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Monday, September 22, 2014

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Tulsa Topples Colorado, 5-1

Tulsa Topples Colorado, 5-1

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Tulsa Oilers handily defeated the Colorado Eagles, 5-1, on the strength of strong team defense and Ian Keserich's 35 saves. The Eagles suffered from a mistake-ridden game, falling out of their first place tie in the Turner Conference with Rapid City's win. The Eagles got out to a strong start, netting the game's first goal at 2:16 when Brett Thurston was able to knock home a loose puck after Keserich had turned away Riley Nelson and Kevin Ulanski from in close. But it ... Full Story

Eagles Prove Their Worth With 6-1 Win Over Komets

Eagles Prove Their Worth With 6-1 Win Over Komets

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Fort Wayne Komets, 6-1, in the highly-anticipated first meeting between the two franchises.  Both Adam Hogg and Dan Sullivan scored a pair of goals to help the Eagles to the win that kept them atop the Turner Conference. Colorado got the game's first goal 2:59 in when Joe Grimaldi found Scott May open down the right wing and sent him on a rush into the offensive zone. May circled behind the cage, drawing Kevin Reiter out of the net, ... Full Story

Berthoud Soccer Drops Season Opener

Berthoud Soccer Drops Season Opener

Lady Spartans Fall to Peak to Peak 3-1 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Photos by Dan Karpiel Season openers are always tricky games for high school sports teams. That was especially true for the Berthoud High girls soccer team in their opening match on Thursday night. With only four seniors on their 17-person squad, the young Berthoud team experienced the expected ups and downs of a season’s first contest. The Lady Spartans fell in their season opener at Max Marr Field to ... Full Story

Eagles Comeback Falls Short Against Mavs, Nolan

  INDEDEPDENCE, Mo. - The Colorado Eagles fell, 2-3, to the Missouri Mavericks and the league's reigning Goaltender of the Week, Robby Nolan. A two-goal third period was not enough to complete Colorado's comeback as Nolan stopped 28 of 30 shots on the night. Simon Watson led the Mavs' offense with a goal and an assist in a strong first period. Missouri opened the scoring at 13:07 of the first after Blake Forsyth sent a shot on net from the left point that was kicked aside by Andrew ... Full Story

Killer Special Teams Lead Bees to First Shutout at BEC

Killer Special Teams Lead Bees to First Shutout at BEC

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees defeated the Colorado Eagles, 2-0, at the Budweiser Events Center, marking the first time the Eagles were shutout at home in their history (regular season or playoffs). Juliano Pagliero stopped 45 shots -- a season high for Rio Grande Valley -- and the Bees special teams were the difference, going 8-for-8 on the penalty kill and 2-for-4 on the power play. The Bees got the only goal they'd need at 7:47 of the first period when they took ... Full Story

Eagles Win Nail-Biter Over Bees in 500th Game

Eagles Win Nail-Biter Over Bees in 500th Game

Photos by Hector Acevedo LOVELAND, Colo. - In the 500th regular season game in franchise history, the Colorado Eagles defeated the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, 5-4. The win put Colorado in sole possession of first place in the Turner Conference and made their all-time record against the Bees (who entered the league in the same season) 10-1-0. All-time, the Eagles are 334-125-41 through 500 games (a .707 winning percentage). Andrew Penner, seeing his first action since Feb. 15, was ... Full Story

Eagles Earn Playoff Berth in OT Win vs. Wichita

Eagles Earn Playoff Berth in OT Win vs. Wichita

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Wichita Thunder, 5-4, in overtime, and in the process, clinched their eighth playoff berth in as many seasons of existence (more than a full month before the regular season ends). Special teams played a large role in the game, with the Eagles' stopping eight of nine Thunder power plays, while converting on two of their own six. Colorado got the game's opening goal just 29 seconds in when Riley Nelson circled behind the ... Full Story

Lady Spartans claim fourth place in district

Lady Spartans claim fourth place in district tournament

Berthoud plays solidly but falls to Valley in districts By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer It took less than two minutes for the Valley Vikings girls basketball team to make it appear as if they had handily beaten the Berthoud Spartans. The final score in the 3A Patriot League district tournament third place game was 42-35 in favor of third seeded Valley but the seven-point differential does not do justice to how well the Lady Spartans played. With 1:36 seconds remaining in the game ... Full Story

Eaton Puts Berthoud in the Red

Eaton Puts Berthoud in the Red

Lady Spartans fall to Eaton in District Semifinals By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer As the wind blew and the snow fell outside of Butler-Hancock Hall on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, the Berthoud High girls basketball team was inside battling the number-one seeded Eaton Reds in semifinals of the 3A Patriot League district tournament. The Lady Spartans wound up losing the game by a score of 53-34. With the loss, Berthoud will face off against Valley for ... Full Story

Eagles Ruin Rush Streaks, Gain Ground With 6-2 Win

Eagles Ruin Rush Streaks, Gain Ground With 6-2 Win

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles overcame an early goal against to stop Rapid City's 13-game win streak and Danny Battochio's personal nine-game win streak with a convincing 6-2 triumph. The win brought Colorado within a point of the Rush for the top spot in the Turner Conference, with the Eagles owning a game in hand. The Eagles nearly doubled up the Rush on shots in the opening period (17:9), and did double them up in goals (2:1). Rapid City wasted no time getting the ... Full Story

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