Monday, February 23, 2009

Chevy's 45 Save Shutout Anchors DU's Weekend

(above) Chevy makes a save against Wisconsin

From: Rocky Mountain News
by Pat Rooney

It was not a personal slight against Marc Cheverie when he was widely regarded as the University of Denver's biggest question mark going into the season.

Pioneers sophomore goalie Cheverie simply had not played enough to ease concerns about his capabilities. Months ago, Cheverie shed many doubts about whether he is capable, yet now he is showing signs of becoming the sort of player who can deliver at the time of year when strong goaltending matters most.

Cheverie spearheaded DU's sweep at Wisconsin last weekend by making a career-best 45 saves during a shutout win Saturday, his third shutout of the season. [read rest of article]

12 comments:

ticklethetwine said...

I know DU is a good team but this was a complete and uder collapse by Wisconsin. WOW..

My hats off to DU..

Jordan said...

According to the Wisconsin commentators, Chevy is Denver's weakest link. How's the crow taste?

achsdu17 said...

I don't doubt Chevy what so ever. If you really look how this 2nd half has gone you'd see the defense is clearly the weakest link.

Their transition game has been sloppy, they are turning the puck over in the slot and sometimes they can't even clear the zone. Chevy has been strong but it doesn't help when he's left out to dry.

Anonymous said...

As an alum of ridgefield highschool im sitting here wondering why colin scott has a division 1 lacrosse future at denver and is set to come in as a freshmen in 2009. the only problem is that hes dominant in ct division 1 hockey probably the best player in the state and with the right coach could be one of the best in college hockey, and im not just hyping him up because i know him. Its because hes that good. if the coach at Denver does not ask him to atleast try out...hes a fool.

Twister said...

There shouldn't be any more doubters on Chevy's ability and talent. He may not be a 1st-team all-conference player this year, but he's had a strong season. Replacing Mannino is no easy task, but Chevy has proven himself.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:20 (Colin) - you need to get a couple of years of Juniors under your belt (USHL/NAHL/BCHL/AJHL). They don't take walk-ons. Ruggy is/was the exception in that he was supposed to play Juniors but they moved up his timetable because someone bolted early (can't recall who). All the others have NTDP or Junior experience. If you are that good then you should not have a problem begin recruited and getting playing time in one of the aforementioned Junior leagues.

dggoddard said...

Ruegsegger was signed an LOI to join DU in 2007 and ended up coming to DU in 2006.

I believe Ruegsegger and his family sat down with the DU coaches over the summer of 2006 and said, "He's ready."

If DU had not had room, we might have lost him the same way Wisconsin lost Wiercioch. I believe Ruegsegger probably got Stastny's scholarship but someone can correct me on that.

Here's the article about him coming to DU a year early...

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/2006/07/local-player-jumps-from-high-school-to.html

Anonymous said...

This kid is the real deal. You dont know shit about anything. If anything he would need maybe 1 year of juniors then thats it...I have full confidence that if he practiced with he team hed be ready for division 1 hockey on gameday 1 of next year. you dont know the kid and have no right to say what he needs to do to play on denver. he could walk on. thats the point of a walk on.

Goon said...

Holy cow Joel C #12 has been pretty good the second half of the season for DU. I wonder how long Boston lets him stay at DU? As a Bruins fan Got to love a a big forward with good hands.

Anonymous said...

DU fans obviously have short memories. Scheverie has a good weekend and you guys are all slobbing his knob.

Jordan said...

It's not about going nuts when he has a good weekend (although 45 saves is pretty damn good).

A lot of us feel that he's a good goalie, and when things go wrong and a lot of goals get scored, 99 times out of 100 its cause the defense did something stupid with the puck rather than Cheverie being the "weakest link."

dggoddard said...

Chevy Rulz.