Greg Cronin for AHL coach of the year. Jonas Johansson for goalie of the year. Colorado Eagles for the Calder Cup.
Maybe that’s getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but, wow, what the Eagles are doing right now is impressive. The team won its seventh game in a row last night, despite having pretty much all their top guys either with the Colorado Avalanche or hurt.
The Eagles are 10-0-1 in their last 11 games. While Justus Annunen got the win in goal last night, stopping 27-of-28 shots to beat the San Diego Gulls, the Eagles’ other goalie Jonas Johansson, is en fuego. He’s got a 2.01 GAA and .932 save percentage. That’s good for second in the AHL.
The Eagles are first in the Pacific Division with a 13-5-1 record, despite so many guys coming and going to from the Avalanche. And, there are injuries too. Mikhail Maltsev is going to be out possibly long-term with a new injury suffered the other night.
Annunen, too, is playing great. He’s got a .923 save percentage and a 7-2-1 record with a 2.39 GAA.
The Eagles’ leading scorer is veteran D-man Brad Hunt, who has 17 points in 19 games. Charles Hudon is second with 15 points in 18 games and Jean-Luc Foudy has 14 points. But Foudy isn’t with the Eagles right now. He’s in Buffalo, where the Avalanche play tonight.
The Colorado Eagles will be back in action when they travel to take on the Ontario Reign on Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm MT at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. Tickets for all regular season games are on sale now and start at just $21. You can find more information on ticket packages, theme tickets, and promotional nights, by visiting ColoradoEagles.com or by calling the ticket department at (970) 686-7468.
The Eagles are a hockey ticket. And, quite the testament to making do with what you have, even with your cupboard being raided all the time.