Men's Ice Hockey

Denver Blanks Mavericks, 4-0

Jan. 20, 2018


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DENVER  – The University of Denver Pioneers (14-6-4, 8-4-2-1) defeated the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (12-11-1, 5-9-0-0) 4-0 on Saturday in Magness Arena.

"Our collective intensity and urgency is back," Denver coach Jim Montgomery said.
Tanner Jaillet made 30 saves in the shutout, marking the first time Denver recorded back-to-back shutouts since Oct. 13-14, 2013. Henrik Borgström had one (1) goal and one (1) assist and Logan O'Connor had two (2) assists in the victory that pushed the Pioneers to the top of the NCHC standings. 
Jaakko Heikkinen opened the scoring at 18:15 of the first period, receiving a pass from Jake Durfligner and sliding a shot between the legs of Evan Weninger to make it 1-0 at the first intermission.
Denver extended its lead late in the second period when Borgström found a loose puck outside the crease and lunged to push it into the net. The Pioneers' two-goal advantage held through two periods. 
At 2:01 of the third period, Troy Terry attempted to make a pass through the slot that caromed off the skate of an Omaha defenseman and slid into the net to make it 3-0. Colin Staub added an empty-netter with 2:05 remaining.
The Pioneers sweep marked their first sweep since Dec. 1-2, 2017 against Minnesota Duluth.

Denver outshot the Mavericks, 30-29, and finished 1/5 on the power play and 4/4 on the penalty kill.

The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift online, by calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to: 
Athletics Development Office
2201 E. Asbury Avenue 
Denver, CO 80208

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