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January 27, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Denver Cutthroats News Release

Denver - Denver Cutthroats President and General Manager Ben Rifkin resigned on Saturday, January 25 to pursue other opportunities.

"Ben has done a great job building a base from which the Cutthroats can grow to achieve our goal of becoming the best value-based sports entertainment organization in Colorado for our fans," said Denver Cutthroats owner John Hayes. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

The organization is pleased to have two Cutthroats veterans add front office to their existing jobs. Derek Armstrong has been promoted to President and Head Coach and Brad Smyth has been promoted to General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations. Both Armstrong and Smyth bring strong leadership skills with deep ties to the hockey world, the Denver community, our sponsors and our fan base. We are fortunate to have their hockey passion extend beyond the bench.

"Both Derek and I are excited to be given this opportunity," said Smyth. "We look forward to building on the fan-friendly atmosphere at the Coliseum, while providing an outstanding brand of hockey. We are committed to bringing Cutthroats fans the type of atmosphere and entertainment experience they deserve."

The Denver Cutthroats return to the Denver Coliseum to host the Rapid City Rush for a three-game series on Tuesday, February 4, Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8. For ticket information, visit or call 866.464.2626.

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