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Eagles Break CHL Shorthanded Goals Record

February 23, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Colorado Eagles News Release

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz.- The Colorado Eagles broke the Central Hockey League record with their 28th shorthanded goal of the season Friday night against the Arizona Sundogs. Left wing Seth Leonard skated in for an unassisted breakaway goal at the 1:41 mark of the second period to break the 13-year old record.

The Dallas Freeze set the record in the 1993-94 season when they scored 27 shorthanded goals. The Eagles now hold the record currently standing at 28 shorthanded goals although they have 14 more games before the end of the regular season. Riley Nelson leads the Central Hockey league with eight shorthanded goals and Ed McGrane is in third place in the league currently with six. The next closest team to the Eagles is the Tulsa Oilers who have 18 shorthanded goals this season. Prior to this year Eagles had a total of 34 shorthanded goals in their first three seasons. Their previous record was 12 goals in a single season in which they set in each of their first two seasons. Among all professional leagues in North America, the Eagles record stands third. The National Hockey League and United Hockey League records are 36 goals in a season while the American Hockey League record is 26 and the East Coast Hockey League record is 24 goals.

The Eagles are currently in first place in the Central Hockey League with a record of 37-13-0 for 74 points. They will play the Arizona Sundogs Saturday night at the Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Catch all of the Eagles action on 107.9 The Bear.

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