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Old Pio
12-09-2013, 03:32 PM
As we were saying. . .

du78
12-09-2013, 04:31 PM
As we were saying. . .

Wow, we got a lot of extra miles out of the old thread :) :D ;)

The boys need to take at least 2 out of the 3 next road games before breaking for Christmas. They are #20 in the USCHO Poll and received votes in the USA Hockey/USA Today Poll.

HoosierPioneer
12-09-2013, 08:33 PM
When was the last time (before this season) that both DU and North Dakota were unranked? I'm sure the sore WCHA fans were having a laugh at the expense of the "like minded schools" these past few weeks.

Agreed, these upcoming games could be crucial to the season.

A Shot and a Goal
12-09-2013, 08:41 PM
*sniff, sniff* *sniff, sniff*


Hmmmm, new thread smell.

HoosierPioneer
12-10-2013, 02:57 PM
*sniff, sniff* *sniff, sniff*


Hmmmm, new thread smell.

I keep getting lost trying to find my way here.

COHockey
12-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Anyone know of the reason why Denver did not pursue another bid for the Frozen Four? I heard about 16 months ago that there was some interest in the Denver Sports Commission, but I went to a holiday party attended by Rich Karlis (on the board) and he answered that my question should be addressed by PBD. What was a bit interesting to me was that he indicated no interest in bringing it up on my behalf and he implied I should approach her myself. Another fallout from the debate and the financial situation at DU? Just wondering, especially seeing as it went well and the announcement will be today.

HoosierPioneer
12-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Anyone know of the reason why Denver did not pursue another bid for the Frozen Four? I heard about 16 months ago that there was some interest in the Denver Sports Commission, but I went to a holiday party attended by Rich Karlis (on the board) and he answered that my question should be addressed by PBD. What was a bit interesting to me was that he indicated no interest in bringing it up on my behalf and he implied I should approach her myself. Another fallout from the debate and the financial situation at DU? Just wondering, especially seeing as it went well and the announcement will be today.

Well, probably around that time, the Metro Denver Sports Commission was going through a lot of change- they were shortly after absorbed by Visit Denver. I would imagine that the foot was let off the gas for bids like Frozen Fours until they got those ongoing existence issues resolved. I worked with them for a while, and while SportAccord, the 2008 Frozen Four, the Churchill Cup, and some other events did great things for the city, I think they also stretched Denver Sports pretty thin, and they've had to regroup.

vizoroo
12-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Well, probably around that time, the Metro Denver Sports Commission was going through a lot of change- they were shortly after absorbed by Visit Denver. I would imagine that the foot was let off the gas for bids like Frozen Fours until they got those ongoing existence issues resolved. I worked with them for a while, and while SportAccord, the 2008 Frozen Four, the Churchill Cup, and some other events did great things for the city, I think they also stretched Denver Sports pretty thin, and they've had to regroup.

Could DU host a regional at Magness? Or is there a seat minimum of 8,000 or 10,000 or more?

vizoroo
12-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Volleyballers Brea Muhle (Columbus, Neb.) and Colleen King(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) were named to the Division I Midwest All-Regional Team, AVCA announced. This is the first time in Denver volleyball history that a student-athlete has earned All-Regional honors
Congrats!

HoosierPioneer
12-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Could DU host a regional at Magness? Or is there a seat minimum of 8,000 or 10,000 or more?

Given that South Bend and Fargo got regionals, I wouldn't see why Magness couldn't get one. It's a matter of stepping up to bid.

A Shot and a Goal
12-11-2013, 09:55 PM
Hoops final from Fort Collins:

Denver 80
CSU 70

First win for Denver in Fort Collins since January 1979. Brett Olson with a career high 24 points.

cetihcra
12-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Could DU host a regional at Magness? Or is there a seat minimum of 8,000 or 10,000 or more?

Minimum is 6,000, however in a city with an nhl arena there's little reason to host at magness. DU would likely have to foot the bid on their own, makes more sense to hold it at Pepsi and hope the new mega-jumbo-Tron attracts 10k or so. That said, just like the '76 Olympics, this city doesn't seem interested in hosting events that don't have to do with the broncos, or beer.

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du78
12-11-2013, 10:17 PM
Minimum is 6,000, however in a city with an nhl arena there's little reason to host at magness. DU would likely have to foot the bid on their own, makes more sense to hold it at Pepsi and hope the new mega-jumbo-Tron attracts 10k or so. That said, just like the '76 Olympics, this city doesn't seem interested in hosting events that don't have to do with the broncos, or beer.

r

Last time DU hosted a regional at the Pepsi Center it was a huge success. It was the year before they hosted the Frozen Four.

HoosierPioneer
12-12-2013, 12:10 AM
Minimum is 6,000, however in a city with an nhl arena there's little reason to host at magness. DU would likely have to foot the bid on their own, makes more sense to hold it at Pepsi and hope the new mega-jumbo-Tron attracts 10k or so. That said, just like the '76 Olympics, this city doesn't seem interested in hosting events that don't have to do with the broncos, or beer.

r

Probably true on most accounts. However, many of the events we hosted when I was at Denver Sports were very successful. It is refreshing to see the NCAA scale back on regionals, maybe there will be less empty buildings.

COHockey
12-12-2013, 07:04 AM
I felt both the Denver regional in 2007 and the Colorado Springs regional in 2008 were successful. I think I had eight seats in Denver (as part of the DU FF package) and all my guests had a great time. It was a great dry run for 2008. I know HP is right, if it was not for the Broncos or beer, why would Denver actually make an effort? Maybe a letter writing campaign should be in order the next time the NCAA prepares to solicit bids for the FF after 2018.

s11r9seat8
12-12-2013, 08:31 AM
Nice Lufland article on Ostrow:
http://www.reporterherald.com/sports/eagles/ci_24696223/colorado-eagles-forward-former-university-denver-pioneer-kyle

du78
12-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Viz did a nice job in the old thread in tracking DU's former players over in Europe. She compiled this last last month.


Pio Alums
Time to check in on the International Set as they close in on the halfway mark of the season.

Rhett Rakhshani(4)--Vaxjo (Sweden) 26 4 10 14 +8

Adrian Veideman--Vienna Capitals (Austria) 25 3 18 21 +11

Andrew Thomas(4)--Orli Znojmo (Austria) 21 2 1 3 + 4

Luke Salazar--HC Innsbruck (Austria ) 25 8 10 18 -5

Ryan Dingle--Cortina (Italy) 15 10 11 21 na

Connor James(9)--Nuermberg (Germany) 19 8 8 16 +8

Ryan Caldwell(7)--Nuermberg/Berlin (Germany) 15 1 11 12 +6

Chris Knowlton--Tongsberg (Norway) 17 8 7 15 -1

Kevin Doell--Vasteras IK (Sweden-1) 17 3 3 6 +2

Cody Brookwell--Belfast (UK) 22 3 10 13 na

T.J. Fast(2)--Crimmitschau ETC (Germany2) 18 4 9 13 na

Matt Pettinger(2)--Hamburg (Germany) 19 6 7 13 even

I just came across former Pio great d-man Jussi Halme who is still playing in Finland after winning 2 NCAA titles at DU in 2004 and 2005. He was just traded today from SaiPa to JYP in the Liiga. He was a very solid d-man when he was at DU who quietly went about his business.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=7396

vizoroo
12-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Viz did a nice job in the old thread in tracking DU's former players over in Europe. She compiled this last last month.
I just came across former Pio great d-man Jussi Halme who is still playing in Finland after winning 2 NCAA titles at DU in 2004 and 2005. He was just traded today from SaiPa to JYP in the Liiga. He was a very solid-man when he was at DU who quietly went about his business.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=7396 Thanks, I added him to the list.


Nice Lufland article on Ostrow:
http://www.reporterherald.com/sports/eagles/ci_24696223/colorado-eagles-forward-former-university-denver-pioneer-kyle
Very nice article on Ostrow. When he was Captain at DU and was injured for a few games, you really could tell what a difference maker he was. As I recall soon as he came back the team got back on track.

vizoroo
12-13-2013, 02:09 AM
Chris Butler had the game winning goal for Calgary with 3.6 seconds left in OT tonite.
http://video.flames.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=11&id=510033&lang=en

Jason Zucker back to Minnesota--played last night at Anaheim, Replaced Heatly on the 2nd line, but had a defensive lapse that led to a goal for the Ducks. He did not play tonight against San Jose.

Tyler Ruegsegger back to Hershey(AHL) after 8 games in Reading(ECHL)

Ralph Baer
12-13-2013, 02:22 AM
Troy Record article about Jim Montgomery returning to Troy http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20131212/monty-all-business-in-return.