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DENVER

(18-8-8, NCHC 12-6-6-4)

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COLORADO COLLEGE

(14-15-5, NCHC 8-12-4-3)

Friday, March 9, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. MT
NCHC Quarterfinals - Best of Three Series
Magness Arena (Denver, Colo.)

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SEASON SERIES

• Denver 4, Colorado College 4 - Dec. 8 - Magness Arena (CC won in NCHC OT)

• Denver 1, Colorado College 1 - Dec. 9 - World Broadmoor Arena (Denver won in NCHC OT)

• Denver 5, Colorado College 1 - Feb. 16 - World Broadmoor Arena

• Colorado College 1, Denver 0 - Feb. 17 - Magness Arena

• Since 1993, the winner of the Denver-Colorado College series has been awarded the Gold Pan. Denver has held the trophy for four-consecutive years and leads in the Battle for the Gold Pan, 13-12

QUICK NOTES

• Denver has an 8-1 record in the first round of the NCHC playoffs, hosting the first round and moving to the semifinal round in each of the last three (3) years

• Colorado College has a 1-8 record in the first round of the NCHC playoffs, having never hosted a postseason NCHC series

• Last season, the Pioneers defeated the Tigers, 4-1 and 4-0, in the first round of the NCHC playoffs. The 2017 NCHC playoffs marked the only time the teams have met in the playoffs since joining the NCHC

DENVER SNAPSHOT

• Denver averages 3.32 goals per game (9th in NCAA) and 2.15 goals against per game (7th in NCAA)

Henrik Borgström leads the team with 44 points (19-25-44) and is tied for 6th in NCAA scoring

Tanner Jaillet has a 1.93 GAA (7th in NCAA), .926 save percentage (9th in NCAA) and five (5) shutouts (T-5th in NCAA)

• The Pioneers are 11-2-4 against ranked opponents this season, having not lost to a ranked opponent at home since Nov. 17 against then-No. 3 North Dakota

• Denver averages 7.6 penalty minutes per game, the 2nd fewest in the NCAA

• The Pioneers power play converts at 22.5% (12th in NCAA) and their penalty kill converts at 85.2% (7th in NCAA)

DENVER LAST SERIES

Denver 6, Miami 3 (March 2, 2018)

• Denver scored twice on the power play and Troy Terry tied a career-high with four (4) assists. Miami brought the game to 4-3 with less than five (5) minutes remaining, but Denver scored twice to seal the win

Denver 3, Miami 3 (Feb. 24, 2018)

• The Pioneers scored three (3) goals in the first 4:19 of the first period, then allowed three consecutive goals and fell in NCHC overtime

COLORADO COLLEGE SNAPSHOT

• Colorado College recorded its highest regular-season winning percentage (.485) since the team recorded a .488 winning percentage in 2012-2013

• The Tigers' top line of Trey Bradley, Mason Bergh and Nick Halloran is responsible for 42.5% of the team's points and 43.6% of the team's goals

• Nick Halloran leads the team with 44 points (19-25-44) and is tied for 6th in NCAA scoring

• The Tigers' power play converts at 16.6% (45th in NCAA) and their penalty kill converts at 76.6% (55th in NCAA)

COLORADO COLLEGE LAST WEEKEND

Colorado College 2, Western Michigan 1 (March 2, 2018)

• After trailing for the majority of the game, the Tigers scored at 9:52 and 17:10 of the third period to defeat the Broncos at the World Broadmoor Arena

Western Michigan 8, Colorado College 2 (March 3, 2018)

• Colorado College allowed six (6) goals in the second period to fall to Western Michigan. Alex Leclerc allowed five goals (5) on 18 shots before being replaced midway through the game

DENVER - COLORADO COLLEGE PLAYOFF HISTORY

• Denver leads the all-time postseason series, 13-10

• The Pioneers are 2-0 in the all-time NCHC postseason series

• Denver led the all-time WCHA postseason series with Colorado College, 11-10

• The last time the Tigers won a postseason game and series against the Pioneers was March 17, 2013 (1st Round - WCHA Playoffs)

PIONEERS IN THE POLLS

• Denver is tied for 5th in the PairWise rankings

• The Pioneers are No. 5 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. Denver has been ranked in the Top 5 of the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll for 45 consecutive weeks and each week this season. The last time the Pioneers were outside the Top 5 was Oct. 17, 2016

• Denver is No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll. Denver has been ranked in the Top 5 of the USCHO.com poll for 43 consecutive weeks and each week this season. The last time the Pioneers were outside the Top 5 was Oct. 17, 2016

WHO'S HOT?

Henrik Borgström has seven (7) points (2-5-7) in his last six (6) games

Jarid Lukosevicius is on a three-game goal-scoring streak

Troy Terry has seven (7) assists in his last six (6) games

Adam Plant has three (3) goals in his last four (4) games

NCHC POSTSEASON AWARDS

Ian Mitchell was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team

Henrik Borgström and Tanner Jaillet were named to First-Team All-Conference

Troy Terry and Dylan Gambrell were named to Second-Team All-Conference

TOP SCORERS

Henrik Borgström is tied for 6th in NCAA scoring with 44 points (19-25-44)

Ian Mitchell is tied for 6th among NCAA freshmen defensemen with 22 points (2-20-22)

BEST IN CLASS

• Denver has the 2nd highest-scoring junior class in the nation, recording 153 points (55-98-153)

Dylan Gambrell (T-9th) and Troy Terry (T-14th) are among the top-scoring juniors in the nation

REACHING MILESTONES

Tanner Jaillet set a school record in all-time games played by a goalie on Feb. 23, surpassing Stephen Wagner `s school record of 124 set from 1996-2000

Troy Terry reached 100 career points (42-58-100) on Feb. 23, becoming the 97th member of Denver's 100-point club

Tanner Jaillet has 77 career wins, five (5) shy of tying Denver Athletic Director Ron Grahame's school record set from 1970-1973

Logan O'Connor played his 100th career game on March 2, 2018

TAKE SHOTS

• The Pioneers have outshot their opponent in 15 of their last 18 games and 24 games this season

  Denver averages 35.2 shots per game, 3rd-most in the NCAA. Denver has had 40 or more shots in 11 games this season

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

• Denver had 10 student-athletes named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Academic All-Conference Team (3.0 GPA or higher) and four (4) student-athletes named NCHC Distinguished Scholar-Athletes (3.5 GPA or higher)

• Academic All-Conference Team: Michael Davies, Erich Fear, Dylan Gambrell, Blake Hillman, Rudy Junda, Tyson McLellan

Sean Mostrom, Logan O'Connor, Adam Plant, Colin Staub

• NCHC Distinguished Scholar: Erich Fear, Tyson McLellan, Logan O'Connor, Colin Staub

HOBEY BAKER AWARD NOMINEES

Henrik Borgström, Dylan Gambrell and Troy Terry were named Hobey Baker Award nominees on Jan. 16

• 74 student-athletes from 46 Division I schools were nominated

• Denver has had two (2) winners in the 36-year history of the award, Will Butcher (2017) and Matt Carle (2006)


 

 

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