Twitter: Trevor Moore is NCHC Rookie of the Week

Denver 3 - Air Force 1 FINAL

(above) Coach Miller waves to the crowd during a special ceremony at Magness Arena
(above) Trevor Moore buries the puck on Saturday night
photo credits: Todd Christensen

The University of Denver, led by Trevor Moore's two goals, defeated Air Force on Saturday night at Magness Arena.
It was a bittersweet night as long-time Associate Head Coach appeared for the final time on the bench in Magness Areana.  On Jan. 1st he will begin his duties as head coach and GM of the Madison, Wisconsin expansion franchise in the USHL.

Denver 3 - Air Force 3 FINAL

Air Force scored with 9:22 left in regulation to help Air Force tie Denver 3-3 on Friday night at Cadet Ice Arena.

News & Notes From Around PioNation

(above) DU Alum Scott Mayfield #10 had his first fight in the AHL

The University of Denver men's soccer lost to Louisville via penalty kicks on Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament First Round. The Pioneers (13-3-4) played 110 scoreless minutes against the Cardinals (11-4-4) prior to penalty kick shootout.
DU hockey plays its first-ever home-and-home series against Air Force this weekend. The Pioneers and Falcons will get things started on Friday in Colorado Springs in a 7:05 p.m. (MT) start before closing out the pair of games on Saturday night in a 7:07 p.m. (MT) puck drop at Magness Arena.
The Denver Post reports sophomore forward Grant Arnold will serve a team-imposed suspension "for not doing the right thing."
Root Sports Rocky Mountain will televise Saturday night's game from Magness Arena.

Former DU Recruit Tyler Pham Heads To West Point

Monty continues to juggle the incoming recruiting classes as a third recruit in recent weeks falls off the DU recruiting radar.  Tyler Pham originally committed to the University of Denver in November 2009 as a 15 year-old.  Despite several seasons in the USHL, Pham's stats and his stature never reached the levels necessary to become a bona fide D-1 hockey player.

Pham recently tweeted that he will attend West Point.

Landon Smith and Cody Depourcq recently decommitted as well.  

Coach Montgomery is looking for players that will fit his system and it appears, these three recruits won't fit his style of play.
2014 Recruiting Class Updated Stats 
F Jared Fiegl (U.S. Under-18) 8 games, 0 goals, 1 assist
F Garrett Gamez (Tri-Cities, USHL) 5 games, 0 goals, 0 assists
D Tariq Hammond (Okotoks, AJHL) - 12 games, 2 goals, 8 assists
F Evan Ritt (NJ Hitmen, USPHL)

2015 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Dylan Gambrell (Dubuque, USHL) 4 games, 1 goal, 2 assists
F Kevin Conley (Team Wisconsin Under-16, AAA)
F Jarid Lukosevicius
F Logan O'Connor (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Sebastian Fuchs (Kenai River-NAHL)

2016 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Troy Terry (Thunderbirds, AAA)
F Liam Finlay

News & Notes From Around PioNation

(above) Things are returning to normal in PioNation.  DU in first place and Colorado College in last place
The University of Denver Men's Soccer team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third time since 2008, after defeating Western Illinois 1-0 in the Summit League Championship Game on Sunday.
The DU Men's basketball team held a lead at halftime but eventually fell to Stanford 66-57 at Magness Arena on Sunday. Chris Udofa scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds for the Pioneers.

NCAA Tournament: CU 1 - DU Women's Soccer 0

(above) A packed house watched the DU women's soccer team battle Colorado
The University of Colorado women's soccer team scored with just six minutes remaining to stun the University of Denver 1-0 on Saturday at CIBER Field.

Denver 1 - Western Michigan 0 FINAL

University of Denver goaltender Sam Brittain recorded a shutout and David Makowski scored the lone goal as the University Denver defeated Western Michigan on Saturday night at Magness Arena.

SATURDAY: DU Women's Soccer vs CU

The University of Denver women’s soccer team face rival Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 PM MT in the first round of the NCAA tournament at CIBER Field. Tickets will be $10 for reserved (seat-back) general admission, $7 general admission and DU students with a valid ID and children 12 and under are $3.

Denver 5 - Western Michigan 3 FINAL

The University of Denver finally found production from their forward lines on Saturday night at Magness Arena.  DU's forwards exploded for four goals in just six minutes of the second period to break open a tight game.  The result was a 5-3 victory over Western Michigan.

DU Lacrosse Announces 2014 LOI Signings

No. 43 Joe Reid, M, Casa Grande (Calif.)
Colton McCaffrey, A, Chaparral (Colo.)
Matt Jones, D, Salisbury (Conn.)
Trey McGee, A, McDonogh (Md.)
Sean Mayle, M, Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.)
Alex Ready, G, Manheim Township (Pa.)
Connor Donahue, A, Bishop Guertin (N.H.)
Jeremy Bosher, M, NorKam Secondary (B.C.)
Brendan Bomberry, A/M, Hill Academy (Ont.)
Matt Billings, LSM/D, Georgetown Prep (Md.)
Grant Gravitt, A, Faith Lutheran (Nev.)
Nick Phillips, M, Mullen (Colo.)

Video: DU Hoops vs. Stanford On Sunday Afternoon

Looks Like Boone is ready

Sunday @ Noon

DU Hoops vs Stanford

Magness Arena

Swedish Forward Sebastian Fuchs Commits To DU

From: Pennisula Clarion
by Jeff Helminiak

DU landed another player from Europe when forward Sebastian Fuchs [5'10 174 lbs. age 17] verbally committed to the University of Denver on Monday. Fuchs is from Lidingo, Sweden but is playing for the NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears in, Alaska this season.

“Denver hockeywise and collegewise sounded perfect,” Fuchs said. 

“DU has proud tradition,” Brown Bears head coach Geoff Beauparlant said of the Pioneers.  They are getting a quality person and an extremely talented young hockey player.” 

The coach said Fuchs got Denver’s interest at the early season NAHL Showcase in Minnesota. On Nov. 1, the Bears returned to Minnesota to face the Austin Bruins and Fuchs was offered the Denver scholarship on the way home from that trip. Fuchs said there were other schools interested in him, but Denver sounded like the best option. 

Fuchs has six goals and nine assists for the Bears in 18 games this season. 

“The biggest thing is his ice awareness and vision with and without the puck,” Beauparlant said.

Fuchs continues a successful relationship between the Bears and Scandinavian Hockey Consulting, founded in 2009 to help European players transition to the American junior and college ranks. 

The college commitment is the reward Fuchs received for deciding to leave his home country at such an early age. 

Fuchs can’t go to the Pioneers until the 2015-16 season at the earliest, but he could go play for the higher-level United States Hockey League next season. “It’s a great challenge for us to make sure he is ready, whether he remains with this organization or moves on to the USHL,” Beauparlant said.
2014 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Tyler Pham (Indiana, USHL) - 6 games, 0 goals, 1 assist
F Jared Fiegl (U.S. Under-18) 8 games, 0 goals, 1 assist
F Garrett Gamez (Tri-Cities, USHL) 5 games, 0 goals, 0 assists
D Tariq Hammond (Okotoks, AJHL) - 12 games, 2 goals, 8 assists
F Evan Ritt (NJ Hitmen, USPHL)

2015 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Dylan Gambrell (Dubuque, USHL) 4 games, 1 goal, 2 assists
F Kevin Conley (Team Wisconsin Under-16, AAA)
F Jarid Lukosevicius
F Logan O'Connor (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Sebastian Fuchs (Kenai River-NAHL)

2016 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Troy Terry (Thunderbirds, AAA)
F Liam Finlay

DU Womens Soccer Receive NCAA Tourney Bid

The University of Denver women's soccer team [17-1-1] were selected to host the University of Colorado [12-6-2] in the first round of NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16. Denver is one of 16 seeded teams, earning a No. 4 seed and coming in at No. 14 in the most recent NSCAA/Continental Tire Women’s National Poll

Earlier this season, the Pioneers handed the Buffs their first loss of the season (and only loss to a non-conference opponent), a 3-0 defeat at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.

Homecoming 2014 Will Feature Hockey Against BC

The University of Denver is already planning for Homecoming next year and the highlight of the weekend is sure to be two ice hockey games against Boston College.
Oct 30–Nov. 2, 2014 Homecoming and Alumni Symposium
The annual Homecoming celebration will be enhanced for DU’s sesquicentennial year, with an all-class reunion, inductions into the Athletics Hall of Fame, lifelong learning opportunities, parent sessions, Taste of DU, campus tours and Pioneers hockey games against powerhouse Boston College.

Photos From Around PioNation On "CCSux Night"

(above) DU students get into the spirit
(above) Former DU star Marc Cheverie tweeted his support of Boone from the Pioneer
(above) At least one season ticket holder was harassed by a Magness Arena Usher for wearing an "offensive" shirt

Denver 2 - Colorado College 1 FINAL

(above) Check out the "Denver Post Photo Slideshow" link below
Freshman Will Butcher broke open a scoreless tie in the Third Period On Saturday evening at Magness Arena as DU defeated Colorado College 2-1.

Zac Larraza scored the second DU goal.

Denver 2 - Colorado College 1 OT [Shootout] FINAL

(above) A sign in World Arena last night
photo credit: Copyright

That huge sigh of relief emanating in Colorado Springs last night was Coach Montgomery.  The University of Denver finally didn't lose a game in overtime.

DU scored in the final two minutes of regulation after lifting goalie Sam Britan to knot the score at 1-1.  Joey LaLeggia tallied the lone Pioneer goal.

After suffering four 3-2 overtime losses to start the season, including two last weekend against Nebraska-Omaha, DU managed to "win" the game via a shootout.  Nationally & in regards to the Gold Pan, the game will count as a tie, but Denver picks up an extra point in the NCHC standings.

Twitter: Zac Larraza Cleared To Play

DU's Will Butcher Suspended One Game

From: Denver Post
by Mike Chambers

University of Denver freshman defenseman Will Butcher, a 2013 Avalanche draftee, has been suspended for Friday's game at Colorado College for breaking one of coach Jim Montgomery's unofficial rules [read entire article].

Gazette: DU-CC Rivalry Alive & Well

From: Colorado Springs Gazette
by David Ramsey

Jim Montgomery has heard stories about the intense and bizarre Denver-Colorado College hockey series. Heard about the frozen chickens and the black swan and the legion of black mice tossed from the stands. Heard about the full cup of soda recently thrown at Denver coach George Gwozdecky. So it makes sense for Montgomery, Denver's new coach, to ponder this question: 

"Do I need to wear a helmet?" he asked in his fourth-floor campus office [read entire article].

Nebraska-Omaha 3 - Denver 2 OT FINAL

The University of Denver hockey team's overtime woes continued on Saturday night at Magness Arena.  The University of Nebraska Omaha rallied in overtime to record a 3-2 victory.

Daniel Doremus and Joey LaLeggia scored for DU.

Nebraska-Omaha 3 - Denver 2 OT FINAL

Boone wore a disguise to get past Chancellor Coombe's crack multi-cultural police force at Magness Arena on Friday night
For the third time this season the University of Denver hockey team lost in overtime by a 3-2 score.  Both of DU's goals were scored by defensemen, Will Butcher and Joey LaLeggia.