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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Five questions for Colorado college hockey fans this week

    The Magic 8-Ball makes its final appearance of the season with the Atlantic Hockey Conference playoffs getting underway and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams jockeying for postseason positioning this weekend:   Can CC avoid a letdown and build off its recent success? 1 Magic 8-Ball says: Cannot predict now. The Tigers...

  • Incoming CC hockey freshman Ben Israel overcame self-doubt, severe injuries to reach college ranks

    Future Colorado College defenseman Ben Israel is grateful his hard work and determination paid off with a chance to play Division I hockey. For a while, it looked like he never would. The 5-foot-11, 184-pounder overcame self-doubt and two serious injuries over a 10-month span to his left foot and ankle that almost derailed his junior career...

  • Colorado College Tigers bust out in home finale

    Colorado College rode the emotional high of Senior Night and converted it into a dominant performance in its final home game of the season. CC junior Cody Bradley scored twice and added two assists - a single-game career-high four points - and the Tigers' power play connected for three scores as the last-place Tigers routed seventh-place...

  • CC hockey notes: Signee Christiano Versich is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist

    CC signee is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist Forward Christiano Versich of the St. Thomas Academy is one of 10 finalists for the 31st annual Mr. Hockey Minnesota high school award, the Minnesota Wild announced Thursday. The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder signed with Colorado College recently. He is scheduled to join the Tigers prior to the 2016-17...

  • CC signee is Mr. Hockey Minnesota finalist

    Forward Christiano Versich of the St. Thomas Academy is one of 10 finalists for the 31st annual Mr. Hockey Minnesota award, the Minnesota Wild announced Thursday. The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder signed with the Tigers recently and is scheduled to join the program before the 2016-17 season. The 18-year-old has 66 points (37 assists) in 27 games this...

  • Marble holds Tigers in it until very end against Western Michigan

    A career-high 50-save performance by Colorado College goalie Tyler Marble wasn't enough to secure a win despite a strong start for the Tigers. The 50 stops helped the last-place Tigers (5-23-2, 1-18-2) hold on to force a post-overtime shootout which visiting Western Michigan won 1-0 after the two National Collegiate Hockey Conference skated...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Final home game always arrives early for seniors

    The Colorado College seniors headed into their final home game Friday amazed at how soon their time with the team elapsed. "It's cliché but it really does come up on you quickly," senior defenseman Aaron Harstad said. "Every senior says the four years go so fast and they do." A five-minute video and music tribute recognizing the six...

  • Colorado College hockey team struggles crossing the fine line between winning and losing

    The Colorado College hockey team enters its final home series of the season with one of the worst win-loss records in program history. The Tigers (5-23-1) have at least six more games to play, including a best-of-three National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoff series. This season's .190 winning percentage is fifth-worst all-time for CC...

  • Tigers look to overcome injuries, good Western Michigan squad in final home series

    A challenging season gets more difficult as an injury-depleted Colorado College hockey team readies itself for another tough National Collegiate Hockey Conference foe and prepares for the playoffs. The last-place Tigers (5-23-1, 1-18-1 NCHC) are down to nine healthy forwards with a 10th, sophomore Sam Rothstein, as a game-time decision when...

  • Five questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend

    Here are questions for the state's college hockey fans to consider this weekend: Can the CC power play take advantage of its opportunities? 1 Western Michigan comes into this weekend's National Collegiate Hockey Conference series leading the nation in penalty minutes (16.6) so host Colorado College should have some power plays. That is good...

  • Colorado College Tigers have reason to keep eye on NCHC race

    Tigers have reason to keep eye on NCHC race Colorado College may not be in contention for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular-season title, but the Tigers have a vested interest in who wins the championship. Now guaranteed to finish in last place, the No. 8 playoffs seed Tigers (5-23-1, 1-18-1 NCHC) will travel to the Penrose...

  • Denver sweeps Colorado College despite Tigers' third-period comeback

    Ownership of the Gold Pan Trophy was already decided. But that didn't keep Saturday's 6-3 Denver victory from becoming another memorable game in the annual rivalry between the Pioneers and Colorado College. It only took 23 seconds to cement its place in series history. Tigers sophomore defenseman Jaccob Slavin went top shelf for his...

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