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CC hockey notes: Tigers plan 75 years celebration, alumni weekend

January 17, 2014 Updated: January 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm
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CC plans 75 years

celebration, alumni weekend

Colorado College hockey is planning an alumni weekend Feb. 14-15 to recognize the 75 years of the program, including a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Cheyenne Mountain resort.

The Tigers host Western Michigan that weekend. All the alumni will be honored on the ice during first intermission Friday. There will be a pregame reception at the Hotel Elegante from 5-6:30?p.m. Saturday.

"We hope to have a great cross sample of all the players from past decades," Tigers coach Scott Owens said. "It will give people a chance to remember past teams and players. It is a great thing and I hope we have a tremendous turnout."

If interested contact Jessica Bennett at jessica.bennett@coloradocollege.edu.

New power play starts well

The world junior championships and the subsequent absences of freshman defensemen Gustav Olofsson and Jaccob Slavin forced CC to tweak its second power-play unit.

It quickly paid dividends with a five for 13 mark through two periods on Friday since the holiday break.

The second power-play unit has an umbrella look to it with three defensemen - Aaron Harstad, Peter Stoykewych and Slavin - along the blue line with forward Scott Wamsganz screening the goalie and wing Archie Skalbeck working as a rover.

The coaches are working Slavin and Olofsson into the mix when sophomore Michael King is a healthy scratch as he was on Friday.

"It has worked as long as the guys along the blue line keep it relatively simple and get pucks on net with Wamsganz screening," Owens said. "We are getting some chances that way."

Whiteside dies

Former CC hockey player Cyril Whiteside of Woodland Park died at his home on Jan. 7 at age 81.

Whiteside's career including serving as CC team captain for the 1958-59 season and playing professional hockey in Scotland and for the International Hockey League's Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Fort Wayne franchises.

He is survived by Menke-Anne "Mickey." his wife of 51 years, four children and three brothers.

Vigil and Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Friday. A celebration of life will be held at St Paul Church, 9 El Pomar Road, at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25.

Ice chips

Providence c forward Ross Mauermann and goalie Jon Gillies were both nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. No Tigers or Air Force players were.

Joe Paisley, The Gazette

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