(above) The DU Ski Team at the White House yesterday
An interesting article about Oklahoma youth ice hockey that mentions DU star defenseman Matt Donovan prominently. DU will have players on the roster this season from nontraditional ice hockey areas such as California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Iowa and Nebraska. Ice hockey's growth in the western United States has been due in no small part to an incredible network of volunteers and parents.
Two University of Denver recruits have been named to the USNDT-Under 18 team for the upcoming season. Zac Larraza (6'2 192 lbs) forward from Scotsdale, Arizona and Matt Van Voorhis (5'7 162 lbs) defenseman from Edina, Minnesota. Once again the USNDT will play USHL games and various international tournaments around the world.
----------The University of Denver ski team visited President Obama at the White House yesterday. The President welcomed to the White House more than 650 student athletes and 150 coaches and staff members, from 32 schools across the nation. Gathering on the South Lawn, he offered his congratulations on their 2009-10 Division I NCAA Championships.