The Colorado Eagles have been playing some good hockey just up the road from the Colorado Avalanche in Loveland.
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The Colorado Eagles, the farm team for the Colorado Avalanche, has become easier for fans in Colorado to go watch, including myself. Last night the Eagles played at the same time the Avalanche did. One of the few problems with the teams being so close is having to pick which game you want to watch. The Avalanche were on the road last night however and the Eagles were at home, so for some that might be the deciding factor.
The Eagles have some names fans will recognize from the Avalanche last season in Mark Alt, David Warsofsky, Anton Lindholm, A.J. Greer, and Dominic Toninato. While he did not play when he was called up fans should also recognize Spencer Martin, one of the goalies. A few of the young guys we have will also get you excited to go to an Eagles game in Martin Kaut, Logan O’Connor, Ty Lewis, Travis Barron, Mason Geertsen, Ryan Graves, Nicolas Meloche, Sergei Boikov, and Pavel Francouz.
The other night was a hard hitting contest that had it all, goals, fights, hits, and free hockey. The contest when to overtime, which the Eagles won. There were two notable fights in the contest, along with some very big hits. The Eagles have a few defensemen that are very large — 4 of them being 6’4 or taller. The contest tonight will get heated I’m sure.
The heat started in San Jose when the Eagles were beat 5-0. It carried over and made the Colorado Eagles want to show what they have in their own house. The Eagles held the lead most of the game but did give up a goal toward the end of the game when things started to heat up with intensity. Francouz made some truly incredible saves in net for the Eagles.
Scott Kosmachuck would net the OT winner in 3:30 of the period. If you haven’t been to an Eagles game I recommend going and checking one out. There isn’t a bad seat in the arena, and you get to watch the prospects. Look at Sheldon Dries now — he started the season with the Eagles.