CC retains Gold Pan after 3-3 tie with Denver
Feb. 14, 2009
Courtesy of thegazette.com
A late goal by the University of Denver cost Colorado College a second win over its biggest rival this season.
Denver tied the game with less than a minute remaining and the teams played a scoreless overtime for a 3-3 tie at World Arena on Friday night. CC does retain the Gold Pan, the trophy given to the winner of the annual series between the teams, with the tie.
CC is 14-9-8 overall and 10-8-5 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Denver is 17-9-4 overall and 13-7-3 in the WCHA.
Denver tied the game with 56.3 seconds remaining in the third period. Joe Colborne scored his second goal of the game to tie the score at 3-3.
CC took the first lead of the game. Brian Connelly's fantastic pass from the blue line was batted out of the air by Stephen Schultz and into the net for CC's first goal.
DU's Dustin Jackson scored early in the second period when CC mishandled the puck in its own zone to tie the game.
CC scored a pair of goals 98 seconds apart after DU tied it. Cody Lampl scored when Ryan Lowery's shot rebounded off the post onto Lampl's stick right in front of the net. Less than 2 minutes later, Bill Sweatt redirected Connelly's slap shot past DU goaltender Marc Cheverie to put CC ahead 3-1.
The Pioneers scored late in the second period when Colborne got a power-play goal. CC led 3-2 after two periods.