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AHL’s Eagles tab longtime assistant Schneekloth as team’s new head coach

July 10th, 2023

A familiar face will be staying behind the Colorado Eagles’ bench for the 2023-24 season as last week, Aaron Schneekloth was named head coach of the Eagles. Schneekloth takes over for Greg Cronin, who was named the new head coach for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks last month. Schneekloth has spent the last 10 years on…

Eagles coach Cronin makes jump from AHL to NHL, named new coach for Ducks

June 8th, 2023

The AHL’s Colorado Eagles have announced that head coach Greg Cronin has been named the new head coach of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Cronin spent five seasons as the Eagles bench boss, compiling a record of 164-104-30 and leading the team to Calder Cup Playoffs appearances three times, with the AHL postseason being cancelled in…

Avalanche optimistic for ’23-24 despite losing Landeskog for entire season after knee surgery

May 27th, 2023

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog missed the entire 2022-23 season with a knee injury. Now, the 30-year-old is out for the 2023-24 campaign after having successful knee surgery back on May 10. “Gabe Landeskog is a really special player in the NHL and for our team, his importance transcends to the ice,” said Avalanche GM…

Avalanche to open defense of Stanley Cup championship with first-round matchup against Kraken

April 17th, 2023

The Colorado Avalanche finished the 2022-23 NHL season first in the Central Division with a record of 51-24-7, good for 109 points. Colorado’s mark was also seventh-best in the 32-team league over the course of the regular season. Opening up the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Avalanche will start defense of their 2022 title playing the…

Avalanche bench boss Bednar inks three-year extension through ’26-27 season

March 22nd, 2023

Jared Bednar is sticking around for a while. Earlier this week, the Colorado Avalanche announced that their head coach has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season, kicking in once Bednar’s current deal expires after the 2023-24 campaign. Bednar, who led the Avalanche to the 2022 Stanley Cup, is the winningest coach in…

Avalanche coach Bednar gets victory No. 266, now sits atop team coaching wins list

January 26th, 2023

Jared Bednar isn’t one for celebrations, unless, of course, that means the Colorado Avalanche wins the Stanley Cup. And while that indeed took place last June, Bednar eclipsed two more milestones this week in coaching his 500th NHL game (all with the Avs) and in beating the Washington Capitals 3-2 Tuesday night, Bednar earned win…

AHL’s Eagles off to hot start in ’22-23, take flight into first place

December 5th, 2022

It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child. If that’s the case, it might take a whole state or province to win a Stanley Cup championship. An astute assemblage of trades, free-agent signings, management of draft picks, player development, scouting and just a little old-fashioned luck all have to come together in…

Rampage alum, top scorer Moskal garners monthly honors from FPHL

December 2nd, 2022

The Federal Prospects Hockey League has announced that Elmira Mammoth forward Parker Moskal has been named the Player of the Month for October/November. Moskal played in 13 games for the Mammoth during the first two months and recorded 13 goals with 18 assists for 31 points to lead the league in scoring, putting together a…

Avalanche reloads, ready to defend Stanley Cup with 2022-23 NHL season approaching

October 5th, 2022

The Colorado Avalanche will start their defense of the Stanley Cup on Oct. 12. After an intense training camp at Family Sports Center, the roster has changed from last season, but the hunger is still there to repeat. “Your character has to shine through in situations like this,” Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said. “They…

Fresh off 2022 Stanley Cup championship, MacKinnon signs massive extension with Avalanche

September 21st, 2022

After signing a contract that makes him the highest-paid NHL player per year, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon posted on his Instagram that he is “Avalanche for life.” The Avalanche on Tuesday signed MacKinnon to an eight-year contract extension starting in 2023-24 (runs through 2030-31) with an average annual value of $12.6 million. He has…

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