DENVER – The No. 3 Denver Pioneers hockey team gets set to host the No. 2 North Dakota Fighting Hawks this weekend in a pair of top-three games at Magness Arena.
Friday’s series opener begins at 7 p.m. MT and Saturday’s weekend finale is at 6 p.m. MT. Both contests will be broadcasted on NCHC.tv and Friday’s outing will be televised regionally on Altitude 2. Limited tickets are available.
North Dakota will be Denver’s second top-three opponent of the season after earning a 4-3 win at No. 3 Boston College on Oct. 21 while ranked No. 2 in the country at the time. DU and UND last met in a top-three matchup on Nov. 17-18, 2017 when then-No. 1 Denver split the home series against No. 3 North Dakota, falling 5-4 and winning 4-1.
DU is 7-2-1 mark in its last 10 matchups that features both teams ranked in the top three.
The Pioneers are coming off a weekend shutout against Yale University, winning 5-0 on Friday and 9-0 on Saturday to improve to 10-3-1 on the season. The series finale against the Bulldogs marked DU’s most goals scored in a game since 2011 and its largest margin of victory since 1995.
Denver won all four contests last season against North Dakota, marking the first time since 2009-10 that the squad swept a four-game regular-season series against its rival from the north. This weekend will be the 307th…