Despite being the new kids on the block in a highly-competitive hockey market, the Denver Cutthroats are doing a fine job stamping their footprint in the Denver area. The Cutthroats are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche.
The Cutthroats share the mile high hockey scene with one the most successful college hockey programs in history, Denver Pioneers. A short 48-mile drive north of Denver is Loveland, Colo., where the Colorado Eagles (ECHL) call home. About seventy miles southeast is Colorado College and Air Force, both located in Colorado Springs. There is also a junior team, Boulder Bison, located in Superior, Colo., 21 miles northwest of Denver. So, to say there is competition is quite an understatement.
Opening night, Oct. 19, the Cutthroats had an attendance of 5,182 in 4-3 overtime victory over the Missouri Mavericks. That same night, the Pioneers, Eagles and Air Force all had home games. Only
Colorado barely outdrew them. The average attendance through five home games at the Denver Coliseum is 3,268, good for sixth in the league.
One thing that should help with that process is winning. They have started 3-2-0 at the 60-year old building. Their next home game is Nov. 14 against the Arizona Sundogs.
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