The Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Denver. The Pioneers are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). They play at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Pioneers rank (with the University of North Dakota) second in all-time NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships with 7. Only the University of Michigan (9) has more Championships. Since the creation of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1959, the Pioneers have won 9 WCHA Regular Season Championships (now the recipients of the MacNaughton Cup) and 14 WCHA Playoff Championships (now the recipients of the Broadmoor Trophy). Over sixty Pioneers have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including Keith Magnuson, Kevin Dineen, Matt Carle (2006 Hobey Baker Award winner) and Paul Stastny.
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