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The Colorado Avalanche was founded in 1972 and was initially referred to as Quebec Nordiques under the World Hockey Association. It became members of the National Hockey League in 1979. This year saw the merging of the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League. After the 1994/1995 season, the Nordiques was sold to COSMAT Entertainment Group based in Denver and it was after this it was renamed the Avalanche. They won the Pacific Division within their first year in Denver and went ahead to win the Stanley Cup by beating Florida Panthers.
The Colorado Avalanche are members of the central division, which forms the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. It is the only side in their division, that is not in the Central Time Zone but instead they are located in the Mountain Time zone. Pepsi Center is their home arena and Patrick Roy is their current head coach. Patrick Roy was reinstated as the head coach after the Avalanche’s poor performance in the 2012/2013 season. During this season, Joe Sacco was the head coach but he was later relieved of his duties due to the poor performance. Roy managed to take the Avalanche to the playoffs finishing first in the Central Division and second in the Western Conference.
The Colorado Avalanche logo is composed of a burgundy letter A together with snow wrapped around making to look like an avalanche. Alternatively, the Avalanche has a logo that appears a foot and this can be seen on their jerseys. The logo has been in use on their jerseys since 1995. The team colors are white, silver, burgundy and steel blue. The National Hockey League introduced new-look jerseys in the 2007/2008 season. All teams including the Avalanche were expected to switch to these new jerseys as soon as possible.
The National Hockey League has released the 2014/2015 schedules and the Avalanche has been drawn against Minnesota in their home opener on October 11 2014. The side’s closing home game will be against their big rivals Blackhawks on 11 April 2015. Concisely, Colorado Avalanche will be having five home stands of three or more games and six road-trips of six or more games. They will not be having back-to-backs at home but the eight out of the eleven back-to-backs given to them will be on the road. Their New Year’s Eve game will be against the Flyers in Denver.
The Colorado Avalanche’s NHL Hockey season starts at South Suburban Sports Center in Centennial, Colorado Friday, September 19. Prior to that Co. Avalanche announced all camp dates for upcoming season are as follows but are subject to change;
- Monday Sept. 15th – Wednesday Sept. 17th will be Rookie camp at 9:45 am location is Family Sports Center.
- Thursday September 18th is Veterans Medicals & Physicals day
- Friday, September 19th and 20th at 9:30am also at Family Sports Center will be Training Camp.
All on-ice sessions are open to the public at no charge but are a first come first serve for seats.
The Avs will hold their annual Burgundy/White Game at 11:00 am Sunday, September 21, at the Magness Arena (DU) and begin their preseason schedule with a split squad against Anaheim on Monday, September, 22. Colorado will announce its training camp roster very soon so if you’re wondering whose who keep your eyes open for that information to be coming down the pipeline very soon.
Coach Patrick Roy is confident his team is going to have a very good year. He said they are all going to work very hard together to not live in the past and to go out each game and play the best game they can play being who they each are and excel at as individuals and coming together as a team is also very important for the younger guys to learn and he thinks having veteran players for them to look up to is also pivotal to their improvement on the ice and off the ice as a learning tool to be better teammates to each other, hence improving their overall performance.
A shining example of that was new comer Jesse Winchester and veteran Matt Duchene going fishing while Matt was in Ontario to attend his grandfather’s 80th birthday party and tweeted Winchester and that led to the two going fishing on the St. Lawrence River. The two sported selfies of very fine catches let’s hope their luck on the ice this season is just as good as it was that day off the field but still being the competitive sportsmen they love to be.