After capturing the Gold Pan from rival Colorado College the previous weekend, the Denver Pioneers returned to home ice to host the Miami RedHawks. On Friday, Miami got the upper hand with a 5-3 win. Riley Barber notched two goals and a helper for the RedHawks in the victory.
On Saturday, Denver returned the favor; routing Miami 6-2. Four first period goals powered the Pioneers. Danton Heinen and Trevor Moore each had four points for Denver. Will Butcher had five shots and was plus three. Evan Cowley earned his eighth win of the season with 19 saves.
Denver now sits with a 19-11-2 record and are ranked seventh in this week's USCHO.com Division I Men's poll and eighth in the PairWise. After honoring their senior class in their final home games over the weekend, Denver finishes the regular season in St. Cloud, MN.
Speaking of St. Cloud, the Huskies national tournament hopes took a wrong turn when they were swept by top ranked North Dakota over the weekend. Suiting up as a left-wing, Ben Storm notched his second goal of the season in Friday's 3-2 loss to North Dakota. The Huskies lost a hard fought contest on Saturday 3-1.
SCSU finds themselves ranked 17th in the PairWise. They'll need wins over Denver and a strong run in the NCHC playoffs to hope to garner a spot in the national tournament.
Other Colorado Men's Division I Results:
Colorado College earned a 2-2 tie (lost 1-0 in the shoot-out) to Western Michigan on Friday. The Tigers earned their sixth win of the season by pounding the Broncos 5-0 on Saturday. Cody Bradley had four points for CC. Up Next: @ Nebraska-Omaha (2)
Air Force split a weekend set with Canisius. The Falcons fell 4-1 on Friday evening and recovered with a 4-1 victory on Saturday. Cole Gunner had a hat trick for Air Force. Up Next: American International (2)
Avs CHL Prospects Stats
(for games played through March 2, 2015)
|Chris Bigras||Owen Sound||OHL||D||56||17||48||65||8||48|
|Conner Bleackley||Red Deer||WHL||C/RW||50||27||22||49||13||47|
|Kyle Wood||North Bay||OHL||D||59||16||21||37||1||18|
*Out for the season.
Prior to Owen Sound's 3-0 win over Barrie this past Thursday, Chris Bigras was honored before the game for passing Bobby Sanguinetti's franchise record for points by a defenseman. Sanguinetti had accumulated 142 points between 2004 - 2007 with the Attack.