time Shutout Record

(above) Peter Mannino sets DU's all-time shutout record Friday night

From: Rocky Mountain News
by Paul Peterson


Peter Mannino jumped about as high as a man in goaltending equipment could as soon as the final horn sounded Friday night at John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The University of Denver goalie set a school shutout record with the 14th of his career in a 1-0 victory over Michigan Tech.

"Peter Mannino was the story of the game," DU coach George Gwozdecky said. "He's been a very solid goaltender in his career here. . . . I'm happy to see him get the record."

The win was an important one for the Pioneers. They moved into a second-place tie with idle North Dakota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, both teams with 33 points.

For his part, Mannino credited his teammates for the record-setting win.

"Shutouts are a team effort, and this game was no different," the senior said. "I've been fortunate for four years to have great teammates. It's pretty amazing."

In a game where scoring chances were at a premium, the Pioneers got the only one they would need with just 13 seconds remaining in the second period.

With his team on a power play, freshman forward Dustin Jackson nudged a rebound shot past MTU's Michael-Lee Teslak.

Assisting on the goal were Kyle Ostrow and Patrick Mullen.

Tech coach Jamie Russell said both goalies were outstanding.

"I thought Mannino and Teslak were on their games," he said. "They didn't have to make a lot of saves, but there some tough ones in there."

With both teams emphasizing tight checking, there were few good scoring chances throughout.

The middle period was filled with penalties, a total of 16 minutes assessed.

The Huskies' best shot at scoring came midway through the third period, when forward Jon Kivisto hit the pipe and the puck dropped into the crease. But Mannino was able to clear the puck and preserve his fifth shutout this season.

"You could tell that Peter was locked in tonight," Gwozdecky said. "He was that way right from the very beginning.

He also got a little help from the goalie’s best friend. Tech got shots by Mannino twice in the second and third periods, but both times the puck banged off the post and stayed out of the net.

“There’s no question that every goaltender, especially the good ones, are known to have their three best friends (the two posts and the crossbar) with them at all times,” Gwozdecky said.

Mannino and Teslak each had 21 saves.

9 comments:

achsdu17 said...

CONGRATS TO YOU PETER MANNINO!

I hope the Colorado Avalanche were watching. LOL

Twister said...

Nice win tonight after the long road trip. A great night for Mannino.

Anonymous said...

He really deserves this one. Thanks Peter the Great

Anonymous said...

CC is better than you sorry weenies. Bachman trumps Mannino every time.

Anonymous said...

Ok anonymous 11:58- then why are Bachman and Mannino actually even? And when was the last time you won a championship? Oh right. 51 years ago. McNaughton doesn't mean shit if you can't win any hardware.

Anonymous said...

I would totally agree the CC is the Miami, OH of the WCHA. It's always, "What could have been?", not a great way to end your season.

UND

Jimbo said...

"What could have been?" has become CC's swan song every season. While they would appear good to go this year they always find a way to disappoint their fans. BTW, this time of year I would take Mannino over Bachman. This is uncharted territory for Bachman whereas Mannino has "been there, done that".

Pioneers04 said...

To finish Jimbo's statement, been there, done that, won the Ring.

achsdu17 said...

One more to add... was also the MVP.