Colorado College freshman wing Matt Hansen missed Saturday’s game with a sprained right ankle, he confirmed afterward. He wore a protective boot that night and may do so for an undetermined amount of time.
The other lineup changes Saturday were to give more Tigers a chance to play in a non-conference series and give CC some fresh legs on the second night.
“They did give us some freshness,” Tigers coach Scott Owens said. The team brought 25 players but will be limited to 22 for the conference road trip to Western Michigan Nov. 1-2.
Three Tigers stayed home due to injury this weekend. Freshmen Tyler Marble and Gustav Olofsson both stayed behind due to upper-body injuries while sophomore Michael King (hip) continues to recover from offseason surgery.
After about 50 suggestions from fans, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference whittled down the choices for the name of its postseason tournament at the Target Center in Minneapolis in March 2014 to the top four.
Here is the link to a ballot, which continues until Sunday, Nov. 10. You will need to register with your first and last name and email address in order to vote. The fan who suggested the winning name will receive two free, all-session tickets to the NCHC Championship Weekend in Minneapolis
The four choices are:
NCHC Frozen Faceoff
NCHC Final Faceoff
National Collegiate Hockey Championship
NCHC Fabulous Four
Also Pine Creek HS graduate Taylor Gross, pictured, scored the tying goal for the Penn State women before New Hampshire pulled away.