Photo: Colorado College hockey players revel in last season’s ‘championship moment’
“We’ve added the 2018-2019 Gold Pan banner to our 43 other participation banners,” said hockey head coach Mike Haviland in a Colorado College press release earlier this year. The announcement outlined a year-long celebration commemorating last season’s series win against Denver.
“Each of our student-athletes possessed the Gold Pan trophy for one day over the summer,” said CC in their press release. “And, we are planning to schedule a ‘reenactment’ of the final seconds of the clinching game last season for students and fans who missed the big moment.”
Looking back at the series win, current team captain Alex Berardinelli said, “Yea. I love the part where we posed together on the ice. It’s almost like we won a championship or something.”
Forward Grant Cruikshank who scored the winning goal in the deciding 1-0 victory is having his #21 retired. The entire 2018-2019 team will be enshrined into the CC Sports Hall of Fame and players’ uniforms have been adorned with Gold Pan patches and bold script for the weekend.
“No decision has been made on Gold Pan rings. We have a preliminary design from Jostens but we have not given them the go-ahead…yet,” said Haviland.