The Colorado Avalanche (3-1-0) will take on the Calgary Flames (2-2-0) at Pepsi Center on Saturday, Oct. 13, during the team's inaugural Colorado Girls Hockey Night. The evening was organized by the Avs in partnership with Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) to create Team Colorado (Team CO); the collaboration aims to recognize the rapid growing sport of women's hockey in the Centennial State. Team CO was formed in 2017 through a partnership with CAHA and the Avalanche to create a tier 1 women's hockey team.
Prior to the 8 p.m. MT faceoff, fans can watch CAHA Team CO Women's 19U take on the University of Colorado Women's Hockey's team on Pepsi Center ice at 3:30 p.m. The game is free and open to the public. Fans must enter through the Grand Atrium, the main entrance to Pepsi Center.
Saturday's pregame event is open to all players and parents interested in learning more about girl's hockey in Colorado. Following the clinic, Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is offering two (2) FREE tickets to all youth female athletes that are interested in hockey to attend the Avs vs. Flames game. Attendees must register at https://avalanche.teamkse.com/cogirlshockey2018/ to obtain the pair of tickets.
At 6 p.m., a Hockey 101 clinic will be held in the bowl at the arena. Information about women's hockey will be provided by USA Hockey, CAHA Team CO and local youth hockey associations with exclusive content provided by Boulder Hockey Club's Executive Director & 8U's On-Ice Director Michelle Amidon, who was previously named the first-ever female Director of Women's Hockey at USA Hockey. In that role, she served as the General Manager of the Women's National and Olympic Teams from 2006-2010 capturing two U18 IIHF World Championship gold medals, two Women's World Championship gold medals, and a silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.
For the first time ever, Avs rinkside reporter, Lauren Gardner, will step into the role of in-arena Public Address Announcer for the Avs vs. Flames game, replacing Alan Roach for the evening.
"I couldn't be more thrilled about the growth and impact girls hockey has on the state of Colorado," said Gardner. "And to be asked to take on the role of PA announcer for the Colorado Avalanche is an honor and a privilege, Saturday will be an impactful day for women and girls around the state and for the entire Avs organization."
Additional discounted tickets can be purchased at https://avalanche.teamkse.com/co-hockey-player-pass-18-19/.