Showing posts with label Denver University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Denver University. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

News story from Denver's Channel 9 on Gwozdecky firing



I think many of us are still in a state of shock that George Gwozdecky was let go in Denver. You can bet that this firing will come back to haunt the Denver University administration some day.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WCHA teams Strength of Schedule

I have been looking at the records and strength of schedules (SOS) of teams in the WCHA and here is what I have come up with.
There is a huge discrepancy between a few of the teams in the WCHA.
The first number is the current standing of team, the next number is the RPI and the last one is the strength of schedule.
The Denver Pioneers are the most battle tested team through 12 games as they have played the third toughest schedule in college hockey.
The Minnesota Gophers have played no teams with a record “above” .500.
The Omaha Mavericks have played one game against a team(Notre Dame) that has a winning record and that was ranked in the top twenty – the Mavericks also lost the game against Irish 3-2.
1 Denver:  RPI 4 – SOS 3 0.5528  
2 Minnesota:  RPI 10 – SOS 44 0.4855  
5 North Dakota: RPI 11 – SOS 8 0.5435
2 St Cloud St: RPI 16 – SOS 12 0.5274
3 Nebraska-Omaha 17 RPI – SOS 46 0.4843
5 Colorado College: 19 RPI – SOS 15 0.5243  
7 MSU-Mankato: RPI 29 – SOS 35 0.4949
 7 Michigan Tech: RPI 38 – SOS 27 0.5035
12 Alaska Anchorage: RPI 44 – SOS 40 0.4909
7 Bemidji State: RPI 45 – SOS 43 0.4855
10 Minnesota-Duluth: RPI 47 – SOS 29 0.5025
10 Wisconsin: RPI 56 – SOS 48 0.4808

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The only game in town?

Original NHL logo, used until 2005. A version ...
Original NHL logo, used until 2005. A version of the logo features it in the shape of a hockey puck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The NHL lockout has been a buzzkill so far this fall and it appears that there is no end in sight to the second NHL lock out in eight seasons.
The two sides are literally squabbling over millions of dollars, but have no idea how to come to an agreement on how they’re going to split up their hockey related revenues. While these two sides bicker, college hockey seems to be taking the center stage.
Hockey fans need options and are looking to college hockey to fill their NHL Hockey void.
I have compiled a National Collete Hockey Television Schedule that you can use a guide. I update it, when more games are added to the schedule. In the US, college Hockey might be the only viable option we have this winter, if they two sides don’t come to an agreement soon.
The NHL will cancel the first two weeks of December very soon, if not in days,  if an agreement between the two sides isn’t reached. This is a true fact, that cancellation will probably come after the Thanksgiving holiday.
So how big has college hockey been in absence of NHL Hockey, one team in Grand Forks, North Dakota is the most watched hockey team in North America.
UND hockey is king with the NHL hockey locked out.
If you don’t believe me, check out the article that Brad Schlossman wrote in today’s Grand Forks Herald, which says that UND Hockey is the most followed hockey team in North America.
I don’t think it’s a shock to any of us who have followed UND hockey, which has had a very big following since the team moved the Ralph Englestad Arena for the start of the 2001-02 season.
This season, UND hockey drew it’s 5 millionth fan. That’s pretty good for college hockey, which UND is historically in the top three nationally for attendance every season.
Those fans that come through the turnstiles of the Ralph Englestad Arena  to watch UND hockey are enthusiastic and fired up about watching their favorite team and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by UND head coach Dave Hakstol.
“I don’t know about the attendance marks, but I know about the energy our fans bring,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said. “It’s the best student section in the country. When we leave for pregame meal, there’s 1,000 students already lined up at 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon. When we come back for the game, that student lineup out in the cold wraps halfway around the back of the arena. That, in itself, brings some excitement when you get to the rink.
“Inside the arena, the passion all our fans bring is second to none. I can compare that to almost any sporting event I’ve been at. What continually strikes me is the new people that come into the building — NHL people and hockey people from all over different parts of North America. No matter what they’ve heard about the building, no matter how many positives they’ve heard, by the end of the hockey game they are still in disbelief about what they just witnessed. That’s due to the passion and excitement of our fans. Their loyalty is second to none.”
So while the NHL is locked out, you do have options. Here is the television is the National College HockeyTelevision Schedule for the next two weeks. If you have DiecTV and don’t have the sports pack, get it. Check your local cable television listings for the games and channels listed below.

Fri.Nov. 23 Minnesota at VermontFS North +7 p.m.TBD
Fri.Nov. 23 Colgate at MerrimackFOX College7:30 p.m.TBD
Sat.Nov. 24 Minnesota at VermontFS North7 p.m.668 / 436
Fri.Nov. 30 Boston College at Boston UniversityNBC Sports Net.7:30 pm603 / 159
Fri.Nov. 30 Ohio State at Michigan StateBTN8 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Nov. 30 Vermont at MaineCBS Sports Net.8 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Nov. 30 Nebraska-Omaha at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Sat.Dec. 1 Boston University at Boston CollegeNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Dec. 1 Nebraska-Omaha at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD

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Monday, November 19, 2012

EDIT: How some of us voted in the WCHA Web Media Poll


Each week 12 of us participate in the WCHA Web Media Poll that is put on by the Tech Hockey Guide.  A few weeks ago, someone was wondering how the voters voted. I am a fan of transparency and if said voters/people put up their ballots I will share them with you.  Here is how four of the voters voted in this week’s poll. As you can see there is a wide range of votes.

Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey 
1. Denver University – (9-1-0, WCHA 7-1-0)
2. Saint Cloud State – (6-4-0, WCHA 4-2-0)
3. University of North Dakota – (5-3-2, WCHA 3-1-2)
4. Minnesota Gophers – (7-2-2, WCHA 4-2-2)  
5. Nebraska Omaha – (6-3-1, WCHA 4-1-1)
6. Colorado College – (7-5-0, WCHA 4-2-0)  
7. Michigan Tech – (4-6-0, WCHA 3-5-0) 
8. Bemidji State – (2-5-1, WCHA 1-4-1) 
9.  Alaska Anchorage – (2-3-3, WCHA 0-2-2) 
10. Wisconsin – (1-5-2, WCHA 1-3-2)
11. Minnesota Duluth – (2-6-1, WCHA 0-4-2)
12.   Minnesota State Mankato – (3-5-2, WCHA 1-5-0)
1. Denver University – (9-1-0, WCHA 7-1-0)
2. Saint Cloud State – (6-4-0, WCHA 4-2-0)
3.) Minnesota Gophers – (7-2-2, WCHA 4-2-2)  
4.) University of North Dakota – (5-3-2, WCHA 3-1-2)
5.) Colorado College – (7-5-0, WCHA 4-2-0)  
6.) Nebraska Omaha – (6-3-1, WCHA 4-1-1)
7.) Michigan Tech – (4-6-0, WCHA 3-5-0) 
8.) Wisconsin – (1-5-2, WCHA 1-3-2)
9.) Minnesota Duluth – (2-6-1, WCHA 0-4-2)
10.) Bemidji State – (2-5-1, WCHA 1-4-1) 
11.) Minnesota State Mankato – (3-5-2, WCHA 1-5-0)
12.) Alaska Anchorage – (2-3-3, WCHA 0-2-2)

1.) Denver University – (9-1-0, WCHA 7-1-0) 
2. Saint Cloud State – (6-4-0, WCHA 4-2-0) 3.) UMTC – (7-2-2, WCHA 4-2-2) 
4.) University of North Dakota – (5-3-2, WCHA 3-1-2) 
5.) Nebraska Omaha – (6-3-1, WCHA 4-1-1) 
6.) Colorado College – (7-5-0, WCHA 4-2-0)
7.) Wisconsin – (1-5-2, WCHA 1-3-2) 
8.) Michigan Tech – (4-6-0, WCHA 3-5-0)  
9.) Minnesota Duluth – (2-6-1, WCHA 0-4-2
10.) Minnesota State Mankato – (3-5-2, WCHA 1-5-0)
11.) Bemidji State – (2-5-1, WCHA 1-4-1) 
12.) Alaska Anchorage – (2-3-3, WCHA 0-2-2) 

1. Denver University – (9-1-0, WCHA 7-1-0) 
2. Saint Cloud State – (6-4-0, WCHA 4-2-0)
3. University of North Dakota – (5-3-2, WCHA 3-1-2) 
4. Minnesota Gophers – (7-2-2, WCHA 4-2-2) 
5. Nebraska Omaha – (6-3-1, WCHA 4-1-1) 
6. Colorado College – (7-5-0, WCHA 4-2-0)
7. Michigan Tech – (4-6-0, WCHA 3-5-0)  
8. Bemidji State – (2-5-1, WCHA 1-4-1) 
9.  Alaska Anchorage – (2-3-3, WCHA 0-2-2) 
10. Wisconsin – (1-5-2, WCHA 1-3-2) 
11. Minnesota Duluth – (2-6-1, WCHA 0-4-2
12.  Minnesota State Mankato – (3-5-2, WCHA 1-5-0) 

Troy Mills of the Beaver Pond  

1. Denver University – (9-1-0, WCHA 7-1-0) 
2. Minnesota Gophers – (7-2-2, WCHA 4-2-2)   
3. University of North Dakota – (5-3-2, WCHA 3-1-2) 
4. Colorado College – (7-5-0, WCHA 4-2-0)   
5. Nebraska Omaha – (6-3-1, WCHA 4-1-1) 
6. Saint Cloud State – (6-4-0, WCHA 4-2-0)
7. Michigan Tech – (4-6-0, WCHA 3-5-0)  
8. Wisconsin – (1-5-2, WCHA 1-3-2)
9.  Bemidji State – (2-5-1, WCHA 1-4-1)  
10. Alaska Anchorage – (2-3-3, WCHA 0-2-2)  
11. Minnesota Duluth – (2-6-1, WCHA 0-4-2) 
12.   Minnesota State Mankato – (3-5-2, WCHA 1-5-0)



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