Saturday, October 24, 2009

DU Sweeps The Gophers On The Road

(above) Saturday night's heros Kyle Ostrow & Marc Cheverie celebrate DU's sweep
"It was nice to get that second start of the weekend. It felt good, and there was no way I was losing it."
- DU goaltender Marc Cheverie
The University of Denver completed a shutout sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers with a 3-0 victory on Saturday night. Marc Cheverie recorded his 3rd shutout in a row and second of the weekend. The victory gave DU coach George Gwozdecky his 500th career victory.

Kyle Ostrow put DU on the board with an even strength goal at 10:15 of the 1st period. (Assists Luke Salazar, Drew Shore)

Rhett Rakhsahni scored at 4:27 of the 2nd period on the power play to put DU up 2-0. (Assists Patrick Wiercioch, Tyler Ruegsegger)

Kyle Ostrow tallied his second goal of the night at 4:12 of the 3rd period, also on the power play. (Assists Drew Shore, Jesse Martin).

1929-30 was the last season the Gophers lost consecutive shutouts at home. This also was only the third time in Gopher history that they were shutout in back-to-back games.

Chevy's scoreless streak at 203:19 minuntes is the second longest streak in DU history trailing Peter Mannino's 208:42 in 2004.



First Star: Marc Cheverie (Denver)
Second Star: Kyle Ostrow (Denver)
Third Star: Drew Shore (Denver)

10 comments:

Aluuum said...

Five minute penelty against Minn. to start the 3rd period. Good chance to put the game away with another goal.

Coach said...

Tremendous team effort. Great coaching. Now to stay focused for next weekend!

I am curious to know, when was the last time that the Gophers were shut out at home for a weekend???

vizoroo said...

Great weekend for Gwoz, Chevy, and the team.

No let down for Kato next weekend.
Parents Weekend--win two for Mom and Dad.

Twister said...

Huge weekend for DU. The Pios took a major step forward and now seem to be gelling and coming together. Congratulations to Chevy!

Amy said...

Chevy's on FIRE! Are we really getting the tape delayed game tomorrow on FSN? I looked up the tv guide and it says HS volleyball is on.

dggoddard said...

Only if you get FCS-North. Its not on FCS Rocky Mountain.

Amy said...

Oh well....figures with FSN RM. Just have to wait till this weekend to see Pioneer hockey again.

Chase Squires said...

Heck yeah, way to go, Coach! Nice game to all, we love Chevy!

Anonymous said...

When will Colborne be back?

dggoddard said...

Colborne has a titanium screw holding his fractured finger together. He suffered a serious broken finger with the bone coing through the skin. Doctors performed the surgery in Columbus after the Ohio State game.

He's seen a few doctors and some have said one, two or three weeks. It all depends on how fast it heals.

He was at practice last week participating in noncontact drills without a stick.

The way DU played this weekend there is not much pressure to rush him back until he's 100%