Saturday, October 23, 2010

DU 4 Wisconsin 2 - Final

(above) Jason Zucker came up aces on Friday night with two goals against the Badgers

The University of Denver hockey team dug deep tonight in Magness Arena and came away with a dramatic 4-2 victory over Wisconsin.

Jason Zucker scored the first goal of the game at 6:35 of the first period. Drew Shore gave Zucker a beautiful feed that he roofed over Scott Gudmanson.

Wisconsin tied the game during a DU five minute major penalty at 17:46 of the period. Jordy Murray put one past goaltender Sam Brittain.

Luke Salazar put DU ahead with a power play goal at 17:43 of the 2nd period with assists to David Makowski and Kyle Ostrow. The period was filled with penalties and DU finally scored a power play goal, their second of the season.

Wisconsin tied the game in the early in the 3rd period. Craig Smith scored the goal.

Jason Zucker scored the game winner on a fantastic breakaway goal at 6:43 with assists to John Lee and Brittain. Drew Shore redirected a John Ryder shot from the point to get the insurance goal at 9:44 of the final stanza to seal the victory.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

They won... but they still played like dirty commie's without a leader! Get your shit together DU...

Anonymous said...

Has any DU guy ever left after just one year? I can totally see Zucker not being here, 12 months from now.

puck swami said...

Plenty of DU guys have left after a year. Most famous of them was Glenn Anderson, who went on to a Hall of Fame NHL career.

First rounder Craig Redmond, who started playing with DU at 16 years old, also left a year in a DU uniform for the Olympics and the NHL.

Anonymous said...

A couple of obscure ones:

Dean Williamson, transferred to Minny after a season

Jason Fairman, a Colorado native who transferred to Cornell after a season

(Hey, you didn't ask WHY they left..... ;) )

Here's a unique question:

Who can name the player (the only DU player which I am aware of) who was actually granted a 6th year to complete his 4 years of eligibility? Normally a player only gets 5 calendar years to complete their 4 years of playing eligibility. Hint: it occurred in the past 20 years.

Gary said...

Nice to see Zucker celebrate with the student section...he looked right at them after both goals. That kid is ultra exciting. What's the latest on Nick Shore?

Anonymous said...

Nick Shore still has a cast, which goes about half way up his forearm. I overheard him last night talking about a bone-growth injection he received to try and speed up his recovery. His return does not sound imminent...

puck swami said...

Ken MacArthur was the six year man. He played for Team Canada for a while, too.

puck swami said...

MacArthur's Career:
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=3259

Anonymous said...

Will Justin Jones see any ice time this year? I don't think he even played pre-season. Does he practice with the team?

Anonymous said...

Was it Brent Cary?

Anonymous said...

Figures....Swami with knowledge.

I personally have not gone to practices this season, but if he's on the roster I'm sure Jones is practicing with the team.

Anonymous said...

Brent Cary would have been a logical choice. But, alas, he did not receive the same gift MacArthur did. Brent Cary had about the most unfortunate career of almost any DU player I can remember: Torn up knees, a broken neck in practice and so forth...

Twister said...

Tough hard-fought win for DU last night. The Badgers may have lost a lot of talent from last year's team but they are still a very formidable foe. Great to see Zucker come up big, especially after that cheap shot by Smith. That kid should have been tossed from the game.