DU 5 UVM 3 Final

(above) DU goaltender Adam Murray led DU out on the ice on Friday night

The University of Denver hockey team withstood a determined effort by the University of Vermont to escape with a 5-3 victory on Friday night. Falling behind 2-0, the Pioneers clawed their way back into the game and exploded with three third period goals to wrap up an improbable victory.

DU fell behind 2-0 at 6:15 of the 2nd period when Wahsontiio Stacey scored his second goal of the game. Drew Shore responded for DU at 10:43 of the Period on DU's only power play of the evening with an assist to Anthony Maiani. Matt Donovan tied the game late in the 2nd period on a beautiful short handed goal assisted by Maiani and Jesse Martin.

Donovan gave DU a 3-2 lead at 6:31 of the 3rd period, a lead they wouldn't relinquish. An assist went to freshman Dan Olszewski.

Midway through the period DU succesfully killed a 5 on 3 UVM power play. Right after killing the 5 on 3 Jesse Martin scored DU's 4th goal at 9:38 of the period. It was the game winner. He was assisted by Luke Salazar and Kyle Ostrow. UVM pulled their goalie with 2 plus minutes to go and scored their 3rd goal as Stacey got a hat trick.

Adam Murray made a spectacular game saving glove save with about 46 seconds left. He was flashing the leather all night long. Drew Shore iced the game late with his 2nd goal of the night, an unassisted empty netter.
Three Stars
First Star: Matt Donovan (Denver)
Second Star: Wahsontiio Stacey (Vermont)
Third Star: Jesse Martin (Denver)


Anonymous said...

Adam NEEDED this. Awesome job.

Anonymous said...

Murray saved the game on that last one. He had a few great stops, but that one for sure. It'll be interesting to see how we do tomorrow because early in the season last year it seemed like we had trouble on the Saturday games. Donovan had a fantastic game on what is likely (unfortunately) his last collegiate season opener.

Twister said...

Way to go fellas!! Starting 2010-11 in style.

Puck swami said...

Helluva road win for the Pios in a hostile environment.

Very surgical counter attacking and a nice glove hand from Adam.

Well done.

Anonymous said...

Nice game guys! Can't wait till NEXT Friday! -- chase

MagnessMan said...

Good Road win tonight--coming from behind. The shortie by Matt was key. DU stole it from them.
The two goals in the third capitalized on UVM mistakes and were wicked quick. Both teams made typical early season mistakes. Both teams were tired in the third. DU was on there heals and and all must gave it back to UVm late. Big save in the last minute to save it. Adam was coughing the puck up in front way too much. UVM was 1-7 on the PP. The 5-3 kill was impressive. Mattie was incredible there.

The other thing about tonight was that it was very physical. UVM is big--they have one guy that is 6'6 and another is 250lb. They also are faster than they were last year.

Tomorrow's game is going to be very interesting Snanden is a good coach and will work to have his young team ready.

Amy said...

Really wish I could see that last minute save by Murray. Good comeback but DU really needs to watch the penalties.

du78 said...

Interesting to see DU wearing their home whites on the road.

Anonymous said...

Highlights including the last save:


Anonymous said...

I like how on the Box Score, we have the opening line to our fight song... (minus the rah!)