May 6, 2014 5:07 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS - For the second consecutive season, Colorado College's 2014-15 schedule
will feature competition against six opponents who participated in this year's NCAA tournament.
In addition to playing a total of 10 league outings against National Collegiate Hockey Conference
rivals Denver, North Dakota and St. Cloud State, the Tigers also take the ice for one each vs. Boston College and the University of Wisconsin, as well as a pair at Providence College. They'll meet BC, along with the University of New Hampshire, in late October during the first of two trips to the East Coast, as part of a 34-game slate that includes foes from three other conferences besides the NCHC.
"Once again our coaches have drafted a highly competitive schedule for our hockey program," said Ken Ralph, director of athletics at CC. "With non-conference games against schools from Hockey East, the Big Ten, the WCHA and Atlantic Hockey, this slate of contests will challenge our players and exciteour fans. We are also excited for the second season of the NCHC, which will showcase some of the top programs in the nation and a lot of future NHL talent. These are exciting times for Tiger Hockey." Eighteen of the 34 regular-season games, including a pair of exhibitions, will take place at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Season tickets are
available by calling 719-389-6324. After a preseason tilt against Canada's McGill University on Oct. 5, Colorado College officially opens the campaign with a two-game series at home against
Alabama-Huntsville of the WCHA the weekend of Oct. 10-11. The Tigers launch league play against NCAA semifinalist North Dakota a week later. Former WCHA rival Wisconsin, now a member of the Big Ten, visits the World Arena on Nov. 21. CC, which plays host to the United States Under-18 Team on consecutive nights in late December, including one that counts as an official NCAA contest, also has single games on the road against Air Force and Connecticut of the Atlantic Hockey Association to complete the non-conference portion of the schedule.
The Tigers will meet archrival DU three times in a span of 15 days in mid-February as they attempt to retain posssession of the coveted Gold Pan. The Pioneers are one of six NCHC opponents slated to visit the World Arena in ‘14-15, with Minnesota Duluth the only conference foe not making a trip to Colorado Springs for a two-game series. CC, which does not have to travel to St. Cloud State University next season, plays host to the defending regular-season champion Huskies in late January.
Colorado College, which will be home for 10 of 14 outings down the stretch from mid-January through the end of February, owns an all-time winning percentage of .677 (238-108-22) at the World Arena since opening the facility in January 1998.
2014-15 CC Hockey Schedule
(All Times MT & Subject to Change)
Date(s) Opponent Time(s)
Oct. 5 McGill Univ. (exh.) 6:07 pm
Oct. 10-11 Univ. of Ala.-Hunstville 7:37/7:07 pm
Oct. 17-18 Univ. of North Dakota 7:37/7:07 pm
Oct. 24 @ Boston College 5 pm
Oct. 25 @ University of New Hampshire 5 pm
Nov. 7/8 @ Miami Univ. 5:07/5:07 pm
Nov. 14 @ Univ. of Denver 7:37 pm
Nov. 21 Univ. of Wisconsin 7:37 pm
Nov. 22 @ Air Force Academy 7:05 pm
Dec. 5/6 @ Univ. of Minnesota Duluth 6:07/6:07 pm
Dec. 12/13 @ Western Michigan Univ. 5:07/5:07 pm
Dec. 27 U.S. Under-18 Team (exh.) 7:07 pm
Dec. 28 U.S. Under-18 Team 6:07 pm
Jan. 3/4 @ Providence College 5/5 pm
Jan. 6 @ Univ. of Connecticut 5:05 pm
Jan. 16/17 Univ. of Nebraska Omaha 7:37/7:07 pm
Jan. 23/24 @ Univ. of North Dakota 6:37/6:07 pm
Jan. 30/31 St. Cloud State Univ. 7:37/7:07 pm
Feb. 7 Univ. of Denver 7:07 pm
Feb. 13/14 Miami Univ. 7:37/7:07 pm
Feb. 20 Univ. of Denver 7:37 pm
Feb. 21 @ Univ. of Denver 7:07 pm
Feb. 27/28 Western Michigan Univ. 7:37/7:07 pm
Mar. 6/7 @ Univ. of Nebraska Omaha 6:37/6:07 pm
Mar. 13-15 NCHC Playoffs - First Round TBA
Mar. 20-21 NCHC Tournament (Minneapolis) TBA
Mar. 27-29 NCAA Regionals TBA
Home games in bold