Colorado College Tigers Hockey Schedule
It's college hockey season once again in Colorado Springs and the men at
Colorado College are once again ready to make a strong showing in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. With a history
that includes several college championship game appearances as well as two national championships and trips to the Frozen
Four, the Tigers are one of the preeminent college hockey teams in the country. As such, Colorado College possesses some of
the most dedicated and passionate fans in the sport and attending a game at World Arena is a must for any sports fan.
this season the Tigers will take on in state rivals the Denver Pioneers at home, first on November 8th and again on February
22nd. Seeing one or both of these games is a must for college hockey lovers as two of the sport's most storied programs will
be renewing their bitter rivalry and the action will be heated. Another big in-state rivalry game is slated for November 19th
as Air Force skates onto the ice at World Arena. Always an intense battle, any game in which the Tigers face the Falcons is
sure to be an unforgettable event.
If ever there was a Tigers team poised to make a big splash
in the NCHC as well as the NCAA tournament it is this years squad. As coach Scott Owens enters his record 15th season at the
helm of the Colorado College hockey program he can do so with the confidence of knowing that he is in possession of possibly
his most talented team to date. Four players on the 2013-2014 roster have already been drafted to NHL teams, Aaron Harstad,
Peter Stoykewych, Hunter Fejes, and Scott Winkler. In his final season you can expect senior forward Scott Winkler to really
light up the scoreboard not only to leave his mark in the program's history books and help lead his team to victory but also
to prove to the Dallas Stars who drafted him that he is NHL ready. Be prepared for a banner year at Colorado College with
this talent laden group on the ice.
Hockey fans in general, and college hockey fans specifically
are hands down some of the most intense and raucous you will find anywhere in the world. Colorado College is fortunate enough
to have some of the best fans of them all and they really bring World Arena to life on game day. From the moment you enter
the arena it is clear that this will be a sports game unlike anything you have ever experienced. The fans with the help of
an enthusiastic announcer help get World Arena to the point of exploding just before the puck drops for the opening face off
and as the big time hits pile up, and the crack of big slapshots fill the arena the excitement only continues to build. Big
plays that will get you out of your seat screaming and high fiving total strangers will have you eager to make a return to
the next Colorado College hockey game.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC)
is one of the premiere college hockey conferences in the country. For the 2013-2014 season, NCHC will consist of eight members
and each and every member stands to make a serious run to the top of the standings including new members Nebraska-Omaha, St.
Cloud State University and Western Michigan University. The schools of NCHC have combined to win 17 national championships
with University of Denver and University of North Dakota setting the pace with seven championships apiece. NCHC is a college
conference that is in existence only for hockey and makes for a hungry fan base that is assured of seeing top notch college
hockey action no matter which two teams are facing off in conference play.
Colorado College Tigers Hockey Trivia
has been a while but the Colorado College Tigers were NCAA Champions back in 1950 and 1957 and were conference tournament
champions in 1978. The school's hockey program's history dates all the way back to 1938 when Spencer Penrose and Charles Tutt
turned an old unused equestrian center into Broadmoor Ice Palace and it became the home of the Tigers' hockey team. January
21, 1938 saw the Tigers get off to an inauspicious start, however when they lost 8-1 to a team sponsored by a department store.
It was not long though before the Tigers got started on their winning ways. Colorado College hosted the first NCAA hockey
tournament in 1948 and continued to do so for the following ten years. Finally in 1993 under the guidance of first year coach
Ron Lucia the Tigers won their first MacNaughton Cup,the award given to the NCHC regular season champion, since 1957. From
2001 to 2003 the Tigers made three consecutive NCAA tournaments, then made it all the way to the Frozen Four in 2005 after
missing the tournament the previous year.