One of college hockey's oldest rivalries is renewed this weekend as Colorado College and Denver meet for the annual Gold Pan Trophy.
"It's a great rival, this is why you play," Tigers head coach Mike Haviland said. "We love to play against them and they love to play against us."
Coming off a sweep at Princeton, the Tigers are back over .500 at 6-5-1 as they head into the home-and-home series with the Pioneers.
Colorado College went 2-1-1 against their in-state rival last season, a showdown dating back to 1949.
"We have the Gold Pan now and it took a lot to get it and we don't want to give it up," Haviland said. "It's a great rivalry in college hockey but they're a great hockey team and so are we. So I expect an intense game that's pretty quick. Both teams are pretty deep, it's going to be a good hockey game. Who's going to be more disciplined and who's going to execute when it really comes down to it."
Puck drop is set for 7:07 p.m. on both nights. Friday's contest will be in Denver, with the matchup returning to the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday.