“We’re honored to have the Denver Outlaws come out and play for us,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “They come out each year and play hard and I think for our guys it’s a little bit of a shock to play against professional athletes. They put a lot of pressure on us and it was fun to see Mark and Alex back here at Peter Barton.”
Sophomore goaltender Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) was able to hold off the high power Outlaws’ offense which included last year graduates and Pioneer standouts Mark Matthews and Alex Demopolous who own the number one and two spots in the University of Denver Division I record books for total points. LaPlante made 17 saves on the day including six in the first quarter.
Also scoring for the Pioneers was sophomore Wes Berg (Coquitlam, British Columbia), senior Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.), senior Taylor Young (Littleton, Colo.), sophomore Tyler Ekeroth (San Diego, Calif.), freshman Walt Rooney (Rockville, Conn.) and freshman Tom Moore (West Islip, N.Y.) with ones goals each.