Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tigers' Seniors Prepare for Final Home Series

Six Colorado College seniors will be playing their last games at the World Arena this weekend. The playoff series with St. Cloud State will be the last time to watch two of the most prolific scorers in CC history skate in the World Arena (in Tiger uniforms anyways). The six seniors making their final appearances in Colorado Springs are:

#7 Weston Tardy - A small but strong defenseman, Tardy was limited to 19 games this year due to injuries. Tardy hails from Duluth Minnesota, and he played for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL before coming to play for CC. Tardy has played in 108 games for the Tigers and tallied three goals and fifteen assists while playing solid defense.

#15 Joey Crabb - One of only a few big, tough forwards on the Tigers, Crabb has had an outstanding career the past four years. A New York Rangers draft pick, Crabb has done particularly well working with Marty Sertich and Brett Sterling on the powerplay. This season Crabb has notched twelve powerplay goals in addition to six at even strength. For his career, Crabb has played in 155 games for the Tigers, scoring 53 goals and assisting on 58. His point totals have improved considerably each year he's played.

#22 Marty Sertich - Where to start? Last year's Hobey Baker winner, Sertich has combined with Brett Sterling to comprise possibly the most feared duo in all of college hockey. This season, Sertich has 46 points on 14 goals and 32 assists. An exceptional playmaker, Sertich has tallied 117 assists in his career to go with 61 goals. In his Hobey Baker season last year, Sertich had 27 goals and 37 assists, leading the Tigers to the Frozen Four. The gaudy point totals are impressive, of course, but the most impressive stat for Sertich? The ultimate college hockey ironman, Sertich has never missed a game in his career with Colorado College.

#11 Jesse Stokke - While Stokke does not have the impressive stats like some of his classmates, he has been a solid and versatile player for the Tigers in his four years. A defenseman who can also play forward, Stokke has one goal and eight assists in his career with CC. Stokke's first goal came this season in a game at Minnesota-Duluth. Stokke's solid play on the ice is all the more impressive when one considers that he is a neuroscience major at CC.

#6 Trevor Frischmon - One of the Tigers' captains, Frischmon is a quick, aggressive forward who also plays very good defense, particularly on the penalty kill. Frischmon has 30 goals and 35 assists in his career for the Tigers. Last season, Frischmon took the team on his back in the regional final game of the NCAA tournament, scoring two goals and assisting on another to bring the Tigers back from a 3-0 early deficit against Michigan and advance to the Frozen Four.

#21 Brett Sterling - Sterling has been a consistent offensive force throughout his career with CC. With his hat trick against Alaska-Anchorage last month, Sterling notched the 100th, 101st, and 102nd goals of his career. With 28 goals this season, Sterling now has an incredible 105 career goals. He also has 75 assists. Last year, Sterling was a Hobey Hat Trick finalist along with teammate Marty Sertich and Cornell goalie David McKee. In addition to being a phenomenal hockey player, Sterling is also a great student - he is an Academic All American and graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA. Sterling is an Atlanta Thrashers draft pick and has the potential to play at the NHL level.


At 8:07 PM, Blogger satnu said...

Is CC on FSRM this weekend? Can't find any listing. Just local I guess. JBSU should give CC a tussle the weekend.

At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure but I would guess that the DU/UMD series will be on Fox Sports this weekend. It seems FSRM normally carries DU because they have a TV contract with them and not with CC.

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous gmf1a said...

Nice tribute too the seniors.

I would add Mark Stuart to a stellar recruiting class.


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