Colorado Rubber

Colorado’s and Utah’s Authoritative Voice of Hockey

Category Archives: College

Westminster’s Millar finishes NCAA D-I career with Colorado College, starts pro career with AHL’s Reign

April 19th, 2024

Jack Millar spent four seasons playing NCAA Division I college hockey for Colorado College. Once his senior season with the Tigers ended last month, the Westminster native saw his career continue at the professional level when he signed with the AHL’s Ontario Reign. “Ontario had kind of been interested from the second half of the…

After four seasons at Boston University, Thunderbirds grad Peterson inks NHL contract with Blues

April 18th, 2024

The NHL’s St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with Dylan Peterson. The California native was the Blues’ third-round selection (86th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft and has spent the past four seasons with NCAA Division I Boston University (Hockey East). In 119 NCAA regular-season games, Peterson recorded 26…

Denver to host Minnesota at Ball Arena for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game over Thanksgiving weekend 2025

April 15th, 2024

Denver announced Monday that the school has been awarded the 2025 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game, as the Pioneers hockey team will host Minnesota at Ball Arena in downtown Denver over Thanksgiving weekend 2025. “The University of Denver is honored to host the 2025 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game and excited to rekindle…

Denver blanks Boston College, captures record 10th NCAA men’s hockey national championship

April 14th, 2024

For a record-setting 10th time, the Denver Pioneers are NCAA men’s hockey national champions. No. 3 Denver used stellar goaltending and a big second period to down No. 1 Boston College 2-0 Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn., in the NCAA national championship game. With the win, the Pioneers pass Michigan…

After four-year NCAA D-III career, Colorado Springs’ Vaughan off to pro hockey with FPHL’s Prowlers

March 30th, 2024

Jake Vaughan spent two seasons playing NCAA Division III hockey for Connecticut College and another two skating for Saint Mary’s. Now, the Colorado Springs native has moved on to the professional hockey ranks, signing last week with the FPHL’s Port Huron Prowlers. “The opportunity with Port Huron came out of nowhere, honestly,” said Vaughan. “I…

Colorado College star, Aspen native Mbereko tabbed All-American, NCHC Goaltender of the Year for ’23-24

March 24th, 2024

Colorado College sophomore Kaidan Mbereko was voted the unanimous NCHC Goaltender of the Year, after also being a unanimous First-Team All-NCHC selection this year. He also earned First Team All-American status. In conference play, the Aspen native led the NCHC with both a 2.15 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in 24 starts. He…

Strong final season at NCAA D-I Minnesota State leads to Lafayette native Morton signing NHL deal with Flames

March 23rd, 2024

After a dominant final season with NCAA Division I Minnesota State, Lafayette native Sam Morton has signed with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Morton’s contract will begin with the 2024-25 season. He will be joining the Calgary Wranglers on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign. “It’s unbelievable,” Morton told “Since you…

Parker native, Arapahoe, Thunderbirds alum Schwartz tabbed Atlantic Hockey Best Defensive Forward for ’23-24 season

March 19th, 2024

Air Force junior forward Austin Schwartz has been named Atlantic Hockey’s Best Defensive Forward for the 2023-24 season. Schwartz led the nation with four short-handed goals and ranked third in the nation in blocked shots by a forward with 46. The Parker native played a key role on the Falcons penalty kill that ranked sixth…

Thunderbirds, RoughRiders alum, Lafayette native Morton tabbed CCHA Player of the Year for ’23-24

March 15th, 2024

The CCHA has announced that Minnesota State graduate student Sam Morton has been voted CCHA Player of the Year. The CCHA Forward of the Year and All-CCHA First Team selection was one of three finalists for the honor, along with Bemidji State’s Kyle Looft and Mattias Sholl. Morton, a Lafayette native, paced all CCHA skaters…

Aspen native, Colorado College goaltender Mbereko collects national monthly honors

March 8th, 2024

Colorado College’s Kaidan Mbereko continues to rack up awards, named this week the Hockey Commissioners Association National Goaltender of the Month for February. Mbereko was placed on the national ballot after earning his third straight NCHC Goaltender of the Month award, becoming the second player in league history to win three straight monthly honors, joining…

Free Website Hit Counter
Free website hit counter