"There's no way we're going to make any excuses. We have a lineup, the guys we have available, that if we play the way we can, we'll have a good chance. Our primary concern is playing better in our own end. Our team defense has got to improve. That's what we're talking about and working on. Our success is going to hinge on the success we have defensively."
(above) Kyle Ostrow and Anthony Maiani will be playing together again with the ECHL Chicago Express
-DU Coach George Gwozdecky
The Denver Post profiles the Air Force hockey team today.
---------The DU Mens basketball team opened up Sun Belt Conference play with a 79-62 victory over Troy at Magness Arena on Thursday night. Denver improved to 11-2, tying its best NCAA Division I start, originally set in 1942-43.
----------DU basketball is hanging in there at #31 in the Realtime RPI Rankings as of Thursday night.
DU Hockey returns to action against #10 Union on Friday night at Magness Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM against Union & and 6 PM MT at Air Force on New Year's Eve.
----------While most Denver fans are keeping an eye on Jason Zucker and the Under-20 World Championship, DU recruit Will Butcher recorded two assists as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated the Czech Republic, 5-1, at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Ontario.
----------Team USA faces the Czech Republic at 1:30 PM MT on Friday at the Junior World Championships. The game can be seen for free on the internet at NHL.com or on TV on the NHL Network.