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  • 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...

  • Homey vibe drew league leading scorer Trevor Gooch out west to CC

    Homey vibe drew league leading scorer out west Philadelphia Junior Flyers forward Trevor Gooch never considered playing college hockey beyond the East Coast but meeting the Colorado College coaching staff assured him that Colorado Springs should be his new home. "They made it so you can see yourself playing there," said the 6-foot-2,...

  • Denver capitalizes on poor CC defense, skates away with Gold Pan Trophy

    No. 9 Denver took advantage of too many Colorado College mistakes to pull away and take the Gold Pan Trophy from Colorado College, 6-4, on Friday at The Broadmoor World Arena. Denver freshman Danton Heinen recorded two goals and two assists while senior linemate Daniel Dormeus added two scores to power the Pioneers to the road win. Heinen...

  • Ramsey: Fallen CC must emulate steady, mighty DU Pioneers

    Over in a corner of the ice at The Broadmoor World Arena, a gang of Pioneers were hugging and shouting and celebrating yet another goal. Everyone else in the building was mute, stunned by the realization the Gold Pan would soon be returning to Denver. Yes, the Evil Empire of the North had triumphed. For two periods, Colorado College showed...

  • Colorado College hockey notes: Tyler Marble steady as a rock

    Sophomore goalie Tyler Marble has started the past eight games, including Friday's home contest against No. 9 Denver, and 11 of the last 13 outings in 2015 starting with a career-high 48-save performance at Providence on Jan. 3. He has picked up both CC wins in 2015. Entering this weekend, Marble has a 3.30 goals against average...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College Tigers face tough battle to retain their Gold Pan

    A year ago, a late light brightened Colorado College's historically awful season. The Tigers struggled to do anything right during 2013-2014, and a mountain of failure cost Scott Owens his job. But the Tigers did one big thing right. They conquered The Evil Empire of the North. Yes, the Tigers triumphed over Denver and won the Gold Pan,...

  • Friday Faceoff: Will Tigers or Falcons hockey thrive in 2015-16?

    Wave of talent is headed CC’s way By Joe Paisley Colorado College is better prepared than Air Force for a strong 2015-16 season thanks to a large, college-ready freshman class and the likely return of most of its scoring from this season. At this point, 10 freshmen and a transfer are scheduled to arrive this fall with the possibility of...

  • Colorado College hockey player Teemu Kivihalme always looking to improve

    Colorado College freshman Teemu Kivihalme is always looking for something to learn. The 2013 Nashville fifth-round draft pick is always observing the other Tigers because he is eager to learn a new move or mimic an off-ice approach. It has paid off with the defenseman who has steadily improved during his first season in the National...

  • Five questions for state college hockey fans this week

    The Magic 8-Ball is back for a big college hockey weekend. Colorado College must sweep No. 9 Denver in a home-and-home series to retain the annual Gold Pan Trophy, while Air Force hits the road against Niagara in search of some critical points that may determine its playoff future. Does Colorado College have the confidence to sweep No. 9...

  • Lengthy video review negates tying goal in Tigers' comeback bid

    The longer the video review lasted, the more restless The Broadmoor World Arena crowd became. Then the call waved off a Colorado College goal. The boos followed. A tying score by Tigers junior Cody Bradley with 9:05 left in the third was waved off and No. 7 Miami held on for a road National Collegiate Hockey Conference sweep with a 2-1 victory...

  • Tigers' only lead against RedHawks short-lived in seventh straight loss

    Seventh-ranked Miami controlled the puck for much of the game to pull away for a 3-1 win over Colorado College. Miami of Ohio dominated most of the second and all of the third periods en route to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference road win. The RedHawks broke through with a shorthanded goal by Riley Barber off a pass from Austin...

  • Colorado College hockey recruit changed forever after dad died in twin towers on 9/11

    James Martello Jr. remembers little about the day that changed his life and those of so many others. The New Jersey Hitmen forward was only 7 when his father, James, 41, died during the collapse of the twin towers following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The recent Colorado College hockey commit was never...

  • Aaron Harstad's work ethic, records with Colorado College hockey team speak louder than his words

    Colorado College senior defenseman Aaron Harstad is not a flashy guy. He is quiet compared to some teammates. But one way he has made his mark on the Tigers program is through his work ethic. That screams for attention. Six months later, freshman defenseman Teemu Kivihalme still remembers the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder's team record in the...

  • Five questions that this weekend's games may answer for state college hockey fans

    Will Colorado College hold up under a steady barrage from No. 7 Miami? 1 One of Miami's strengths is its forwards which, collectively, play a sound defensive game that makes them a tough opponent. That effort on the back end is evident in all four lines. Can Colorado College slow down No. 7 Miami's transition game? 2 The forwards'...

  • Denver rookies deliver in blanking of Tigers

    Colorado College got the big-time goaltending it needed, but it wasn't enough against rival Denver and its talented freshmen on Friday night. Denver freshman Danton Heinen's goal and two assists and a strong performance by rookie goalie Tanner Jaillet (30 saves) were the difference in a 3-0 win over CC in Game 2 of the annual Gold Pan rivalry...

  • Live coverage: Denver vs. Colorado College hockey, Friday night

    Colorado College is looking to exact revenge and give itself a chance at retaining the Gold Pan Trophy on Friday night when it hosts No. 10 Denver at The Broadmoor World Arena. The Tigers (5-18-1, 1-13-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) lost the first game of the season series 8-1 in November. The puck drops at 7:37 p.m. The...

  • Colorado College Tigers ready to prove poor start, last weekend behind them against rival Pioneers

    Colorado College is looking forward to its rematch with No. 10 Denver. First off, the Tigers (5-18-1, 1-13-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) want to prove that last weekend's sweep at the hands of St. Cloud State was only a hiccup, not the start of a downward trend as the playoffs near. CC was not ready to play and it showed. "Every...

  • Denver player Matt Tabrum understands Gold Pan rivalry from both sides

    It should be no surprise if injured Denver forward Matt Tabrum finds a way to play Friday at Colorado College. The Gold Pan rivalry series has been a big part of the Colorado Springs native's life since he was a boy cheering on the Tigers. The 2009 Coronado High School graduate's father is Mark Tabrum, who served as a CC assistant coach...

  • St. Cloud State hockey pounces on CC's mental lapses in rout

    The competitive fire was back for the first two periods Saturday, but defensive lapses in the third period gutted Colorado College's chance at a National Collegiate Hockey Conference series split. Two goals only 63 seconds apart early in the final period en route to a 6-1 win secured the weekend sweep for sixth-place St. Cloud State at The...

  • Colorado College can't climb out of enormous first period hole against SCSU

    St. Cloud State freshman Patrick Russell scored on the first shot against Colorado College only 74 seconds into the contest. It was only the beginning. SCSU scored four goals in the first 14 minutes, 41 seconds of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference game to roll to a 7-1 victory over the Tigers on Friday at The Broadmoor World Arena....

  • Optimistic fans looking toward better days

    Colorado College's Christian Heil scored early in the second period, or so it seemed, and a party started at The Broadmoor World Arena. Fans shouted and stomped and waved flags and fists. During this moment, you never would have guessed the Tigers had surrendered four goals to St. Cloud in the first period. You never would have believed the...

  • Talks between Rockies, CC start up next month

    Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph confirmed that the Colorado Rockies have contacted him about the possibility of a CC at Denver outdoor game. It would be held the weekend before the Stadium Series game between the NHL's Avalanche and Red Wings on Feb. 27, 2016. The two National Collegiate Hockey Conference schools will meet with...

  • Losing mother at young age prepares Colorado College's Hunter Fejes for any challenge

    During a miserable sophomore season, Colorado College junior Hunter Fejes took comfort in knowing he had survived much worse. - The injury-riddled second year was nothing compared to losing his mom in a traffic accident at age 10. - The boy suffered a fractured skull during a wreck in his native Anchorage, Alaska, that killed his mother, Gail,...

  • Five things for Colorado college hockey fans to mull this weekend

    Records out window for Tigers 1 Two teams at the bottom of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings but playing better of late will try to pick up some valuable league points at the expense of the other when last-place Colorado College hosts seventh-place St. Cloud State this weekend. For Tigers coach Mike Haviland, the two teams'...

  • CC hockey notes: Tigers upbeat despite second loss in a row

    The coaches and players saw a lot of positives coming out of a game when Colorado College often outplayed No. 2 North Dakota, but fell 2-1 Friday. "This team showed the growth they have made," Colorado College coach Mike Haviland said. "Going down 2-1 would have been very different back in October but instead we battled back over the final...

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