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Biddco
10-30-2011, 09:23 PM
UMD is coming off their first sweep of the year against BSU at home. The make their first road trip to Denver in a long time (2008?)

DU is coming off only a point in Houghton against MTU. Which means they will be highly motivated to take it out on UMD :(

But Murrey's status is unknown at this point, which could be a key to this series.

If UMD takes more than a point this weekend I will be a happy man.

Thoughts?

UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing
10-31-2011, 05:30 AM
UMD is coming off their first sweep of the year against BSU at home. The make their first road trip to Denver in a long time (2008?)

DU is coming off only a point in Houghton against MTU. Which means they will be highly motivated to take it out on UMD :(

But Murrey's status is unknown at this point, which could be a key to this series.

If UMD takes more than a point this weekend I will be a happy man.

Thoughts?

Just one. Are we going back in time for this series? Because Oct 4-5 has already passed.:D

Biddco
10-31-2011, 07:30 AM
Just one. Are we going back in time for this series? Because Oct 4-5 has already passed.:D
Dang. This is why I never like putting the dates on series...

goldy_331
10-31-2011, 07:47 AM
So is UMD playing Tech, or do they not want to be the best? :confused:

du78
10-31-2011, 09:46 AM
This is the beginning of Homevember for DU with 7 straight home games starting with this pair against UMD followed by a single game against CC, a pair with UNO and single games with Princeton and Miami over Thanksgiving weekend. DU needs to establish themselves after a Jekyll and Hyde start in the first 6 games. At times, they can look like the best team in the country followed by stretches or games in which they make critical errors which generally lead to opposing goals. There is no doubt this team is talent-laden, it is a matter of just being more consistent. Right now they are consistently inconsistent. For the first time ever, DU has 3 goalies who are D-1 caliber. The only problem is Sam Brittain is out until mid- to late January and Adam Murray sustained an upper body injury last Friday at MTU. Third string, walk-on goalie Juho Olkinuora got the start last Saturday and more than proved himself capable of playing in this league. Murray dressed as his back-up last Saturday and wanted to play. I don't think we will know who will play goal this weekend until later in the week. After only getting 1 point last weekend, I suspect the Pios will come out breathing fire on Friday.

JakeUMD
10-31-2011, 10:23 AM
Kenny Is very streaky and hasn't given up a goal in 5 periods so if he gets going friday he could string 4 good games together

du78
10-31-2011, 01:06 PM
FYI, this Friday's game is being televised by Root Sports (old FSN-RM) and Saturday's is webcast on Pioneer Vision for a fee. Friday's game is also on Fox College Sports (FCS) Atlantic.

Biddco
10-31-2011, 03:43 PM
FYI, this Friday's game is being televised by Root Sports (old FSN-RM) and Saturday's is webcast on Pioneer Vision for a fee. Friday's game is also on Fox College Sports (FCS) Atlantic.awesome! Now I can watch it.

So Pio fans...what happened to your squad last week?

dggoddard
10-31-2011, 03:47 PM
awesome! Now I can watch it.

So Pio fans...what happened to your squad last week?We found out why Tech wanted to kick us out of the WCHA. We just can't compete at their high level.

Biddco
10-31-2011, 04:54 PM
We found out why Tech wanted to kick us out of the WCHA. We just can't compete at their high level.

I knew it!

vizoroo
10-31-2011, 04:54 PM
Considering the shake up in lines on Saturday, and Salazar's demotion the 4th line, and Bennett and potenially Knowlton coming back, the offense appears to be in a state of flux.

dubbie31
10-31-2011, 07:02 PM
Considering the shake up in lines on Saturday, and Salazar's demotion the 4th line, and Bennett and potenially Knowlton coming back, the offense appears to be in a state of flux.

Definitely going to be interesting to see what Gwoz does.

CCtig
10-31-2011, 07:04 PM
UMD is coming off their first sweep of the year against BSU at home. The make their first road trip to Denver in a long time (2008?)

DU is coming off only a point in Houghton against MTU. Which means they will be highly motivated to take it out on UMD :(

But Murrey's status is unknown at this point, which could be a key to this series.

If UMD takes more than a point this weekend I will be a happy man.

Thoughts?

I've seen DU (or is DS?) play twice already this season at World Arena North. The Pioneers (or is Roadrunners?) have serious internal trouble between players and coaches, add in the injuries and Metro State will be lucky to get one point this weekend. George is not liked by most of the players and it is showing on the ice!

Biddco
10-31-2011, 08:00 PM
Question, which crowd will be louder? Crowd at Magnus this weekend, or crow at Presidential Debate? I am going with the debate...

Dave
10-31-2011, 08:34 PM
FYI, this Friday's game is being televised by Root Sports (old FSN-RM) and Saturday's is webcast on Pioneer Vision for a fee. Friday's game is also on Fox College Sports (FCS) Atlantic.

In Duluth the local My 9 is going to pick up this game on Friday as well. I'm sure it will just be the feed and maybe even the same announces that Root Sports uses, but hey...we get to watch the Dogs on TV.

vizoroo
10-31-2011, 10:04 PM
I've seen DU (or is DS?) play twice already this season at World Arena North. The Pioneers (or is Roadrunners?) have serious internal trouble between players and coaches, add in the injuries and Metro State will be lucky to get one point this weekend. George is not liked by most of the players and it is showing on the ice!

Don't take anything CCtig says too seriously.

du78
11-01-2011, 09:54 AM
DU injury update from Mike Chambers at Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_19236457)


University of Denver sophomore Beau Bennett practiced Monday and could return to the lineup when the Pioneers host defending NCAA champion Minnesota-Duluth for a two-game series this weekend.
"Beau did skate and participate in some of the drills, and he's moving real well," DU coach George Gwozdecky said.


Gwozdecky said DU goalie Adam Murray, who was pulled early in last Friday's game because of an upper-body injury, did not practice Monday and is questionable for this weekend.

du78
11-02-2011, 09:00 AM
From Gwoz's radio show last night tweeted by @DU_Hockey.


@CoachGwoz says Murray and @BeauBennett78 should be ready to go Friday night.

DU Game Notes (http://www.denverpioneers.com//pdf8/794882.pdf) for this series.

Highlights from the Notes


DENVER - No. 8 Denver (3-2-1, 2-1-1 WCHA) hosts No. 14 Minnesota Duluth (4-3-1, 2-2-0 WCHA) in WCHA action on Nov. 4-5. Puck drop is set for 7:37 p.m. MT on Friday, Nov. 4 and 7:07 p.m. MT on Saturday, Nov. 5. Friday's game will be televised live on ROOT SPORTS and Saturday's game will be webcast live on Pioneer Vision. Both games will be broadcast live on 102.3 The TICKET. Live stats, blog and audio can be found on www.DenverPioneers.com.

THIS WEEKEND'S STORYLINES

Denver and Minnesota Duluth meet for the lone two-game series between the teams this season.
The Pioneers' Joey LaLeggia leads WCHA defensmen with four goals.
Beau Bennett and Adam Murray are probable for this weekend.
Drew Shore has at least one point in all six games this season.
Chris Knowlton is eligible to return after sitting out the first six games with a team suspension.
FOR OPENERS

The No. 8 Pioneers (3-2-1, 2-1-1 WCHA) host defending NCAA champion Minnesota Duluth (4-3-1, 2-2-0 WCHA) this weekend.
Denver is fifth in the WCHA with five points and Minnesota Duluth is tied for sixth with four points.
The DU Parents will be honored and introduced during an on-ice ceremony at the first intermission of the Saturday, Nov. 5 game.
Junior co-captain Drew Shore (3-7=10) and sophomore Jason Zucker (4-6=10) lead DU in scoring with 10 points each. Shore and Zucker led the Pioneers in scoring last season with 46 and 45 points, respectively.
Sophomore Joey LaLeggia (4-2=6) leads WCHA rookie defensemen with six points. LaLeggia tallied two goals last weekend and has a three-game point and goal streak.

bigmrg74
11-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Just one. Are we going back in time for this series? Because Oct 4-5 has already passed.:D******** width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dWeOqWa3-ZM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>.

du78
11-03-2011, 08:30 AM
Per Chambers, looks like both goalies will get a start this weekend.
“We got a goaltending controversy. We’re like the Broncos!” Gwozdecky joked. “They might rotate, yeah.” Bennett's cut has healed but he lacks strength in his wrist. He will be a game day decision.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/colleges/category/university-of-denver/

FYI, alumni hockey game is Saturday at 11AM at Magness.