Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey
|Colorado College Tigers|
|Head coach||Scott Owens|
|15th year, 317–204–48|
Surface: 200' x 100'
|Location||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Colors||Black and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1996, 1997, 2005|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1979, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1951–52, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08|
The Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Colorado College. The Tigers are a member of National Collegiate Hockey Conference. They play at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 1938 Spencer Penrose and Charles Tutt developed plans to convert The Broadmoor's unused equestrian center into an indoor ice arena, known as the Broadmoor Ice Palace. After three weeks at a cost of $200,000 the Ice Palace opened and became the home of the Tigers Hockey program and the Broadmoor Skating Club. Colorado College Tiger Hockey began in 1938 playing in the Pikes Peak Hockey League with various local teams sponsored by Colorado Springs area businesses., The Tiger's opened play on January 21, 1938 in a 1-8 loss to a team sponsored by Giddings Department Store. Garrett Livingston took over as head coach fin 1939 from John Atwood, who served as player/coach for the first season. Livingston increased recruiting, bringing players from Canada and New England and transitioned the program from the Pikes Peak Hockey League into an NCAA Division I independent program. The Tigers swept Michigan 4-2 and 4-3 in the program's first-ever intercollegiate series early in the 1939-40 season. That same season Colorado College also played games against Colorado School of Mines, Montana School of Mines, and University of Southern California.
The program and college was suspended during World War II from 1942 to 1944. Colorado College, with the cooperation of the Broadmoor Hotel, sponsored the first National Collegiate Athletic Association Ice Hockey Championship to conclude the 1947-48 season. The tournament was held at the Ice Palace for the next 10 years, during which time CC participating seven times. Cheddy Thompson became the program's third head coach in 1945 after coming to Colorado Springs on assignment by the Air Force during the war. Thompson lead CC to the program's first NCAA championship in 1950 with a 13-4 win over Boston University. Colorado College became one of the founding members of the Mid-West Collegiate Hockey League (MWCHL) in 1951 with University of Denver, Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, Minnesota, and North Dakota. The league became the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) in 1953 and became the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in November 1959. The Tigers also finished as runner-up in 1952 and 1955, losing to Michigan in both appearances in the championship game. In addition, he was named national Coach of the Year in 1952 by the United States Hockey Coaches Association. The Tigers returned to the championship game in 1957 with Tom Bedecki behind the bench. CC beat Clarkson 5-3 in the semifinal round and won the school's second hockey championship with a 13-6 win over Michigan. In 1961 the Ice Palace became known as the Broadmoor World Arena. The 1957 championship was the final appearance in the NCAA Tournament until 1978. The Tigers finished the regular season and captured the school's first and only WCHA Tournament Championship and received a bid to the NCAA Tournament, in the first round the Tigers lost to Bowling Green State 3-5.
In 1993 Don Lucia became the head coach of the Tigers. In his first season, 1993–94, he led the team to win the MacNaughton Cup, given to the WCHA regular season champion. It was Colorado College's first Cup win since 1957. After serving as the Tigers' home ice for 55 years the Broadmoor Wold Arena closed in March 1994 and later demolished by the Broadmoor Hotel to make room for the resort's expansion. Colorado College was then invited by the Air Force Academy to play at their home ice, the Cadet Ice Arena until the new World Arena opened in 1998 on the southern side of Colorado Springs and continues to be the home ice for both the Colorado College Tiger hockey team and Broadmoor Skating Club. The Tigers returned to the NCAA post season in 1995 for the first time since 1978. The Tigers lost in the quarterfinal round to Minnesota 2-5. The following season CC made a second straight NCAA tournament appearance, receiving a number one seed in 1996 NCAA Tournament. Colorado College beat UMass Lowell 5-3 in the quarterfinals and Vermont 4-3 in the semifinal round beforing losing to 3-4 in overtime to Michigan in the championship game. CC returned to the Frozen Four under Lucia for a second straight season in 1997 before losing to North Dakota 6-2. Lucia lead the Tigers to two additional NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998 and 1999 before leaving Colorado College to become head coach at Minnesota.
Scott Owens took over as head coach of the program in 1999 and lead the Tigers to three straight NCAA Tournaments in 2001, 2002, and 2003. In the 2005 Tournament The Tigers returned to the Frozen Four with a 4-3 victory over Michigan in the Midwest Regional Final. In the Semifinal round the Tigers fell to the eventual national champion and rival Denver 2-6. Owens lead CC to the NCAA Tournament again in 2006 Tournament and in 2008 Tournament, ending in first round exits both times. The Tigers returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2011. The Tigers upset the number one ranked team and defending National Champions, Boston College 8-4. The Tigers' win was led by freshman Jaden Schwartz, a first round draft choice of the St. Louis Blues making his St. Louis debut in the West Regional. The Tigers' season ended in the Regional final in a 1-2 loss to Michigan.
As of completion of 2010–11 season
|Totals||12 coaches||74 seasons||1136–1128–119||.502|
As of November 23, 2012.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Class||Pos||Height||Weight||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||NHL rights|
|2||Wyoming !||Finch, RussellRussell Finch||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||8156 !1991-08-11||Wyoming !Casper, Wyoming !Casper, Wyoming||NAHL !Fairbanks (NAHL !Fairbanks (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|3||British Columbia !||King, MichaelMichael King||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||76 !6' 4" (1.93 m)||227 lb (103 kg)||7626 !1993-01-22||British Columbia !Prince George, British Columbia !Prince George, British Columbia||AJHL !Lloydminster (AJHL !Lloydminster (Alberta Junior Hockey League !AJHL)||—|
|4||California !||Marciano, JoeJoe Marciano (A)||4 !Senior||2.0 !D||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||8725 !1990-01-19||California !Alta Loma, California !Alta Loma, California||USHL !Omaha (USHL !Omaha (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|5||Wisconsin !||Harstad, AaronAaron Harstad||2 !Sophomore||2.0 !D||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||208 lb (94 kg)||7896 !1992-04-27||Wisconsin !Stevens Point, Wisconsin !Stevens Point, Wisconsin||USHL !Green Bay (USHL !Green Bay (United States Hockey League !USHL)||Winnipeg !WPG, 187th overall 2011|
|6||Manitoba !||Stoykewych, PeterPeter Stoykewych||2 !Sophomore||2.0 !D||75 !6' 3" (1.91 m)||204 lb (93 kg)||7818 !1992-07-14||Manitoba !Winnipeg, Manitoba !Winnipeg, Manitoba||USHL !Des Moines (USHL !Des Moines (United States Hockey League !USHL)||Atlanta Thrashers !ATL, 199th overall 2010|
|7||Ohio !||McDermott, EamonnEamonn McDermott (A)||3 !Junior||2.0 !D||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||183 lb (83 kg)||8028 !1991-12-17||Ohio !Shaker Heights, Ohio !Shaker Heights, Ohio||USHL !Fargo (USHL !Fargo (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|10||Florida !||Bradley, CodyCody Bradley||1 !Freshman||4.0 !C||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||167 lb (76 kg)||7137 !1994-05-26||Florida !Tampa, Florida !Tampa, Florida||USHL !Dubuque (USHL !Dubuque (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|11||Alaska !||Fejes, HunterHunter Fejes||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||7132 !1994-05-31||Alaska !Anchorage, Alaska !Anchorage, Alaska||Midget AAA !Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA !Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA !Midget AAA)||Phoenix !PHO, 178th overall 2012|
|12||Minnesota !||Skalbeck, ArchieArchie Skalbeck||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||69 !5' 9" (1.75 m)||167 lb (76 kg)||8179 !1991-07-19||Minnesota !Hopkins, Minnesota !Hopkins, Minnesota||USHS-MN !Hopkins (USHS-MN !Hopkins (USHS-MN !USHS–MN)||—|
|13||Saskatchewan !||Schwartz, RylanRylan Schwartz (A)||4 !Senior||3.0 !F||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||8736 !1990-01-08||Saskatchewan !Wilcox, Saskatchewan !Wilcox, Saskatchewan||SJHL !Notre Dame (SJHL !Notre Dame (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League !SJHL)||—|
|14||Ohio !||DiGiando, JordanJordan DiGiando||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||69 !5' 9" (1.75 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||8249 !1991-05-10||Ohio !Gahanna, Ohio !Gahanna, Ohio||USHL !Dubuque (USHL !Dubuque (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|15||Arizona !||Hamburg, AndrewAndrew Hamburg||4 !Senior||3.0 !F||75 !6' 3" (1.91 m)||202 lb (92 kg)||8941 !1989-06-17||Arizona !Phoenix, Arizona !Phoenix, Arizona||NAHL !St. Louis (NAHL !St. Louis (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|16||Michigan !||Krushelnyski, AlexanderAlexander Krushelnyski||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||8426 !1990-11-14||Michigan !Bloomfield Hills, Michigan !Bloomfield Hills, Michigan||USHL !Sioux City (USHL !Sioux City (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|17||Minnesota !||Taft, CharlieCharlie Taft||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||8124 !1991-09-12||Minnesota !Edina, Minnesota !Edina, Minnesota||USHL !Muskegon (USHL !Muskegon (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|18||Alaska !||Wamsganz, ScottScott Wamsganz||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||76 !6' 4" (1.93 m)||212 lb (96 kg)||7896 !1992-04-27||Alaska !Anchorage, Alaska !Anchorage, Alaska||USHL !Dubuque (USHL !Dubuque (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|19||Minnesota !||Morin, MichaelMichael Morin||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||8196 !1991-07-02||Minnesota !Plymouth, Minnesota !Plymouth, Minnesota||USHS-MN !Breck (USHS-MN !Breck (USHS-MN !USHS–MN)||—|
|20||Texas !||Young, IanIan Young||2 !Sophomore||2.0 !D||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||7995 !1992-01-19||Texas !Missouri City, Texas !Missouri City, Texas||USHL !Fargo (USHL !Fargo (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|21||Alberta !||Collett, JeffJeff Collett||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||186 lb (84 kg)||8481 !1990-09-20||Alberta !Calgary, Alberta !Calgary, Alberta||AJHL !Calgary Royals (AJHL !Calgary Royals (Alberta Junior Hockey League !AJHL)||—|
|22||Wisconsin !||Maric, PeterPeter Maric||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||184 lb (83 kg)||7668 !1992-12-11||Wisconsin !Milwaukee, Wisconsin !Milwaukee, Wisconsin||USHL !Green Bay (USHL !Green Bay (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|24||Alaska !||Hanson, JaredJared Hanson||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||188 lb (85 kg)||7624 !1993-01-24||Alaska !Palmer, Alaska !Palmer, Alaska||USHL !Lincoln (USHL !Lincoln (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|25||Norway !||Winkler, ScottScott Winkler||4 !Senior||3.0 !F||75 !6' 3" (1.91 m)||217 lb (98 kg)||8691 !1990-02-22||Norway !Asker, Norway !Asker, Norway||USHL !Cedar Rapids (USHL !Cedar Rapids (United States Hockey League !USHL)||Dallas !DAL, 89th overall 2008|
|27||Alaska !||Rapuzzi, WilliamWilliam Rapuzzi (C)||4 !Senior||3.0 !F||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||8708 !1990-02-05||Alaska !Anchorage, Alaska !Anchorage, Alaska||USHL !Green Bay (USHL !Green Bay (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|28||British Columbia !||Boivin, MikeMike Boivin||4 !Senior||2.0 !D||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||8418 !1990-11-22||British Columbia !Delta, British Columbia !Delta, British Columbia||BCHL !Nanaimo (BCHL !Nanaimo (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|29||Colorado !||Lockwood, CourtneyCourtney Lockwood||2 !Sophomore||1.0 !G||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||8615 !1990-05-09||Colorado !Breckenridge, Colorado !Breckenridge, Colorado||EJHL !Springfield (EJHL !Springfield (Eastern Junior Hockey League !EJHL)||—|
|31||Minnesota !||Howe, JoeJoe Howe||4 !Senior||1.0 !G||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||188 lb (85 kg)||8680 !1990-03-05||Minnesota !Plymouth, Minnesota !Plymouth, Minnesota||USHL !Waterloo (USHL !Waterloo (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|39||Saskatchewan !||Thorimbert, JoshJosh Thorimbert||3 !Junior||1.0 !G||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||193 lb (88 kg)||7731 !1992-10-09||Saskatchewan !Saskatoon, Saskatchewan !Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||SJHL !Kindersley (SJHL !Kindersley (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League !SJHL)||—|
Hobey Baker Award winners
Two Tigers have won the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player:
- Ryan Bach
- Richard Bachman
- Rick Boh
- Colin Chisholm
- Noah Clarke
- Bob Collyard
- Joey Crabb
- Mark Cullen
- Dave Feamster
- Kris Fredheim
- Trevor Frischmon
- Bill Hay
- Jack Hillen
- Doug Lidster
- Dean Magee
- Paul Manning
- Curtis McElhinney
- Eddie Mio
- Doug Palazzari
- Toby Petersen
- Richard Petiot
- Tom Preissing
- Nate Prosser
- Chad Rau
- Brian Salcido
- Jaden Schwartz
- Peter Sejna
- Greg Smith
- Brett Sterling
- Marty Sertich
- Colin Stuart
- Mark Stuart
- Mike Stuart
- Brian Swanson
- Bill Sweatt
- Lee Sweatt
- Marty Wakelyn
- Jim Warner
- Bob Winograd
- Matt Zaba
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