Friday, March 7, 2008

No. 5 CC 5, No. 7 Denver 2 (final) CC--2007-08 MacNaughton Cup Champions

Colorado College captured the MacNaughton Cup outright and the Gold Pan in one fell swoop Friday, winning 5-2 over rival Denver.

For those of you holding tickets to Saturday's sold-out game at World Arena, fear not. The Tigers want to curb their Saturday-night losing streak.

"We've got to take care of business tomorrow," captain Scott Thauwald said. "That game's going to matter in the PairWise and we don't want to have a let down after a big emotional win."

Coach Scott Owens said after the game, however, that he is not sure if he will play or rest goaltender Richard Bachman.

"We're going to talk about it," Owens said. "In some ways (resting) is the prudent thing to do. In other ways, you're playing Denver and you're playing a sold-out building and you're playing for the PairWise."

If it's left up to Bachman, he'll play.

"I don't want a break," he said. "I want to play them again tomorrow night."

Center Chad Rau hit the 100-point mark barrier with two goals in 12 seconds early in the third period. His 99th point came on a blazing shot from the left circle that didn't even draw a flinch goaltender Peter Mannino.

"I thought that was an NHL shot," Owens said.

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