Jan. 16, 2009

Courtesy of Colorado College

Colorado College embarks on its first road trip in more than a month this week when the Tigers travel to Madison, Wis., for a pair of crucial WCHA games against the University of Wisconsin. Faceoff at the Kohl Center is 7:07 p.m. CST Friday and 6:07 p.m. CST Saturday. 

Saturday's series finale will be televised live regionally by Fox Sports Net North and aired throughout Colorado on FSN Rocky Mountain.

Wisconsin and CC are second and third, respectively, in the ever-tightening league standings and are separated by only two points. 

The 11th-ranked Tigers are 12-7-5 overall and 8-6-2 in conference play. Picked earlier by the WCHA's head coaches to repeat as regular-season champions in 2008-09, they have fallen five points behind first-place University of Denver with 12 games remaining. They’re also just four ahead of St. Cloud State, which is tied for seventh with Minnesota State, and has played two fewer league outings than CC.

Colorado College, which swept all four games of their season series with UW in 2007-08, is just one point ahead of fourth-place Minnesota and North Dakota, which also have two games in hand.