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  • Tigers hockey hires new assistant, Gene Reilly, with 25 years coaching experience

    Colorado College's Mike Haviland delved into his past to hire an assistant with 25 years of coaching experience. Gene Reilly, who graduated from Elmira (N.Y.) College a year before Haviland played there, is the final assistant to join the program under the new hockey coach. Reilly has won 14 professional, college and junior titles as either...

  • Blog: Incoming Tigers goalie drafted by Red Wings

    Incoming Colorado College freshman Chase Perry had other things on his mind Saturday before he became the latest member of the Detroit Red Wings organization. He was getting ready for a cousin’s wedding when he received a text from his uncle, Chad Perry. “He said ‘Dude you got drafted by Detroit,’” said Perry, who was selected with the...

  • Future Tiger goalie Chase Perry patiently awaits NHL draft fate

    Incoming goalie Chase Perry may not know what his NHL future holds until Saturday. But the 18-year-old from Andover, Minn., is displaying the same calm he plays with when in net. "I do not really care where I am drafted," he said. "Just being considered is an honor." The first round is Friday evening with Rounds 2-7 Saturday at the Wells...

  • Healthy Tyler Marble ready to compete for CC No. 1 goalie job

    Redshirt freshman goalie Tyler Marble worked hard to recover from the shoulder injury that ended his rookie season as it began. Now, he is preparing to battle incoming freshman Chase Perry for the Colorado College starting job this fall. "It was definitely tough to be injured and unable to help the team last season," said Marble, who was...

  • Former CC hockey assistant Eric Rud headed back to St. Cloud State

    Former Colorado College men’s assistant Eric Rud will be introduced as the new St. Cloud State women’s hockey coach at a press conference on Thursday, the school announced Tuesday morning. “I am thrilled to be the next head coach for the St. Cloud State women’s hockey program,” Rud said. “To coach in the WCHA against some of the top programs...

  • CC assistant coach search hitting high gear

    It has been only two weeks since Mike Haviland became the Colorado College hockey coach. His excitement and the loads of work related to that role have not abated. The longtime pro coach has taken dozens of calls and resumes for the two open assistant roles and the new director of hockey operations position. Haviland is looking for...

  • Ramsey: Mike Haviland promises national title ahead for his CC Tigers

    Mike Haviland talks often about winning a national championship at Colorado College. This is a sure way to draw applause. But he must realize, somewhere deep in his hockey soul, how far he stands from his vision. "The goal here, and make no mistake, is to contend for the national championship each and every year," Haviland proclaimed...

  • CC athletic department, fans excited after welcoming new hockey coach Mike Haviland

    The Colorado College athletic department and its hockey fans were brimming with excitement after the public welcome of Mike Haviland. None were more amped than the players themselves, especially after they met the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program's 14th coach. "Everyone's got more fire and more determination going into this...

  • Communication, fiery attitude key to new CC coach Mike Haviland's success

    New Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland will make it clear to referees and his players exactly what he thinks. They may not always enjoy it, but they will know. "He has a fiery attitude, hates to lose and really brings it on the bench," Hershey Bears radio announcer Scott Stuccio said in a radio interview. "The referees may not...

  • Stanley Cup connection excites current, future and past Tigers

    Two words, Stanley Cup, were on the lips of the current, former and future Tigers hockey players when asked about new coach Mike Haviland. "It will be awesome to play for a guy who won the Stanley Cup and did it recently," said incoming freshman Garrett Cecere, who finished this season as the No.?5 scoring defenseman (37 points, 34 assists)...

  • Ramsey: Haviland could be right man for CC hockey job - even if you haven't heard of him

    Ken Ralph declined to travel the popular route when he placed the Colorado College hockey program in the hands of Mike Haviland. For four weeks, I listened to CC fans offer names of their favored candidates to succeed Scott Owens. CC assistants Eric Rud and Joe Bonnett. Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky. Minnesota assistant Mike Guentzel....

  • New coach plans meeting with current CC assistants

    New Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland will meet with assistants Joe Bonnett and Eric Rud to talk about the current and incoming players and their futures in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program. "I would like to sit down and talk to them about the players and get a feel for them," he said. "I have heard great things...

  • Colorado College names Mike Haviland new hockey coach

    Coach Mike Haviland liked what he saw while coaching former Colorado College players in the pros. It convinced him the private school could be a good fit for hm. Fans, alumni and players hope the Stanley Cup-winning assistant coach’s hopes are proven right after the hire as head coach of the Tigers was announced Friday. Haviland coached...

  • CC's hockey schedule short on home games, particularly early in season

    The upcoming Colorado College hockey schedule is out and it will be cheaper for some to see the 18 home games next season. The price reduction for season tickets was made since CC had a difficult time scheduling home games because of previous agreements and other schools' availability. "We were light on home games and we wanted to be fair...

  • NCHC decides not to change playoff format

    The National Collegiate Hockey Conference retained its playoff format and celebrated a financially sound inaugural year at its meetings in Florida over the weekend. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit league generated enough revenue to expect a surplus when the financial year ends Aug.?31, conference treasurer and Colorado College athletic...

  • Ramsey: CC hockey program should look at how Air Force football replaced coaching legend

    A respected coach who built an impressive mountain of victories has departed Colorado College. Same thing happened in 2006 at Air Force. As CC athletic director Ken Ralph searches for a replacement for Scott Owens, he should examine the example of Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh. In the final days of 2006, Mueh faced the colossal task...

  • William Rapuzzi among former Colorado College players doing well in minors, overseas

    Former Colorado College defenseman Arthur Bidwill remembers his first game against William Rapuzzi well. "You're not used to playing against a guy in a game; practice is different," said Bidwill of the ECHL's Colorado Eagles. "But the first shift I had against him he blew me up. He just drove me into the boards. He plays hard every minute of...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College should take lead from Union hockey and aim high

    As Union College hockey players prepare to skate into their home arena, they huddle under a large sign, and coach Rick Bennett makes sure they examine the word above them. "Believe," the sign demands. "You have to have that," Bennett said from his office in Schenectady, N.Y. "I know it's just a word, but when you have 27 players buying into...

  • NCHC weighing playoff changes

    A strong debut season does not mean the National Collegiate Hockey Conference will not consider some changes, including to its postseason. Commissioner Josh Fenton said the eight member school representatives asked the Colorado Springs-based league office staff to develop new playoff formats and present them for a possible vote at the league...

  • Former Colorado College player Nate Prosser living a Minnesotan's dream playing for Wild

    DENVER - Nate Prosser, a former Colorado College defensive star, spent many nights driving 45 minutes from his family home in Elk River, Minn., to downtown St. Paul to watch the Wild play hockey. He was a typical Minnesota teen. When anyone asked what he wanted to do with his life, he delivered a simple response: "Play professional hockey,"...

  • 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 word...

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