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Catching up with Kohen: First-year DU Pioneers captain talks quarantine and 2020-21 season

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Being asked to step up and be the captain of one of the greatest collegiate hockey programs in the United States is a tall order. Being asked to do it amid one of the most confusing and uncertain times in any of our lives provides an even more colossal challenge for first-year DU Pioneers captain Kohen Olischefski.

With the fall semester now officially underway at the University of Denver, all of the players and coaches are back on campus and began practicing and attending meetings earlier in September. It’s a welcomed return of normalcy for a team that was sent home back in March after COVID-19 gripped the world. 

The DU Pioneers were in a prime position to make yet another deep NCAA tournament run as the team stood No. 6 in the nation just weeks before the tourney was set to start. Denver obviously never got the chance to make a run given the season’s cancellation, and that has left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Pioneers.

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as NHL.com, TheAHL.com and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he can sometimes be found waiting tables when he’s not writing.

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