Dec 112003
Authors: Justin Goldman

The Colorado Eagles return from a four-game road trip to face

the Wichita Thunder Friday night at the Budweiser Events Center at

7 p.m., then the New Mexico Scorpions Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Prior to the game against the Thunder, they will be unveiling a

“retro jersey” that offers a vintage look to replace their current

home white jerseys that have red and blue trim.

The Eagles front office announced in a press release that

Saturday’s match against the Scorpions is also the first

“White-Out”, where all fans are strongly encouraged and urged to

wear all-white shirts.

“We are encouraging fans to do this for our televised games,

because it looks great on camera,” said Eagles’ Vice President Eric


UPN 20 is providing the first televised game in Eagles history

Saturday afternoon against the Scorpions. They will use the help of

Media Tech Productions, which produces all Eagles’ home games.

“We hope the ‘White-Out’ will bring a sense of community, while

starting a new tradition at the same time,” said Eagles’ owner

Ralph Backstrom.

The Eagles are currently first in the Northwest Division and are

second overall in the Central Hokey League.

After finishing a four-game road trip 2-2, the Eagles return to

Colorado touting the top two scorers in the league. Right winger

Greg Pankewicz is first with 42 points, left winger Ryan Tobler is

second with 40 points and center Riley Nelson is fifth with 35


What is amazing, however, is the fact that all three players are

on the same line.

“Stewy (coach Chris Stewart) does a good job with us,” Nelson

said. “He always gives us the confidence we need to play well.”

The Eagles are now 15-7-1 and look to continue their success on

home ice by collecting their 10th and 11th home wins at the new

Budweiser Events Center, where they are 9-2.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s game are still available and

can be purchased by calling (877) 544-TIXX or visiting

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