It took nearly four years for Colorado College to win in Denver but the wait was worth it.
Christiano Versitch found a hole in the traffic in front of the Pioneers net and beat Tanner Jaillet for a 5-4 win in double overtime.
CC tied the game with ten seconds remaining in regulation to extend the game.
Game two of the four game series comes to World Arena, Saturday night.
Tigers have not won the Gold Pan outright since the 2013-14 season.
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