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  • 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 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...

  • Blog: Backup goalie leaves CC hockey

    Senior backup goalie Courtney Lockwood left the Colorado College hockey program this offseason to focus on his final year of classes at the private school, where he studies biology. “I have a lot of respect for how he handled it,” coach Mike Haviland said. “He wanted to focus on his studies and wanted to free up a spot on the roster early so...

  • Blog: Area native makes USA Hockey prospects game

    Colorado Springs defenseman Brandon Carlo was named to the rosters for the third annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. The area native plays for the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League. Seven National Collegiate Hockey Conference players were named,...

  • Blog: CC hockey season ticket sales up

    As or early this week, Colorado College hockey has sold 227 new season tickets since the hiring of new coach Mike Haviland in only 2 ½ months. The numbers should go up since September is traditionally the top selling month for new season ticket sales. A limited number of lower bowl season tickets remain available along with some center ice...

  • Blog: Tigers meet fans at Sky Sox game

    Four Colorado College hockey players – Aaron Harstad, Peter Stoykewych, Charlie Taft and Scott Wamsganz --  were on hand for the program’s annual autograph session at Sunday’s Sky Sox game. They gave out about 250 autographs and fielded a number of questions about the new coaching staff, Taft said. “There was a big crowd with it being...

  • Blog: Tiger fans can ask questions of new coach

    All Colorado College hockey fans are invited to take part in a town hall-style conference telephone call with new Tigers coach Mike Haviland at 6:10 p.m. Thursday. To find the link to sign up, go to

  • Blog: Three former Tigers sign pro contracts

    Three more former Tigers signed pro contracts for the 2014-15 season with Mark Cullen moving on to Bolzano (northern Italy) of the Austria I league and Colin Stuart headed back to Europe where he will play for Malmo of Sweden’s Tier-II league. Joe Marciano re-upped with ECHL Bakersfield.

  • Blog: Offseason AFA, CC hockey update

    Incoming Air Force senior forward Cole Gunner participated in the Chicago Blackhawks development camp last month. He is the fifth Falcon to be invited in the past three years. "It was an unbelievable experience," Gunner said. "It was always been a dream to wear an NHL logo on my chest. I feel like I did well. I felt comfortable with most...

  • Blog: CC coaches biding their time before naming captains

    The Colorado College coaching staff is taking its time before it decides which players will assume leadership roles this coming season. In years past, the new captain and assistants were named at the season-ending banquet. But new coach Mike Haviland and his staff do not know the current and incoming players well. They hope to take advantage...

  • Blog: Former Colorado College hockey players in the pros

    The North Dakota beat writer put out a list of UND players in the pros and I am not above borrowing a great idea, especially in early August. Here is a list of where some former Tigers are playing professionally in North America and overseas and the final season of their current contract. At the end, I have a list of players who do not appear...

  • New-look locker room, lounge await CC hockey players

    The fans weren't the only ones excited by the hire of new Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland. The alumni were too, to the tune of between $125,000 and $150,000. On the heels of the May 9 hire, CC athletic director Ken Ralph said a number of generous alumni stepped forward and were willing to donate toward renovations to the existing...

  • Colorado College alum Kawano is program’s first director of hockey operations

    It is another homecoming for the Colorado College staff with former goalie Chris Kawano named as the program’s first director of hockey operations and video coordinator. New coach Mike Haviland said Kawano’s experience as a student and player at CC along with his relationship with the private school’s faculty and fellow alumni all played a...

  • 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...