Colorado College Hockey Coach and Roster 2023-24

By Swikriti Kandel / 3 September 2023 05:57 AM

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Colorado College hockey coach for the 2023-24 season is Kris Mayotte. Jon Lidgett, Andrew Oglevie, and Wally Bzdell are assistant coaches.

Kris Mayotte is the 15th head coach of the Tigers. The 2023-24 college hockey season will be his third season mentoring the student-athletes.

Mayotte is a former collegiate athlete who represented the Union College. Following that, he played for multiple AHL, ECHL, and CHL teams.

Kris ended his playing career in 2010 after a disappointing season with the Adirondack Phantoms. He then embarked on a new venture as a goaltending coach at Maryland.

Mayotte also coached the players at Cornell, St. Lawrence, and Providence. He was offered a position at Colorado before the 2021-22 season.

Peter, John, and Andrew are the important members of the coaching panel. Former USHL head coach Peter was welcomed onboard by the Colorado in 2021.

Calgary native John Lidgett is entering his second season with the college in the 2023-24 season. Andrew was named as the assistant coach of the Tigers on 3 July 2023.

Wally is the high-performance mindset coach for the team. He has roughly 25 years of expertise in sports psychology and works closely with athletes and mentors.

Colorado College Hockey Roster 2023-24

Colorado College Tigers hockey roster 2023-24 is comprised of 18 young athletes. The names of the players along with their position are:

1. Jake BegleyGoaltender
2. Zaccharya WisdomForward
3. Max BurkholderDefenseman
4. Jack MillarDefenseman
5. Chase FoleyDefenseman
6. Ryan BeckForward
7. Noah SerdachnyForward
8. Bret LinkForward
9. Ray ChristyForward
10. Tommy MiddletonForward
11. Antonio FernandezDefenseman
12. Tyler CoffeyForward
13. Connor MayerDefenseman
14. Evan WernerForward
15. Logan WillForward
16. Tyler DunbarDefenseman
17. Nikolai CharchenkoDefenseman
18. Ethan StrakyDefenseman
19. Klavs VeinbergsForward
20. Riley StuartForward
21. Noah LabaForward
22. Stanley CooleyForward
23. Gleb VeremyevForward
24. Drew MontogomeryForward
25. Kaidan MberekoGoaltender
26. Henry WilderGoaltender
27. Nicklas AndrewsDefenseman
28. Danny WeightForward

Noah Laba - Center

New York Rangers picked Noah Laba in the 2022 NHL Draft. He is a 20-year-old center for the CC Tigers who hails from Northville, Michigan.

Laba began his junior career in the 2016-17 with Belle Tire. He only appeared in five games in the debut season and ended up with 4 points.

Noah went on to compete for Compuware and Oakland Jr. Grizzlies.  In the 2020-21 season, he was selected by Lincoln Stars of the USHL.

The 6 foot 2 inches tall athlete recorded 39 points in 50 games in the following year. He was named to the roster of the CC in the 2022-23 season.

Laba represented the team in 35 games during that season. Moreover, he registered 22 points by scoring 11 goals and 11 assists. 

Zaccharya Wisdom - Right Winger

Toronto native Zaccharya Wisdom was selected by Seattle Kraken in the 2023 NHL Draft. He is named to the Tigers roster as their right winger.

Zaccharya started playing competitive hockey with the Brampton 45's in the 2018-19 season. He noted 22 points in 32 games in that season.

The 19-year-old athlete then played for the Mississauga Senators. He appeared in 32 games with 16 goals and 2 assists throughout the season.

Wisdom was a part of the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL for two seasons. He had an all-time high of 48 points in 59 games in 2022-23.

Standing at a height of 6 feet, the player committed to attend CC. He is set to debut on 7 October 2023 against Simon Fraser University.

Kaidan Mbereko - Goaltender

Tigers goalie Kaidan Mbereko was the star of the team in the 2022-23 season. He noted a .925 save percentage and 2.30 goals against average.

Mbereko steered the team to win three games in the NCHC tournament. As a result, he was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team and All-NCHC Second Team.

The 20-year-old goalie began his journey with Belle Tire. After a few years of junior hockey, he was named to the USNTDP Juniors in the 2019-20 season. 

Lincoln Stars named Kaidan to their roster for the 2021-22 season. He represented the USHL team in 35 games recording a .898 SV% and 3.01 GAA.

Kaidan hails from Michigan and has a height of 5 feet 11 inches. He is one of the best collegiate athletes to watch in the 2023-24 season.

Colorado College Hockey Schedule 2023-24

Colorado College season is scheduled to begin on 7 Oct 2023 and end on 13 April 2024. Their first match is against Simon Fraser University.

The men's ice hockey team is set to play their first road game on 27 October against the Air Force.  Moreover, they will compete in 24 NCHC games in the upcoming season.

If the team becomes a conference championship, they are automatically selected for the NCAA championship tournament. If not, they can enter the competition after receiving at-large bids.

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The NCHC frozen faceoff will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2024. NCAA regionals will be conducted from 29 to 31 March. The collegiate hockey season of 2023-24 will end after the NCAA Frozen Four which occurs from 11 to 13 April.

The games of the Tigers that are to be watched in the upcoming season are as follows:

  • Denver: 3-4 November, 8-9 March
  • Arizona State: 1-2 December
  • North Dakota: 8-9 December, 16-17 February
  • Minnesota: 7-8 January
  • St. Cloud State: 2-3 February

Denver became the 2022-23 Gold Pan Series champion though the Tigers remained competitive in every game. Due to the upsetting loss, the game between the two teams will be worth watching in 2023-24.

Arizona State's hockey team is young as compared to CC. They played two matchups in Tempe last year and both games were won by the Sun Devils. CC gained victory over every conference opponent at least once except for North Dakota. 

Colorado College Hockey Arena

The Colorado Tigers play their home games at Ed Robson Arena. The seating capacity of the multi-purpose arena for ice hockey games is 3,400.

The facility is named after Edward J. Robson, a 1954 CC graduate. Edward is also a former member of the Colorado College ice hockey team.

Ed Robson Arena first broke ground on 15 February 2020 and opened on September 18, 2021. It was built at an approximate cost of $52 million.

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The newly built arena has let the Tigers play home games on campus venue for the 1st time since the hockey program started way back in 1938.

The multi-purpose facility has LED lighting, a high-quality sound system, and a center-hung video scoreboard. The venue is adept at hosting both ice and non-ice events.

Furthermore, the arena has an attached multilevel parking structure along with food and beverage cart options for the matchdays and events.

Colorado College hockey tickets can be acquired from the official site of the college or other ticketing partners like Ticketmaster and StubHub.

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