Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Colorado Buffaloes Head to Regionals

BOULDER (02/15/12) – The No. 5 University of Colorado men’s Division III ice hockey team heads to Fremont, Neb. this weekend to compete in regional competition against the No.8 Santa Rosa Junior College.

Colorado went on a road trip last weekend and came home with a 2-0 record overall. The Buffs beat Colorado College 6-0 and the University of Wyoming 8-3.

“Last weekend, the offensive zone was the highlight of our game,” said head coach Scott Smith. “We are going practice on cleaning up the defensive zone so we can head to regionals strong on all fronts.”

The Buffaloes are going into regionals with a 16-8 record on the 2011-12 American Collegiate Hockey Association season.

There first game will begin at 12 p.m. on Friday at the Sidner Ice Arena. If they win this contest they will continue play at either 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Saturday.

“We know SRJC is a going to be a good team, just like very team that will be at the tournament this weekend,” said forward Nic Kroha. “We’re looking to have a good practice this week and are going to focus on playing some of our best hockey of the season so we can get two wins and go to nationals in March.”

Listen to the live archived audio broadcast of the Colorado-Santa Rosa game at