In last weekend’s 17-9 home loss to the Toronto Rock, Colorado Mammoth defenseman Tyler Codron ended a goalless streak dating back to 2009 with his second half equalizer.
“It’s been a few years.” Codron said of the goal. “With an injury and taking some time off it took me awhile to get back in.”
Codron’s last goal was scored with the Portland LumberJax, a franchise which folded following the 2009 season. With the proverbial monkey off his back, Codron hopes to contribute more to the scoreboard in transition.
“Hopefully it helps get the ball rolling and gives me a little confidence.” He added. “I would love to contribute more helping out with some transition goals.”
Even though ending the streak of games without a goal was a personal milestone for Codron, the loss against Toronto offered a disappointing result, one which gave the 6-foot defender a renewed motivation for the rest of the season.
“It would feel a lot better if we won the game. Stats aren’t important to me.” Codron explained. “My main objective is to stop the other team from getting goals. Hopefully we shut down that back end with less than ten goals.”
Colorado begins the second half of its season against the Minnesota Swam on March 15 (6 p.m.) in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.