by Jake Friedrich
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Simon Fraser University Red Leafs are in Colorado Springs this Saturday to face the Colorado College Tigers; here’s everything you need to know, including how to watch the game at home.
Colorado College, located in Colorado Springs, CO, sits 6,035ft (1,839m) above sea-level: 755ft (230m) above the “Mile-High City” in Denver, and 4,821ft (1,469m) above SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus. On top of competing with a D1 program that is looking to prove the NCHC pollsters wrong, who ranked the Tigers to finish 7th in their conference this season, the Red Leafs will have the challenge of playing at an altitude over a mile above sea-level.
Notable Tigers alumni include Stanley Cup Champion and 10 year Canucks alumni Doug Lidster, Stanley Cup Champion Jaden Schwartz, and Carolina Hurricanes star defenceman Jaccob Slavin.
QUICK FACTS | COLORADO COLLEGE
- The Tigers play in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), alongside the University of North Dakota and 2022 NCAA Champions Denver University.
- Throughout the 1990s, the Tigers were a force to be reckoned with, winning the WCHA championship in ‘94, ‘96, and ‘97.
- Colorado College has two NCAA championships (1950, 1957) and has appeared in the NCAA finals 5 times; the latest coming in 1996.
HOW TO WATCH
Saturday’s game will be broadcast on NCHC TV; the NCHC’s online streaming service.
NCHC TV has several passes available, with the cheapest option coming in at $16.95 USD for a 24-hour day pass.
- Go to https://nchchockey.com/tv/ on Saturday.
- Do not subscribe until gameday, as the day-pass expires 24 hours after purchase.
- Click on “Subscribe” in the top right corner.
- Navigate down to the “NCHC Day Pass” and click “Select Pass” on the right.
- Select “Colorado College” as your favourite school.
- Enter your payment details.
- Return to https://nchchockey.com/tv/, and select “Simon Fraser (exh.) vs. Colorado College” on the left side of the page.
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