Colorado College announced the addition of six players Friday who have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Tigers. Forwards Zach Aman (Johnstown, Pa.), Daniel Labosky (Edina, Minn.), Alex Roos (Prairie Grove, Ill.) and Sam Rothstein (Minnetonka, Minn.), along with blue-line specialists Garrett Cecere (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Gustav Olofsson (Broomfield) will attend Colorado College.
Some players will join the previously signed trio of Christian Heil, Matt Hansen and Jaccob Slavin as freshmen next fall, while others join in 2014-15. Slavin was a fourth-round draft pick of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes this summer.
“We as a staff are very pleased with the talent and character of the players that recently signed to become future Tigers,” coach Scott Owens said. “It’s an excellent mix of speed, skill and size, and all the players are currently contributing to their respective teams in a significant way. I want to thank (assistant) coaches Eric Rud and Joe Bonnett for their continued hard work in evaluating, recruiting and building relationships with these young men and their families.
“I am very excited to get this group onto the Colorado College campus and watch their development and contributions to our Tiger team and the CC community.”
The Gold Pan trophy was established by former head coaches Don Lucia of Colorado College and Frank Serratore of Denver for the 1993-94 season and is awarded to the team that prevails in the season series between the two rivals. CC was 2-1-1 against the Pioneers last season to earn the Gold Pan for the 11th time in the trophy’s 19-year existence. ... Tigers junior forward Alexander Krushelnyski entered Friday night’s game against DU riding a career-best five-game point-scoring streak. ... Denver senior forward Chris Knowlton, an assistant captain for the Pioneers, is a Colorado Springs native who attended high school in West Des Moines, Iowa. He had 37 points scored (22g, 15a) during his career heading into Friday night’s game.