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  • Colorado College's conference schedule in hockey announced

    Colorado College will play on the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's opening night for the second season in a row. The Tigers begin conference play by hosting NCAA semifinalist North Dakota Oct. 17-18. The Oct. 17 game follows the 2014-15 league opener between Nebraska-Omaha and host Western Michigan earlier that night. The NCHC...

  • Ramsey: Losing separated Scott Owens from Colorado College

    Scott Owens walked into the Colorado College student center, and a party started. CC students waved, took turns shaking his hand and shouted encouraging words. He reigned as The King of Campus. This was nine years ago, a few days before Owens led his team to his only journey to The Frozen Four. Today, Owens remains the same expert...

  • Colorado College hockey coach search goes from 60 to 10, including assistants

    The list of potential Colorado College hockey coaches is down to 10 and includes current assistants Joe Bonnett and Eric Rud. "We like the whole group. Any of them would be a tremendous college hockey coach," said athletic director Ken Ralph, who confirmed Bonnett and Rud are among those 10. "They have both done an excellent job over the past...

  • CC hockey recruiting continues apace for assistants

    It is a busy spring as usual on the recruiting front for Colorado College assistants Joe Bonnett and Eric Rud. Forward Mason Bergh, 19, and goalie Chase Perry, 18, may sign as soon as Wednesday, with the netminder scheduled to join the team this fall. Bergh will play another season of junior hockey before joining in 2015. The NCAA signing...

  • Ramsey: CC's next hockey coach must bring intensity to team

    Colorado College needs to consider Serratore for its vacant coaching job. I'm not talking about Frank Serratore, who's announced he's happy at Air Force. I'm talking about his brother Tom, who led Bemidji State to the 2009 Frozen Four along with three other rides to the NCAA Tournament. So there. Tom Serratore joins a growing list of...

  • CC players acquainted with coaching uncertainty

    Players are in wait-and-see mode as the search for a coach gets underway at Colorado College. Many will take it in stride because they experienced this uncertainty while playing junior hockey. "I went through the same situation in Des Moines," Tigers junior defenseman Peter Stoykewych said. "All you can do is focus on working hard this...

  • Scott Owens' resignation surprises many; successor speculation begins

    The news of longtime coach Scott Owens' resignation surprised fans, players and coaches alike. "We were all a little bit surprised," CC junior defenseman Peter Stoykewych said. "We loved playing for him as a coach and had the utmost respect for him. He gave us all an opportunity." Owens told CC athletic director Ken Ralph of his decision to...

  • Meet the one person who IS NOT a candidate to replace Scott Owens as CC's next hockey coach

    Air Force coach Frank Serratore said he is not interested in the vacant Colorado College coaching position. “I’m going to get fired someday, but I’m going to let Air Force fire me,” Serratore said Sunday night. “I like where I’m working.” Serratore just completed his 17th season at Air Force.

  • Scott Owens resigns after 15 seasons as Colorado College hockey coach

    An era in Colorado College hockey came to an end Sunday morning. Longtime coach Scott Owens, 58, resigned from a position he held for 15 seasons at his alma mater. CC athletic director Ken Ralph and Owens agreed after the coach’s annual postseason review that it was time for Owens to step down. Owens made it official Saturday night and...

  • Ramsey: Former DU coach Gwozdecky strongly endorses Owens as CC leader

    George Gwozdecky once ranked among Colorado Springs' most despised invaders. For 19 years, The Double G led the University of Denver hockey team into World Arena, where Colorado College fans shouted mean, obscene words at him and, once, tossed a full glass of soda at his head. Now he's being mentioned by CC fans as a possible replacement for...

  • Ramsey: CC hockey coach Scott Owens, his program in ruins, faces tricky self-evaluation

    Ah, those dreaded annual self-evaluations. You want to seem confident, but not arrogant. You want to admit faults, but hope everyone will believe you're just practicing humility. A self-evaluation is about as much fun as rubbing freshly cut onions in your eyes. Pity Colorado College hockey coach Scott Owens. He's currently working on his...

  • CC's low scoring, goalie injury contributed to seventh-worst Tigers hockey season

    Averaging only two goals hurt Colorado College throughout the past season, resulting in a seventh-place finish in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. That average was not good enough against Division I's second-toughest schedule, according to the KRACH ratings. That led to a 7-24-6 record that did not meet the expectations of...

  • CC's season-ending loss much like others this season

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The finale for Colorado College proved to be an example of the Tigers' entire season. CC battled to the very end but fell short in a 4-3 loss at No. 10 North Dakota in the decisive Game 3 of a best-of-three playoff series. "It's hard to swallow right now but it did sum up this season," freshman Alex Roos said. "We...

  • CC hockey notes: Krushelnyski completing strong Tigers career

    Colorado College senior Alexander Krushelnyski has been a strong all-around forward throughout his four years in a Tigers uniform. This season he added another duty, mentor, said CC assistant Eric Rud. "He's a senior who has filled whatever role given him," Rud said, adding that his work with freshmen Alex Roos and Sam Rothstein showed his...

  • Hot start, cold finish sinks CC in playoff opener

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The start was a good one but the second period proved all too familiar for Colorado College. And now, the Tigers face playoff elimination. The No. 7 seed Tigers could not sustain a strong start, eventually falling 4-2 to the hosts in Game 1 of their National Collegiate Hockey Conference quarterfinal series. CC pulled...

  • Tigers try to extend season at North Dakota

    Colorado College goalie Josh Thorimbert shouldered the workload for the Tigers this season. He has done so, even at the expense of his own statistics. "You can't really worry about that as a goalie," the senior from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, said. "I came into the season focused on playing to the best of my abilities and helping the team,...

  • Three things to watch in the CC/North Dakota hockey matchup

    Here are three things Colorado College will focus on headed into this weekend's National Collegiate Hockey Conference best-of-three road playoff series against No. 10 North Dakota (6:38 p.m. Friday, 6:07 Saturday, 6:07 Sunday if necessary) at Ralph Englestad Arena: 1. Clamp down in front on defense The Tigers need to do a good job clearing...

  • CC hockey notes: Tigers shuffle lines, rest some players

    CC shuffles lines, rests some players With no chance to move up to sixth place, Colorado College rested some players - notably freshman defenseman Gustav Olofsson and senior goalie Josh Thorimbert - to prepare for next week's National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs. Thorimbert made 33 straight starts before Saturday's night off. He...

  • Ramsey: Scott Owens and his CC team can do better than this; fans deserve better

    Scott Owens is better than this. Colorado College fans deserve better than this. The Tigers are one of Colorado's worst college hockey teams of the 21st century. They are one of the worst Colorado college teams, period. They have stumbled to six wins in 34 games. The bad times continued Saturday night at largely vacant, depressingly silent...

  • St. Cloud gains title with win over CC; Tigers draw Dakota

    By the third period, the only question was which team Colorado College would face in the playoffs. No. 4 St. Cloud State cruised to a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday to spoil Senior Night at World Arena. As a result, CC will travel to No. 9 ranked North Dakota for their best-of-three playoff series at 6:37 p.m. Friday at Ralph Engelstad...

  • Huskies give Colorado College a cloudy disposition

    Colorado College could not contain the offensive firepower of No. 4 St. Cloud State. The Huskies prevailed in a wild National Collegiate Hockey Conference game, 7-4, to keep pace with No. 9 North Dakota, 2-0 winners over Western Michigan earlier Friday, for the regular-season title with one game remaining. "We battled back and we battled...

  • CC hockey notes: Morin will savor memories from Senior Night

    Morin will savor memories from Senior Night Senior wing Michael Morin will bask in adulation of the home fans for the final time on Saturday. "It will be bittersweet," said Morin, who has 26 career games for three points (two goals) entering the weekend. "It's sad to think that is probably the last game of my hockey career. But I will...

  • Colorado College captain McDermott won't let ship sink

    This season has been a challenging learning experience for Colorado College senior Eamonn McDermott. To his credit, the captain plays a significant role in keeping the 6-20-6 Tigers positive and playing hard entering the final weekend of the regular season, which includes Senior Night recognition starting at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. The final...

  • Three things to watch in the Colorado College/St. Cloud State hockey matchup

    Here are three things Colorado College hockey will focus on headed into this weekend's regular-season-ending National Collegiate Hockey Conference series against No. 4 St. Cloud State; 7:08 p.m. Friday (CBS Sports Network), 7:07 Saturday, World Arena.

  • Tigers fall in OT, finish 7th in conference

    OMAHA, Neb. - The Tigers left Omaha without a win and as the seventh seed in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs. Colorado College fell short in a 2-1 overtime loss at Nebraska-Omaha Saturday, one night after a 6-0 defeat. The setback in the series finale was especially tough since CC could not score over the final 60:20 of the...

  • Tigers run into team hitting on all cylinders

    OMAHA, Neb. - Colorado College's momentum came to a sudden halt Friday against red-hot Nebraska-Omaha. Mavericks freshman Austin Ortega scored 11 seconds into the National Collegiate Hockey Conference game, a school record, and the hosts never looked back en route to a 6-0 victory. "They were really good tonight," CC coach Scott Owens said....

  • CC hockey notes: CC's all-time team slanted toward recent players

    Earlier this season, Tiger fans voted for their all-time CC hockey greats. Most of the first-team spots going to players from the modern era. Four forwards were chosen for the first and second teams with two defensemen and a goalie apiece. The first-team forwards are: Bill "Red" Hay (1956-58); Jaden Schwartz (2010-12); Peter Sejna (2000-03);...

  • Skalbeck's focus, work leads to improvement down the stretch

    The Colorado College coaches and players know what they will get out of Archie Skalbeck this weekend: his best effort. "He's everything you want in a line mate," senior center Jeff Collett said. "He knows our systems so well. He's always in the right spot and very reliable, especially on defense." Now, the senior, like his team, is getting...

  • Tigers still on list of all-time CC worst records but moving up rapidly

    A three-game winning streak gives Colorado College a much-improved chance of avoiding a place on a dubious list. The 6-18-6 Tigers could end up as one of least successful hockey teams, based on their current .300 winning percentage, in program history. If the season ended today, CC would be 10th lowest. The more-confident Tigers are focused...

  • Pan-demonium as CC hockey team wins trophy over rival Denver

    This one was for Winks. Saturday night's 3-1 win over Denver was all the sweeter for the Tigers, who dedicated the victory to former Colorado College standout Scott Winkler, who died last summer of an undiagnosed heart condition. It would have been the Norwegian's 24th birthday. "This one was for Scott," said senior Alexander...