Friday, June 04, 2010

News & Notes From Around PioNation

Mike Chambers Blog has a posting about Marc Cheverie graduating from DU this weekend. Congrats to Chevy, but the big news is that he might also pursue a graduate degree while kicking off his pro hockey career.
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Speaking of Chambers' Blog, he mentioned last week that DU is still looking around for a more regionally desirable conference. According to Chambers, the Sunbelt isn't doing it for DU.
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DU Alum Matt Carle and the Philadelphia Flyers will try and even their Stanley Cup series with the Blackhawks tonight (Friday). Carle is having an outstanding playoffs, racking up 12 assists while averaging over 25 minutes of ice time per game. Ironic that Carle's career got back on track when he switched to #25 before this season began. Some may remember that Carle wore #12 during Freshman season at DU before switching to #25 his Sophomore year.
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Matt's brother David, was mentioned prominently in a NHL.com article this week. The younger Carle recently concluded his second season as a student assistant coach at Denver University, aiding coach Gwozdecky in skill development, practice, strength and conditioning and video breakdown. He was originally recruited by Denver but retired from hockey in July 2008 after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart resulting in sudden cardiac death with overexertion. David has done an amazing job publicizing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and has brought much needed attention to this little known, but extremely dangerous condition.

2 comments:

Aluuum said...

Regarding Mike Chamber's article on spending (wasting) hockey revenue on sun belt activity: I completly agree!

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you - Dave Carle is a great guy. I wish each of you could meet him. He'll be coaching or have a front office position in the NHL someday. I've heard before, that Matt still to this day admits that Dave is the better skater between the 2 of them! University of Denver is lucky to be a part of that family. Let's go Flyers!