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Eagles’ Houck selected ECHL Player of the Week after five-point weekend

February 21st, 2017

Jackson Houck of the Colorado Eagles is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Houck scored four goals and added one assist for five points as the Eagles swept a three-game series at Alaska last week to extend their club-record winning streak to 12 games. The 22-year-old…

Plucked from NHL waiver wire, Barberio quickly finds niche on Avalanche back end

February 21st, 2017

Newly acquired Colorado Avalanche defenseman Mark Barberio was picked up off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 2 and reported to practice the following day in Colorado. He travels light. “I’m out here solo,” said Barberio, who is single and without children. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE This spring, Barberio hopes to make a home…

Eagles’ Saunders tabbed ECHL Goaltender of the Week

February 8th, 2017

Clarke Saunders of the Colorado Eagles is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 30-Feb. 5. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE It is the second time this season that Saunders has received the weekly honor. Saunders went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .982 in two appearances…

Pierro-Zabotel keeping NHL dreams alive with ECHL’s Eagles

February 6th, 2017

For Casey Pierro-Zabotel, winning an ECHL Kelly Cup title last season with the Allen Americans has only made him hungrier to do the same this year with the Colorado Eagles. A former NHL draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins (third round in 2007) and British Columbia Hockey League MVP, Pierro-Zabotel signed with the Eagles in…

Grizzlies’ Cuddemi takes home ECHL Rookie of the Month honors for January

February 2nd, 2017

Utah Grizzlies forward Ralph Cuddemi has been named the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for January. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Cuddemi led ECHL rookies with 12 goals and was tied for the rookie league lead with 18 points in 11 January games as the Grizzlies went 8-2-1-0. He is tied for the rookie lead…

After a season-long struggle, will Avalanche look to wheel and deal before trade deadline?

January 20th, 2017

Gabriel Landeskog has generally been the Colorado Avalanche’s poster boy since Sept. 4, 2012, when he was named the NHL’s then-youngest-ever captain after winning the Calder Trophy as the league’s Rookie of the Year. He was 19 at the time, but certainly mature beyond his years. Today, at 24, Landeskog is trying to lead the…

Legally blind in one eye, Soderberg battles adversity to be key Avalanche contributor

January 5th, 2017

In fighting adversity, no NHL player might have accomplished more for himself than Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg, who is legally blind in his left eye. In his words, driving home from the Pepsi Center after a game is more difficult than playing hockey at its highest level. Making plays with one eye and avoiding…

Eagles forward Garbowsky selected to 2017 ECHL All-Star Team

January 3rd, 2017

The ECHL has announced the roster for the ECHL All-Stars for the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by I LOVE NY, and forward Matt Garbowsky has been selected to represent the Colorado Eagles. Garbowsky has posted 10 goals and 14 assists through the first 32 games of the season and is currently playing with a plus/minus…

Bradford to represent Grizzlies at ECHL All-Star Classic

January 3rd, 2017

The ECHL announced Jan. 3 that Utah Grizzlies forward Erik Bradford will represent the team at the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic, presented by I LOVE NY. The game will air live exclusively on NHL Network on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. Mountain Time from the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y. READ…

Grizzlies a huge component of Wight brothers’ grieving process

January 2nd, 2017

Admittedly, Jared Youngman didn’t even hear about the accident. But once a fan from Colorado called the Utah Grizzlies vice president back on Nov. 10, Youngman and the team quickly took action. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Bob and Dawn Wight tragically lost their lives that day in an auto accident while traveling with their sons,…