Where to watch DU hockey face BU in the Frozen Four on Thursday

The 3-seed DU Pioneers face the 2-seed BU Terriers. Puck drops at 3 p.m. and you can take your pick of watch parties.
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The Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons/CC 3.0)

The University of Denver hockey team is on a frozen quest to become the winningest college hockey program in the country. But first they have to get past the 2-seed Boston University Terriers in this Thursday’s Frozen Four matchup. 

Opening faceoff is set for 3 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN2 and 104.3 The Fan HD3. 

The game will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota -- but there will be plenty of opportunities to catch the action in Denver, including the Pioneers' hockey temple, Magness Arena.

The 3-seed Denver Pioneers are competing in their 19th NCAA Frozen Four in program history. 

Tied with the Michigan Wolverines for the most national titles with nine, DU is in its fifth Frozen Four appearance in the last eight NCAA tournaments. The Pioneers' most recent titles came in 2017 and 2022.

The last time DU faced BU was on October 27, 2017, winning 4-3 in Boston. Denver is on a four-game win streak against the Terriers since 2016.

The winner of Thursday’s matchup will face the winner between 1-seed Boston College and Michigan at 6:30 p.m. Denver’s four national titles are tied with Boston College for the most since 2000. 

Locations across Denver will be ready to host fans eager to root for the Pioneers. DU’s Magness Arena will also open its doors to fans interested in watching the game where their hockey team skates. 

Here’s where you can plan to catch this Thursday’s Frozen Four action in Denver: 

Magness Arena Watch Party 

Location: 2250 E. Jewell Ave. 

Doors to Magness Arena will be open for the Frozen Four matchup beginning at 2 p.m. Seating will be limited to the west side of Magness Arena and there will be security screening, clear bag policies and a concourse concession stand. Click here for more information

Campus Lounge 

Location: 701 S. University Blvd. 

A staple dive bar in the Washington Park neighborhood serving traditional American favorites and both indoor and outdoor sports watching. Official DU partnership watch party

Stadium Inn

Location: 1701 E. Evans Ave. 

Find cheap drinks at this University neighborhood dive bar on the corner of Evans and South Gilpin Street. Official DU partnership watch party

The Pioneer Bar 

Location: 2401 S. University Blvd. 

The University neighborhood bar is just down the street from campus and offers rooftop seating as well as popular Mexican food and drinks. Official DU partnership watch party

The Cherry Cricket

Location: 2641 E. 2nd Ave. (Cherry Creek), 2220 Blake St. (Ballpark)

Both Denver locations, boasting some of the more revered burgers in town, are great stops to catch the Frozen Four. 

Sam’s No. 3

Location: 1500 Curtis St. (Downtown Denver), 435 S. Cherry St. (Glendale)

These neighborhood diners sport a large menu of food, drink and watch party vibes

Tap and Burger Belleview 

Location: 4910 S. Newport St. 

DU Frozen Four watch party at the Denver Tech Center

The DNVR Sports Bar 

Location: 2239 E. Colfax Ave. 

The Colfax sports bar will be hosting DU fans and offering happy hour specials at 4 p.m.

Tight End Sports Bar 

Location: 1501 E. Colfax Ave. 

Denver’s only gay sports bar” offers buy one get one deals on wells, wines and beer. 

Tom’s Watch Bar 

Location: 1601 19th St. 

The Ballpark sports bar features more than 100 HD screens and is known to host all major sports events throughout the year. 

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