(above) Denver goalie Peter Mannino keeps his eye on the puck as Wisconsin's Michael Davies tries to maneuver during the second period last night
Its a flimsy, anonymous internet rumor left on the most unreliable of blogs; ours. But someone is claiming that Denver Senior Peter Mannino will finish his degree at DU and pursue another career.
Mannino was the last player off the ice on Saturday night and certainly looked to be disappointed in a playoff loss to the Badgers that ended Denver's season. However he was as he slowly skated towards the tunnel, he was enthusiastically cheered by the small contingent of DU fans that recognized one of the greatest Pioneer goaltenders to ever wear the Crimson & Gold.
Mike Chambers of the Denver Post doubts the rumor is true, having spoken to Mannino about his future, as recently as a few weeks ago. LetsGoDU on the otherhand, sees smoke and where there's smoke, there's an unconfirmed rumor that drives up our visitor count.
Apparently this may be Mannino's last ever hockey game. There are rumors he has turned down several AHL and ECHL offers to graduate and pursue another career.