Athletics & Recreation

Men’s hockey team advances to NCHC Frozen Faceoff with win over Nebraska

The University of Denver men’s hockey team completed an opening round playoff sweep of the University Nebraska-Omaha in thrilling fashion on Saturday night, winning 4-3 in double overtime. The game marked the longest game ever played in Magness Arena history.

Denver will now travel to Minneapolis to face the St. Cloud State Huskies in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal on Friday, March 18.

Colin Staub came up with the game-winning tally at 8:54 of the second overtime period with assists from Emil Romig and Gabe Levin. Starting netminder Tanner Jaillet made 51 saves in the winning effort, the seventh-most saves in a single game in program history.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Nebraska-Omaha,” head coach Jim Montgomery said after the game. “They played so hard, and for the majority of the weekend, I thought they were the better team. They won more battles and they had better puck possession time than we did. My hat goes off to UNO head coach Dean Blais. I have so much respect for him, and his teams play the right way. That’s why it was such an exciting game.”

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