Saturday, November 10, 2012

Denver 3 - Minnesota State Mankato 2 FINAL

(above) Minnesota State clawed back into the game for the second night in a row
The University of Denver closed out a hard fought weekend with a dramatic 3-2 victory on Saturday evening. Chris Knowlton's second goal broke the tie, leading to the weekend sweep.

Knowlton's goal at 16:48 of the third period helped the Pioneers (7-1-0, 5-1-0) remain in first place in the WCHA.

MSUM's Josh Nelson scored on a power play just 2:42 into the third period, knotting the game at 2-2. It was Nelson's second goal of the season. Eriah Hayes scored the Mavericks' first goal at 15:07 in the first period.

Knowlton and Dan Doremus kicked off the scoring for DU in the first period.



20 comments:

dggoddard said...

hmmm...DU & CC 1st & 2nd in the WCHA Standings. Should be an interesting week.

Anonymous said...

These were not what I would call pretty wins for Denver - but, as Grandma always said - a win is a win. For sure they have some stuff to work on this week. For God's sake, they better not be feeling all Billy Badass because they just swept a league team. kind of fitting to think that the #1 hit song in 1957 was Elvis' "I'm All Shook Up" . CC SUCKS

Anonymous said...

Nice road sweep for the boys, good way for them to start their road games. Messy game though and I agree with what anon 9:59 said. Now it starts CC week, my favorite time of year. CC will be a good test for the boys since CC seems to be doing fairly good early on in the season. Can't wait to yell the good ol' CC SUCKS!

Anonymous said...

Road sweeps in college hockey (particularly in the WCHA) are always pretty - regardless of what the scores are.

DU is going into finals week, so CC prep might be a bit haphazard, working around studying and test schedules. Here's to hoping the boys show up in Colorado Springs on Friday night with their heads on straight and ready to play....

Anonymous said...

As always, any DU fan that wants to stop by my workplace will be given a complimentary photo copy of their ass before the game on Friday night. There is a pretty good chance you won't recognize it after our Tigers are done with you.

FYI - I've been transferred downtown. You can find me at 30 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 140 until about 6pm on Friday night.

I will also probably be at the strip joint after the game begging DG to buy me lap dances...

Anonymous said...

You've played Lowell, AF, Tech, Mankato, and St. Cloud. Only had one road series. You've played one more series then most of the WCHA. You'll fall back to earth boys. I know you have spent all morning doing hotel research in pittsburgh, but lets calm down. Realize who you have played and then take a deep breath. Lets re group at the end of the year.

Anonymous said...

Since this seems to be a UND forum these days, has anyone found a hotel in Pittsburgh that won't kick you out if you happen to pee in the elevator? Not kicking you out for tossing lawn mowers off the balcony would be even better, but not a must have. Any barber shops around the Consol Energy Center that can properly trim up a mullet?

Anonymous said...

Both games are on TV this weekend? That's great - and it's about time. Both arenas will be rockin; that's good to see on TV.

Sadly, the DU-CC "rivalry" isn't what it once was. Right now, I would call it more of a tradition; not a rivalry. The battle of I-25. You all know who our biggest rival is - those jackwagons from Sixth-Dakota.

Anonymous said...

Personally for students, the CC rivalry is the biggest rivalry. Most students don't follow DU hockey enough to understand the whole DU-UND rivalry. I think this is pretty obvious when CC comes to town and the student tickets sell out within an hour. Both are super fun; the CC rivalry has more tradition on its side, but the UND rivalry has more bad blood. Either way, makes for great hockey!

Anonymous said...

Just out, Pew Charitable Trust study, from the Center on Societal Research ... turns out, that CC does, in fact, suck. The numbers don't lie. Impressive study.

Anonymous said...

CC may suck, but DU SWALLOWS. So I guess it all works out between the two.

mexico said...

Who wants to buy me a beer at Magness on Saturday night?

Anonymous said...

"Many students don't follow hockey enough....." HA! I love how DU's fan base consists of 10 washed up alumni and a student body that doesn't give two shits about the sport.

Anonymous said...

CC Sucks - North Dakota Swallows

Anonymous said...

Mexico,

IF DG buys the beer beware of Grandma Bella's method to remove the jinx.

Dano said...

Wonder how the Post will cover the ganes. In yesterday's big Sunday edition they managed to devote 73 words to last weekend's sweep.

Anonymous said...

It is truly unfortunate that, with the NHL about to lose another season to labor strife, The Post chooses to respond not by expanding their coverage of college hockey, but by further compartmentalizing it into "niche sport" status.

Personally, I'd think that Adrian Dater now has a whole truck-load of time on his hands and reporting the same "NHL-players-and-owners-aren't-going-to-come-to-an-agreement-any-time-soon" schlock has got to be getting old...particularly with the first and second place teams in the WCHA within easy driving distance.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, poor coverage of away games. I suspect that will continue. But I would also expect that they will run features on DU hockey from time to time, provide decent coverage of home games, with the occasional front page treatment for those home games. These are just guesses on my part. But I will certainly not be combing the Post to look for anything worthwhile on DU's away games. They did have a pretty good article on the women's soccer game this weekend, so they still know that DU exists! I wonder if they are just reducing sports coverage across the board to save $$$.

Anonymous said...

It's not that the Post doesn't give a shit about DU, it's that the City of Denver doesn't give a shit about DU.

Anonymous said...

In honor of Veterans Day all North Dakota fans are singing the National Anthem ending with home of the brave rather than home of the Sue.