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Cutthroats Hand Rush Biggest Loss of Season

March 2, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Denver Cutthroats News Release

Denver - The Denver Cutthroats and Rapid City Rush met at the Denver Coliseum on Sunday, March 2 for the final game in the 2013-14 regular season rivalry series. The Cutthroats came out on top with a 7-1 victory over the Rush.

Troy Schwab (Garett Bembridge, Mikael Tam) found a slot through traffic to score the Cutthroats first goal of the night and close the opening period 1-0 Denver.

Denver Cutthroats Garett Bembridge (J.P. Chabot, A.J. Gale) held his top spot in the Central Hockey League's goals scored column with his 37th of the season. Linemate A.J. Gale (Schwab, Bembridge) gave the Cutthroats a 3-0 lead with a shot to the top shelf. Less than 30 seconds later, Rapid City's Justin Sawyer (Eric Giosa, Jared Brown) fired a shot between Denver's posts to score the lone goal of the game for the Rush. While shorthanded, Vincent Arseneau (Steve Kaunisto) responded with the Cutthroats fourth goal of the night to put the score at 4-1 Denver.

Cutthroats Dan Barczuk (Lee Moffie, Tam) started the scoring assault in the third frame with a breakaway shot that put Denver up 5-1. A.J. Gale (Schwab, Tam) contributed as well with his second goal of the night. Daniel Amesbury (Tam) of the Cutthroats deflected a shot into the net to set the final score 7-1 over the Rapid City Rush.

The Denver Cutthroats will pack the bus and head to Brampton, Ontario to take on the Brampton Beast for a three-game series on Friday, March 7, Sunday, March 9 and Monday, March 10. The Cutthroats will return to the Denver Coliseum on Friday, March 14 to host the Quad City Mallards for a two-game set. For ticket information, visit or call 866.464.2626.

Three Stars :

1. Troy Schwab (DEN)

2. John Griggs (DEN)

3. A.J. Gale (DEN)


The Denver Cutthroats are the CHL affiliate of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and AHL's Lake Erie Monsters. The puck dropped for the Cutthroats second season October 18. The team headed to the mountains this January for the Colorado Tour to host a series of home games in Aspen and Vail. Single, season, mini-plan, flex, fundraising and group tickets are currently available at 303.295.3474 or [email protected] The most up-to-date information can be found at

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