Pi­o­neers ex­tend un­beaten streak to 13, de­feat­ing Tigers


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colorado springs» The sec­ond-ranked Univer­sity of Den­ver hockey team ex­tended its un­beaten streak to 13 Fri­day night with a 3-1 vic­tory over Colorado Col­lege at the Broad­moor World Arena.

The Pi­o­neers also won their ninth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory over the Tigers in im­prov­ing to 10-2-3 over­all, 4-0-3-2 in the Na­tional Col­le­giate Hockey Con­fer­ence.

The two teams meet again Satur­day night, this time at DU’s Mag­ness Arena. The Pi­o­neers need one win in the fi­nal three games of the se­ries to re­tain the Gold Pan tro­phy.

“I thought we man­aged the puck well and did a good job of pro­tect­ing our net tonight,” DU coach Jim Mont­gomery said in a news re­lease. “It was a good team ef­fort for us in a tough arena to play in on an (Olympic-sized) ice sur­face we’re not ac­cus­tomed to. The Tigers played hard and were very phys­i­cal against us in this one and we ex­pect more of the same from them (Satur­day).”

Troy Terry gave Den­ver a 1-0 lead 7:26 into the sec­ond pe­riod, scor­ing for the fifth con­sec­u­tive game. Jarid Luko­se­vi­cius made it 2-0 at 10:46. The Tigers (3-10-0, 14-0-0) got on the board to make it 2-1 on Sam Rothstein’s goal at 12:16.

Tariq Ham­mond’s first goal of the sea­son at 6:22 of the third gave the Pi­o­neers breath­ing room.

Tan­ner Jail­let fin­ished with 20 saves for the Pi­o­neers.

Den­ver’s win­ning streak against Colorado Col­lege is the third-long­est in pro­gram his­tory while its 13-game un­beaten run is tied for the fourth-best in pro­gram his­tory.

Will Butcher fin­ished with two as­sists for the Pi­o­neers.

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