Saturday, April 01, 2006

Stastny Announces Transfer to CC

Denver forward Paul Stastny announced today that he has decided to transfer to Colorado College. Last season, Stastny was tied with Matt Carle for sixth in the nation with 53 points (19 goals, 34 assists). When asked for a reason for the change of heart, Stastny reportedly said, "I want the chance to play for a NCAA tournament team, and this last season Denver just didn't give me that oppurtunity." Tigers coach Scott Owens said he was thrilled with the addition; "With three of our top guns (Marty Sertich, Brett Sterling, Joey Crabb) leaving this season, we could really use some new firepower for our top lines. Paul has shown steady improvement and should be one of the top players in the country next year. We look forward to welcoming him to the CC community." Denver head coach George Gwozdecky was disapointed to learn of the news, saying that Stastny had made too hasty a decision. "Listen, I know our team choked in the WCHA playoffs this season," he said, "but CC really didn't do much better. This is a huge loss for our team and it's a shame that (Paul) didn't put more time into this decision."


At 9:05 AM, Blogger dggoddard said...

Big blow for DU. Congrats to CC you're getting a heck of a player. Stastny did a great job at DU and will be missed next season.

At some point Coach Owens and the CC Assistant coaches might want to pick up an NCAA Div. I Rule Book. I know that hockey is CC's only Div. I sport. In Div. I, Paul will have to sit out a year after his transfer. He will really bring some much needed depth to CC's practice squad next season..

At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dggoddard said... "I know that hockey is CC's only Div. I sport."


"He will really bring some much needed depth to CC's practice squad next season.."

A step up for him.

At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this rumor too... He is going to CC for Curling (and blowdrying) while trying out for UCCS...


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