For what will be a young team in transition, Colorado College’s early schedule in 2009-10 is loaded with home games.
From the start of the regular season on Oct. 9 against Northeastern through the first annual meeting against the Denver on Dec. 4, 11 of CC’s first 15 games are at World Arena. The only road games are Oct. 16-17 at Wisconsin, which is the start of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association schedule, and a Nov. 13-14 trip to Minnesota State.
CC coach Scott Owens said the schedule is difficult, featuring some tough non-conference teams and the typical challenging WCHA slate, but having many home games early will help.
“We’re basically starting with young players and players that haven’t played much,” Owens said. “It’s a good schedule for us. It could give us some confidence and let the team come together.”
CC also plays DU in Denver on Dec. 5, and finishes the regular season with another home-and-home weekend at Denver on March 5 and at CC on March 6. The Tigers host Air Force on Feb. 5.
CC will also play in the Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla. Dec. 29 and 30.
2009-10 Colorado College hockey schedule
Sat., Oct. 3 Calgary (exhibition)
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 9-10 Northeastern
Fri. -Sat., Oct. 16-17 at Wisconsin
Fri.-Sat, Oct. 23-24 Michigan Tech
Fri.-Sat, Nov. 6-7 Minnesota-Duluth
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 13-14 at Minnesota State-Mankato
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 20-21 Robert Morris University
Fri. -Sat., Nov. 27-28 Alaska-Anchorage
Fri., Dec. 4 Denver
Sat., Dec. 5 at Denver
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12 at St. Cloud State
Tues., Dec. 29 vs. Cornell (Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla.)
Wed., Dec. 30 vs. Maine or Princeton (Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla.)
Fri. -Sat., Jan. 8-9 at Minnesota-Duluth
Fri.-Sat., Jan.15-16 Wisconsin
Fri.-Sat., Jan. 22-23 at Alaska-Anchorage
Fri.-Sat., Jan.29-30 St. Cloud State
Fri., Feb. 5 Air Force
Sat., Feb. 6 Mercyhurst
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 19-20 at Minnesota
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 26-27 North Dakota
Fri., March 5 at Denver
Sat., March 6 Denver