American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced a revised start date for the 2020-21 AHL season, as approved by the league’s Board of Governors during its 2020 Annual Meeting. At the recommendation of the AHL’s Return to Play Task Force, the Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start of the 2020-21 regular season to December 4, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
On a crisp fall day in October of 2002 a large egg hatched and Slapshot was born. For the last 17 years Slapshot has lived in a large nest on the top of the Budweiser Events Center overlooking the beautiful Rocky Mountains. When he is not catching fish for his next meal he is entertaining sold-out crowds of all ages or out in the community. The loveable mascot participates in numerous community events each year ranging from birthday parties to corporate events and charity fundraisers. Known for his fun loving personality and energy Slapshot is one of hockey's favorite mascots. As long as there are Eagles fans, Slapshot will be found roaming the arena shaking his tail feathers.