Senior right wing Jimmy Kilpatrick (New Prague, Minn.) will serve as alternate captain to senior forward Scott Thauwald (Rochester, Minn.) for the 2007-08 season. Kilpatrick led the Tigers in scoring last season (7 g, 25 a) and played on the first power play unit. An outspoken critic of the team's late season performance, Kilpatrick is a leader by example. After two defensemen, Lee Sweatt and Brandon Straub, served as captains in '06-'07, it will be interesting to see what changes, if any, happen to team dynamics with two offensive players as declared leaders.
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Speaking of Captains
CC's first captain's practice will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at Honnen Ice Arena, which is found on the northwest corner of W. Cache La Poudre and N. Cascade.
Coaches met with the team Tuesday. The Tigers' first game, an exhibition against Calgary on Oct. 6, is just more than a month away and will occur on the first official day of practice. With the first three series against NCAA heavyweights Minnesota (Western Collegiate Hockey Association), New Hampshire (Hockey East) and North Dakota (WCHA), every day counts.
Straub To Attend Avalanche Rookie Camp
Stay tuned to The Gazette this week for more coverage as former CC defenseman Brandon Straub tries to make his mark at Avs Rookie Camp, which starts Saturday, Sept. 8, and lasts until Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Centennial, Colo. Straub will join former WCHA players J.D. Corbin (Denver) and Nigel Williams (Wisconsin) at the camp.
Season tickets are still available and individual tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 8, at the CC athletics website, the World Arena Box office or TicketsWest at 719-576-2626.
Radio Show Returns to McCabe's
Coach Scott Owens' weekly radio show will again be broadcast live on FM 103.9 from McCabe's Tavern every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m., starting Oct. 2.
Owens will also be on the air (FM 103.9) Friday mornings at 7:30 starting Oct. 5.
Save The Date
Here are some future CC hockey events that you might want to mark on your calendar:
Skate With The Tigers
--The biannual fan-friendly event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at Honnen Ice Rink and again on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Sertich Ice Center. Players sign autographs and talk with fans.
CC Hockey 70th Anniversary Celebration
--Events are scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 1-2, when CC hosts Clarkson.
Both assistant coaches, Joe Bonnett and Norm Bazin, had family additions during the offseason.
--Coleston Bazin was born March 23 to Michelle and Norm Bazin.
--Sam Bonnett was born June 25 to Laura Hines and Joe Bonnett.