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  • CC Notes: Turnout good thanks to North Dakota faithful

    Turnout good thanks to North Dakota faithful No. 3 North Dakota has a sterling reputation for having loyal fans who come out to their team's games both home and away. About 900 UND fans were on hand for the start of Friday's game at The Broadmoor World Arena. "We are fortunate," UND coach Dave Hakstol said. "It's become part of the...

  • College hockey 5 questions this week

    Here are five questions Front Range college hockey fans should consider heading into this weekend’s games: Will Colorado College’s power play be effective against No. 3 North Dakota? With only a few practices before the home-opening series against Alabama-Huntsville, it was easy to ascertain why the Tigers were a little tentative while on...

  • Tigers regroup in time to prevail

    Colorado College overcame its second-period stumbles to scratch out a victory for the second game in a row. Senior defenseman and captain Peter Stoykewych scored on a shot a few feet inside the Alabama-Huntsville blue line to record the game-winner with 5:26 left in a 4-3 victory. The winning goal came after the Tigers went ahead 3-0 early...

  • CC notes: History honored as renovations near completion

    History honored in arena renovations The renovated Colorado College hockey locker room looks new but coach Mike Haviland made a point of making sure the program's history is recognized. The home locker room at The Broadmoor World Arena underwent about $135,000 in renovations this offseason - all donated by excited alumni after Haviland's hire...

  • Colorado College opens new era with feisty win

    Colorado College coach Mike Haviland liked how his players battled back for their season-opening 3-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville. "This is a big confidence win for this team," he said. "Coming back in the third period showed this team's character." The game-winner came in the final period when CC junior center Cody Bradley wristed a shot...

  • Ramsey: Haviland's sunny CC forecast remains intact, for now

    Mike Haviland has shown genius and boldness in selling his Colorado College team. We watched a horror hockey show in 2013-2014, but Haviland found the courage to watch footage of every second of the Tigers epic collapse. He found reason for hope in the horror. He saw 17 "winnable" games among the 30 the Tigers failed to win. He insisted...

  • Colorado College notes: Program keeping eye on Denver outdoor game?

    CC willing to listen about Denver outdoor game Colorado College would be interested in taking part in any outdoor college game if the Colorado Avalanche are successful in a bid to be part of next season's Winter Classic or Stadium Series. Avs president Josh Kroenke said college hockey would be a natural fit but declined to say whether Coors...

  • Tigers hope good hockey habits lead to winning culture

    New Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland promises to change the culture of the program by breaking players' bad habits in practice. "Winning is a habit," Haviland said, adding that creating good habits through repetition with the entire coaching staff will eventually pay off in games and in wins. That will lead to a winning culture...

  • Five questions to consider this season in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference

    Which team(s) will emerge as a national title contender? 1 OK, picking No. 2-ranked and league preseason favorite North Dakota is hardly a stretch. But one of the reasons why UND is so well regarded a is the return of goalie Zane McIntyre (formerly Gothberg). McIntyre, along with Western Michigan's Lukas Hafner, is on the Mike Richter (top...

  • NCHC season preview capsules

    Listed in order of preseason media poll North Dakota Video: Senior Stephane Pattyn talks about how UND needs a faster start this season. Coach, record: Dave Hakstol, 260-133-40, 10 years 2013-14 record, finish: 25-14-3, second regular season; NCAA national semifinalist National polls: No. 2, both USA Hockey, U.S. College Hockey Online...

  • Alabama-Huntsville in full rebuild mode under former Air Force coach

    Like Colorado College, Alabama-Huntsville hopes to prove preseason prognosticators wrong. The Chargers, 2-35-1 last season, were picked to finish a distant last in the 12-team Western Collegiate Hockey Association preseason coaches and media polls. That is not so bad considering the program is being rebuilt from the ground up. The program...

  • Will coaching change spark CC? Results differ around college hockey

    The Colorado College hockey team is hoping to exceed the norm when it comes to initial success under a coach in his first year. Coach Mike Haviland is confident his team will improve after going 7-24-6 (.270 win percentage) last season. If it does, it will be unexpected by most outside the program with CC picked last in the eight-team...

  • Colorado College takes positives out of exhibition shootout loss

    The result may not have been what Colorado College wanted - even in a meaningless exhibition - but there were plenty of positives to suggest Tiger hockey will be better under coach Mike Haviland. The Tigers' new approach to offense was apparent even in the 5-4 exhibition shootout loss to Quebec's McGill University at The Broadmoor World Arena...

  • Lots to learn from this weekend's college hockey exhibition games

    Exhibition hockey games are ultimately meaningless, but they do give a coach, especially a new one, a chance to learn more about his players. That is especially important for new Colorado College coach Mike Haviland, who will see which players have best absorbed his systems and who elevates their play in competition rather than practice....

  • Lineup decisions ahead for new CC staff

    There will be some tough decisions made Saturday and Sunday by the new Colorado College coaching staff when they decide which Tigers will play in Sunday’s 6:07 p.m. exhibition game against McGill of Quebec. CC can dress an extra forward, extra defenseman and a third goalie under exhibition game rules. It will be important for the staff to see...

  • AFA's Serratore welcomes CC's Haviland at luncheon

    Air Force's Frank Serratore welcomed new Colorado College coach Mike Haviland as only he could. Serratore teased the longtime professional coach by listing the many differences between the minor leagues and college ranks in a bit he dubbed "College Hockey 101." "You can't send someone who isn't playing well down to the minors," Serratore...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College's Mike Haviland needs to rule backyard first

    Spend a few minutes with new Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland, and you'll hear him talk repeatedly about a fresh start for his Tigers. CC will play with more vigor and more focus. They no longer will take nights off. "We have a whole new culture here," he announced a few seconds before saying "the culture has changed." As Haviland...

  • Let the mocking begin: My NCHC preseason poll ballot

    In the interest of full disclosure here is the NCHC preseason poll ballot I submitted to the league. I do expect Colorado College to do better than most predicted but it will depend a lot on the freshmen, especially the goaltenders, and if the upperclassmen can elevate their games. I think they will, but over a long, difficult season with a...

  • CC shut out of national preseason polls

    Air Force picked up three points and Colorado College none in the U.S. College Hockey Online Top-20 preseason poll. Neither garnered any votes in the USA Hockey/USA Hockey Magazine preseason top-15 rankings. Minnesota picked up 36 out of a possible 50 first-place votes for USCHO and 32 or 34 in the USA Hockey/USA Hockey Magazine rankings....

  • Tigers hope to prove preseason pollsters wrong

    Minneapolis - With a new coach and a program recovering from a 7-24-6 season, media expectations are low - as in last place - for the Colorado College hockey team entering its second season in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Being picked to finish a distant eighth in an eight-team league in the media preseason poll is no problem for...

  • Tigers hockey picked to finish last in NCHC preseason poll

    With a new coach and a team building off a 7-24-6 season, expectations are pretty low for Colorado College hockey entering its second season in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Tigers were picked to finish a distant last in the eight-team league in the preseason media poll announced on Thursday. North Dakota picked up 12...

  • Colorado College names Peter Stoykewych as hockey team captain

    Senior defenseman Peter Stoykewych never expected to be named Colorado College hockey captain. But he realizes the experiences of the past three years led him to this point. "(Eamonn) McDermott, (William) Rapuzzi and (Nick) Dineen showed me how to do things and I learned a lot from those who didn't have a letter on their jersey," Stoykewych...

  • CC hockey picks up defenseman commit

    Chicago Steel defenseman Charlie Raith committed to play at Colorado College starting as soon as fall 2016. “It was so clear that Colorado College was the right place for me to continue my hockey career after juniors,” Raith said in a press release.  “I took a visit out to Colorado Springs and I thought the campus was beautiful. Coach...

  • College hockey may find out more about athlete stipends next month

    More may be known as soon as Oct. 1. That is the earliest the "Power Five" conferences may submit a proposal for stipends for Division I athletes for consideration at the NCAA meeting in January. Once their proposal passes, it is only guesswork how it may affect the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and its member schools, including...

  • Blog: Tigers hold first practice at World Arena; offseason injury update

    The Tigers’ first practice at The Broadmoor World Arena was a challenging one. Colorado College coach Mike Haviland spotted a dip in the players’ intensity at one point and stopped to strongly remind them that a good team works hard in practice so the games will be easier. The players responded by elevating their efforts and the hour-long...

  • 5 questions this CC hockey preseason

    There are few sure answers with a new coaching staff at this point. These questions will be revisited prior to the season opener. Will the offense click this season? Look for CC to use its bigger players to attack the net for re-directs and the wings to attack from the corners. Those gritty goals could be the spark the Tigers need to...

  • NCHC offers new live game streaming online package

    The National Collegiate Hockey Conference unveiled a new league-wide video streaming package that allows fans to watch all conference games next season for $81.95. Fans can sign up and watch at NCHC.tv. For $74.95, Colorado College fans can just watch the Tigers. Individual league games will be available on demand. The only games not...

  • Intense Tigers eager for fresh start under new CC hockey coach Mike Haviland

    A fresh start and a desire to put last season behind them makes it unlikely Colorado College hockey players won't be motivated to attack each preseason practice with intensity. If not, the coaches won't allow them to let up, judging from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program's first session under new coach Mike Haviland and his...

  • Tickets available for faceoff luncheon

    The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. will hold its annual College Ice Hockey Face Off luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Marriott Colorado Springs Hotel. Fans can meet new Colorado College coach Mike Haviland and listen to Air Force coach Frank Serratore as they prepare their squads for the upcoming season. Tickets: $30 for AFA and CC...

  • Former CC assistant joins USA Hockey

    Former Colorado College assistant Joe Bonnett joined USA Hockey as an American Development Model regional manager. He will provide nationwide support for USA Hockey's age-appropriate skill development efforts, bringing with him more than 20 years of hockey coaching experience, including 18 seasons at the NCAA Division I level. "Joe has a...

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