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  • 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...

  • Former CC hockey assistant Eric Rud headed back to St. Cloud State

    Former Colorado College men’s assistant Eric Rud will be introduced as the new St. Cloud State women’s hockey coach at a press conference on Thursday, the school announced Tuesday morning. “I am thrilled to be the next head coach for the St. Cloud State women’s hockey program,” Rud said. “To coach in the WCHA against some of the top programs...

  • CC assistant coach search hitting high gear

    It has been only two weeks since Mike Haviland became the Colorado College hockey coach. His excitement and the loads of work related to that role have not abated. The longtime pro coach has taken dozens of calls and resumes for the two open assistant roles and the new director of hockey operations position. Haviland is looking for...

  • Ramsey: Mike Haviland promises national title ahead for his CC Tigers

    Mike Haviland talks often about winning a national championship at Colorado College. This is a sure way to draw applause. But he must realize, somewhere deep in his hockey soul, how far he stands from his vision. "The goal here, and make no mistake, is to contend for the national championship each and every year," Haviland proclaimed...

  • CC athletic department, fans excited after welcoming new hockey coach Mike Haviland

    The Colorado College athletic department and its hockey fans were brimming with excitement after the public welcome of Mike Haviland. None were more amped than the players themselves, especially after they met the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program's 14th coach. "Everyone's got more fire and more determination going into this...

  • Communication, fiery attitude key to new CC coach Mike Haviland's success

    New Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland will make it clear to referees and his players exactly what he thinks. They may not always enjoy it, but they will know. "He has a fiery attitude, hates to lose and really brings it on the bench," Hershey Bears radio announcer Scott Stuccio said in a radio interview. "The referees may not...

  • Stanley Cup connection excites current, future and past Tigers

    Two words, Stanley Cup, were on the lips of the current, former and future Tigers hockey players when asked about new coach Mike Haviland. "It will be awesome to play for a guy who won the Stanley Cup and did it recently," said incoming freshman Garrett Cecere, who finished this season as the No.?5 scoring defenseman (37 points, 34 assists)...

  • Ramsey: Haviland could be right man for CC hockey job - even if you haven't heard of him

    Ken Ralph declined to travel the popular route when he placed the Colorado College hockey program in the hands of Mike Haviland. For four weeks, I listened to CC fans offer names of their favored candidates to succeed Scott Owens. CC assistants Eric Rud and Joe Bonnett. Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky. Minnesota assistant Mike Guentzel....

  • New coach plans meeting with current CC assistants

    New Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland will meet with assistants Joe Bonnett and Eric Rud to talk about the current and incoming players and their futures in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program. "I would like to sit down and talk to them about the players and get a feel for them," he said. "I have heard great things...

  • Colorado College names Mike Haviland new hockey coach

    Coach Mike Haviland liked what he saw while coaching former Colorado College players in the pros. It convinced him the private school could be a good fit for hm. Fans, alumni and players hope the Stanley Cup-winning assistant coach’s hopes are proven right after the hire as head coach of the Tigers was announced Friday. Haviland coached...

  • CC's hockey schedule short on home games, particularly early in season

    The upcoming Colorado College hockey schedule is out and it will be cheaper for some to see the 18 home games next season. The price reduction for season tickets was made since CC had a difficult time scheduling home games because of previous agreements and other schools' availability. "We were light on home games and we wanted to be fair...

  • NCHC decides not to change playoff format

    The National Collegiate Hockey Conference retained its playoff format and celebrated a financially sound inaugural year at its meetings in Florida over the weekend. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit league generated enough revenue to expect a surplus when the financial year ends Aug.?31, conference treasurer and Colorado College athletic...