Since CC fans rarely get to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul, we wanted to give Tiger fans these Twin Cities travel tips:
- While in the Twin Cities, CC fans should visit Minneapolis’ Mall of America. In ‘The Springs’ this would be considered a high-end shopping and dining district. A big plus is an indoor rollercoaster which duplicates the course of CC hockey this season.
- The Scandinavian term ‘Uff da’ can be used to express surprise, relief, exhaustion, astonishment, and dismay. For example, a CC student might say, “Uff da – and now you tell me there is no career future in the Puppet Arts?”
- A loon is the state bird or anyone who wagers $100 or more on the Tigers.
- Scotch tape and velcro were invented in Minnesota! The same stuff is used to keep up hockey socks or to hang CC participation banners.
- Friday is St. Patrick’s day. Expect to see more drunk Fighting Hawk fans at Xcel Energy Center than congregants at the Colorado Springs New Life Church on Christmas Day.
- St. Paul was originally called Pigs Eye after the French trapper that homesteaded there. Pig’s Eye is currently slang for something that will never happen – like employers hiring graduates based on Block 6 Politics of Hot Yoga credits.
- With the inevitable end of CC’s season Friday afternoon, the Twin Cities has a fine selection of bubble tea cafes, plant-based charcuterie board options, and a vibrant Indie music scene.
- CC is used to going ‘oh-fer’ against DU but this means something different in Minnesota. This is an accented way of saying “oh, for.” Translated for a Tiger fan, “Oh-fer gosh sakes, we’re now 1-16-1 against the Pioneers since March of 2019.”