It was not a great weekend for Colorado's college hockey teams. Out of the six games played among Air Force, Colorado College and Denver, only the Falcons were able to earn a win. Past their 7-4 victory against Bentley, it was losses and ties all around.
Friday, Dec. 7
Air Force 7, Bentley 4
Dan Koudys scored first for Bentley, but Air Force roared back in the second period with four goals from Stephen Carew and Chad Demers. The Falcons held on in the third period as both teams traded goals to take the 7-4 victory.
Minnesota 4, Colorado College 2
The Tigers went 0-4 on the power play and could only manage to score in the second period as the Golden Gophers took home a 4-2 win with goals in every frame.
Denver 2, North Dakota 2
The Pioneers were lucky to even get the tie at the end of the day, blowing two leads and getting out-shot 5-0 in the overtime frame before the clock hit zero against the Fighting Sioux.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Air Force 2, Bentley 2
The two Falcons teams traded off goals with one each in the first and second periods, but watched the offense dry up after that as the game ended 2-2.
Minnesota 4, Colorado College 4
A late surge by CC helped them erase a three-goal deficit late into the third period to earn a 4-4 tie. Alexander Krushelnyski was the hero for the Tigers as he scored two and helped on an assist in the final frame.
North Dakota 6, Denver 3
Three goals in the second period for the Sioux proved to be too much for the Pioneers to handle, even as they scored two goals in 20 seconds to end the frame. The Sioux tacked two more on in the third, giving them the 6-3 win.