Economic Downturn Affects CC Hockey

(above) The World Arena parking lot before the DU-CC game

The Economic downturn has hit Colorado Springs and Colorado College particularly hard. The CC Tiger was recently observed shovelling the World Arena parking lot to make ends meet.

23 comments:

Runninwiththedogs said...

Apparently he had to pawn his tiger mitts to, as his human hands are showing... BIG mascot nono!

Anonymous said...

Randy, is that you?

Aluuum said...

No it's not Randy--it's D.G.

dggoddard said...

Randy is parking the '57 Chevy.

du78 said...

DG would never dress in a Tiger costume. He would rather drink cyanide ;-)

Anonymous said...

Those are the most girly hands I've ever seen!

Aluuum said...

D.g. has gone over to the dark side

msbdu said...

anyone have a clue why there are only three teams in the Wells Fargo Cup. Did someone drop out?

puck swami said...

DU, BC, UNO and St. Lawrence

Anonymous said...

what I am confused about is how the tournament is set up. What is a "showcase format"?

Aluuum said...

it's a standard 4 team tourn. The 2 winners play for the trophy. tne 2 losers play for 3rd place.
Usually the weakest of the four teams is selected to play the home team to give the home team the best chance of getting to the finals.

CO14ers said...

Nope, this year it is a showcase tournament - a showcase tournament has predefined matchups. The 2010 Wells Fargo Denver cup with feature Friday games pitting DU against UNO and BC against SLU. Saturday games feature UNO playing SLU and DU matching up with BC.

In the past, what Aluuum said is true.

puck swami said...

I am pretty sure that DU went to a showcase format to make sure that he got a sure chance to play BC for PWR reasons.

Don't be surprised if you see this Denver tournament moving to a different time frame (not X-mas/new Years) in the future. I think Gwoz is getting tired having to play non-con teams with depleted lienups due to the WJCs. This might also open up DU to participate in other Holiday tourneys....

Anonymous said...

puck swami said...
"I am pretty sure that DU went to a showcase format to make sure that he got a sure chance to play BC for PWR reasons."

DU is a "he"? I guess Boone is the right guy for DU after all...

Anonymous said...

IS DG flying to Denver or something? No links to game notes here. The notes are on the DU website for each team

Aluuum said...

hey guys, i just read all of your recent comments and stand corrected. However ,i think this is political nonsense. it looks like a tournament organized by the liberal party. There is NO CLEAR CUT WINNER!--or loser for that matter. What do they do with the trophy--cut in half??--ciut it in four pieces? As usual 'political decisions try to please everyone and only screw things up.

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal about the Denver Cup, anyway? This is not the trophy either of the 4 contestants want, in the grand scheme of things. I think it's political and corporate-driven. Seems like they used to bring 3 absolutley joke teams in to compete with Denver. Atleast now the talent leve is a little better. BC will be looking for a W

Aluuum said...

A tournament. BY DEFINITION,means there is a recognized winner. Otherwise ,all we have is an exhibition.

Anonymous said...

Back to the subjest at hand..... COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS SUCK! I hope they all get severley sunburned, attacked by no-see-'ems and get the runs from eating bad shrimp and oysters! Screw You CC

Jordan said...

BU (last year's NC's) and BC (2 years ago NC's), are not "joke teams"

MagnessMan said...

CC falls to the unranked Black Bears in Florida.

MagnessMan said...

US 4-2 on Canada with 13 minutes to go.

puck swami said...

It's much more valuable to DU to pick both of their opponents than it is to leave it to fate. To be assured of playing UNO and BC for PWR reasons and for the guaranteed TV exposure of playing BC in the Saturday evening is simply of more value to DU than other scenarios.