Oct. 11, 2009

Courtesy of Denver

DENVER – No. 1 Denver (1-1) lost 6-4 in the series’ finale against No. 14 Vermont (1-1) tonight at Magness Arena. In addition to marking the start of the regular season, the weekend also was a celebration of 60 years of Pioneer hockey. 

DU and Vermont traded goals in the first period. Both Pioneer tallies were scored by senior Tyler Ruegsegger (Lakewood, Colo.)

The Catamounts took a 3-2 lead in the second period when Colin Vock scored on a penalty shot.

The Pioneers countered less than three minutes later with Martin’s first goal of the season, but UVM’s Brayden Irwin’s second goal of the evening put the Catamounts on top 4-3 going into the third period.

UVM tacked on two more goals in the third to seal the victory, despite freshman Shawn Ostrow (Calgary, Alberta) scoring his first career goal.

Freshman goaltender Adam Murray (Anchorage, Alaska) made 24 saves in the first outing of his career.

“Vermont is an experienced, physical team that capitalized on the inexperience of our defensive core,” said head coach George Gwozdecky. “Tonight was a learning experience that we will take with us for the rest of the season.”

The Pioneers head to Ohio State for a two-game series on Oct. 15-16. Follow the Thursday’s game live on Pioneer Vision. 

Notes: Ruegsegger recorded his sixth career two-goal game…UVM’s penalty shot goal was the first DU has allowed since March 27, 2005 when New Hampshire’s Daniel Winnick accomplished the feat during the NCAA Northeast Regional…The first DU captain (Doug McKinnon) participated in the ceremonial first puck drop and approximately 150 alumni members in attendance were recognized during the second intermission.

DENVER – No. 1 Denver (1-1) lost 6-4 in the series’ finale against No. 14 Vermont (1-1) tonight at Magness Arena. In addition to marking the start of the regular season, the weekend also was a celebration of 60 years of Pioneer hockey. DU and Vermont traded goals in the first period. Both Pioneer tallies were scored by senior Tyler Ruegsegger (Lakewood, Colo.) The Catamounts took a 3-2 lead in the second period when Colin Vock scored on a penalty shot. The Pioneers countered less than three minutes later with Martin’s first goal of the season, but UVM’s Brayden Irwin’s second goal of the evening put the Catamounts on top 4-3 going into the third period. UVM tacked on two more goals in the third to seal the victory, despite freshman Shawn Ostrow (Calgary, Alberta) scoring his first career goal. Freshman goaltender Adam Murray (Anchorage, Alaska) made 24 saves in the first outing of his career. “Vermont is an experienced, physical team that capitalized on the inexperience of our defensive core,” said head coach George Gwozdecky. “Tonight was a learning experience that we will take with us for the rest of the season.” The Pioneers head to Ohio State for a two-game series on Oct. 15-16. Follow the Thursday’s game live on Pioneer Vision. Notes: Ruegsegger recorded his sixth career two-goal game…UVM’s penalty shot goal was the first DU has allowed since March 27, 2005 when New Hampshire’s Daniel Winnick accomplished the feat during the NCAA Northeast Regional…The first DU captain (Doug McKinnon) participated in the ceremonial first puck drop and approximately 150 alumni members in attendance were recognized during the second intermission.