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CC announces schedule; lower season ticket prices

Published: May 6, 2014, 9:13 am, by Joe Paisley

SlavinThe upcoming Colorado College schedule is out and it will be cheaper for some to see the 18 home games next season.

The price reduction for season tickets was made since CC had a difficult time scheduling home games because of previous agreements and other schools’ availability.

“We were light on home games and we wanted to be fair to our fans,” CC athletic director Ken Ralph said.

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference member lowered its season ticket prices from 10 to 18 percent depending on the seat’s location if purchased before June 27, CC associate athletic director Scott Lowenberg said. Season ticket renewal forms will be mailed out May 19-23.

The light schedule prompted CC to book the USA U-18 national team for Dec. 27-28 with the second contest counting as one of the allowed 34 regular-season games under NCAA rules. None of the three home exhibitions this season count in the team’s record or in the Pairwise rankings.

A scheduling conflict with The Broadmoor World Arena affected the Gold Pan rivalry series. Instead of playing a home-and-home series against Denver in November, the foes will play a single game on Nov. 14 at Denver with three games in 14 days (Feb. 7, 20 and 21). The CC hosts DU for its only game that weekend on Feb. 7 and again on Feb. 20.

Skalbeck celebrationThe Trans-Siberian Orchestra is scheduled for CC’s home venue that November weekend. Both schools had Feb. 6-7 open and preferred a single game, Ralph said.

CC travels to Air Force on Nov. 22 to determine ownership of the annual Pikes Peak Trophy after hosting Big Ten Wisconsin the night before.

The USA U-18 exhibitions are followed by the second of two tough road trips to the East Coast. CC plays two games at Providence Jan. 3-4 and a single game on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at new Hockey East member UConn. The first trip is Oct. 24-25 against Boston College on Friday and New Hampshire on Saturday.

The Tigers open play with an exhibition against Canada’s McGill University on Sunday, Oct. 5 followed by the season and home opener against Alabama Huntsville Oct. 10-11.  CC opens NCHC play at home against North Dakota Oct. 17-18.

Individual ticket prices remain the same except for rows A-D in the upper bowl. Those went up to $18 from $16.50. Season tickets for the lower bowl center and sides between the goal lines are sold out as are the upper bowl rows A-D seats.

The upcoming season features games against six NCAA Tournament teams. The Tigers will face foes from five of the six leagues, including four games against Hockey East schools.

CC 2014-15 schedule

Subject to change, all times MT

Home games bolded

Oct. 5, McGill University (exhibition), 6:07 p.m.

Oct. 10-11, Alabama-Huntsville (Homecoming), 7:37, 7:07 p.m.

Oct. 17-18, North Dakota, 7:37, 7:07 p.m.

Oct. 24, at Boston College, 5 p.m.

Oct. 25, at New Hampshire, 5 p.m.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, OPEN

November

Nov. 7-8, at Miami, both 5:07 p.m.

Nov. 14, at Denver, 7:37 p.m.

Nov. 21, Wisconsin, 7:37 p.m.

Nov. 22, at Air Force, 7:05 p.m.

Nov. 28-29, OPEN

December

Dec. 5-6, at Minnesota-Duluth, both 6:07 p.m.

Dec. 12-13, at Western Michigan, both 5:07 p.m.

WINTER BREAK

Dec. 27, USA U-18 (exhibition), 7:07 p.m.

Dec. 28, USA U-18 (exhibition), 6:07 p.m.

January

Jan. 3-4, at Providence, 5 p.m.

Jan. 6, at UConn, 5:05 p.m.

Jan. 16-17, Nebraska-Omaha, 7:37, 7:07 p.m.

Jan. 23-24, at North Dakota, 6:37, 6:07 p.m.

Jan. 30-31, St. Cloud State, 7:37, 7:07 p.m.

February

Feb. 7, Denver, 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 13-14, Miami, 7:37, 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 20, Denver, 7:37 p.m.

Feb. 21, at Denver, 7:07 p.m.

Feb. 27-28, Western Michigan, 7:37, 7:07 p.m.

March

March 6-7, at Nebraska-Omaha, 6:37, 6:07 p.m.

March 13-15, NCHC quarterfinals TBA

March 20-21, NCHC Frozen Faceoff (Target Center, Minneapolis) TBA