For Colorado College, the road has been the new home the past two months.
The Tigers have hosted just one game since Nov. 2, with nine of their last 10 contests being played on hostile or neutral ice.
Like Miami, CC has seen little live action recently, having played only two games since mid-December.
A look at this weekend’s games:
WHO: Miami RedHawks (5-10-3) at Colorado College Tigers (7-8-1).
WHEN: Friday – 9:37 p.m.; Saturday – 8:07 p.m.
WHERE: Broadmoor World Arena (7,380), Colorado Springs, Colo.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Tied, 10-10-2.
MIAMI RADIO: WMOH-AM (1450), Hamilton, Ohio.
COLORADO COLLEGE RADIO: KRDO-FM (105.5), KRDO-AM (1240), Colorado Springs, Colo.
NOTES: The big story for Colorado College has been senior Chris Wilkie’s outstanding first half.
Wilkie, a North Dakota transfer whose previous career highs were six goals and 19 points, has scored 13 times and added seven assists for 20 points.
The Florida draft pick has recorded 27 percent of his team’s goals and earned a point in 42 percent of its tallies.
Fellow upperclassman Nick Halloran is second in scoring with a 7-9-16 line and is tops on the Tigers in helpers.
After that, the scoring drops off considerably, as Bailey Conger is the only other Colorado College skater with double-digits in points with four goals and seven assists.
Among forwards, Grant Cruikshank and Ben Copeland have also been solid contributors with eight points apiece, and Alex Berardinelli has seven.
Tigers defensemen have done little offensively, as the 10 that have dressed have combined for just four goals this season and no blueliner has more than eight points.
Bryan Yoon has eight assists, and freshman Connor Mayer is at 1-6-7, and everyone else has four points or fewer.
Colorado College has dressed 10 defensemen this season, and opponents are averaging over 35 shots a game.
Freshman Matt Vernon – son of former NHL goalie Mike Vernon – has done a fine job in net despite facing a ton of quality shots. His save percentage is .915 and he has a goals-against average of 3.03.
Vernon has played in 11 games, and senior Ryan Ruck has been between the pipes for seven. Ruck’s GAA is 3.25 and his save percentage is .905.
Penalty killing has been a major shortcoming for Colorado College. The Tigers are 67.2 percent on the PK – worst in all of Division I – and 60.0 percent in conference play.
The Tigers overall are still trending upward, but it’s been a slow climb. After four straight seasons of single-digit win totals, Colorado College is just six games under .500 the past 2½ seasons.
Surprisingly, the Tigers have been better on the road than on their home ice at elevation. CC is 2-4-1 at home and 4-4 on the road.
Same goes for Miami, which is 3-4-2 away from Oxford and 2-6-1 at Cady Arena.
The RedHawks have struggled vs. Colorado College in recent years, going 1-5-1 in their last seven and 1-4-1 in their last six in this building.