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du78
04-09-2010, 08:59 PM
All Americans announced tonight, DU has 3 All West First Teamers. Congratulations on the well deserved honors to Chevy, Rock and Patty.

2010 West First Team
Marc Cheverie, jr., G, Denver
Brendan Smith, jr., D, Wisconsin
Patrick Weircioch, so., D, Denver
Blake Geoffrion, sr., F, Wisconsin
Mark Olver, jr., F, Northern Michigan
Rhett Rakhshani, sr., F, Denver

The last time DU had 3 or more 1st Team All Americans was in 1961 when they had 5. In 1961 there were only First Teams for the East and West.

1961 West
GOALIE George Kirkwood - Denver University
DEFENSE Marty Howe - Denver University
DEFENSE Grant Munro - Denver University
FORWARD Red Berenson - Michigan
FORWARD Bill Masterton - Denver University
FORWARD Jerry Walker - Denver University

DU had 3 All Americans in 2005 but not all were on the West First Team. They also had four in 1986, again they were not all on the First Team. The only other time they had 3 West First Teamers was in 1960.

1960 West
GOALIE George Cuculick - Michigan Tech
DEFENSE Marty Howe - Denver University
DEFENSE George Konik - Denver University
FORWARD Paul Coppo - Michigan Tech
FORWARD Reg Morelli - North Dakota
FORWARD Bill Masterton - Denver University

Dmann
04-09-2010, 09:01 PM
And who's responsibility is it to capture that elusive 10%?

I consider myself lucky, I was in Denver for the sweep of UM and MTU. At that point, all of us had high hopes. I believe we peaked at that point. What happened after that? Wait, that includes the CC series, what happened after that? ****!!!!

du78
04-09-2010, 09:14 PM
I consider myself lucky, I was in Denver for the sweep of UM and MTU. At that point, all of us had high hopes. I believe we peaked at that point. What happened after that? Wait, that includes the CC series, what happened after that? ****!!!!

I think the Nutini injury really hurt the D especially in the defensive zone. I also think a lot of guys were playing with injuries that we didn't even know about. In one of Gwoz's late season weekly press conferences he mentioned that he had a number of players that weren't able to practice in the beginning of that week. By the time the games rolled around only Nutini and Wrenn were out.

Dmann
04-10-2010, 07:03 AM
I think the Nutini injury really hurt the D especially in the defensive zone. I also think a lot of guys were playing with injuries that we didn't even know about. In one of Gwoz's late season weekly press conferences he mentioned that he had a number of players that weren't able to practice in the beginning of that week. By the time the games rolled around only Nutini and Wrenn were out.

That's right, I forgot about that. I also forgot to mention Nutini and Ryder when thinking about next year. The more I think about it, the more I think we'll be just fine, as long as the goal tending holds up!! Congrats to Goeffrion, well deserved. I remember my Dad used to talk about Boom Boom. He told me Boom Boom invented the slap shot!!
Finally, I don't know who to rout for tonight. I want to rout for the WCHA, but I don't want them to tie us in NCAA wins. BC is fun to watch with their speedy little players. Oh well, it should be a great game!!

du78
04-10-2010, 08:06 AM
That's right, I forgot about that. I also forgot to mention Nutini and Ryder when thinking about next year. The more I think about it, the more I think we'll be just fine, as long as the goal tending holds up!! Congrats to Goeffrion, well deserved. I remember my Dad used to talk about Boom Boom. He told me Boom Boom invented the slap shot!!
Finally, I don't know who to rout for tonight. I want to rout for the WCHA, but I don't want them to tie us in NCAA wins. BC is fun to watch with their speedy little players. Oh well, it should be a great game!!

I got to watch Boom Boom when I was a kid and he was great. Boom Boom was marrried to Marlene Morenz (daughter of Hall of Famer Howie). Brian Morenz, a cousin of Howie's) went to DU in the late 1960s early 1970s.

MagnessMan
04-10-2010, 10:43 AM
I agree with everything you said except for this. Boston College is in its 9th Frozen Four in the past 13 years. Clearly they compete for the National Championship virtually every season.

I would say that DU's recruiting has been on par with BC for only the past three years. Before then, we were losing players like Brock Bradford and the like to them. Colborne was the first player that I know of that we stole from their clutches.

As long as we can get quality recruits we will be OK. I expect DU to make the NCAA's next season. As we learned the hard way, being a #1 seed means nothing.


The other thing that you saw in the BC game Thursday night was great coaching and disciplined play. They made it impossible for the Redhawks to move the puck all night. After the game York talked about cutting off Miami's time and space. I respect Gwoz but sometimes (especially this year) I feel like he takes to passive of a role in big games. In the RIT game the boys were sitting on the boards during the long time outs and Gwoz wasn't drawing up plays or anything. We saw this many times during the regular season as well. I think that's a factor on your stat of BC getting to so many FF's. DU has just as much talent. Did you guys see how many coaches were on the BC bench? I counted 9 people in street clothes vs 4 on the Miami bench.

vizoroo
04-11-2010, 10:42 AM
BC wins #4. Wisconsin does not win #7.
It is Official--the 2009-2010 college hockey season is over.

Dmann
04-11-2010, 08:14 PM
BC wins #4. Wisconsin does not win #7.
It is Official--the 2009-2010 college hockey season is over.

Oh God... and , bump :(

huskyfan
04-11-2010, 08:54 PM
I was in Denver for the sweep of UM and MTU. At that point, all of us had high hopes. I believe we peaked at that point.

if your highwater mark is beating UM and MTU... :p

Jori_DSF
04-11-2010, 09:12 PM
Can't believe the season is over...we certainly have a different looking DU team to look forward to next season.

vizoroo
04-11-2010, 11:44 PM
Courtesy of the Maple Leafs website

Since January 31st, who was the Leafs best player?
VOTE
Phil Kessel 26.41 %
Tyler Bozak 33.81 %
Dion Phaneuf 16.52 %
Jonas Gustavsson 23.26 %
(You can still vote at the Leafs site.)

Tyler got an assist tonight taking his season total to 27 points in 37 games.

vizoroo
04-12-2010, 12:09 AM
DU's NHL players heading to the playoffs regular season stats:

Paul Stastny 79 points plus 2
Matt Carle 35 points plus 19
Chris Butler 21 points minus 15

du78
04-12-2010, 09:13 AM
Matt Carle helped put the nail in the Rangers coffin by scoring the tying goal in the 3rd period on the PP to make it 1-1. The Flyers went on to win in a shootout and knock the Rangers out of the playoffs.

Bagman is in mourning today.

A Shot and a Goal
04-12-2010, 09:37 AM
====>Colorado has a champion at youth hockey's highest level. By beating the North Jersey Avalanche 5-1 on Sunday in Woodridge, Ill., the Colorado Thunderbirds, an under-16 squad, became the state's first triple-A team to win a Tier 1 national championship.

"Pretty awesome, and that's an understatement," said Thunderbirds coach Angelo Ricci, who also serves as the organization's director. "The most special thing about it is, it's going to last forever for the boys. It's a statement about them and Colorado hockey. In 30 or 40 years, they'll always remember being the first team ever to win a Tier 1 national title. It's pretty special."

The Thunderbirds, who previously won state and district championships, went 6-0 at nationals outscoring their opponents 26-8. They finished 67-9-9 (36-1-3 at home) and on a 15-game winning streak.<====

Puck Swami
04-12-2010, 10:05 AM
====>Colorado has a champion at youth hockey's highest level. By beating the North Jersey Avalanche 5-1 on Sunday in Woodridge, Ill., the Colorado Thunderbirds, an under-16 squad, became the state's first triple-A team to win a Tier 1 national championship.

"Pretty awesome, and that's an understatement," said Thunderbirds coach Angelo Ricci, who also serves as the organization's director. "The most special thing about it is, it's going to last forever for the boys. It's a statement about them and Colorado hockey. In 30 or 40 years, they'll always remember being the first team ever to win a Tier 1 national title. It's pretty special."

The Thunderbirds, who previously won state and district championships, went 6-0 at nationals outscoring their opponents 26-8. They finished 67-9-9 (36-1-3 at home) and on a 15-game winning streak.<====

It took a former Pioneer to coach them there. Ricci was a very good DU player in the Serratorre era, and it's great to see him have success in coaching. Well done, Angelo.

Bagman
04-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Matt Carle helped put the nail in the Rangers coffin by scoring the tying goal in the 3rd period on the PP to make it 1-1. The Flyers went on to win in a shootout and knock the Rangers out of the playoffs.

Bagman is in mourning today.

I take little solace in the fact that a former Pio helped finish them. btw I am not Pessimisticfan on DG's blog :-)

vizoroo
04-12-2010, 11:51 AM
Before the game with the Rangers, the Flyers announced their team awards. Of special note:
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy
Defenseman Matt Carle has won the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the Flyer who has most improved from the previous season, as voted by his teammates.

In his second season with the Flyers, Carle has 34 points (5G,29A) and 16 penalty minutes in 79 games. He also has a plus/minus rating of +19 and averages 23:18 of time-on-ice per game, both of which rank second on the Flyers. In his fifth season in the NHL, Carle appeared in his 300th NHL game on Mar. 23 at Ottawa, and his 100th game as a Flyer on Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay. On Oct. 10 vs. Anaheim, he recorded a new career high for time-on-ice in a game (32:03) and in the Flyers home opener on Oct. 6 vs. Washington, Carle recorded four assists in the second period, marking a new Flyers record for most assists in a period by a defenseman, which also tied the NHL record for most assists in one period by a defenseman.
(Add 1 more goal for last night)
The award was presented by Flyers captain Mike Richards.

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=524899&navid=DL|PHI|home

du78
04-12-2010, 01:31 PM
AHL Regular Season is over and Rock and Big Joe had these stats to close out the year.

Rock - 5 games 0G, 2A, 2Pts., +2, Bridgeport will be playing Hershey in the Calder Cup Playoffs

Big Joe - 6 games 0G, 2A, 2Pts, -8, Providence is finished for the season.

cetihcra
04-12-2010, 03:19 PM
AHL Regular Season is over and Rock and Big Joe had these stats to close out the year.

Rock - 5 games 0G, 2A, 2Pts., +2, Bridgeport will be playing Hershey in the Calder Cup Playoffs

Big Joe - 6 games 0G, 2A, 2Pts, -8, Providence is finished for the season.

DU guys in the AHL playoffs:

Gabe Gauthier & Patrick Mullen - Manchester Monarchs vs. Portland Pirates
Rhett Rakhshani - Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Hershey Bears
Peter Mannino & Kevin Doell - Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Brock Trotter - Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Manitoba Moose

Also, Berkhoel played 7 games for WBS this year, they play Albany. Not sure if he'll be called up from Wheeling, or if they'll stick with Curry/Theissen.


If you're bored, check out the Norwich 09/10 highlight video. (http://vimeo.com/10835818) Beware, it's 13+ min long.

r

Old Pio
04-12-2010, 03:40 PM
It took a former Pioneer to coach them there. Ricci was a very good DU player in the Serratorre era, and it's great to see him have success in coaching. Well done, Angelo.

Angelo scored one of the prettiest goals I've ever seen. Don't remember any of the relevant details except that a pass from the defensive zone found him streaking in toward the opposition goal, on side, and he just walked in for the score. I was watching on TV in Omaha. It was a thing of beauty.