• This weekend's 3 college hockey three stars: Dec. 8-9

    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    Mason Bergh, F, Colorado College On the road against the No. 1 team in the country, winner of 14 straight in the lagging rivalry, a goal from Denver’s Jaakko Heikkinen with 2:28 remaining in the third period should have been it for the Tigers. But co-captain Bergh scored with seven...

  • Tie fighters: Colorado College hockey draws with No. 1 Denver on second straight night

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    Just short of two transformative upsets, but not leaving empty-handed, Colorado College showed this weekend how its standards have changed. The Tigers stayed with and, at times, outplayed No. 1 Denver during back-to-back ties, injecting some energy into the decades-long rivalry....

  • Colorado College ends long losing streak vs. DU with tie, OT victory

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    DENVER - This is a different team, Colorado College players and coach have reminded time and time again. That 14-game losing streak against rival Denver belonged to different teams. The Tigers went out and made it official. Mason Bergh tied the game with seven seconds left in...

  • Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland knows where Gold Pan will go if Tigers take it from Denver

    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    If the Gold Pan Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the regular-season series between Denver and Colorado College, were to head south for the first time since 2014, Tigers coach Mike Haviland has a spot in mind. He’s never won it. No one on his team has won it. That trophy...

  • This weekend's college hockey three stars - Dec. 1-2

    Updated: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

    Tyler Ledford, F, Air Force The long-awaited return of an injured center couldn’t spur Air Force to victory against Niagara, but Ledford jumped right back in on the top line with two assists after a nine-game absence. He had a near-miss as his shot flirted with the goal line on its...

  • 'Self-inflicted wounds' doom Air Force hockey as Niagara finishes sweep

    Updated: Sat, Dec 2, 2017

    The tangible elephant - the stuffed one that took several fans more than a dozen tries to heave onto the ice during an annual teddy bear toss in the second period - drew loud cheers. The metaphorical elephant - the one in the room, that became unavoidable late in the third period -...

  • Goaltender chased as Air Force doubled up in loss to Niagara

    Updated: Sat, Dec 2, 2017

    Air Force goaltender Billy Christopoulos was yanked for the first time this season as the Falcons played some sloppy team defense and surrendered a season-high six goals to Niagara on Friday night. The Falcons put 43 shots on Niagara goaltender Brian Wilson, but the Purple Eagles,...

  • Air Force forward Matt Serratore paving own way in family business

    Updated: Thu, Nov 30, 2017

    Air Force coach Frank Serratore estimates he’s spoken to his leading goal-scorer and nephew, Matt, three or four times in the two and a half seasons he’s coached him, calling him “very low-maintenance.” “He don’t talk much,” coach Serratore said. “People ask me what’s it like to...

  • This weekend's college hockey three stars - Nov. 25-26

    Updated: Sun, Nov 26, 2017

    Jonathan Kopacka, D, Air Force With just one assist to his name going into the weekend, the senior – who has been in and out of the lineup – tallied three points (2 goals, 1 assist) for Air Force. In the third period Saturday, Kopacka set up Erich Jaeger’s go-ahead goal, then 2:18...

  • Carolina Hurricanes defenseman, CC hockey alum Jaccob Slavin quickly climbing in NHL

    Updated: Wed, Nov 22, 2017

    Google Jaccob Slavin and you’ll see a lot of phrases like “hidden gem,” “superstar in the making” and “diamond in the rough.” Perhaps soon, the word will be out. He’s on the Carolina Hurricanes’ top defensive pairing. He earned two fifth-place votes for the Norris Trophy, awarded to...

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