Sunday, November 18, 2012

Colorado College Caught With Schwartz Down

(above) This was a common sight on Saturday night

Colorado College forward Rylan Schwartz spent Saturday evening in a suit and tie at Magness Arena.  Without their star on the ice, CC was dropkicked out of Magness Arena 6-2 by the University of Denver hockey team.

Things were  tight heading into the third period with DU holding a 3-2 edge.  The final period was an exclamation point on a great weekend as DU rolled to a famous victory.  It was the first Pioneer sweep of CC since 2005.

Senior Chris Knowlton stole the show for DU this weekend.  He had two goals, two assists and was +4 on Saturday.  DU Freshman Gave Levin scored his first DU goal and added an assist while playing on DU's first line.

In a reversal of recent form this season, all six goals were scored by DU's forwards.  Matt Tabrum, Quinten Shore & Shawn Ostrow also scored for DU.



31 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sure was fun

Anonymous said...

2nd game in a row where CC's top producing player of the game gets kicked out..... they should work on that.

dggoddard said...

A récent DU alum who graduated in 2008, told me that that was the best performance by the DU student section that he had ever seen.

The band, the cheerleaders, dance team & Boone were tight. The students and band had a wide array of cheers & songs and they rolled through the playbook.

DU allowed extra students in on a standing room basis and it really filled in the holes and made for an electric atmosphere.

Mega-Boone got quite a workout with the six goals.

After the game the players did their stick salute, and then skated over to the student section to share the victory. Not sure that they have done that before. First time I've ever seen a DU team do it anyway. A pretty special moment.

Lets play CC every weekend.

Anonymous said...

I cant beleive that is the first time we have swept them since 05? That cant be right. They may be the cheapest team i have ever witnessed. They make no dak look like angels.

dggoddard said...

Off the top of my head, before this weekend DU was something like 5-5-5 against CC. There have obviously been a lot of ties and we sure haven't blown them out very often.

Anonymous said...

As a student, it was really neat to have the players skate over to the student section after the game. It's good to know that they appreciate the students for being there. Awesome awesome weekend!

Anonymous said...

This Knowlton Zajac kid seems like the real deal. Hopefully he plays 4 strong years for us!!!!

dggoddard said...

Be sure to check out the Denver Post Photo Album. There are some amazing photos in there.

Really captures the intensity & atmosphere in the building.

Raymond Harris said...

Not sure I have ever seen a CC team so lackluster as they were after the 5th goal last night. The final 12 minutes of the game they were mailing it in.

dggoddard said...

Pretty epic series shaping up next weekend.

Friday
Pairwise #9 Yale @ #1 DU
Pairwise #3 UNH @ #18 CC

Saturday
Pairwise #3 UNH @ #1 DU
Pairwise #9 Yale @ #18 CC

Anonymous said...

I am a UND fan that loves to hate DU. I am coming on here to tell you that I was dead wrong about your team going into this year. Way to start the season!! I am impressed. Looking forward to the series in a couple weeks here in GF. UND has started slow, but will come around. Sound be an epic series. Come on up. At this point I am hoping for a split.

Anonymous said...

thanks 11:42 ... yeah this team is surprising even DU fans ... that will be an epic series in GF!

Anonymous said...

While CC sucks, North Dakota swallows.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big Tiger fan and all I can say is: unbelievable show, DU put a clinic on. Pioneers are an awesome team and my pick to go all the way this year. I'm choking on my own bile saying that, but it's true. Now as for the Tigers as a cheap team comment - come on. That was a pretty tame series. Until you have a situation like Ben Blood as captain decking a player in the handshake line like happen in GF last year, that comment comparing them to NoDak seems a bit ridiculous

old pio said...

If cheap shot head hunting could get you on the score sheet, CC would have split the series. Schwartz' play was somewhat understandable, given from how far back they'd come. Winkler, on the other head, made an incredibly stupid play at a critical juncture. And the victim of that cheap shot, Chris Knowlton, made the pussies pay. Playing with poise is part of the game, especially for talented seniors. These two cement heads let their team down, big time.

I've been trying to think what you'd have left if you took the Broadmoor and AFA out of Colorado Springs. The best I can come up with is: Bangladesh with snow.

Way to go Pioneers.

old pio said...

Oh, I forgot to mention the atmosphere in the building. Never saw the students so involved before. Never heard them so loud before (their cheering was clearly audible on TV). The kids looked great. The pep band sounded great. Mega-Boone looked great. And the players paying props was a wonderful moment. That needs to be a tradition. Accompanied, perhaps by our seldom heard Alma Mater. That's a small quibble in an otherwise wonderful night. I'm greedy. I want to see that level of support and excitement for every home game.

Anonymous said...

Didn't even know we had an Alma Mater...

old pio said...

That's the problem. Until recently, lots of people were only dimly aware we have a fight song.

"She's the pride of Colorado, hail to Denver U."

old pio said...

My freshman year at Illinois we sang the Alma Mater ("Hail to the Orange") every night after dinner in the fraternity. That dog won't hunt these days, of course, but if we featured the song at athletic events, and the expectations game was played with it the way it's been played with "D-Rah" the pep band would learn it and the students would follow along. I'm not bitching, just suggesting a next logical step in the growth and development of school spirit.

Anonymous said...

Of course when we were freshmen singing hail to the banana, the seniors wouldn't let us wear pants. We had to spin the propellers on our beanies in time with the song. And of course, we had to wear our onions as a necklace. A red onion not a ........

Anonymous said...

I'm with Old Pio, We've seen school spirit getting better and better every year, and I think the Alma Mater is another step forward. There will be a meeting with the band director about this soon.

Anonymous said...

Does the band director get paid? By DU?

Is there a chance the DJ and the band director could coordinate? While we are at it, could the announcer correct scoring between periods? Doing it during the game just kills the momentum. Same is true for the commercials, do those between periods.

Just a few picky things for those of us who attend the games rather than watch from home.

Anonymous said...

Old.pios great nephew will be in the band at du in a few years he can hook us up then.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about having Norm Jones back was it let everyone know how much fun Jay Stickney is. I know, I know Norm is a reminder of the past. But the past must have been dull, boring, and listless. Norm is a relic. The best thing I can say about Norm's broadcast was ... well, he broke from his longwinded story to give the time to the end of the period. I guess it could have been worse. Norm beat out old pio for the job. Okay, that would have been a lot worse.

BRING BACK JAY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the band doing their walk-through any more? That's pretty unique. I'm guessing probably because the percussion section isn't using true marching band equipment, which makes a huge logistical difference. Go talk to the CSU or CU marching bands and see who their local hookup is for gear. Talk to Rupps or Guitar Center; maybe they can assist.

Anonymous said...

Yea, old p is right. Colorado Springs is a pit. Except for Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the Olympic Training Center ... Hey wait, old p doesn't seem to know what he's talking about. Except for that onion thing. He's got that onion story down cold.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure the band director is a part-time position.

As for the game script (commercial placements, announcements, etc) I believe goes through Angel Field in the athletic dept.

DUcub2611 said...

So proud to see that the whiteout has become a tradition after I graduated. This might be the best DU team I've seen in the last 6 years. They seem unstoppable and show no signs of slowing down.

Anonymous said...

haha. the cc fans have certainly disappeared, back under their rocks or whatever. they aren't even talking amongst themselves at cctigerhockey.yuku.com. did they commit mass suicide or something?

Anonymous said...

Magness was rocking! Most enjoyable DU game I've been to in years. Shore, Bennett and Zucker leaving early was the best thing that could have happened. There is always talent in the pipeline and the team is much more balanced now. All the components of a national title are there, let's stay focused!

Twister said...

Great game, great weekend for DU. This Pioneer team is playing some outstanding hockey. The atmosphere on Sat night was incredible.

Keep it going boys!