Alternate captain Gabe Levin handles the puck.
—Photo courtesy of University of Denver Hockey
There’s no denying that the University of Denver is a collegiate hockey heavyweight: Since the NCAA tournament began in 1948, the Pioneers have earned seven championships, tying with the University of North Dakota for second-most titles won. (The two teams are topped by the University of Michigan,...
April 6 2016, 3:12 PM
DU goalie Tanner Jaillet & CC forward Hunter Fejes pause during the action at the Battle on Blake match at Coors Field on Saturday, February 20, 2016. —Photo courtesy of Kyle Newman
When more than 35,000 people crowded into Coors Field on February 20 to watch the University of Denver hockey team secure a 4–1 win over Colorado College in the Battle on Blake, it was a buzzing atmosphere emblematic of the sport’s current standing in the Centennial State.
The game was...
February 26 2016, 2:10 PM
—An NHL game at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.; Getty Images
By The Numbers
2 ~ Ice thickness, in inches, needed to withstand the elements (indoor rinks are closer to one inch thick)
20,000 ~ Approximate gallons of water required to make the ice
350 ~ Gallons of water-soluble paint used to whiten the surface of the ice
200 ~ Workers needed over...
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Donating money can be a little like paying taxes: You write the check knowing that it’s supposed to improve some aspect of society, but you often aren’t sure if the funds end up accomplishing anything.
A nascent organization in Denver is aiming to make charitable contributions more efficient,...
November 24 2015, 12:30 PM
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Paige Schuster has always been devoted to giving back, thanks largely to the examples her parents instilled. When her father died in a small plane crash near Fort Collins in 2004, the personal tragedy only strengthened her altruistic impulses.
To honor her late father, Schuster and her mother...
November 20 2015, 12:30 PM
—Photo courtesy of Rich Clarkson and Associates Gwozdecky George
After posting just five wins in the past two seasons, Valor Christian’s hockey program seemed destined for the high school scrap heap—an also-ran, ironically, at a school known for its athletic prowess. That changes now.
The Eagles begin the season this month with rare excitement: Over the...
One of Project VOYCE's recent classes. Courtesy of PV.
Most high school valedictorians head to their next academic destination full of confidence that they can handle anything that comes their way. Candi CdeBaca’s experience was considerably more humbling.
After CdeBaca finished at the top of her class at Manual High School in 2004, she moved to...
November 9 2015, 9:30 AM
Sixteen years after her leg was amputated, Lacey Henderson is training for the 2016 Paralympics; Photo courtesy of Ottbock
Drops of sweat stick to Lacey Henderson’s arms. The red Tartan track she’s standing on appears to be ablaze in the sweltering heat. She ignores the 110-degree temperature; the only number she’s concerned with is four—her goal for the long jump, which is half a meter farther than her longest...