None of the regional or national TV networks were interested in broadcasting the first two games of the annual series between Colorado College and Denver, said Scott Lowenberg, CC associate athletic director, external relations.
"We definitely didn't tell anyone, 'No, they couldn't televise it,'" he said Friday. "We would have loved to be on TV tonight and/or tomorrow."
Some Tigers alumni and fans living outside the state contacted The Gazette about seeing the rivalry game on a national or regional network.
Both February CC-DU games will be broadcast. CBS Sports Network will show the Feb. 21 game at Denver while Altitude will have Feb. 22 at World Arena.
CC Fan Night dinner is Wednesday
Fans will get a chance to eat dinner with a Tigers player as part of the CC Fan Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, 3294 Cinema Point in Colorado Springs.
Those wearing CC gear receive a 15-percent discount. To make a reservation for the all-you-can eat event, email marketing director Jessica Bennett at Jessica.Bennett@coloradocollege.edu
This is the initial NCHC series between the programs. . For the first time, both teams are unranked with losing records face off for the Gold Pan, which started in 1993 when former Denver coach Frank Serratore, now at Air Force, and former CC coach Don Lucia, now at No. 1 Minnesota, came up with the idea. . Friday's game is No. 291 between the two programs. . Denver coach Jim Montgomery, a former Hobey Baker finalist, is the all-time leading scorer (301 points) at Maine.
JOE PAISLEY, THE GAZETTE