“Roadbirds” hang on in 6–4 win

MSU Denver’s club hockey team, the “Roadbirds”, faced the University of Denver’s club hockey team for the second time of the season beating the Pioneers 6-4 at Edge Ice Arena in Littleton, the team’s home ice.

The “Roadbirds” once led by four goals but survived the near comeback after forward Ryan Gauthier scored an unassisted goal in the final 20 seconds.

Goalie Jake Larson defended well with 21 saves preventing DU from outscoring Metro as they captured the win.

Metropolitan State's Ryan Gauthier (4) makes a move on DU's Cole Simpson (24). The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Tom Skelley • tskelly@msudenver.edu

Metropolitan State’s Ryan Gauthier (4) makes a move on DU’s Cole Simpson (24). The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Tom Skelley.

Metropolitan State forward Shane Doerfler (19) gets tripped up by DU defenseman David Kaplan (4) as Brian Desmond (15) and Tylar Novi (12) look on. The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Tom Skelley • tskelly@msudenver.edu

Metropolitan State forward Shane Doerfler (19) gets tripped up by DU defenseman David Kaplan (4) as Brian Desmond (15) and Tylar Novi (12) look on. The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Tom Skelley.

Bobby Valdez (6) falls as he attempts a shot on DU goalie Geoffrey Dohrmann(39) while Doug Kurzawski (15) and Cesar Soto (11) battle in front of the net. The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16. Photo by Tom Skelley • tskelly@msudenver.edu

Bobby Valdez (6) falls as he attempts a shot on DU goalie Geoffrey Dohrmann(39) while Doug Kurzawski (15) and Cesar Soto (11) battle in front of the net. The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16. Photo by Tom Skelley.

MSU's Ryan Gauthier (4) drives through DU's Cole Simpson (24), Tylar Novi (12) and Brian Desmond (15). The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Tom Skelley • tskelly@msudenver.edu

MSU’s Ryan Gauthier (4) drives through DU’s Cole Simpson (24), Tylar Novi (12) and Brian Desmond (15). The Roadrunners beat the Pioneers 6-4 at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Photo by Tom Skelley.

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