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Student hockey fans camp out for season tickets

students in line for hockey tickets.

Some DU students waited 24 hours to get season tickets for Pioneers hockey.

Students started lining up for Pioneers hockey season tickets at 8 a.m. last Friday morning.  Many of them didn’t see a Ritchie Center ticket agent until 24 hours later.

After the dust cleared on Saturday, more than 300 student season tickets had been sold as a result of the annual campout — now in its 10th year. 

Also on Saturday, Director of Hockey Operations David Tenzer, volunteer Assistant Coach Steve Palmer, student Assistant Coach David Carle and the entire 2010­–11 Pioneer hockey team greeted the students with doughnuts. Freshmen Jason Zucker and Dan Olszewski serenaded the crowd with their rendition of the DU fight song with help from the DU Pep Band.

“The student support for our hockey program is awesome,” senior captain Kyle Ostrow said. “This was the biggest turnout in my four years at DU. Their dedication and excitement for DU hockey makes this a cool event every year.”

Individual tickets for the rest of the student section will be sold on a game-by-game basis beginning Monday mornings prior to each home series.  The Pioneers host the U.S. National Under-18 Team in an exhibition game Oct. 2 before opening the regular season against NCAA champion Boston College Oct. 15–16.

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