It was a memorable night for DU Alum Tyler Bozak in his first NHL exhibition game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bozak, shorthanded, turned a 1-on-2 rush into a breakaway. The University of Denver graduate split NHL defensemen Dennis Wideman and Matt Hunwick, flipped the puck past Hunwick, picked it up the other side, and deked goalie Dany Sabourin for a 1-0 lead.
Speaking of Bozak, if you have the NHL Network, tonight's Toronto Maple Leafs exhibition game against the Philadelphia Flyers will be on at 5 PM MST.
DU alum Don Mercier will be hosting a hockey show on Denver Sports Radio.com this season on Saturdays. He will focus on DU and the Av's. We'll post more details about the show as soon as they become available. Check out DenverSportsRadio.com
DU Alum Scott McConnell has been named the AHL Wilkes-Barre Penguins video coach. The grandson of former Pittsburgh Penguins & Wisconsin Badgers coach Bob Johnson, McConnell played hockey at the University of Denver and was a member of the 2004 National Championship team. His former teammates Connor James & Adam Berkhoel played for Wilkes-Barre last season. Wilkes-Barre is the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Former DU Captain J.P. Testwuide will play for the AHL Houston Aeros this season if all goes well. Testwuide, 24, posted 13 points (3-10=13) and 110 PIM during last season at the University of Denver. He then signed with the Aeros, scoring two points (1-1=2) and adding 14 PIM in 13 playoff games.The Aeros are the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.