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Broomfield native, Colorado youth hockey alum Graber recognized as 2021-22 ECHL MVP

April 28th, 2022

The ECHL has announced that Will Graber of the Fort Wayne Komets has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Most Valuable Player for the 2021-22 season. The award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members. …

NHL trade deadline sees Avalanche add to stacked roster, acquire four players for 2022 stretch run

March 25th, 2022

With the home stretch of the NHL season approaching, the annual NHL trade deadline means teams either begin building for the future or stocking up for a deep playoff run. For the Colorado Avalanche, the team made a trio of trades at the 2022 deadline to bolster their roster to win now. This past Monday,…

Avalanche quartet named to 2022 NHL All-Star Game, Denver native Terry also cracks lineup

January 20th, 2022

Three Colorado Avalanche players and head coach Jared Bednar will represent the team at 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Feb. 4-5 in Las Vegas. Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon will serve as the Central Division captain, while defenseman Cale Makar was also named to the team and forward Nazem Kadri won the “Last…

Denver native, former Littleton, Thunderbirds, DU standout Shore named to 2022 U.S. Olympic Team

January 14th, 2022

USA Hockey announced tonight the final roster for its 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, a group that includes a Colorado connection. Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL) forward Nick Shore, a Denver native and Colorado Thunderbirds, Littleton Hawks and University of Denver alum, was named to the team. “We’re excited about the roster we’ve put together,”…

Nearing 200 wins with Avalanche, Bednar rewarded with two-year contract extension through ’23-24

November 24th, 2021

Jared Bednar is in his sixth season as the head coach for the Colorado Avalanche. And he’s not leaving Denver any time soon. Last week, the Avalanche announced that the team has signed Bednar to a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season. “I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to continue to…

Thunderbirds alum Jones named to Team USA squad for 2022 Olympics

October 7th, 2021

Former Colorado Thunderbirds defenseman Seth Jones has been named one of the first three players of the 2022 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team. “It’s no secret we’re excited about the prospects of our team for the 2022 games,” said Stan Bowman, general manager of the team. “Patrick (Kane), Auston (Matthews) and Seth reflect the high level of talent that will make…

Avalanche welcome new talented quartet to organization after 2021 NHL Draft

July 29th, 2021

Due to past trades, the Colorado Avalanche held just four picks at last weekend’s NHL Draft, but GM Joe Sakic made all four count, especially on the offensive side. Colorado started off taking Swedish forward Oskar Olausson in the first round (28th overall) on Friday night out of the HV71 program overseas. On the second…

New NHL contract sees Colorado Springs’ Carlo staying in Boston six more seasons

July 22nd, 2021

Just three seasons after leaving the Colorado youth hockey ranks, Brandon Carlo found himself in the NHL. Now four years later, the 24-year-old Colorado Springs native will stay with the Boston Bruins for six more seasons after recently signing a six-year extension with the club. Carlo met with reporters over Zoom after signing the contract….

Morris re-ups with AHL’s IceHogs as Larkspur native looks to build off solid ’20-21 rookie season

July 1st, 2021

Cale Morris appeared in just seven games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs this past season, but knows the best is yet to come as the 25-year-old Larkspur native has re-signed with the top Chicago Blackhawks affiliate for the 2021-22 season. In limited action, Morris went 2-3-0 with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .923 save…

Erie native, Carolina blueliner Slavin tabbed winner of 2021 Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly conduct

June 22nd, 2021

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin has won the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player voted to best combine sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability. Slavin, who led the Hurricanes this season with 22:59 of ice time per game, was assessed one minor penalty in 52 games, for delay of game/puck over glass, and often…

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