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Tailing the Komets

CHL Finals preview

From a league release

Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Finals (best-of-7)

Colorado Eagles (T-2) vs. Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (B-2)
Game 1- Friday, May 13, Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado, 7:05 PM MT
Game 2- Saturday, May 14, Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado, 7:05 PM MT
Game 3- Tuesday, May 17, Colorado at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 PM CT
Game 4- Thursday, May 19, Colorado at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 PM CT
Game 5- Friday, May 20, Colorado at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 PM CT (if necessary)
Game 6- Wednesday, May 25, Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado, 7:05 PM MT (if necessary)
Game 7- Friday, May 27, Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado, 7:05 PM MT (if necessary)

Series Note: This marks the third straight season the Eagles and Mudbugs have met in the post-season with each team owning a four-game sweep over the other.

Series Snapshots

Behind the Bench: The two coaches in this series are no strangers to taking their teams to successful places in the playoffs and in the regular season.  The duo of Scott Muscutt (BOS) and Chris Stewart (COL) are ranked #2, #3 respectively on the league's all-time wins list with Muscutt owning 17 more regular season wins than Stewart (Muscutt has coached 709 career regular season games compared to Stewart's 656).  As far as playoff history goes, Stewart has won three CHL Championships (two with Colorado, one with Huntsville) and has taken his teams to four Presidents' Cup Finals.  Muscutt played for two Mudbugs WPHL champion teams (1999 and 2000) and coached the team to a third straight title in 2001.  He guided the Mudbugs to the CHL Finals in 2004 and 2006 falling both times to the Laredo Bucks.

Defense is the Key: The top defensive team in the 2011 playoffs is the Colorado Eagles allowing just 2.33 goals per game.  The duo of Kyle Jones and Andrew Penner have split the games and rank first and fourth in individual goals against average with Jones sitting first with a 1.96 GAA and Penner fourth with a 2.33 GAA.  In the Eagles five losses this post-season, three times they have allowed just three goals.  The pair has allowed two goals or fewer (including two shutouts) in seven of their 10 wins in the post-season.

Winning Touch: The Mudbugs enter the Finals on a high winning six of their last seven games and scoring 30 goals in those seven contests (4.29 goals/game).  The

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Mon, 05/16/2011 - 12:57pm

It's been a good day. No CHL team has announced they are leaving the league. ( At least so far today).

Alaska leads Kalamazoo two games to none for the "frequent flyers cup".

Bossier-Shreveport and Colorado are tied one game each in the "first one to four and we're outta here cup".

Ahh, there's nothing like "AA" hockey in the springtime!!

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 2:45pm


You might be on to something there....perhaps the ECHL should have an airline sponsor the "frequent flyers cup".