Chad Duran D3 Commitment
Former Colorado Springs Tiger and Littleton native Chad Duran has committed to play his college hockey at SUNY (State University of New York) Canton in upstate Canton, NY. Duran (1998) was a member of the 2016-17 U18 Tigers that saw him make thirty-six starts for the team while posting a 2.32 gaa and outstanding .934 saves percentage for the team.
Duran had a short injury plagued stint with the Tier3 Tampa Bay Juniors in 2017-18. During June/July of 2018 he returned to the Tigers to train just before main camps in the SJHL. Chad began the year with the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the SJHL before moving to the Battleford North Stars where he is currently playing. With the North Stars Duran posts a 5-1 record, 1.96 gaa and .924 saves percentage.
Duran looks back on his time with the Tigers with great memories and a great deal of pride. “The Colorado Springs Tigers program was a hugh part of helping me get to this point in my hockey career and preparing me for junior hockey. I can’t thank coach Holmstrom, the rest of the coaching staff and my amazing billets in the Springs enough for everything they’ve done to help get me to this point,”
“Chad was a great competitor and better young man while with the Tigers program. He exemplified our culture of hard work, high compete and simply loved to play. I am very proud of Chads perseverance and this opportunity he has in front of him, I couldn’t be happier for him” Tigers U18 Head Coach Kevin Holmstrom stated.
Congratulations Chad, everyone at the Tigers wish you the very best as you continue to pursue your hockey and academic career.