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Eagles Week in Review

November 15, 2004 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Colorado Eagles News Release

WEEK IN REVIEW

Friday, November 12 Eagles 7 vs. Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 1

After a three-game skid, the Colorado Eagles led by Greg Pankewicz dominated the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 7-1 in front of sold out house (5,289) at the Budweiser Events Center. The Eagles scored seven goals from seven different goal scorers for their best performance of the season. Greg Pankewicz was in the lineup for the first time since opening night in Oklahoma City where he notched three points in two periods. He out did himself with a breakaway, shorthanded goal and three assists as the Eagles scored the final five goals of the contest. Eagles goaltender Tyler Weiman saved 27 shots for his third victory of the season.

Saturday, November 13 Eagles 6 vs. Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 0

The Colorado Eagles celebrated Veterans Day a little late as they dominated the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 6-0 Saturday Night. Five of the six Eagles goals were scored by veteran players; Greg Pankewicz tallied two goals and three assists, as did veteran Riley Nelson, and it was Brad Williamson that lit the lamp for the Eagles fifth goal. Pankewicz and Nelson each had five-point nights, and Williamson had a three point effort. Eagles goaltender Tyler Weiman earned his league leading second shutout of the season saving 31 shots in the game.

WEEK AHEAD

Friday, November 19 Eagles @ Wichita Thunder 6:30 p.m. MST 99.9 The Point-KKPL

The Northwest Division rivals battle for the first time since Wichita defeated the Eagles three games to one in the 2003-04 playoffs. Wichita is coming off their first loss of the season after winning eight in a row to start the season. The Eagles are 5-3 in regular season games against the Thunder, but lost three of four to the Thunder in the playoffs. Wichita is in first place of the Northwest Division with 16 points. This is the first of seven meetings between the teams in 2004-05.

Saturday, November 20 Eagles @ Topeka Tarantulas 6:35 p.m. MST 99.9 The Point-KKPL

The Eagles and Tarantulas meet for the second time this season on Saturday. Colorado defeated the Tarantulas in the second game of the season on October 23, with a 3-0 blanking of Topeka. Rookie goaltender Tyler Weiman saved all 31 shots he faced and earned his first professional victory and shutout. Mike Lephart, Riley Nelson, and Kris Mallette all scored their first goals of the season, and Lephart lead all scorers with two points (1-1-2). The game is one of only two games the Eagles have been out shot. The Tarantulas beat the previously undefeated Wichita Thunder 4-2 on Sunday, November 14 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita. Topeka plays the Fort Worth Brahmas on Tuesday, and the New Mexico Scorpions on Friday before playing Colorado. They have won their last four games and are in fourth place in the Northwest Division with 10 points.

Streaks- Eagles center Riley Nelson has scored six goals in four straight games. It is the longest current streak in the CHL.

Out Shot = Shutout- The Eagles have been out shot twice so far this season. In both games, rookie goaltender Tyler Weiman has earned a shutout victory saving 31 shots in each game. He leads the league with two shutouts.

Back in the Lineup- Eagles right winger Greg Pankewicz lit up the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees this weekend. In his first game since opening night, Pankewicz scored a shorthanded goal and had three assists to lead the Eagles in scoring. On Saturday night, he was at it again lighting the lamp twice and adding three assists in the 6-0 blanking of the Bees. In three games, Pankewicz has 12 points (4-8-12) and is tied with Kevin Marsh (5-7-12) for second on the team in scoring behind Riley Nelson (7-6-13).

Sellout after Sellout- Last Saturday’s game against the Killer Bees was the 38th consecutive regular season sellout at the Budweiser Events Center. It was the 40th consecutive sellout including the two playoff games last season.

Next Home Game on Altitude- The Eagles take on the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at the Budweiser Events Center. The game is the second of up to eight televised games by Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Eagles on Sportsjuice- The Eagles will have every game broadcast online this season on www.sportsjuice.com. Fans can go straight to the website, or can access Sportsjuice through the Eagles website at www.coloradoeagles.com.

Eagles on The Point- 99.9 FM The Point will broadcast all of the Eagles regular and post-season games this year.


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