Colorado Mammoth

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Colorado Mammoth
Coloradomammothlogo.svg
Division Western
Founded 2003
Home Arena Pepsi Center
Based in Denver, Colorado
Colors Maroon and Black
Head Coach Bob Hamley [1]
General Manager Steve Govett
Local media Altitude Sports and Entertainment, KKFN
Championships 2006
Division Championships 2004, 2006, 2007
PLPA representative Nick Carlson
Formerly Washington Power
Website www.coloradomammoth.com

The Colorado Mammoth are a member of the National Lacrosse League. They have played at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, United States, since the 2003 season.

In 2004 they became the league's attendance leader, closely beating the Toronto Rock. In 2006, they again came away with the league attendance record, again beating out the Toronto Rock. 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 Colorado Mammoth had the honor of hosting fan number one million, an honor that commissioner Jim Jennings believed to be rightfully theirs, given the impact they had on the league's attendance that year.[2] In 2008, the Mammoth average attendance per game was highest among Pepsi Center's residents, including the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and the Denver Nuggets (NBA).[3]

They are owned by E. Stanley Kroenke who is also the owner of the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and the Colorado Rapids (MLS).

They had previously been the Baltimore Thunder from 1987 to 1999, the Pittsburgh CrosseFire in 2000 and the Washington Power from 2001 to 2002.

2006 champions[edit]

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.

Notable players[edit]

  • Gary Gait, who retired after the 2005 NLL season as the NLL's all-time scoring leader with 596 goals and 495 assists in 174 games (a record since surpassed by John Tavares). Gait also won the 2003 NLL MVP Award while with the Mammoth. On November 12, 2005, Gait was inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame, and on December 30, 2005, his number 22 jersey banner was hung from Pepsi Center rafters — the first NLL number ever to be retired and hung from any arena. Gait was the Mammoth head coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons before stepping down in August 2007 to pursue other interests.[4]
  • Brian Langtry, who won the NLL Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, is well known for his all-out goal scoring attempts. Langtry retired after the 2011 season.[5]
  • Gord "Gee" Nash, who was the 2004 Goaltender of the Year.
  • Gavin Prout, a crowd favorite who consistently puts up high numbers. In 2006, Prout was named team captain. On October 31, 2009, to the outrage of many fans, Prout was traded to the Rochester Knighthawks, who in turn traded him to the Edmonton Rush on November 10. After a season and a half in Edmonton, Prout was traded back to the Mammoth in March 2011.[6]
  • John Grant Jr., who was the 2012 NLL MVP.

Awards & honors[edit]

Year Player Award
2003 Gary Gait Most Valuable Player
Brian Langtry Rookie of the Year
2004 Steve Govett Executive of the Year
Gord Nash Goaltender of the Year
Gary Gait Sportsmanship Award (tie with Peter Lough)
2005 Gary Gait Sportsmanship Award
2006 Gavin Prout Champion's Cup MVP
2012 Adam Jones Rookie of the Year
John Grant, Jr. Most Valuable Player

NLL Hall of Fame members[edit]

Roster[edit]

Colorado Mammoth roster
Active (23-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 31 Canada Tye Belanger
  • 45 Canada Dillon Ward
Defensemen
  • 39 Canada Dan Ball
  • 10 Canada Colton Clark
  • 37 Canada Dan Coates
  • 11 Canada John Gallant
  • 21 Canada Chet Koneczny
  •  7 Canada Mike McNamara
  • 56 United States Jon Orsen
  • 62 Canada Creighton Reid
  • 41 Canada Bob Snider
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 43 Canada Cody McMahon
Head Coach
  • Pat Coyle
  • Chris Gill
  • Dan Stroup
Assistant Coaches
  • Dallas Eliuk

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

[1] updated 2014-02-04
NLL Transactions


All time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2003 Eastern 9-7 1st 6-2 3-5 226 223 Rod Jensen,
Jamie Batley
Lost in semifinals
2004 Western 13-3 1st 7-1 6-2 223 173 Jamie Batley Lost in division finals
2005 Western 8-8 3rd 5-3 3-5 201 182 Jamie Batley Lost in division semifinals
2006 Western 10-6 2nd 6-2 4-4 200 172 Gary Gait Won Championship
2007 Western 12-4 1st 7-1 5-3 209 179 Gary Gait Lost in division semifinals
2008 Western 9-7 2nd 6-2 3-5 184 167 Bob McMahon Lost in division semifinals
2009 Western 7-9 4th 4-4 3-5 172 184 Bob McMahon Lost in division semifinals
2010 Western 4-12 5th 0-8 4-4 167 201 Bob McMahon,
Steve Govett,
Bob Hamley
Did not qualify
2011 Western 5-11 4th 3-5 2-6 151 172 Bob Hamley Lost in division semifinals
2012 Western 11-5 2nd 5-3 6-2 217 201 Bob Hamley Lost in division semifinals
2013 Western 7-9 4th 3-5 4-4 185 202 Bob Hamley Lost in division semifinals
2014 Western 8-10 3rd 4-5 4-5 201 228 Bob Hamley
Pat Coyle,
Chris Gill,
Dan Stroup
Lost in division semifinals
Total 11 seasons 95-81   52-36 43-45 2135 2056    
Playoff Totals   4-9   3-3 1-6 158 178    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2003 Quarterfinals Vancouver 12 Colorado 15
Semifinals Colorado 11 Toronto 15
2004 Division Finals Calgary 13 Colorado 11
2005 Division Semifinals Colorado 13 Arizona 16
2006 Division Semifinals Calgary 17 Colorado 18
Division Finals Arizona 12 Colorado 13
Championship Colorado 16 Buffalo 9
2007 Division Semifinals San Jose 15 Colorado 14 (OT)
2008 Division Semifinals Calgary 15 Colorado 13
2009 Division Semifinals Colorado 8 Calgary 15
2011 Division Semifinals Colorado 6 Calgary 10
2012 Division Semifinals Minnesota 14 Colorado 10
2013 Division Semifinals Colorado 10 Calgary 15

Head Coaching History[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Rod Jensen 2003 9 4 5 .444
2 Jamie Batley 20032005 39 26 13 .667 4 1 3 .250
3 Gary Gait 20062007 32 22 10 .688 4 3 1 .750
4 Bob McMahon 20082010 34 16 18 .471 2 0 2 .000
5 Steve Govett 2010 7 2 5 .400
6 Bob Hamley 20102014 66 29 37 .440 3 0 3 .000
7 Pat Coyle,
Chris Gill,
Dan Stroup †
2014- 7 4 3 .571 1 0 1 .000

[7]

On March 5, 2014 Colorado announced all three would share interim coaching duties after Bob Hamley's firing. [8] On July 24, 2014 they announced the group would continue to share duties in the 2015 season. [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamley Appointed Head Coach of Mammoth". nll.com. March 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  2. ^ "NLL Welcomes Millionth Fan". NLL.com. April 28, 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  3. ^ Paton, James (March 21, 2008). "Mammoth Sales". RockyMountainNews.com. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Gait Steps Down as Mammoth Coach". NLL.com. August 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Brian Langtry announces retirement". NLL.com. October 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Prout traded back to Colorado". NLL.com. March 15, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  7. ^ http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0044/6402/Colorado_Mammoth_Updated_Stats.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.coloradomammoth.com/news/mammoth-news/new-coaching-staff
  9. ^ http://www.nll.com/news_article/show/405128?referrer_id=389128

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
Major Indoor Lacrosse League Champions
1987
Succeeded by
New Jersey Saints
Preceded by
Toronto Rock
National Lacrosse League Champions
2006
Succeeded by
Rochester Knighthawks