Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colborne Becoming An Offensive Force For DU

(above) Joe Colborne has 4 goals and 12 assists this season

From: Rocky Mountain News
by Pat Rooney

After an uneven start, highly lauded freshman forward Joe Colborne is living up to his immense potential for the University of Denver.

Colborne, selected 16th overall by the Boston Bruins in the NHL entry draft last summer and the highest DU draft selection during coach George Gwozdecky's tenure, tallied only one goal and one assist during the first eight games. Yet during a six-game scoring streak that ended Saturday, the 6-foot-5 Calgary, Alberta, native posted two goals and 11 assists, showing signs of becoming one of DU's top offensive forces.

"I think, like every freshman, you go through a time period where you're learning the game, you're learning to adjust to the quicker decision-making and the physical nature of the game," Gwozdecky said. "Joe has certainly established himself over the last couple of games. He's playing with a lot more confidence. He's playing with a lot more of a physical nature when he doesn't have the puck, and as a result, he's getting the puck on his stick more often."

3 comments:

Twister said...

16 points in his first 19 NCAA games--that's a pretty good start for Big Joe!

achsdu17 said...

He's really established himself his own game with DU. Now we get to watch and see the college star he will become. ;)

Anonymous said...

Colborne needs to be put back on defence ASAP!