Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tigers Going for Gold

Despite what many of us view as a disappointing season so far, the Tigers can still land some hardware and stomp on the face of a rival. Remember the Gold Pan? Turns out the Tigers still have the upper hand and can win it once again with a win or tie Friday night. DU can rag on us all they want, but if we get that thing 3 years in a row, their head-to-head frat boy arguments won't hold much water!
Oh, and where can I get some of the Tigers' sweet yellow socks in the shot below?!!

It's CC-DU time again!
Archrivals meet Friday at World Arena

Scott McCulloch
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Colorado College and the University of Denver meet for the third time this season when the archrivals square off at the World Arena on Friday.

Faceoff is 7:37 p.m. (MST).

The fourth-place Tigers, who trail WCHA co-leader Denver by only four points in the league standings, can clinch possession of the covered Gold Pan with a victory or tie. The trophy is awarded annually to the regular-season series winner between the teams.

CC, 14-9-7 overall and 10-8-4 in conference play, completes its celebration of Hockey Weekend Across America with a 3:07 p.m. (MST) exhibition game against the United States National Under-18 Team on Sunday afternoon.

Pre-season choice of WCHA head coaches to repeat as regular-season champion in 2008-09, Colorado College remains in a dogfight for home ice in the first round of the playoffs next month. The top five teams earn that privilege; the Tigers currently are three points ahead of Minnesota and St. Cloud State, which are tied for sixth place.

CC has just five regular-season dates remaining after this weekend, including two each with Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as a rematch with DU at Magness Arena on March 7.