Twitter: DU Hockey Legend Defends Boone

(above) This season Boone is a monarch on Peter Mannino's goalie pads
(above) Peter Mannino weighs in on the controversy after reading about Boone in Westword

University of Denver hockey alum Peter Mannino is one of DU's greatest hockey heroes.  Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 Frozen Four, DU's all-time leader in shutouts [15], second all-time in DU save percentage and holds a handful of other records.  Currently playing for the AHL Manchester Monarchs, he's also played in a handful of games in the NHL over the years.

As a Senior, Mannino spearheaded a committee of athletes and students to bring Boone back as the official mascot at the University of Denver.  That committee built a landslide of student and alumni support for Boone that was unceremoniously squashed by DU Chancellor Robert Coombe in 2008.

To this day Mannino proudly sports Boone on his professional hockey equipment.