Tigers get visit from Bachman
Former CC All-American and current Stars goalie Richard Bachman attended the Tigers’ game against Yale at the World Arena Saturday and dropped a ceremonial puck before the game.
Bachman played at CC from 2007-09 and was the 2007-08 Western Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. He holds the team record for best goals-against average (1.85) and saves percentage (.931) and was selected fourth overall in the 2006 NHL draft.
“It’s been a good three or four years since I’ve been here, so it’s been fun,” said Bachman, who also spent time with fans and signed autographs at the game. “The crowd has been good, and that really means a lot. It’s pretty cool to come back to such a warm welcome.”
Bachman said he and his fellow Stars have been staying fresh by working out five times a week and that he is optimistic at least part of the NHL season can be salvaged.
“We’re trying to stay as ready as possible, because when this thing starts, it’s going to start quick,” he said. “There are good days when you feel great about things and bad days when you don’t feel so good about it, but I think they’re coming closer and closer together. In my eyes, I think there can be something done soon enough to salvage a good season and give the fans something to watch.”
Archie Skalbeck’s second-period goal against Yale pushed his points-scoring streak to seven games, tops for the Tigers this season. ... Yale scored first Saturday, marking the fifth consecutive game in which CC trailed. ... The 49 shots CC allowed New Hampshire to take Friday was a season-high. ... With three points in Friday’s 4-4 tie against No. 3 New Hampshire and a goal in the first period against Yale, CC senior center Rylan Schwartz moved into 52nd place on the team’s all-time scoring list with 123 career points (46g, 77a).