LOVELAND — Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 29 shots and Colorado’s penalty-killing squad held Rapid City in check as the Eagles scored a 3-1 victory Saturday night at the Budweiser Events Center.
The win was the third of the season over the visiting Rush — all at home — and improved Colorado’s record to 9-1 this season.
Rapid City scored the game’s first goal when Chris Lipsett deflected a Jamie VanderVeeken shot into the net, but Colorado rallied with three second-period goals.
Adam Hogg scored his first point of the season to tie the game at 1, and Scott Polaski and Riley Nelson added goals for the Eagles. Nelson’s goal extended his points streak to 18 games, a franchise best.
So how many invites do you want to send out for your wedding? Well, if you’re an Eagles fan how about 5,289?
Colorado will be hosting the “Ultimate Eagles Wedding” during the first intermission of the Eagles’ Feb. 14 home game at the BEC against the Mississippi RiverKings. To enter the contest, entrants must submit a 500-word essay, with photos of the bride- and groom-to-be, or a two-minute video by Dec. 5 explaining why you are the Eagles’ biggest fan.
The lucky couple will be married by Reed Saunders, the Eagles’ public address announcer, and Slapshot, Colorado’s mascot, will serve as the ring bearer. The package also includes six tickets to the Valentine Day’s game to be spent on the Fanboni and a reception in the Champion Auto Group Executive Club.
Sounds like a sweet deal.
When the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame inducts its 2009 class on April 14, the Eagles will be represented with the most influential person in franchise history.
The six-person class includes Eagles team founder Ralph Backstrom, who will be inducted alongside former Colorado State football coach Sonny Lubick and former Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith at the ceremony to be held at the Downtown Marriot in Denver.
“It’s really an honor for me. I’m really humbled by the whole thing,” said Backstrom, who won six Stanley Cups as a member of the Montreal Canadiens and was awarded the Calder Trophy as the NHL‘s Rookie of the Year in 1959.