News & Notes from Around PioNation

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post has a story on Tyler Ruegsegger. Ruegsegger has combined stellar hockey statistics at DU with excellent grades and a religious faith that you don't always see in a top flight college athletes.
LetsGoDU is checking out a posted rumor that Lincoln Stars forward Jarrod Mermis has committed to DU. He's a 5'7 160 forward from Illinois and is in his third season in the USHL.
Why is the University of Denver hockey team so good this season? Out of DU's Senior Class, the only player not to finish four years at DU was defenseman Keith Seabrook. It certainly was a shock when Seabrook jumped ship for major juniors in Canada, but he was replaced on the roster the following season and now DU is loaded with upperclassmen.
Current Air Force & former DU coach Frank Serratore's son Tom will play for the Minnesota Gophers starting next season. Best of luck to Tom as he pursues his dream of playing college hockey.
The Colorado Springs Gazette has an article on Colorado College Senior defenseman Kris Fredheim.
Last night was the 2010 University of Denver Founder's Day Gala at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the 36th chief of staff for the U.S. Army, received the University of Denver Alumni Association's highest honor, the Evans Award, Thursday in the Seawell Grand Ballroom. Ty Miller, Cindy Courville, Meyer Saltzman, Mike St. John and Nora Heitmann also received awards at this commemoration of DU's founding.


puck swami said...

Mermis' stats sure aren't very impressive after 3 years in the USHL, and he's very small, too.

Why would DU be going after him?

dggoddard said...

He could be a walk on or as DU calls it an "invited tryout" for 2010.

Anonymous said...

No real surprise that on of Serratore's twins is headed to the goofs -- Frank and tDon are pretty good friends, and have been for quite awhile.

Yeti said...

Mermis officially to DU. Confirmed by the Lincoln Stars head coach, and by Chris Heisenberg's recruit page:

Anonymous said...

Jarrod Mermis has great hands and great vision of the ice. DU was smart to sign him. He'll definitely be a player to watch in a couple years. Also, his younger brother, Dakota, verbally committed to DU and is considered one of the top 94 defensemen in the country. Definitely one to watch for!