Hockey Splits Weekend With University of Vermont

Fresh off a win and a tie at the Universiy of Nebraska Omaha, the team looked to continue its good form against the University of Vermont Catamounts in a pair of games.

In the first match, Colorado College stormed out of the gates, registering 14 shots to the visitors’ seven, but despite a strong start the Tigers were down a goal after 20 minutes. The Tigers remained undeterred by Vermont’s goal and with three minutes remaining on the clock Troy Conzo ’21 tied the game off a feed from Christiano Versich ’21. 

The following period, CC went on to cement their dominance in the game, claiming a lead they would build on for the rest of the game with a goal from forward Westin Michaud ’19. Although Vermont would get a second goal later in the match, goals from forwards Trey Bradley ’19, Grant Cruikshank ’22 and Trevor Gooch ’19 sealed a comfortable 5—2 win for the Tigers. 

The second outing against the Catamounts proved less fruitful for CC as the team slipped to a 2—1 loss. Despite registering a staggering 49 shots in the game, the Tigers were only able to score once through Gooch just over three minutes into the game. Vermont only registered eight shots in the second period to CC’s 18 but were able to score twice to take a lead they would hold for the remainder of the contest. 

Nick Halloran ’20 spoke about satisfaction with the first result and his his frustration with the second. “The first game went well because we got the puck behind their defense and used our speed to our advantage,” Halloran said. “We buried our chances the first night and just didn’t on the second. I felt we played the right way in both games. Their goalie just kind of stood on his head on Saturday.”

Photo by Alli Moon

Halloran was quick to praise his teammates’ efforts over the weekend, and ensured they were now focused on future results. 

“Trevor Gooch, Westin Michaud, and Cole McCaskil ’19 all had great efforts all weekend,” Halloran said. “Our mindset now is dialed in and focused on one game at a time. We have a tough schedule coming up and winning some important games can really help us in the rankings.” 

The team remains focused on getting good results against tough competition to achieve their postseason goals. 

“Our goals haven’t changed from the start of the year and we want to make the national tournament along with win the gold pan,” Halloran said of the team’s ambitions. “We still have a lot of hockey to play but we are confident our team is a championship team.” 

The Tigers travel to Tempe, Ariz. next to take on the Arizona State University Sun Devils on Dec. 14 and 15. 

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