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Peter Mannino


University of Denver



Mannino has achieved a 2.92 overall grade point average as a management and administration major in the prestigious Daniel School of Business at the University of Denver. He is on pace to achieve a 3.0 overall GPA upon graduation in June of 2008. He has served as the chairman of internal affairs on the University of Denver Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the past two years.


Mannino has developed into a man of strong values and character. He has displayed stong leadership in the locker room and on the ice during his four yours at DU. Mannino has always put team success before personal accomplishments. He shared goaltending duties with Glenn Fisher for his first three seasons at DU, helping the Pioneers to an NCAA national championship in 2005 and a 74-39-9 mark during that span. He developed a strong friendship with Fisher and was Fisher’s strongest supporter for three seasons. Mannino was chosen to speak at the 2007 University of Denver Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and has a strong passion for the University of Denver and its past and present student-athletes. He takes time to talk to children, fans and alumni at every opportunity. He treats everyone with the same respect.


Mannino has volunteered his time to the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation (benefitting terminally ill children with cancer), the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Denver Children’s Hospital and United Cerebral Palsy. He also participated in the MS Walk in Denver this past summer and volunteers regularly for the Denver Youth Hockey Program and several Colorado Youth Hockey Associations.


Mannino has enjoyed a tremendous career on the ice for the Pioneers. As a freshman, he led the Pioneers to their seventh NCAA national championship in 2005 and earned NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player honors for his performances against Colorado College and North Dakota. He stopped a career-high 44 shots in Denver’s 4-1 win over the Fighting Sioux in the title game and stopped 85 of 88 shots in both games. He earned All-WCHA third-team honors with an 18-4-1 record with a 2.19 GAA and .927 Sv% (second best mark in DU history). Mannino also posted five shutouts and set a school record for consecutive shutout minutes at 208:42. In 2005-06, he was named a preseason All-American by College Hockey News and posted a 12-8-1 mark with a 2.71 GAA and .904 Sv%. In 2006-07, he posted an 8-6-2 record with a 2.29 GAA and .919 Sv%. This season, Mannino was named a preseason All-American by College Hockey News and has already captured two Red Baron WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors. He has led the Pioneers to a current No. 4 ranking by posting a 6-2-0 record with a 1.52 GAA and .940 Sv%. He has allowed one goal or less in all six DU wins. He ranks in the top 10 nationally in goals against average (6th), saves percentage (7th) and winning percentage (T-8th). Mannino ranks second all-time at DU in saves percentage, third in goals against average (2.29) and shutouts (10), and is tied for ninth in wins (44).