Monday, February 25, 2008

DU To Spend The Night In "Titletown USA"

Today Pat Rooney in the Rocky Mountain News details a new tactic in in overcoming the long road trip to Michigan Tech next weekend. You may recall that last week, the University of Alaska-Anchorage left a day early when traveling to Denver.
The trip to Michigan Tech in the Upper Peninsula always is the most demanding journey of DU's season.

This year, the Pioneers are altering their travel schedule in hopes of being better prepared for the series opener Friday.

DU will leave Wednesday and stay overnight in Green Bay, Wis., before taking a bus to Houghton, Mich., in order to practice there Thursday afternoon. In years past, the all-day journey to Houghton on Thursday prevented DU from getting ice time before the series.

"It's pretty tiring, it's pretty exhausting," Gwozdecky said. "We want to leave a few hours earlier so we're prepared for bad weather, and we get a chance to skate and practice up there."

2 comments:

SIOUX 7 said...

Not related to this article, but an interesting tidbit for you DU guys.

I found this over at CHN:

"Miami matched a school record with its 27th win. The program had 27 wins in 1992-93 under George Gwozdecky, and in 1996-97 under Mark Mazzoleni."

dggoddard said...

Thanks for the heads up. Enrico coached at DU for a year as an assistant so we'll run something next week when he breaks the record. :-)