Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Yet Another Recruit For '06

The Tigers have picked up another commitment for the upcoming season, according to Chris Heisenberg's list of 2006 recruits. Brian McMillin, out of Roseau High School, scored 57 points in 30 games this season for the Rams with 27 goals and 30 assists. He also had an impressive +/- rating of 31. The addition will add even more depth to CC's offense for the 2006-07 season, and brings the total number of new recruits for next season to nine.

Anyone else starting to think that this incoming class is looking increasingly like the class that just graduated (except with some defense)?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Troy Mattila To Wait On College

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, potential CC recruit Troy Mattila has decided to reject a partial scholarship offer from the school and play a year of juniors. Apparently he is hoping a year in juniors will help him attain a larger scholarship down the road, particularly important considering that Colorado College tuition is now over $40,000 a year. Mattila is 18 and can afford to spend a year playing juniors; he was selected 20th overall in the recent USHL draft, by the Des Moines Buccaneers. It's likely he'll end up playing NCAA hockey next year - hopefully for the Tigers.

On a brighter note, the same article mentions that season ticket sales for Tiger games are up for next season. Assistant AD Scott Lowenberg claims CC is "well above" 6,000 season ticket holders at this point. Not great news for those looking for tickets, but excellent news for a program already among the top in average attendance.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

DeBoer Commits To CC

There's more good news concerning next year's recruiting class as Addison DeBoer has verbally committed to join CC next season. A 6'1", 185 pound forward, DeBoer recently broke David Backes' scoring record at Spring Lake Park High School, with 187 career points. As a senior this past season, DeBoer had 37 goals and 38 assists, and his scoring touch is sure to help the Tigers recover from the loss of dynamic duo Marty Sertich and Brett Sterling.

Monday, May 8, 2006

Another Recruit On The Way For CC?

Apparently there have been rumors swirling about the Tigers picking up another recruit. Addison Deboer, a 6'1", 190 pound forward, played for Spring Lake Park this past season and is the third highest scoring senior in Minnesota high school hockey, with an impressive 70 points. If the rumors are confirmed, it would be a nice pickup for the Tigers, who desperately need some help on offense after losing top three scorers Marty Sertich, Brett Sterling, and Joey Crabb.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Stafford Signs With The Sabres

University of North Dakota forward Drew Stafford has become the most recent WCHA player to bolt to the NHL ranks. He joins teammate Matt Smaby, Denver's Matt Carle, Minnesota's Ryan Potulny and Danny Irmen, Minnesota State's David Backes, and Wisconsin's Robbie Earl as college players signing professional contracts in the offseason. Stafford was a first round pick of the Sabres. While the loss of Stafford will certainly hurt the Sioux next season, it wasn't a surprise, and UND still returns an exceptional crop of young stars for next season.