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Pair from Sask. help University of Denver win NCAA men's hockey title


The University of Denver Pioneers won their record-breaking 10th NCAA National men’s hockey championship on Saturday night.

Denver got second period goals from Jared Wright and Rieger Lorenz in a 2-0 win over the Boston College Eagles.

The Denver squad includes two skaters from Saskatchewan and five from Alberta.

Boston Buckberger is a freshman defenceman from Saskatoon. Buckberger appeared in 44 games this season scoring five goals and adding 22 assists for 27 points.

Paxton Geisel is a freshman goaltender from Estevan. Geisel played in two games this season, beating Western Michigan in overtime in December, and a relief effort that the team dropped 7-2.

The Pioneers were ranked No. 3 nationally and finished the season with a 32-9-3 record.

Starting goaltender Matt Davis, a Calgarian, made 68 saves on 69 shots in the Frozen Four en route to being named the tournament’s most valuable player.

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