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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…

Avs falter in second round of NHL playoffs, vow to ‘get ready for another go at it’ in ’21-22

June 11th, 2021

The Colorado Avalanche, despite winning the 2021 Presidents’ Trophy, bowed out in the second round of the NHL playoffs Thursday night after a 6-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6. “What’s going through my head right now is just disappointment,” Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said. “You see the look on our…

After strong year offensively, Eagles captain Tynan named 2020-21 AHL MVP

June 8th, 2021

Colorado Eagles forward T.J. Tynan averaged better than a point per game with the Eagles this season, and the American Hockey League took notice. Last week, Tynan was voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2020-21 season. The award was voted on by coaches, players and…

Hockey, business guru Petrovek bringing wealth of experience to AHL’s Eagles as team’s new president

June 3rd, 2021

The AHL’s Colorado Eagles announced this week that Brian Petrovek has been hired to serve as president and alternate governor of the team.  Petrovek most recently served as CEO and alternate governor for the AHL’s Stockton Heat from 2017-20.  In addition, he has previously led the AHL’s Adirondack Flames (2014-15), Portland Pirates (2000-14) and Utica Devils…

Avalanche sweep aside Blues in four straight to open 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

May 25th, 2021

The Colorado Avalanche claimed the Presidents’ Trophy with the best record during the 2020-21 regular season in the NHL. And Colorado proved that accomplishment was no fluke, downing the St. Louis Blues in four straight games to open the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Avalanche picked up a 5-2 victory in Game 4 at the Enterprise…

Lakewood native, former Rampage, Thunderbirds standout Angeli tabbed ECHL Player of the Week

March 2nd, 2021

Darik Angeli of the Kansas City Mavericks has been named the ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 22-28. Angeli scored one goal, assisted on eight others and was a plus-5 in four games last week. The 30-year-old tallied three assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to Wichita on Tuesday, had a helper in a…

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