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Game 7 Set After Komets Defeat Eagles 3-2

Avalanche prospect Julien Nantel had two points for Colorado

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

LOVELAND, Colo.--It's going to take seven games to decide a Western Conference champion in the ECHL.

The Colorado Eagles fell 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Budweiser Events Center in Game 6 of the conference finals as the Fort Wayne Komets evened the series at 3-3. The teams will play the decisive seventh game on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Loveland.

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Avalanche Farm Report - May 22

Eagles take 3-2 series lead in ECHL Western Conference Finals

by Taylor Hodapp /

Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles can earn a berth to the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Finals this week as the squad is up 3-2 in its seven-game series against the Fort Wayne Komets. Game 6 will take place in Colorado on Tuesday.

Colorado went 2-1 in three outings in Fort Wayne this week. After losing 4-2 in Game 3 on Wednesday, the Eagles bounced back with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on Friday. Cannata started between the pipes in both contests and made 22 saves and 33 saves respectively, and Travis Barron recorded his fourth assist of the postseason in Game 4.

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Broncos Drop Second Game Of 2018 Memorial Cup

Swift Current faces Regina in the final round-robin game on Wednesday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

The Swift Current Broncos fell 2-1 to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday at Brandt Center in each team's second outing of the 2018 Memorial Cup.

Early in the first period, the Bulldogs registered a power-play goal but the Broncos tied the game with a man-advantage marker of their own midway through the second stanza to even the score at 1-1.  

The Ontario Hockey League champion Hamilton broke the tie by recording the game-winning marker with just 2:01 left in regulation after peppering Swift Current goaltender Stuart Skinner throughout the matchup. The Bulldogs outshot the Broncos 56-22 and earned their first win of the tournament.

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Late Rally Falls Short for Henry and the Pats

Avalanche prospect Nick Henry scores another goal during the Memorial Cup

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

A four-goal third period wasn't enough for the Regina Pats to rally from behind as they lost 8-6 to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Sunday in each team's second game of the 2018 Memorial Cup.

The Pats nearly erased a 7-2 deficit in the final 20 minutes of play, but the Titan's Ethan Crossman's goal 1:39 into the third stanza proved to create a lead that was too much for the Memorial Cup hosts to overcome at Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Eagles Take Series Lead With Double Overtime Win

Colorado can win the series at home on Tuesday

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

The Colorado Eagles took the series lead over the Fort Wayne Komets with a 4-3 double overtime win on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Colorado Avalanche goaltending prospect Joe Cannata made 51 saves in the win, including 12 in extra time, and Brady Shaw scored the game-winner 2:38 into the second overtime stanza.

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Swift Current Broncos Fall In Overtime

The Broncos lost 4-3 to the QMJHL champion Acadie-Bathurst Titan

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele /

The Western Hockey League champion Swift Current Broncos fell 4-3 in overtime to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Acadie-Bathurst in Regina, Saskatchewan on Saturday.

It was the first game for both teams in the 2018 Memorial Cup and Swift Current defenseman and Colorado Avalanche prospect Josh Anderson finished with a plus-1 rating.

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Henry Scores Winner In Memorial Cup Opener

The host Regina Pats take the first game of Canadian Hockey League tournament

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

Colorado Avalanche prospect Nick Henry was the hero for the Regina Pats in the first game of the 2018 Memorial Cup on Friday night.

Henry scored the game-winning goal with 33 seconds left in the third period to lead the Pats to a 3-2 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs at Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. It was Regina's first contest since losing in Game 7 of Western Hockey League Playoffs first round on April 2.

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Eagles Even Western Conference Finals 2-2

Joe Cannata made 33 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Fort Wayne Komets in Game 4

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Eagles evened their Western Conference Finals series against the Fort Wayne Komets at 2-2 on Friday night.

Michael Joly scored two goals in the first period and Colorado Avalanche goaltending prospect Joe Cannata made 33 saves in Colorado's 2-1 victory in Game 4 at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Josh Anderson Heads To Memorial Cup Wanting More

Avalanche prospect is at the Canadian Hockey League's championship tournament with the Swift Current Broncos

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

Colorado Avalanche prospect Josh Anderson has already achieved a few dreams that many young Canadian hockey players hope to accomplish.

First, it was signing a pro contract in the NHL, a three-year, entry-level deal he inked with the Avs on March 29. The second is reaching the Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup.

"It's unreal," Anderson said of getting the opportunity to play in the tournament that decides Canada's top major-junior hockey team. "Growing up and watching it on TV every May and dreaming of [playing in it] as a kid, and now I'm here. It's a pretty surreal moment."

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Colorado Eagles Soaring To New Heights

The Avalanche American Hockey League affiliate will be just a short trip up the highway next season

by Scott MacDonald /

A new level of pro hockey is coming to Loveland, Colorado, next season, and it's been 15 years in the making.

Since its inception in 2003, the Colorado Eagles have quickly soared through the ranks of professional hockey. Starting in the Central Hockey League, the team immediately found success as the Eagles finished second in the league with a 43-16-5 record in their first season. In their next campaign, the club reached the CHL's pinnacle, winning its first Ray Miron President's Cup as league champions. Two years later, the Eagles added another President's Cup to their trophy case.

"Down here, they have a winning mentality, and it's nice to be a part of that," said Colorado Avalanche prospect and current Eagles goaltender Joe Cannata.

That mindset has fueled 15 outstanding years of hockey in Northern Colorado.

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