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Eagles Week in Review

November 28, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Colorado Eagles News Release

Week In Review
Wednesday, November 22 Eagles 4 vs. Tulsa Oilers 1 The Colorado Eagles won their seventh straight home game Wednesday night 4-1 against the Tulsa Oilers at the Budweiser Events Center. Seth Leonard had a hat trick for the Eagles in his third game with the team, and Aaron Schneekloth tallied three assists. Colorado out shot the Oilers 46-26 marking the fifth time this season the Eagles have had 40 or more shots in a game.

Friday, November 24 Eagles 3 vs. Rocky Mountain Rage 2
The Eagles won their eighth straight home game Friday night at the Budweiser Events Center beating the Rocky Mountain Rage 3-2. Ed McGrane scored a pair of goals including a penalty shot in the second period and Ryan Tobler added a goal and an assist. The Eagles did not score a power play goal for the first time this season, but held on to beat the Rage for the third straight time. Marco Emond made 32 saves on 34 shots.

Saturday, November 25 Eagles 2 @ Rocky Mountain Rage 7
The Rocky Mountain Rage scored five power play goals and defeated the Colorado Eagles 7-2 Saturday night at the Broomfield Event Center. Six different players scored for the Rage and Dorian Anneck had two goals in Rocky Mountain's second win over the Eagles this season. Riley Nelson and Ryan Tobler each had goals for the Eagles and Marco Emond suffered his first loss.

Week Ahead
Friday, December 1 @ Odessa Jackalopes, 6:00 p.m. MST Radio: 107.9 The Bear
The Eagles travel to Odessa for the fourth time in team history, Colorado holds a 2-0-1 record against the Jackalopes in Odessa and a 6-0-1 record all-time. Riley Nelson leads all active players in all-time scoring against the Jackalopes with nine points (2-7-9) in five games and Ryan Tobler leads all active players with five goals in six games. This is the only time the Eagles and Jackalopes will meet in the regular season.

Saturday, December 2 @ Lubbock Cotton Kings, 6:05 p.m. MST Radio: 107.9 The Bear
Colorado plays the Cotton Kings Saturday night for the only time at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum this season. The teams will meet two more times this season, both at the Budweiser Events Center. In 14 meetings all-time, the Eagles hold a 10-2-2 record over the Cotton Kings including a 6-1-0 mark in Lubbock.

Eagles Team Leaders
Goals: Pankewicz 18 - leads CHL Shots: Nelson 63
Assists: Nelson 16 SH Pct: Pankewicz .340
Points: Pankewicz 29 - T-lead CHL Shootout G: -- --
+/-: Nelson +14 - leads CHL Wins: Emond 9
PIM: Filipic 90 - T-lead CHL GAA: Boron 2.89
PPG: Pankewicz 12 - leads CHL Saves: Emond 297
SHG: Nelson 5 - leads CHL Save Pct: Boron .908
GWG: Pankewicz 4 - leads CHL Minutes: Emond 623:15

There are no current scoring streaks for the Eagles.

New Year's Eve Gala- The Colorado Eagles Foundation and Community Foundation of Northern Colorado are hosting a New Year's Eve Gala entitled "The Eagles Strike Midnight" at the Fort Collins Marriott on December 31, 2006. Fans are encouraged to come enjoy an evening of music, fine dining and celebration with the Eagles players and coaches. It is going to be a great night and for a great cause benefiting Inspiration Playground. For more information, please visit the Eagles website at

2007 Colorado Eagles Calendars- The Eagles and 107.9 The Bear have teamed up to produce the first ever Colorado Eagles calendar. Calendars will be available at all Eagles games, and will be on sale starting December 12, 2006. There will be two release parties, one at Red Robin in Centerra on December 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. and one on December 13 at SportsCaster Bar and Grill in Fort Collins also starting at 6:30 p.m. Come join Eagles players, Chicks and Slapshot at each release party.

Best Start- The Eagles are currently 11-3-0 and are in first place in the Central Hockey League through 14 games this season, it is the best start through 14 games the Eagles have had in their first four seasons.

Leaders- The Eagles are leading the CHL in numerous individual and team categories this season. Greg Pankewicz, although he is out with an injury, still leads the CHL with 18 goals. Riley Nelson is second in the CHL with 16 assists, and he leads in plus/minus at +23, his five shorthanded goals are also tops in the CHL. Marco Emond leads the CHL with nine wins. Jay Birnie leads all rookies with 71 penalty minutes and 23 minor penalties. The Eagles, as a team, lead the CHL with 11 shorthanded goals and they are tops with 38.43 penalty minutes per game average. Their 23.1% power play is first in the league and they are the highest scoring team in the CHL with an average of 4.36 goals per game.

Eagles on The Bear- Every Colorado Eagles game will be held on the new home of the Colorado Eagles, 107.9 The Bear. All Eagles games will also be streamed online at

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