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.
LOVELAND, CO. – Michael Joly scored two goals, including the game-winner, while Andrew Agozzino netted a pair of shorthanded tallies to help Colorado storm back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Stockton Heat, 4-2 on Friday. The victory now gives the Eagles a win in three straight contests and pulls Colorado within one point of the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
Stockton opened the scoring early in the contest when a net-mouth scramble set up forward Dillon Dube to snag the puck and flick it into the net to give the Heat the 1-0 edge just 5:06 into the game.
As the first period neared its conclusion Heat forward Spencer Foo would drive into the Colorado zone and split a pair of defenders before firing a wrister from the slot that would beat Eagles goalie Pavel Francouz and stretch the Heat’s lead to 2-0 with only eight seconds remaining in the opening 20 minutes.
Colorado would storm back in the second period, as Joly would bash a rebound past Stockton goalie Jon Gillies to cut the Heat’s lead to 2-1 just 49 seconds into the middle frame. The Eagles would then find a game-tying goal later in the period when a shorthanded rush down the ice from Logan O’Connor would be finished off with a shot from bottom of the left circle from Agozzino at the 12:24 mark of the period. The goal was Agozzino’s team-leading 19th tally of the season and squared the score at 2-2. The second stanza would also see Colorado outshoot Stockton by a count of 15-4.
The Eagles would keep their foot on the gas in the third period, as Joly would capitalize on a power play when he stickhandled his way into the slot and fired a wrister that would light the lamp and give Colorado a 3-2 advantage at the 2:38 mark of the final frame.
As time wound down in regulation the Eagles would kill off a succession of Stockton power plays and would add a second shorthanded goal from Agozzino with 45 seconds left to play to secure Colorado’s 4-2 victory.
The Eagles finished the night going 1-for-4 on the power play and a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. Colorado also finished the night with a 27-23 advantage in shots on goal.
The Eagles return to action when they host the Stockton Heat at the Budweiser Events Center on Saturday, February 9th at 7:05pm MT.
Single-game tickets for the 2018-19 season are on-sale now and start at just $18 per seat. Purchase your seats today by visiting the Budweiser Events Center box office, online at ColoradoEagles.com or by calling the Eagles ticketing department at 970-686-SHOT (7468).