Wednesday, January 23, 2013

News & Notes From Around PioNation

(above) Drew Shore #50 made his NHL debut last night in the Montreal Forum
DU's mens basketball team will play tonight at New Mexico State on ESPN-U at 9 PM.  It should be fun to see the team on national TV.
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DU alum Drew Shore made his NHL debut for the Florida Panthers last night in a 4-1 loss against Montreal.  His parents David & Sarah, who are also DU alums, flew up to Montreal to watch the game.  Drew was called up after Florida had a rash of injuries.
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The USNDP Under-18 team upset Michigan State 3-1 on Tuesday night in an exhibition game.  DU recruits Will Butcher scored a goal and Gage Ausmus had an assist.  Great to see DU recruits playing well against college level competition.  Bodes well for next season.
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DU alum Tyler Bozak was incredible for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.  He went 22-26 on faceoffs and played alongside Gopher alum Phil Kessell on Toronto's top line.  Despite some late heroics the Maple Leafs lost 2-1.
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DU alum Patrick Wiercioch is off to a fast start for the Ottawa Senators in his first season in the NHL.  He has two assists in his first two games this season.  He played 8 games for the Senators last season.
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The University of Denver’s new library will be named for alumnus Ed Anderson following a major donation from the Boston-area venture capitalist and his wife, Linda Cabot. The library will be named Anderson Academic Commons and slated to open March 25. The building has been rising on the site of the former Penrose Library.

2 comments:

Nincompoop said...

What a thrill for Drew. Most people likely had no clue who he is. But I just love that story line..... which plays out over and over again, when a kid gets his NHL start. The crowd might not be impressed. .... But for that player. ... it's pretty damn special.

dggoddard said...

Thought he played pretty well last night watching the game on TV.

Drew has a big advantage over many previous Pioneer forwards who had a start or two in the NHL. He's got the size and game to break in as a third or fourth line center.

He looks like he has a great future in the NHL if not now, soon.