The Colorado College Tigers will be traveling by bus to Magness Arena Friday night for their game against Denver. However, the CC hockey team will be walking back to Colorado Springs for their Saturday night tilt against the Pioneers at Robson Arena. In an act of solidarity with the student body and in support of the school’s efforts to divest from fossil fuels, the Tigers will show that life goes on after fossil fuels.
Immediately after Friday night’s game, the CC hockey team will change into hiking gear and headlamps. The Tigers will trek along I-25 south and reach Lone Tree after midnight. The team will take a bio break in Castle Rock and enjoy a roadside pancake breakfast in Larkspur.
“We think we can pick up some speed going down Monument Hill”, said head coach Kris Mayotte.
After a busy morning of hiking and enjoying the Rockies to the west, the team will be greeted by a group of junior Tiger supporters who will treat the eco-travelers with a lemonade stand as the players reach the home stretch of their journey at the North Gate of the Air Force Academy. It will be a direct shot from there as the team passes Briargate and takes aim at Robson Arena on the Colorado College campus in the late afternoon.
The freshman class has joined the effort by putting their Tesla Model X automobiles ‘on call’ should the team fall behind schedule.
The CC student council, led by President Christopher ‘Kip’ Jenkins IV will lead a bicycle procession supporting the team.
Other green ideas for the hockey team included replacing hockey helmets with renewable walnut bowls, a formal request to the NCHC to adopt wooden pucks, and a proposal to mandate solar-powered Zambonis.
Puck-drop at Magness Arena is at 8:00 pm MT Friday and will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. Saturday’s game will start at 6:00 pm MT at Robson.