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  • DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

    DU hosts UVM on Friday and Saturday October 9th and 10th. Game times are 7:30 PM MT Friday and 7:00 PM MT Saturday. Friday's game is being televised on FSN RM and FCS Central. Saturday's game is being broadcast on Pioneer Vision for a fee at www.denverpioneers.com. DU is coming off of a 3-2 exhibition win over the University of Calgary and Vermont is coming off of a 3-2 OT exhibition loss to New Brunswick. Both teams were in the national tourney last spring. UVM lost to BU in the national semi-final and DU lost to Miami in the regionals.

    This weekend is also the celebration of 60 years of DU hockey with numerous events planned for several hundred returning hockey alumni and staff.
    Last edited by du78; 10-05-2009, 02:32 PM.
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    Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

    Any UVM fans want to give us a preview of your team. We all know that Stalberg is on the Leafs now but don't know much else about the team.

    DU will be without returning leading scorer forward Anthony Maiani as he finishes a 3-game supension for breaking team rules. Forward Dustin Jackson is out for the season with a broken leg. Defenseman Patrick Wiercioch did not play in yesterday's exhibition game against Calgary due to the flu but hopefully should be back for this wekend's series. I would look for junior goalie Marc Cheverie to start in the nets on Friday and maybe frosh goalie Adam Murray to get the start on Saturday. If Gwoz doesn't go with Murray on Saturday then Chevy will play both games. I would expect Gwoz to go with 12 forwards and 6 d-men both nights probably cycling in a different 12th man on the 4th line and 6th d-man on Saturday night.
    DU HOCKEY 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969 2004 2005 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONS

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    MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


    Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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    • #3
      Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

      Originally posted by du78 View Post
      ...DU is coming off of a 4-2 exhibition win over the University of Calgary...
      DU exaggeration so soon???

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        Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

        Originally posted by du78 View Post
        I would look for junior goalie Marc Cheverie to start in the nets on Friday and maybe frosh goalie Adam Murray to get the start on Saturday.

        That's a mighty big maybe. I doubt think we'll see Murray this early unless Chevy has problems, and especially if Wiercioch isn't ready. This is an important, tone-setting non-league series, and DU is going to want to put the best foot forward with all the alums in the house. Better to play Murray at OSU or vs Mercyhurst, and and some games vs Tech, UAA, MSUM, UMD, etc to get his WCHA feet wet slowly. I think DU will be going with experience in the lineup, unless a rookie has outplayed the vet. Right now, based on what I saw last night, the only rookie that looks like he has a sure job is Donovan. Wrenn, Shore, Philips and Shawn Ostrow looked decent, but perhaps a notch below Donovan right now in terms of being ready to step in right away, and it should be interesting to see if they displace anyone. Lots of healthy competition out there for PT. As for other guys like Knowlton, Cook, Dewhurst, and Paulgaard, I don't think any of them looked so good that they need to be in the lineup.

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          Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

          Originally posted by Puck Swami View Post
          That's a mighty big maybe. I doubt think we'll see Murray this early unless Chevy has problems, and especially if Wiercioch isn't ready. This is an important, tone-setting non-league series, and DU is going to want to put the best foot forward with all the alums in the house. Better to play Murray at OSU or vs Mercyhurst, and and some games vs Tech, UAA, MSUM, UMD, etc to get his WCHA feet wet slowly. I think DU will be going with experience in the lineup, unless a rookie has outplayed the vet. Right now, based on what I saw last night, the only rookie that looks like he has a sure job is Donovan. Wrenn, Shore, Philips and Shawn Ostrow looked decent, but perhaps a notch below Donovan right now in terms of being ready to step in right away, and it should be interesting to see if they displace anyone. Lots of healthy competition out there for PT. As for other guys like Knowlton, Cook, Dewhurst, and Paulgaard, I don't think any of them looked so good that they need to be in the lineup.
          Yeah, I'd seriously question Gwoz if he gave Murray a start before January. The team needs to establish an identity, and the worst thing to do in that respect is to rotate in an untested goalie. Chevy needs to be our rock in goal, and the defense will be built on the "Chevy foundation." I assume Murray's time over the next couple of months will be limited to situations where we've got a 3+ goal lead in the third period, or situations where Chevy is having a really bad night.

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            Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

            Murray was very highly recruited and if DU wins on Friday, no one should be surprised if he got the nod on Saturday. The only reason not to start Murray would be if he had some glaring weaknesses that they've noticed.

            DU has become Goaltender U. for a reason and that's why Murray is here.

            I don't have any idea if Murray will see any time this weekend or next for that matter, but its hardly unusual for Freshmen goaltenders to come in and do very well in the WCHA.

            From what I heard, Murray has the best hair since Sinuhe Wallinheimo or perhaps Chris Olsen.
            Last edited by dggoddard; 10-05-2009, 02:43 PM.

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              Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

              Vermont will be without one of their leading returning scorers, Justin Milo who is expected to be out at least a month with a foot injury.
              With Stalberg, Peter Lenes and Dean Strong all gone, UVM is missing their top three forwards from a year ago ... goaltender Rob Madore and the entire defense is back from last year ... the big question with them is where the goal scoring will come from.
              Vermont dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the defending Canadian national champions, New Brunswick on Sunday afternoon. Jack Downing and Josh Burrows scored the goals and Madore made 19 saves on 22 NB shots.
              Last edited by PuckVoice; 10-05-2009, 02:44 PM.

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                Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                I doubt you guys watched or heard the videocast of last night's game with Mitch Hydar doing the play-by-play. The 2nd period sounded like an infomercial for Adam Murray. He touted all his accomplishments and said that he has been impressive in all the pre-season practices. I know Murray only saw 2 shots but Mitch made it sound like Murray was ready to be a 1B type goalie. I am sure he didn't just come to this conclusion himself. That is what I based my guesstimate that Adam might get the 2nd game. I could be totally wrong but competition between Chevy and Murray wouldn't be a bad thing. Now if I thought Lars would get a start on Saturday, you could have me committed. That first goal last night was horrendous.
                Last edited by du78; 10-05-2009, 02:55 PM.
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                MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                  Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                  Originally posted by RogerWF View Post
                  DU exaggeration so soon???


                  I was hoping for that insurance goal.
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                  DU SKIING 1954 1955 1956 1957 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 2000 2001 2002 2005 2008 2009 2010 2014 2016 2018 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                  DU LACROSSE 2015 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                  MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                  Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                    Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                    Originally posted by PuckVoice View Post
                    Vermont will be without one of their leading returning scorers, Justin Milo who is expected to be out at least a month with a foot injury.
                    With Stalberg, Peter Lenes and Dean Strong all gone, UVM is missing their top three forwards from a year ago ... goaltender Rob Madore and the entire defense is back from last year ... the big question with them is where the goal scoring will come from.
                    Vermont dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the defending Canadian national champions, New Brunswick on Sunday afternoon. Jack Downing and Josh Burrows scored the goals and Madore made 19 saves on 22 NB shots.
                    Thanks for the insight. Looking forward to a good series that should set the tone for the first half of the season. Should be some new nets in the rink so DU doesn't suffer the same fate as AFA last March

                    I must say Stalberg has impressed me on the Leafs as I watched as many pre-season games with him and Bozak as possible.
                    DU HOCKEY 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969 2004 2005 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                    DU SKIING 1954 1955 1956 1957 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 2000 2001 2002 2005 2008 2009 2010 2014 2016 2018 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                    DU LACROSSE 2015 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                    MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                    Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                      Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                      DU has the flu bug going around which could mean that there may be some players MIA this weekend.

                      Wiercioch is expected back from the flu on Wednesday, if everything progresses on schedule.

                      Good to see DU's PP running smoothly this weekend. Refs usually call the games tighter earlier in the season, so DU may have a big special teams advantage.

                      Vermont has seven seniors which in this day and age of college hockey is a huge advantage. I expect the Catamounts to be psyched up for this huge series and expect two low scoring competitive games.

                      Make sure Vermont brings oxygen tanks because the air is very thin and dry in Denver.

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                        Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                        Today's USCHO poll has DU ranked #1 and Vermont #14
                        DU HOCKEY 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969 2004 2005 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                        DU SKIING 1954 1955 1956 1957 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 2000 2001 2002 2005 2008 2009 2010 2014 2016 2018 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                        DU LACROSSE 2015 NCAA CHAMPIONS

                        MATT CARLE WINNER OF 2006 HOBEY BAKER AWARD


                        Geoff Paukovich: That's why I came to Denver, to beat CC.

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                          Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                          Originally posted by dggoddard View Post
                          The only reason not to start Murray would be if he had some glaring weaknesses that they've noticed.
                          Glaring weakness: untested freshman on opening weekend in a very important series.

                          No way in Hades that Murray starts, but I'll buy your beers next time you're in town if you're right!

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                            Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                            Vermont has 7 seniors but Milo had to sit a year after transfer from Cornell. He is also out indefinitely with an injury.

                            Anctil will not play, nor it is likely that Atkinson will play if some of the others are healthy.

                            The key seniors for UVM are Roloff, Vock, and Irwin.

                            Another of Vermonts top forwards, Jr. Wahs Stacey is also day to day with an injury as is one of their top freshmen recruits, Chris McCarthy. Neither of them dressed for the exhibition game.

                            All in all, UVM will possibly be missing two of their top five forwards, which is not a good thing while trying to grab a point or two on the road against maybe the best team in the country on homecoming weekend.

                            The strength of the Vermont team will be the confidence of the D but as a team they will struggle to score early in the season.

                            Hopefully the Pats do not have the same problem on Sunday as I'm looking for at least one W out of my favorite two teams in Denver this weekend.

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                              Re: DU Hosts UVM - Oct. 9 & 10 - The 60th Anniversary Edition

                              Originally posted by Pablo View Post
                              Glaring weakness: untested freshman on opening weekend in a very important series.

                              No way in Hades that Murray starts, but I'll buy your beers next time you're in town if you're right!
                              I'll be standing right next to you on Saturday night to collect 'em or buy them in person.

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