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vizoroo
12-19-2010, 11:16 AM
Since DU is off and I woke up way too early this morning, thought I would check on some former Pioneers. (more to come)
How are they doing?

NHL
Paul Stastny--Avs-13-19-32
Matt Carle--Flyers-1-14-15
Chris Butler--Buffalo-0-3-3
Tyler Bozak--Maple Leafs-4-7-11

AHL
J.P. Testwuide--Adirondak Phantoms-0-1-1
(little mikey testwuide--Adirondak-1-10-11)
Keith Seabrook -Abbotsford-4-9-13
Peter Mannino--Chicago Wolves-GAA-3.09 Sv%-.897
Joe Colborne--Providence-7-9-16
Patrick Wiercioch--Binghamto-1-2-3
Rhett Rakhshani--Bridgeport Sound-10-18-28
Patrick Mullen--Manchester-1-9-10
Gabe Gauthier-Syracuse-0-0-0

Source IHDB thru 12/18/10)

Here's the rest I could find.

ECHL
Brandon Vossberg--Alaska Aces--not on roster
J.D. Corbin--Bakersfield Condors--0-4-4
Cody Brookwell--Gwinnett Gladiators--0-2-2
Geoff Paukovich--Las Vegas Wranglers--2-4-6
Ryan Dingle--Victoria Salmon Kings--0-0-0
Andrew Thomas--Trenton Devils--1-3-4
Marc Cheverie--Cincinnati Cyclones--GAA-2.82 Sv% .908
T.J. Fast--Cincinnati Cyclones--5-7-12
Tyler Ruegsegger--Utah--4-5-9
Tom May--Utah 0-0-0 *

CHL
Matt Glasser--Colorado Eagles--3-7-10
Kevin Ulanski--Colorado Eagles--11-13-24
Erik Adams-- Allen Americans--3-7-10

KHL
Brock Trotter--Dinamo Riga--4-8-12
Brett Skinner--Khabarovsk --2-4-6**

*Thought May was playing in Norway, but the Grizzlies still show him on their roster.
** IHDB does not show Skinner on the roster, but Elite Prospects does.


European Leagues
Luke Fulghum--Coventry 16-20-36
Adrian Veideman-Iserlohn Roosters 5-12-17
Connor James--DEG Metro Stars--Dusseldorf 5-17-22
Kevin Doell--Tappara Tampere-Finland 11-13-24
Wade Dubielewicz--Cologne Sharks GAA-3.90 Sv%-.879
Matt Pettinger--Cologne Sharks 4-12-16
Ryan Caldwell--Assat Pori 2-5-7
Jussi Halme--Tappara Tampere-Finland 1-8-9
Aaron Mackenzie--Linz, Austria 1-3-4

vizoroo
12-19-2010, 12:11 PM
RPI vs U20 Team USA
4:00PM eastern

USA Lines

Connor Brickley*-Nick Bjugstad*- Emerson Etem
Jason Zucker*-Drew Shore*-MitchCallahan
Jerry D'Amigo-Rocco Grimaldi-Matt Nieto*
Brandon Saad-Brock Nelson*-Chris Brown*
Jamie Oleksiak*-Nick Leddy
Derek Forbot*-Patrick Wey*
Brian Dumoulin*-Adam Clendening*
Philip Samuelson*
Jack Campbell
Andy Iles*

*Currently playing NCAA Division I Hockey
More from the USA Hockey blog.

A few key plays stood out during the organized scrimmage. Connor Brickley laid a heavy hit early in the scrimmage that resonated throughout Houston Field House. Jason Zucker scored on the very first shift of the scrimmage off of a faceoff in the offensive zone. Jamie Oleksiak showed versatility when he roofed a shot from the slot. And Andy Iles shut the door in the “deciding” shootout on all three Blue shots.
http://usahockey2.com/usah_blogs/world_juniors_blog/

Ralph Baer
12-19-2010, 02:24 PM
RPI vs U20 Team USA
4:00PM eastern
Video is available for $7 at www.b2livetv.com. (The schedule incorrectly states that it's the U18 team.) Free audio at www.wrpi.org. (Listen online button at upper right).

vizoroo
12-19-2010, 05:59 PM
RPI tops U20s 4-3.
It took OT and a 12 round shootout. 5-4
Zucker with 2 goals in the shootout and an assist in regulation. He had 3 at least great chances during regulation.
Shore with a shootout goal and an assist on an Emerson Etem goal in the 2nd period.

Video of the shootout. Thanks to RPI's RHamilton.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVQMG3HmNM8

MagnessMan
12-19-2010, 11:52 PM
Thanks for the video. That was a long shootout. RPI is coming on right now. It will be interesting to see what they do in the second half. I went down to the CC/UNO game tonight. UNO won it 3-0. They played a samrt road game. They play disciplined hockey and are very strong on D. They move into fourth place just one point behind us and UMD.

Dmann
12-20-2010, 08:48 AM
UNO won it 3-0. They played a samrt road game. They play disciplined hockey and are very strong on D. They move into fourth place just one point behind us and UMD.

Pretty amazing when you consider this their first year in the league! Bimidji must be saying what the F>*^? Smart coaching choice on behalf of UNO!!!

dggoddard
12-20-2010, 09:50 AM
Pretty amazing when you consider this their first year in the league! Bimidji must be saying what the F>*^? Smart coaching choice on behalf of UNO!!!That being said, bringing UNO & Bemidji into the league was a terrible finacial decision for DU. It diluted the the home schedule and meant less games against UND, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

du78
12-20-2010, 09:56 AM
From Turk181 over on the WJC thread


After watching yesterday's USWJr game vs RPI (along with the practices), Jason Zucker was clearly the best player on the ice

willythekid
12-20-2010, 10:34 AM
That being said, bringing UNO & Bemidji into the league was a terrible finacial decision for DU. It diluted the the home schedule and meant less games against UND, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

minny and wisco are gone in a few anyhow... I can see UNO eventually becoming a big rival with CC an DU

vizoroo
12-20-2010, 10:46 AM
From Turk181 over on the WJC thread



After watching yesterday's USWJr game vs RPI (along with the practices), Jason Zucker was clearly the best player on the ice
Zucker (2) and Shore (1) accounted for 3 of the 4 U20 shootout goals! :-}

dggoddard
12-20-2010, 11:02 AM
minny and wisco are gone in a few anyhow... I can see UNO eventually becoming a big rival with CC an DU

Doubtful. Nebraska is/was Colorado's biggest rival in football. UNO just has no brand name recognition.

Denver is a major league town. Big brand name opponents are so important for DU to stand out in the clutter.

CC said they drew 6,000 on Sunday night for the UNO. I'd be interested in hearing from Magness Man on how many fans were actually in World Arena last night.

vizoroo
12-20-2010, 11:52 AM
In case you missed it.
Last weekend DU's Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving swept the FAU Invitational.
denverpioneers.com (http://denverpioneers.com)

Former University of Denver golfers Kimberly Kim and Stephanie Sherlock finished tied for 14th in the LPGA's qualifying school, earning tour cards for the 2011 season.
www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16843449#ixzz18fuWo6xB (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16843449#ixzz18fuWo6xB)

du78
12-20-2010, 01:09 PM
Jay Z interview with Mitch Hyder at www.denverpioneers.com.

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Beau Bennett interview from same source.

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ronmexico
12-20-2010, 01:19 PM
CC said they drew 6,000 on Sunday night for the UNO. I'd be interested in hearing from Magness Man on how many fans were actually in World Arena last night.

I would say it was closer to 5,000.

rickkyboy
12-20-2010, 01:23 PM
Good job DU lax: http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2010/12/20/inside-lacrosse-january-issue-2011-all-name-teamGot a player on the 2011 All-Name team. Granted he only made the 3rd team. :(

Edit: spoke too soon. we got first teamer and a third!! :D

Edit again: and a first teamer on the women'shttp://insidelacrosse.com/news/2010/12/20/inside-lacrosse-january-issue-inaugural-womens-all-name-team

Puck Swami
12-20-2010, 02:14 PM
I would say it was closer to 5,000.

Excellent turnout for the Tigers. The Avs drew a full house of 18,000 for a 6 pm Sun game yesterday.

Maybe we should be looking into more Sunday games....

dggoddard
12-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Excellent turnout for the Tigers. The Avs drew a full house of 18,000 for a 6 pm Sun game yesterday.

Maybe we should be looking into more Sunday games....An interesting idea to start games earlier on a Sunday so that people can get home at a reasonable hour. Risky doing anything that might potentally conflict with the Broncos.

In recent seasons Saturday games have seen higher attendance than Friday games. Student turnout however is much higher on Fridays. Would be interesting to give the Sunday timeslot a shot during the XMAS holiday break.

Important to note that the Gophers have tried some Friday-Sunday series this season and the Sunday games have been attendance disasters.

du78
12-20-2010, 04:10 PM
FYI - DU will be honoring Murray Armstrong prior to the Friday 12/31/10 game against NMU and again during the Satrurday 2/19/11 game against Michigan Tech. I don't have any further details but as they become available I will let you know.

cetihcra
12-20-2010, 05:18 PM
The Avs drew a full house of 18,000 for a 6 pm Sun game yesterday.

Maybe we should be looking into more Sunday games....

Me thinks that had more to do with the opponent, given the Avs recent ability to draw fans against other teams. The Habs are an attractive draw, much like the Wings, Phlyers, Rags, or Pens.

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rpihockeyrock
12-20-2010, 10:53 PM
Gwoz still has several years left on his current contract, and he's already top 5 in his sport. He'll have more contract leverage if he can get deep into the NCAAs this year. Right now, Gwoz has far less contract leverage with the last 5 early playoff exits and the decline in ticket sales.

Puck Swami, you seem to be one of the smarter posters and a true DU fan. However, I must comment in this post. First off, Gwoz is not top five paid in the sport, he is lucky to be top 5 in the WCHA. He makes $240,000 in his base salary. That is behind coaches at Minny, Wisco, No Dak and UNO (Yes, UNO). It also puts him behind Mich, Mich St, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State in the CCHA. Throw in BU and BC in HE and he is not even top 10 in college hockey. His contract ends in 2014 (not several years). With that said, he reportably has a very good bonus structure kicking in with an NCAA appearances. Add the Natty Championships, the 08 WCHA Playoff and 10 WCHA league titles and administration isnt losing sleep over his salary. The issue Gwoz has is DU went out and paid Joe Scott $340,000+ in his base salary. I know bball is a different animal, but that salary immediately made Scott one of the highest paid coaches in the Sun Belt and he will be one of the highest paid coaches in the WAC. Even more so, Scott's 1st asst is making $140,000+, 2nd guy $100,000+, 3rd guy $90,000+ and the operations guy $60,000+. You will be hard pressed to find any staff in the Sun Belt/Wac with those salaries. Miller, who is arguably one of the best asst's in the country makes low 90's. Lalonde low 80's and the hockey ops guy makes mid 30's.
Now some of you think Scott was a huge mistake. I don't agree. He brought discipline and structure to a rock bottom program. They do well in the class room and they have gotten better. The issue is the salaries they paid for a coach who had the worst year in the history of Princeton Basketball and was going to get fired.
As for your comment about the declining ticket sales. Again wrong. DU hockey has a season ticket base this year of around 4,500. The same if not better than the past. They will jack up ticket prices and fill the building for the Wiscos, BC's and CC's. My point is they will still make the same this year as in past years. Around $2,000,000 in ticket revenue, compared to $180,000 in ticket revenue for men's bball. Since they made the "basketball push" at Denver, they have done little to nothing in marketing hockey. You need to work hard to fill the building for Bemidji and Mankato, but they don't care because they made thier money with hockey. They need to get people in the building for Bball and rightfully so. I just worry that it might be a lost cause. Bball in the front range is a tough sell. You commented on the 5,000 plus DU hoops had for the Northridge game. 60-70% of those were freebies. The next weekend, against a better name opponent in Portland, back to moms, dads, girlfriends and crickets.
I do agree with the lack of success in the tourny lately. Not acceptable for this program. At the same time Gwoz is 8-3 in the tourny in this decade. If he keeps getting there he will have his wins. With a one and done format, you will have your ups and downs. Who do you want? Wisco or Minny's coach. They have had recent losing seasons and are struggling now. No Dak's coach? They havent won a Natinional Championship in a decade and their players are always in trouble (and all 3 of these programs put more into hockey than DU)
Gwoz teams never falter (look at them this year and their recent bad years were 21 win seasons and just missing the tourney), they do exceptional in the classroom (breaking WCHA records for All-Academics) and never get in trouble. With everything stated above, you can see why Gwoz wants a new contract. We don't realize how lucky we are. If we lose Gwoz that is a huge statement about DU's committment to hockey. It will kill recruiting. Word out of No Dak is DU lost out on Rocco Grimaldi because he was concerned of Gwoz leaving and DU's committtment to hockey. What will top recruits say if DU lets Gwoz leave? Recruiting is everything and perception is everything. Frank Seratore has proven he can coach at Air Force. Look at has record at DU. It was awful. DU got away from being committed to hockey and if they lose Gwoz they will be headed in that direction again and we will be very average, in an average league and we will be all over this board saying "what happened". It's right in front of us.