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  • 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,...

  • Colorado College Tigers focus on playoffs after falling short in regular-season finale

    OMAHA, Neb. - Despite the sting of Saturday's 4-2 loss, Colorado College enters the playoffs next week with confidence and some momentum. "We came into this looking to build off the previous weekend (home win and tie)," Tigers senior defenseman Aaron Harstad said after the road loss to No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha. "We played well most of the...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Awards banquet is Sunday, May 3

    Awards banquet is May 3 The annual Colorado College hockey team awards banquet will be held at 5 p.m. May 3 at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. Check-in is from 4:30 to 5. The cost is $38 per person with reservations required. To reserve a seat, contact Jessica Bennett at Jessica.Bennett@coloradocollege.edu. CC bids adieu to CenturyLink...

  • Colorado College Tigers hope gritty road effort is signs of things to come in playoffs

    OMAHA, Neb. - With their playoff foe determined earlier Friday, Colorado College ground out the kind of gritty road victory it will need to replicate in the postseason. Junior Cody Bradley scored to give the Tigers their first shootout win of the season after CC rallied for the 2-2 road tie against No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha before 7,934 fans at the...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Charlie Taft happy with progress in four-year career

    Taft happy with progress in four-year career Tigers senior wing Charlie Taft knows the end is near for his college career but he leaves Colorado College pleased with the progress he made in his four years in Colorado Springs. "I know I have had my ups and downs but I have become a lot better hockey player in my time here," he said recently....

  • Colorado College hockey team tries to keep improving, finish strong

    Colorado College will attempt to build on its recent success when the Tigers conclude the regular season at No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha this weekend. The Tigers are the No. 8 seed in the upcoming eight-team National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs. They played a sound game and were rewarded with a 5-0 Senior Night victory Saturday. For...

  • Where are they now? Updates on former CC Tigers playing in the NHL, minors

    Stats through Wednesday morning of former Colorado College hockey players currently in the NHL and American Hockey League: Richard Bachman, AHL Oklahoma City (Oilers), goalie - The 2015 AHL midseason all-star is 14-4-2-3 in 22 games; has appeared in two NHL games in relief due to injury call-ups Oct. 4-30 and since Feb. 10. Joey Crabb, AHL...

  • Ex-Colorado College goalie Curtis McElhinney rebounds from serious injury to put himself back in NHL

    Former Colorado College goalie Curtis McElhinney made the most of his second chance. Only three years ago, the former All-American netminder was recovering from what might have been a career-ending injury that left him with torn lower abdominal muscles and "basically shredded my pelvis." It stemmed from an awkward move while in net for the...

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