Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tiger Tie Another Friday

Well, it wasn't a loss but it was frustrating none-the-less. The Tigers can't seem to close the deal on Friday's as they tied St. Cloud State 4-4. CC Athletics summary below. One other score that Tiger fans will love was DU getting blasted by North Dakota 8-3.

Another frustrating Friday for CC
St. Cloud State rallies for 4-4 tie with Tigers
Athletic Media Relations
1/23/2009 11:54:23 PM
All things considered, Friday’s 4-4 standoff with St. Cloud State at the World Arena wasn’t the worst possible result.

Colorado College remained six points ahead of the always-dangerous Huskies in the WCHA standings and even gained one on league-leading Denver, which suffered an 8-3 pounding at North Dakota.

And the Tigers did score four goals on a Friday night – a rare accomplishment – including three in less than six minutes midway through the second period.

But, after grabbing a 4-2 lead on Bill Sweatt’s unassisted tally just 28 seconds into the final frame, CC expected to win – and didn’t, for the 11th time in its last 12 weekend openers dating back to mid-October.

Garrett Roe, one of the nation’s leading scorers, was credited with a pair of tallies less than five minutes apart in the final frame, as eighth-place SCSU rallied to earn a point in the first meeting of the season between the teams. They face off again in the finale of their two-game series on Saturday.

In its school-record sixth tie of 2008-09, Colorado College got a goal and an assist apiece from junior defenseman Brian Connelly and senior right wing Eric Walsky. Junior forward Matt Overman also struck for his second red lighter in as many games, while junior defenseman Garrett Raboin had a goal and two assists for St. Cloud State.

Now 13-8-6 overall and 9-7-3 in WCHA play, the Tigers enter Saturday’s rematch tied for fourth place with Minnesota, each with 21 points in the league standings. They’re only two points behind DU and one in back of North Dakota and Wisconsin, which are tied for second with 22 apiece. All four of those upper-division teams, however, have games in hand with CC. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are idle this weekend.