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MagnessMan
03-27-2019, 12:38 AM
Since 2/15/19:
DU has played 13 games 7-5*-1**
OSU has played 7 games 1-5-1** (had a bye in 1st round of playoffs, lost in playoff semis, did not play last weekend)

* 2 to cc 2 to UMD and 1 Miami (SOG 47-21 DU:mad::(:confused:)
** 3 x 3 conference win

Buckeyes may be well rested, but as rusty as they were for Penn State. Pios need to score early and often!

Only three games for OSU this month, compared to DU's eight. Heading up to Fargo Thursday morning. Hope to be able to catch the practice.

MagnessMan
03-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Got to Fargo in time to catch practices today. Each team had an hour on the ice. Pios were all business. My favorite quote from Coach was "Last few reps were better. We need to keep our %^$*ing talk up out here." Also got to visit with the infamous voice of DU hockey as he was setting up his high-tech gear at center ice. The rink is the coolest regional venue I have ever seen. Seats 5K-not a bad seat anywhere and it has some cool design features. The one that I hadn't seen before that really caught my eye was that the first row of seats are not at ice level--You sit up higher--your feet are at the base of the glass. So that first row is raised like three feet from the typical rink. Makes for a nice look--especially if you're standing. There also is three rows of standing room space behind one goal on raised platforms. The place was built in 2008 but doesn't look more than 4-5 years old.

MagnessMan
03-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Let"s go denver!!!

MagnessMan
03-29-2019, 11:44 PM
What a crazy day in Fargo! The PIOS skate for a shot at the FF tomorrow!

vizoroo
03-30-2019, 03:35 PM
Deja Vu! Providence in Providence--opponent gets a 5 minute major on key defense man. Does Laleggia ring a bell?

vizoroo
03-30-2019, 04:00 PM
What a crazy day in Fargo! The PIOS skate for a shot at the FF tomorrow!

Here we go DU vs.....AIC!

Never expected this match up. Have to admit I was nervous about OSU, but really concerned about facing St. Cloud in the final. Holding the Cloudies to one goal--that's a piece of work.

Frozen Four is the prize--Go Pios!

Fighting Sioux 23
03-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Congratulations to the Pios on a solid showing in Fargo. Keep representing the NCHC well, and good luck in Buffalo.

vizoroo
03-31-2019, 02:53 AM
What a good weekend for the Pios!
2 wins 2 shutouts Amazing!
Larsson, Staub, Finlay and Lancaster were named to the all-tournament team and Larsson was selected MVP.

Only blot on the festivities Emilio Pettersen's injury, Hope it is nor serious, but,,,,

Dmann
03-31-2019, 07:47 AM
Yesssss!

vizoroo
04-02-2019, 12:41 AM
Now it's rime for the Frozen Four!
I admit that this was not in expectations for the Pios with 19 frosh and sophs and a 1st time, young, head coach. Happily I was wrong!

Dmann
04-02-2019, 11:37 AM
We need news on #20!!

Dan
04-02-2019, 12:06 PM
We need news on #20!!

DU will really need Pettersen back at close to 100% and the first-line clicking at a high-level to get past UMass. UMass is a carbon copy of St. Cloud and holding them to even two goals will be a real challenge - even with how well the team-defense and goaltending has been playing for the Pioneers. Denver needs to score three (and carry play consistently in the offensive end) to put themselves in the mix to advance.

They were more than solid this past weekend in Fargo, but I keep thinking back to the last games I saw in person - the UND series in the NCHC QFs. If UMass gets that much time, space and possession they'll make Denver play dearly. On the other hand, if DU uses their skating and skill and attempts to take the play to UMass they'll have a chance, despite their youth. I'd echo that this FF berth is unexpected and the season is already a success - so I say throw caution to the win and come out on the attack. The team skates well enough across the board, and is responsible enough, to also get back on defense, but they need to score to win. I don't like their chances to win this game 2-1 or 1/2-0. Get three and they'll be right in this game...

If you look at the way Denver has been playing down the stretch - it lines up with what Notre Dame likes to do and that game did not work out well for the Irish. UMass outshot them 34-13, dominated much of the game and, after wearing them down, buried four goals over the final two periods. As limited as they are this season, UNH and BC are two teams who will always try to skate with their opponents. UNH pushed UMass to double-OT in a 5-4, game-one QF loss and BC knocked off the Minutemen in the Hockey East semi-final. That's how you make life difficult for UMass, IMO, by pushing back, making them defend and taking the puck off their sticks for a while...

MagnessMan
04-05-2019, 11:50 PM
DU will really need Pettersen back at close to 100%

He was in a sling after the AIC game so I'm thinking he won't play.

vizoroo
04-09-2019, 06:01 PM
Pios left for Buffalo today. After hitting 90 degrees here in SoCal. thought it might be springtime in the Rockies. :eek:
Guess we can count on Buffalo for cold, smooth ice and a venue for the Pioneers to shine.

GO PIOS!

cetihcra
04-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Pios left for Buffalo today. After hitting 90 degrees here in SoCal. thought it might be springtime in the Rockies. :eek:
Guess we can count on Buffalo for cold, smooth ice and a venue for the Pioneers to shine.

GO PIOS!

It was 80 in Denver today, a good time to get outta town. Blizzard warning for tomorrow afternoon/overnight. Bomb cyclone #2 perhaps?

r

vizoroo
04-09-2019, 08:13 PM
He was in a sling after the AIC game so I'm thinking he won't play.

Hoping (my heart) you're wrong. Thinking (my head) says you're right.

vizoroo
04-10-2019, 06:18 PM
In press conference today, DC says there is a "small chance" Pettersen could play tomorrow and he didn't sound hopeful. Emilio has not been practicing with the team.

Just read that Troy Terry was injured 4/1 playing (blocking a shot) against Calgary. Probably a broken leg. Was on crutches at the Tuesday send off for the Pios.

Hoping the Pios can send Cale Makar to the Avs a couple of days early:D

vizoroo
04-10-2019, 06:40 PM
Denver Post:https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/09/troy-terry-du-pioneers-frozen-four-road-trip-kiszla/?fbclid=IwAR3-NuUs6CfrllOl1KIEmQ4-GnGKXo1KZRZazndhVg4Xx3GRLao2BK_wyu8
Luko and Terry

vizoroo
04-11-2019, 06:39 PM
No Pettersen in the lineup. McLellan on the 1st line with Luko and Guttman

vizoroo
04-11-2019, 10:41 PM
Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Bozak 1=0
Stastny 0-1
Heinen 0-1
Moore 1-0
Mayfield 1-0

Montgomery 1-0
Lalonde 0-1