The Colorado Eagles have now won seven consecutive games in the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs and are just one win away from punching their ticket to the Western Conference Finals. Colorado defeated the Allen Americans 4-2 at Budweiser Event Center on Wednesday and have a chance to clinch the series with a win on Thursday night.
Eagles forward Alex Belzile continued his hot play in the playoffs with a pair of goals and an assist in the win. Belzile has scored a league-high 17 points through eight games in the playoffs; his 10 goals also lead the ECHL. Rookie Shawn St-Amant added three assists in the win on Wednesday. Goaltender Lukas Hafner earned win number seven of the playoffs with a 25-save performance.
The win tied a franchise record for most consecutive playoff wins, matching the 2009 CHL team that ultimately lost in the President’s Cup Finals. Streaks are nothing new for this Eagles team. From January to March, Colorado went on a franchise-record 17-game winning streak that helped secure a No. 2 seed in the ECHL’s Mountain Division. They could not match that number should their current streak continue, as they would need only nine more wins to clinch their first ECHL championship.
Colorado can close out the series on Thursday night when they host Game 4. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. at Budweiser Event Center.
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