Colorado Eagles

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Colorado Eagles
CityLoveland, Colorado
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Founded2003 (In the CHL)
Home arenaBlue Arena
General managerKevin McDonald
Head coachAaron Schneekloth
AffiliatesColorado Avalanche (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
2003–presentColorado Eagles
Regular season titles3 (2005, 2006, 2009)
Division titles8 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2018)
Conference titles7 (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2018)
Ray Miron President's Cup2 (2005, 2007)
Kelly Cups2 (2017, 2018)

The Colorado Eagles are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2003. The team plays in the American Hockey League (AHL). They play their home games in Loveland, Colorado at the Blue Arena. They are the AHL affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (AHL). Their ECHL affiliate is the Utah Grizzlies.

The Colorado Eagles would first start playing in 2003 in the Central Hockey League (CHL). The Eagles would win the Ray Miron President's Cup in the 2004–05 season, defeating the Laredo Bucks four games to one.[1] They would win another Cup in the 2006–07 seasons, again defeating the Laredo Bucks four games to two.[2] On May 31, 2012, the Eagles announced in a press conference that the team would be leaving the CHL and would be joining the ECHL.[3]

During their time in the ECHL, the Eagles would win back-to-back Kelly Cups in 2017, defeating the South Carolina Stingrays four games to zero.[4] As well as, 2018, where they defeated the Florida Everblades four games to three.[5]

On October 10, 2017, the Colorado Avalanche announced that the Colorado Eagles would be promoted to the American Hockey League (AHL).[6] The Eagles decided to keep the Kelly Cup when they left the ECHL and the trophy had to be replaced.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eagles win President's Cup". 9News. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. "Eagles end Cup hiatus on goal by Pankewicz". The Denver Post. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "Colorado Eagles hockey moves to ECHL, leaves CHL". The Denver Post. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  4. "Colorado Eagles sweep South Carolina Stingrays to win first Kelly Cup". The Denver Post. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  5. "A nearly dream season ends in nightmare for Florida Everblades". News-Press. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  6. "AHL Awards Expansion Membership to Colorado Eagles". American Hockey League. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  7. "Statement From Eagles Owner Martin Lind Regarding Kelly Cup". Colorado Eagles. Retrieved January 20, 2024.

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