Thursday, December 1, 2011

Colorado Heads to Nebraska and Iowa for Weekend

OMAHA, NE (12/1/11)– The University of Colorado Division III men’s ice hockey team heads to Nebraska and Iowa to face three out of state opponent this weekend

Colorado will take on Creighton (0-7), Nebraska (8-5) and Dordt College (3-8) on a three-day road trip.

The Buffs beat out CU-Denver and Northern Colorado two weeks ago to improve their record to 10-5 on the season. They hope to build on that momentum this weekend.

“We had a nice weekend before break going 2-0 and then had the week off,” said goalie Gordon Burns. “We need to practice hard and just keep playing our game. If we play to our full potential then the rest should take care of itself this weekend”

The Buffaloes are currently ranked third in the Division III Pacific region.

On Thursday Colorado will face Creighton University at Motto McClean Ice Arena at 10:30 p.m. in Omaha, Nebraska. Next, the University of Nebraska hosts the Buffs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Snider Ice Arena in Fremont, Nebraska. CU will conclude the weekend against Dordt College on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Vernon Arena in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The D-III team returns home on Dec. 9 when they take on the Metro State Roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. at the CU Ice Arena. All Division III home games are FREE.

The Division II squad will be hosting the Western Classic this weekend at the CU Ice Arena. They will begin the weekend on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. against Northern Arizona. On Friday they take on Arizona State at 8:30 p.m. The Buffs will then face Washington at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and conclude the weekend on Sunday against Nevada-Las Vegas.

All D-II home games are $3 for students with a Buff One card and $5 for the general public.