Preview: Colorado College at Miami

Like Miami, Colorado College is looking for its first win of 2019.

The Tigers are 0-3-1 early this calendar year with all four games coming at home.

CC is currently last in the NCHC with just eight conference points.

BoB takes a look at the upcoming series between these teams:

WHO: Colorado College (8-12-3) at Miami RedHawks (9-11-4).

WHERE: Cady Arena (3,642), Oxford, Ohio.

WHEN: Friday – 7:35 p.m.; Saturday – 7:05 p.m.

COLORADO COLLEGE RADIO: KRDO-FM (105.5), Colorado Springs, Colo.

MIAMI RADIO: WKBV-AM (1490), Richmond, Ind.

NOTES: Colorado College is last in the NCHC but the Tigers have always given Miami fits, as the RedHawks are 1-3-1 in their last five meetings.

CC averages three goals a game despite not having a skater over 17 points.

Thirteen Tigers have found the net at least three times, and Westin Michaud leads the team in points with 17.

CC’s top five points producers are forwards, with four being seniors and the other a junior.

Michaud has scored eight goals, and Trey Bradley is tops among Tigers skaters in goals (9) and second in points (16).

Mason Bergh has five goals and 10 assists, Trevor Gooch eight markers and five helpers and Nick Halloran has posted four goals and nine helpers for 13 points.

Halloran is the lone junior among this corps – the rest are all seniors.

Junior Alex Berardinelli is another major threat on a Tigers team that scores 3.00 goals per game. Berardinelli has scored seven times including twice shorthanded.

Colorado College has scored 69 times this season, but only three of its tallies have come from defensemen.

Freshman Bryan Yoon is 1-12-13 and easily leads this corps in points.

Zach Berzolla, Andrew Farny and Kristian Blumenschein are 0-6-6, 0-6-6 and 0-5-5 in 23 games each, respectively, and Ben Israel, Cole McCaskill and Alex Pernitsky have logged the remainder of the defensemen minutes for the Tigers.

Junior Alex Leclerc has logged over 90 percent of the team’s minutes in net, going 8-11-3 with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage.

This wraps up a ridiculous nine-game road trip for the Tigers, who are 1-5-1 in their current stretch away from World Arena.

Miami’s Josh Melnick (photo by Cathy Lachmann/BoB).

Colorado College’s last three games have all gone to overtime, and the Tigers lost two, both at North Dakota.

The Tigers had a game against Denver postponed last weekend because of weather.

Miami is 0-6-4 in its last 10 games and has not scored in 141:26.

Captain Josh Melnick has missed the last four games with a lower body injury and is questionable to return this weekend.

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About rednblackhawks

I've been writing about hockey since the late 1990s. First it was the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and the Cincinnati Cyclones for the Cincinnati Post, and most recently with WCPO and the Blog of Brotherhood online.

Posted on January 24, 2019, in 2018-19 and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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