The Colorado Eagles return to action tonight at the Budweiser
Events Center at 7:05 p.m. against the Lubbock Cotton Kings.
On Nov. 15, the Eagles were in Lubbock, Texas, and defeated the
Cotton Kings 3-1 as Phil Crowe was named the top star with his
first game-winner of the season in a third period that was filled
Today’s match-up is the first of a six-game home stand as the
Eagles look to extend their home winning streak beyond four
The Eagles started the season off slow at 2-4, but have caught
fire, earning 15 of a possible 16 points in their last eight games.
At 9-4-1 the Eagles are first in the Northwest Division and third
overall in the Central Hockey League.
Most of the success has been due to the Eagles’ top line of Greg
Pankewicz, Ryan Tobler and Riley Nelson, as they have combined for
26 of the team’s 50 goals and 62 of the 142 total points.
Pankewicz and Tobler are both tied for second in the league in
scoring with 23 points a piece.
On the defensive end, the Eagles have been riding the wave of
goaltender Ryan Bach, who has played every game, minute and second
of the Eagles’ season.
Bach leads the league in wins (nine) and minutes played (845)
and is third in goals against average at 2.41.
Defenseman and assistant coach Brent Thompson also leads all
defensemen with 69 penalty minutes.
The Eagles will continue their home stand on Friday and Saturday
night against the Indianapolis Ice. For those games, the puck drops
at 7:05 p.m.