2012 NCAA Hockey scores: Colorado College opens season with two straight wins

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The Colorado College Tigers won both of their non conference games in the opening weekend of play, while Air Force had to settle for two straight ties in Alaska.

College hockey season kicked off for both the Air Force Falcons and the Colorado College Tigers over the weekend, with the Tigers getting the bigger share of the spoils in non-conference play. The Tigers picked up two wins, while the Falcons had to settle with two ties in Alaska.

Here are the weekend results for the Tigers and Falcons:

Saturday, Oct. 13

Colorado College 5, Clarkson 4
Tigers coach Scott Owens earned his 300th career win thanks to five early goals that kept Clarkson out of the game late. Up 5-1 with 15 minutes remaining in the game, the Golden Knights staged a furious late comeback but didn't have enough time to finish the game off.

Alaska 3, Air Force 3
After a four-goal first period, the first game of the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage quickly dried up for Air Force and Alaska. Nik Yaremchuk and Chad Demers traded goals in the second and third periods, respectively, but neither team could force anything in overtime and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Colorado College 5, Clarkson 4
Following the example of the Golden Knights the night before, the Tigers staged a late comeback in the second game of their series in Colorado Springs. Unlike Clarkson's comeback, the Tigers' was successful and a William Rapuzzi goal with one minute left gave the Tigers the sweep.

Alaska-Anchorage 3, Air Force 3
Air Force's second game at Sullivan Arena over the weekend ended with the same result as the first. The Falcons jumped into an early 2-0 lead in the first period, but allowed Alaska-Anchorage to score three straight before tieing it up in the third period. Again, overtime led to nothing and the two teams finished level.

The Denver Pioneers did not play and will have their first game of the season next weekend.

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