Colorado Mammoth

Colorado Mammoth
Coloradomammothlogo.svg
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionWestern
Founded2003
ArenaPepsi Center
Based inDenver, Colorado
ColorsBurgundy and Black
OwnerKroenke Sports & Entertainment
General managerDan Carey
Head coachPat Coyle
Local mediaAltitude Sports and Entertainment, KKFN
Championships(1) 2006
Division titles(1) 2006
PLPA representativeDan Coates
Joey Cupido
FormerlyBaltimore Thunder
Pittsburgh CrosseFire
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Current season

The Colorado Mammoth are a box lacrosse team playing in the National Lacrosse League. The Mammoth have played at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, since the 2003 season. They are owned by Stan Kroenke, who is also the owner of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Rapids of MLS.

The Mammoth franchise previously played as the Baltimore Thunder from 1987 to 1999, the Pittsburgh CrosseFire in 2000, and the Washington Power from 2001 to 2002. Since 2014, Colorado has been the only non-Canadian team in the Western Division.

In 2004 and from 2006 to 2008, the Mammoth lead the league in attendance. 2006 was the first year in the 20-year history of the NLL that the league had an attendance of more than one million fans in one season. The Mammoth had the honor of hosting fan number one million.[1] In 2008, the Mammoth average attendance per game was higher than Pepsi Center's other teams, the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and the Denver Nuggets (NBA).[2]

2006 champions

In the 2006 season, the Mammoth went to the playoffs in the #2 seed in the Western Division. Round one was hosted in Colorado against rivals Calgary. The Mammoth won 18-17 in overtime. Brian Langtry scored the overtime goal. Round two (Western Division finals) was also hosted at Pepsi Center against the Arizona Sting. Rookie Dan Carey scored the winning goal as the Mammoth defeated the Sting 13-12. The championship game was held at HSBC Arena in Buffalo against the Bandits who held the league's best record and the incumbent league MVP, goaltender Steve Dietrich . The Mammoth won the Champion's Cup by a score of 16-9, with Gavin Prout being named Game MVP.

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