Canadians at DU

There are a number of Canadians working and studying at the University of Denver and the varsity athletics program currently has Canadian representation not just in its seven-time national champion hockey program but in many other sports.

As a city, Denver has much to offer transplanted Canadians, including a Canadian Consulate that is very active in the business community, a Canada-Colorado Association that has been organizing social and business events for Canadians in the area for over 20 years, and even some Canadian restaurant chains including The Keg and Earls that only have a few locations across the United States.

This page provides a partial list of DU Canadians – please let me know of any omissions.

Current Academic Faculty & Staff
Paul Seaborn, Assistant Professor, Daniels College of Business
Bruce Smith, Dean and Professor of Law, Sturm College of Law
Luc Beaudoin, Associate Provost for Internationalization
Michael Brent, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Nader Hashimi, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Rashmi Goel, Associate Professor, Sturm College of Law
Terry-Dawn Hewitt, Adjunct Professor, Sturm College of Law
Wayne McKenna, Adjunct Professor, Sturm College of Law

Former Academic Faculty & Staff
Eliana Schonberg, Director, University Writing and Research Center
Karinne Coombes, Adjunct Professor, Sturm College of Law

Athletics Staff
Ron Grahame
, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Senior Associate Athletic Director, former DU hockey player and NHL goaltender
Jim Montgomery, Head Coach, Men’s Hockey
Tavis MacMillan, Assistant Coach, Men’s Hockey
Matt Brown, Associate Head Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

2017-18 Student-Athletes (27)
Men’s Hockey (10) – Ryan Barrow (Fr), Liam Finley (So), Tariq Hammond (Sr), Tanner Jaillet (Sr), Jarid Lukosevicius (Jr), Griffin Mendel (Fr), Ian Mitchell (Fr), Logon O’Connor (Jr), Kohen Olischefski, (Fr), Adam Plant (Sr)
Men’s Lacrosse (4) – Jeremy Bosher (Sr), Riley Curtis (Fr), Thomas Semple (Fr), Ethan Walker (So)
Women’s Tennis (2) – Arisha Ladhani (RS Jr), Gracia Mboko (Sr)
Men’s Swimming & Diving (2) – Steven Calkins (So), Colin Gilbert (So)
Women’s Swimming & Diving (4) – Bailey Andison (Jr), Heidi Bradley (Sr), Alysia Leckie (Fr), Emily Vandenberg (Fr)
Women’s Lacrosse (2) – Quinton Hoch-Bullen (Fr), Kennedy Milburn (Rs Jr)
Men’s Tennis (2) – Aaron Diemer (Fr), Sean Huynh (So)
Men’s Golf – Roy Kang (So)

2016-17 Student-Athletes (23)
Men’s Hockey (7) – Liam Finley (Fr), Tariq Hammond (Jr), Tanner Jaillet (Jr), Jarid Lukosevicius (So), Matt Marcinew (Sr), Logon O’Connor (So), Adam Plant (Jr)
Men’s Lacrosse (3) – Jeremy Bosher (Jr), Tyler Pace (Sr), Ethan Walker (Fr)
Women’s Tennis (3) – Clair Koke (Fr), Arisha Ladhani (RS So), Gracia Mboko (Jr)
Men’s Swimming & Diving (2) – Steven Calkins (Fr), Colin Gilbert (Fr)
Women’s Swimming & Diving (2) – Bailey Andison (So), Heidi Bradley (Jr)
Women’s Lacrosse (2) – Nicole Martindale (RS Jr), Kennedy Milburn (Jr)
Skiing – Erik Read (Jr) (son of Canadian World Cup and Olympic skier Ken Read)
Men’s Tennis – Sean Huynh (Fr)
Women’s Soccer – Karina Fredette (RS Sr)
Men’s Golf – Roy Kang (Fr)

2015-16 Student-Athletes (23)
Men’s Hockey – Tariq Hammond (So), Danton Heinen (So), Tanner Jaillet (So), Jarid Lukosevicius (Fr), Matt Marcinew (Jr), Logon O’Connor (Fr), Adam Plant (So), Nolan Zajac (Sr)
Men’s Lacrosse – Brendan Bomberry (So), Jeremy Bosher (So), Dallas Bridle (Jr), Tyler Pace (Jr)
Swimming & Diving – Bailey Andison (Fr), Heidi Bradley (So), Tyra Rooney (Sr)
Skiing – Tianda Carroll (Sr), Nat Knowles (Sr), Erik Read (So)
Women’s Lacrosse – Nicole Martindale (Fr), Rachael McKinnon (So), Kennedy Milburn (So)
Women’s Soccer – Karina Fredette (RS Jr)
Women’s Tennis – Gracia Mboko (So)

2014-15 Student-Athletes (25)
Men’s Hockey – Tariq Hammond (Fr), Danton Heinen (Fr), Tanner Jaillet (Fr), Joey LaLeggia (Sr), Matt Marcinew (So), Adam Plant (Fr), Nolan Zajac (Jr)
Men’s Lacrosse – Wes Berg (Sr), Brendan Bomberry (Fr), Jeremy Bosher (Fr), Dallas Bridle (So), Todd Fedyck (Fr), Tyler Pace (So)
Swimming & Diving – Heidi Bradley (Fr), Samantha Corea (Sr), Drew Matthews (Sr), Tyra Rooney (Jr)
Golf – Matt Codd (Fr, later transferred to SMU)
Skiing – Tianda Carroll (Jr), Nat Knowles (Jr), Trevor Philp (Sr) – 2014 Sochi Olympian
Women’s Lacrosse – Nicole Martindale (So), Rachael McKinnon (Jr), Kennedy Milburn (Fr)
Women’s Tennis – Gracia Mboko (Fr)

2013-14 Student-Athletes (18)
Men’s Hockey – Sam Brittain (Sr), Joey LaLeggia (Jr), Matt Marcinew (Fr), Nolan Zajac (So)
Men’s Lacrosse – Wes Berg (Jr), Dallas Bridle (Fr), Jeremy Noble (Sr), Tyler Pace (Fr)
Swimming & Diving – Samantha Corea (Jr), Drew Matthews (Jr), Tyra Rooney (So)
Golf – Andy Yang (Sr)
Skiing – Tianda Carroll (So), Nat Knowles (So), Trevor Philp (Jr) – 2014 Sochi Olympian
Women’s Lacrosse – Nicole Martindale (Fr), Rachael McKinnon (So)
Men’s Tennis – Luke Manley (Sr)

2012-13 Student-Athletes (20)
Men’s HockeySam Brittain (Jr), Joey LaLeggia (So), Shawn Ostrow (Sr), Nolan Zajac (Fr)
Men’s Lacrosse – Wes Berg (So), Cameron Flint (Sr), Jeremy Noble (Jr)
Swimming & Diving – Eric Anderson (Sr), Cole Worsley (Sr), Samantha Corea (So), Drew Matthews (So), Tyra Rooney (Fr)
Golf – Mieke Heyns (Sr), Andy Yang (Jr)
Skiing – Tianda Carroll (Fr), Nat Knowles (Fr), Trevor Philp (So)
Men’s Soccer – Drew Beckie (Sr)
Women’s Lacrosse – Rachael McKinnon (Fr)
Men’s Tennis – Luke Manley (Jr)

2011-12 Student-Athletes (15)
Men’s HockeySam Brittain (So), Joey LaLeggia (Fr), Shawn Ostrow (Jr)
Men’s Lacrosse – Wes Berg (Fr), Cameron Flint (Jr), Jeremy Noble (So)
Swimming & Diving – Eric Anderson (Jr), Cole Worsley (Jr), Samantha Corea (Fr), Drew Matthews (Fr)
Golf – Mieke Heyns (Jr), Andy Yang (So)
Skiing – Trevor Philp (Fr)
Men’s Soccer – Drew Beckie (Jr)
Men’s Tennis – Luke Manley (So)

2010-11 Student-Athletes (Incomplete)
Men’s HockeySam Brittain (Fr), Jesse Martin (Sr), Kyle Ostrow (Sr), Shawn Ostrow (So)
Men’s Lacrosse – Cameron Flint (So), Jeremy Noble (Fr)
Swimming & Diving – Eric Anderson (So), Cole Worsley (So)
Golf – Andy Yang (Fr)
Men’s Soccer – Drew Beckie (So)
Men’s Tennis – Luke Manley (Fr)

Past DU Canadian Connections
Murray Armstrong, (1956-78) former DU Hockey Head Coach, NHL player and Lester Patrick Trophy winner.
Glenn Anderson (1979) NHL Hall of Famer and who scored 498 career NHL goals and won six Stanley Cups.
Drew Beckie (2009-2012), soccer defender, Ottawa Fury (NASL), Columbus Crew (MLS)
Tyler Bozak, (2007-2009) hockey forward with Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Cheverie, (2007-2010) All-American hockey goalie with Colorado Eagles of ECHL
Joe Colborne, (2008-2010) hockey forward with Colorado Avalanche, former Toronto Maple Leaf
Kevin Dineen, (1982-1983) former NHL all-star player, assistant coach, Chicago Blackhawks, former head coach, Florida Panthers (NHL), 2014 Olympic Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Head Coach (Canada)
Michael Golden – 2011 Daniels MBA Grad, Real Estate Investor
George Gwozdecky, (1994-2012) former Head Coach, Men’s Hockey, former Assistant Coach – Tampa Bay Lightning
Alicia Hicken-Franklin, Associate Head Coach, Swimming and Diving, 2001-2017
Cliff Koroll, (1966-68) former Chicago Blackhawks coach and winger
Keith Magnuson, (1967-69) former Chicago Blackhawks coach and defenseman
Bill Masterton, (1959-61) former Minnesota North Star, The NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy is named in his honor
Mark Matthews – Atlanta Blaze and Saskatchewan Rush professional lacrosse player, #1 overall National Lacrosse League draft pick, NLL Rookie of the Year, DU’s all-time point and goal scoring leader, two-time USILA Second Team All-American, three-time All-ECAC first-team
Peter McNab, (1971-73) Former NHL hockey player, current color analyst for the Colorado Avalanche
Paul Stastny, forward, St. Louis Blues, former Colorado Avalanche, NHL, runner up for 2006–2007 Rookie of the Year
Jenny Vaughan, (2008-2009) point guard, women’s basketball, Canadian Junior Women’s National Team Member, 2012-14 CIS Basketball All-Canadian and 2013-14 OUA single-season scoring record holder at Western University
Patrick Wiercioch, defenseman, Colorado Avalanche, former Ottawa Senator, NHL
Jim Wiste, former DU & NHL hockey player, owner of Denver’s Campus Lounge
Blake Worsley – Canadian Olympic swimmer, 2012 London Olympics and DU’s first NCAA DI men’s swimming All-American
Ed Zemrau – All-American, Captain of DU’s first national championship hockey team

Articles
How DU’s Erik Read manages to be student and college ski racer while competing on the World Cup (Denver Post, Feb 25, 2017)
No. 57 Ethan Walker is fab frosh for Denver Pioneers lacrosse (Denver Post, Feb 17, 2017)
Jarid “Luko” Lukosevicius becoming household name for Denver Pioneers hockey (Denver Post, Feb 16, 2017)
Avalanche signs former DU teammates Patrick Wiercioch, Joe Colborne (Denver Post, July 1, 2016)
Tyler Pace paces DU Pioneers’ run at 2nd lacrosse championship (Denver Post, May 13, 2016)
Brendan Bomberry mastering life, lacrosse with Denver Pioneers (Denver Post, April 14, 2016)
Former DU standout adds to Canada’s stacked World Championship team
(Denver Post, April 29, 2015)
Wesley Berg has record-setting game in Denver Pioneers’ win over Villanova (Denver Post, April 13, 2015)
Box lacrosse skills make Canadians key for Denver hockey (American Sports Network – Sept 23, 2015)
B.C. duo giving DU a big boost; Heinen and Plant quick to contribute (Denver Post, Nov 13, 2014)
Team Canada packed with DU Pioneers at World Lacrosse Championships (Denver Post July 14, 2014)
New DU Pioneers hockey coach Jim Montgomery establishes his program (Denver Post, July 8, 2013)
Jim Montgomery, Denver Pioneers’ new hockey coach, a dandy on the ice (Denver Post, June 2, 2013)
Colorado Classics: Ron Grahame, former DU Pioneers and NHL goalie (Denver Post 2013)
Bill Tierney and University of Denver Embrace Canadian Influence (Fire Lacrosse, June 3, 2011)
College Hockey’s Best – Denver’s professionally smooth collegians won the NCAA title and skated themselves into a controversy (Sports Illustrated – March 28, 1960)
They’ve Broken Up That Old Gang Out West – Thanks to Canada, western college hockey is tops. Even so, some Americans object (Sports Illustrated – March 10, 1958)

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