Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Denver down 2 goalies heading into BC/BU weekend

Denver University is already down their #1 and #3 goalies for this weekend's trip east to play #1 Boston College and #8 Boston University. It now appears that there is a chance that their #2 goalie and projected starter for both contests, junior Adam Murray, is less than 100% even though he is expected to play in both games according to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. Murray sustained a 'lower body' injury in an exhibition game last weekend against the US under 18 team and is expected to practice with a light load this week. If he were to get hurt or be unable to play, then #4 goalie and former DU rugby player Zach Hope would be thrusted into action as #1 goalie Sam Brittain is out until the second half recovering from major off season knee surgery. The #3 goalie, freshman Juno Olkinuora, is serving a three game suspension from playing in a league with professional players. These circumstances could leave the #3Pioneers in pretty desperate times if Murray's injury were worsen during either of the games this weekend. This would force Hope to play in his first ever D1 hockey game against a top 10 team. Denver/BC will be broadcast live on CBS sports network at 7:30 while BU/PC will be on NESN beginning at 7 on Friday. BU/DU will not be broadcasted Saturday night at this time.

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