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Preseason Top 16: #12 Denver

Last Season

The Pioneers had to do without stalwart goalie Sam Brittain for much of the year, but it did not hinder them too much as they mounted a late charge, winning 6 of their final 8 WCHA games to finish third in the league. Denver then advanced to their second straight WCHA championship game before losing to North Dakota in a rematch of the 2011 game. They then lost their first NCAA tournament game to Ferris State

It was the best of times….

During that aforementioned stretch when the Pioneers needed to make up points in a hurry to improve their WCHA position and they did just that, sweeping Minnesota an...