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  • Former Colorado College coach Scott Owens takes over Sioux Falls of USHL

    Former Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens is back in the junior ranks. His hire as the new coach and general manager of the U.S. Hockey League champion Sioux Falls Stampede was confirmed during a news conference Thursday afternoon. "We are thrilled for this new challenge," Owens said, referring to his wife Sally, a Des Moines native....

  • Ramsey: Colorado College Tigers' most important hockey games will be against Air Force

    Colorado College just announced its schedule for the 2015-2016 season. The Tigers, fresh off 26 losses, will battle hockey powers from across our great nation. You could call this brutal schedule courageous. Or you could call it reckless. Either way, you would be correct. Let's make this clear: The most important games of the Tigers...

  • CC adds two incoming defensemen

    Colorado College hockey is adding two more defensemen to the incoming rookie class. Soo Thunderbirds blue-liner David Radke (Orinda, Calif.) and Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenseman Andrew Farny (Steamboat Springs) are Nos. 12 and 13 scheduled to join the program this fall.   Radke helped the Soo Thunderbirds to the...

  • Tigers excited by chance to play Denver outdoors

    The Tigers' excitement about playing Denver in an outdoor game grew steadily this past college hockey season. It hit a fever pitch after the Colorado Rockies confirmed on Monday that Coors Field will host the first outdoor hockey game between the Front Range rivals on Feb. 20, 2016. "It's exhilarating," Colorado College junior Jared Hanson...

  • CC-Denver 2016 outdoor game date set for Coors Field

    The excitement for the Tigers about playing Denver in an outdoor game began to build this past college hockey season. “It’s exhilarating,” Colorado College junior Jared Hanson said. “It will be the biggest game many of us will ever play. Growing up, you watch the NHL outdoor games and dream of playing in something like that. To do that...

  • Colorado College hockey bringing in 11 rookies to fill roles throughout lineup

    Eleven freshmen will join Colorado College hockey this fall with all expected to fill important roles next season. "We are very excited to bring our first class to Colorado College this fall," coach Mike Haviland said. "Many of these players will be expected to make an immediate impact next year." The class includes seven forwards, three...

  • Colorado College tired of getting pushed around, boosts offseason strength training

    Colorado College coach Mike Haviland was tired of seeing the Tigers get pushed off the puck during games last season. With a more accountable off-ice strength training this offseason, he and the other Tiger coaches expect their players to work very hard this offseason so they are stronger around the puck and along the boards. "Coach set the...

  • Colorado College hockey coaches tweaking approach after first season of Mike Haviland era

    Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland's first season at the helm was a learning experience for the players and coaching staff. The longtime professional coach had to adjust his approach during his first season as a head coach in college. He realized that the players were unable to absorb everything he sought to teach them because of time...

  • Deal nears on outdoor game between CC, Denver

    An announcement about a possible outdoor game between Colorado College and host Denver may be "coming fairly soon." Contracts and other details remain unsigned and the paperwork is complicated, especially with CC, DU, the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rockies all involved. "We are still trying to work out the details," CC...

  • Colorado College's league hockey schedule released

    While next season starts Oct. 3, Colorado College will open National Collegiate Hockey Conference play almost a month later when defending regular-season champion and NCAA national semifinalist North Dakota comes to The Broadmoor World Arena on Oct. 30-31. Denver opens league play the following weekend, Nov. 6-7, with a home-and-home series...

  • NCHC announces CC league schedule; Denver release Air Force dates

    While next season starts Oct. 3, Colorado College will open National Collegiate Hockey Conference play almost a month later when defending regular-season champion and NCAA national semifinalist North Dakota comes to at The Broadmoor World Arena Oct. 30-31. Denver opens league play the following weekend, Nov. 6-7, with a home-and-home series...

  • Harstad garners national strength and conditioning honor

    Colorado College senior Aaron Harstad is a 2015 All-American Athlete Award recipient by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and EAS Sports Nutrition. The award program recognizes collegiate and high school athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of their strength coach, reflect their dedication to...

  • Tigers great Brett Sterling excelling in Europe

    The window back into the NHL was closing, so former Colorado College hockey standout Brett Sterling went to Europe to continue his playing career. He couldn't be happier with the choice. "I could have continued playing in the (American Hockey League) but my opportunities to play in the NHL were becoming limited," the 30-year-old winger...

  • Jaccob Slavin returning to play hockey at Colorado College

    Colorado College defenseman Jaccob Slavin confirmed he will return to play his junior season. Slavin said he will be back with the Tigers this fall in a text message Friday afternoon, moments after a North Carolina-based blogger specializing in the NHL's Hurricanes reported he would. "As of now, yes I am coming back," said Slavin, who was...

  • CC standout Slavin confirms return for junior season

    Colorado College defenseman Jaccob Slavin confirmed he will return to play his junior season as a Tiger. Slavin said he will be returning in a text message Friday afternoon, moments after a Carolina-based blogger specializing in the NHL’s Hurricanes reported he would. “As of now, yes I am coming back,” Slavin said. His return would be a...

  • Former Colorado College goalie Richard Bachman limits Colorado Avalanche to 1 goal

    DENVER — In the midst of a tough season, the Edmonton Oilers are finishing strong. The Colorado Avalanche? Well, they dropped a game they could ill afford to lose. Defenseman Justin Schultz broke a second-period tie and former Colorado College goaltender Richard Bachman stopped 29 shots, helping Edmonton snap a five-game road losing streak...

  • Korean citizenship gives former Colorado College Tiger Mike Testwuide Olympic opportunity

    Former Colorado College center Mike Testwuide couldn't turn down a chance to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. A few weeks ago, new South Korean men's ice hockey national team coach Jim Paek approached the former Pikes Peak Miner to see if he would apply for dual citizenship. That would allow him to play for his adopted country, which...

  • Denver beats Boston College in NCAA hockey

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Grant Arnold scored twice and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist to help Denver beat Boston College 5-2 on Saturday in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament. Denver (24-13-2) will play the Miami (Ohio)-Providence winner Sunday for a berth in the Frozen Four. Joey LaLeggia and Will Butcher also...

  • Colorado College hockey paid attendance up slightly despite lopsided schedule, losing season

    Despite a lopsided schedule and a poor win-loss record, Colorado College saw a modest uptick in paid attendance in coach Mike Haviland's first season. While there were several games during the second half with plenty of empty seats, the excitement of the hire pushed the paid average up to 6,530 from 6,420 the season before. The paid attendance...

  • Stoykewych makes pro debut

    Former Colorado College captain Peter Stoykewych made his professional debut in St. John's 6-0 road American Hockey League loss to the Portland (Maine) Pirates on Wednesday. The defenseman was called for a two-minute roughing penalty in the second period. He did not record a shot Former Tigers blue-liner Aaron Harstad is yet to make his pro...

  • Miami (Ohio) beats Denver 6-3 in NCHC Frozen Faceoff

    MINNEAPOLIS — Austin Czarnik and Anthony Louis had a goal and assist apiece to lead Miami of Ohio past Denver 6-3 Friday in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff semifinals. Kevin Morris had two assists for the RedHawks (24-13-1). They will play St. Cloud State in the championship game Saturday. Miami...

  • CC defensemen head to AHL St. John's

    Winnipeg draft picks and graduating Colorado College senior defensemen Aaron Harstad and Peter Stoykewych both signed amateur tryout contracts with the American Hockey League St. John’s IceCaps, the top farm club for the Jets. Harstad, 22, played 127 games in four years at CC, notching 30 points (21 assists) and 106 penalty minutes. The...

  • Colorado College Tigers hope tough hockey season pays off next year

    The progress made by Colorado College and its individual players over the course of the season was considerable, coach Mike Haviland said, but not enough to translate into victories. Most outside the program will remember this season, which ended with a playoff sweep at No. 1 North Dakota on Saturday, for its 6-26-3 record; the National...

  • Tigers' season ends on familiar note, a painful, late loss

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Colorado College's season ended in a familiar way. Their opponent found a way to win - thanks to a turnover, a mental mistake or funny bounce - and the Tigers were left disappointed with only a loss and pride to show for their effort. Such was the case in Saturday's playoff loss before 10,905 fans at Ralph Engelstad...

  • Another honor for future Tiger Christiano Versich

    Another honor for future Tiger Colorado College signee Christiano Versich, a senior at St. Thomas Academy who made the top-10 Mr. Hockey Minnesota list, was named to the all-Minnesota third team by the Associated Press. Versich, 18, is scheduled to arrive in Colorado Springs before the 2016-17 season. DiGiando happy with CC experience...

  • CC on brink of elimination

    GRAND FORKS, ND - When Colorado College played well this season, it minimized its mistakes. That allowed CC to stay in games and succeed. After Friday's 5-1 loss, the Tigers must return to their former ways on Saturday or this season will be over. North Dakota scored twice in the final five minutes of the second period and the top seed in...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Tigers pick up two defensemen commits

    CC picks up two defensemen commits Victoria Grizzlies defenseman Jake Emilio announced his commitment to Colorado College via Twitter on Tuesday; his 21st birthday. The next day, Californian David Radke also committed to join the Tigers. Emilio, a 5-foot-11, 187-pounder from Woodbridge, Ont., is one of the better offensive blue-liners in...

  • CC Tigers hope to surprise everyone but themselves in NCHC playoffS

    Why not Colorado College? Skeptics have plenty of reasons. Nos. 1 and 2 being the team's 6-24-3 record and eighth-place finish in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. There are others. But the critics are not in the Tigers locker room as they head to No. 1 North Dakota for the best-of-three first-round playoff series with hopes of an...

  • Five questions for state college hockey fans this week

    Does a No. 8 seed like Colorado College have a chance? Yes, because this is the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. In its debut season, only one home team (North Dakota) advanced to the league semifinals after being pushed to the limit by a seven-win Colorado College squad in all three playoff games. The other three were sweeps, including...

  • Slavin makes all-NCHC first team

    Colorado College sophomore Jaccob Slavin was a repeat all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference honoree after he was named as a first-team defenseman. The all-NCHC and all-rookie teams were announced on Wednesday by the league in a vote of league coaches and team captains. Penrose Cup champions North Dakota led all teams with five honorees,...

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