Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Denver Post Profiles Ty Loney

(above) Freshman Ty Loney is on a seven game scoring streak
Freshman Ty Loney's hockey career at the University of Denver started slowly. Really slowly. So slowly, he did more watching than playing.

The son of Troy Loney, who had a distinguished NHL career, was a healthy scratch in six of the Pioneers' first 11 games. Scholarship freshmen typically play immediately, but young Ty was watching from the stands or playing sparingly on the fourth line.

"It was pretty tough," Loney said Monday. "No fun."

Now, he's a red-hot, first-line winger who is having a blast playing with star junior center Drew Shore and senior Luke Salazar [read entire article].

4 comments:

dggoddard said...

Loney had 23 goals and 19 assists in 54 games last season in Youngstown.

USHL scoring stats are usually a pretty good guide to the upside potential of a player. Its certainly true in this case.

Once again, another great recruiting job by the DU coaches.

miller said...

Loney is an exciting player who is not afraid to throw his body around.

I see this team really starting to reach it's potential.

The questions remain when will Bennett and Makowski be back? Can we expect the Friday/Saturday rotation of Murray and Brittain?

UDenver20 said...

Where much of our team could be seen "coasting" (or at best, showing starts and fits of effort), he came out to play and showed more heart and more drive than many of our captains/seniors... All the more reason for him to retain the dramatic increase in gametime.

vizoroo said...

Friday night is @alannarizzo last DU game as she moves on to the MLB network. She had to stay for a DU victory over cc.