Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Junior Pioneers Win Colorado Championship

(above) The Colorado State champs are off to San Jose to play in Nationals

Fresh off their successful trip to Quebec, the Denver Jr. Pioneers PWAA team has won the Colorado state title (12 & under), the first in the team's history at Magness and is off to the USA Hockey National Championships in San Jose (Mar 30-Apr 3rd). 

Defenseman Tyler Poon scored the game winner in Overtime last night at Magness Arena against the Arapahoe Warriors. Forwards Brian Hawkinson and Ryan Korinek led all scorers in the state playoffs with 11 points in the teams 5 playoff games.

The team will face the Central Connecticut Capitals, the Chicago Blues and the Hershey Bears in first rounds of round robin play in San Jose.

10 comments:

dggoddard said...

Congrats to the Junior Pioneers.

I'm sure there will be some other Colorado based teams out in Nationals in the various age groups.

We'll keep you posted on the results.

Lets hope the DU Pioneers match the kids efforts with a trophy this weekend in St. Paul

Aluuum said...

which one of these kids will be a pio in about 6 years? My guess is there is one in this picture.

dggoddard said...

Early money on Brian Hawkinson younger brother of 2013 DU recruit Brad Hawkinson.

I like the stats of Arapahoe's Adam Anderson. 9 goals, 1 assist. When was the last time DU had a pure sniper?

Maybe Dwight Mathiason?

Imaws Kcup said...

The Goal Czar!

DenverGoldJersey said...

I hope its Tyler Poon, he'll make INCH's all name team for sure

Anonymous said...

Rick Berens. The purest sniper DU has had in the past 30-some years. If he had the luxury of a Dallas Gaume feeding him gifts, he would have had 120 goals in his career.

Jason Elders is another.

Anonymous said...

Jason Elders had double the goals of any other DU player in the '93-94 season -- 26 to 13, I do believe. Pure sniper, just not enough support around him...

Anonymous said...

This is Tier II, correct?

vizoroo said...

The Hawkinson name rings a bell!
Congrats to the Junior Pioneers.!

Anonymous said...

Second on Brian Hawkinson, DU seems to like to recruit brothers, ie: Ostrow, Shore, Mermis, etc. As the Thunderbirds top scorer last season on a line with Baker Shore, and the Jr. Pioneers big scorer this year-sounds like he and the youngest Shore would bring some scoring to the varsity Pioneers in the future.