Here’s What’s Happening:
San Diego Seals
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- Provided tonight by Andrew Onodera
6:50pm – Tonight, the Mammoth will have six players looking to reach career milestones:
- Ryan Benesch – Two goals away from 400 goals
- Chris Wardle – Two points away from 100 points
- Eli McLaughlin – Six goals away from 100 goals
- Brad Self – 1 goal away from 100 goals
- Dan Coates – 8 loose balls away from 500 loose balls
- Steve Fryer – 1 save away from 100 saves
7:08pm – We’re ready for the first faceoff here at the Pepsi Center!
I’d estimate the attendance to be around 14K (we’ll see how bad my estimates are later). Good crowd.
7:09pm – Faceoff won by Colorado
7:10pm – Colorado has gotten the better looks so far with 12:36 left in the period. 4 SOG already compared to San Diego’s 1.
7:13pm – Ryan Benesch gets the first goal of the Mammoth season! He needs only one more until he reaches the 400 goal milestone.
7:16pm – Timeout on the floor.
7:19pm – Garrett McIntosh gets the first ever San Diego Seals goal. That’ll go down in the record books.
7:20pm – Josh Sullivan takes it coast-to-coast and scores on the fast break. Mammoth lead 2-1 now. Timeout on the floor.
7:32pm – Timeout Colorado. Only 7 seconds left in the first quarter.
7:33pm – At the end of the 1st quarter, Colorado and San Diego are tied at 2 goals apiece.
7:43pm – Jeremy Noble’s last goal for Colorado sent thousands of teddy bears onto the floor of the Pepsi Center to help local charity “A Precious Child.”
7:45pm – San Diego has scored two back to back goals to take a 4-3 lead.
7:53pm – Ryan Benesch just got his 400th goal of his career!
7:55pm – Robert Hope gets sent to the box for a hold. First Mammoth penalty of the year. Short-lived penalty. San Diego scores quickly to take a 7-4 lead.
8:02pm – San Diego is now on a 5-1 run. Mammoth need to get things going.
8:04pm – Goal Cupido. Mammoth needed that one badly.
8:06pm – Colorado trails San Diego 8-5 at halftime.
8:28pm – Colorado’s Ryan Benesch ends a 2-0 San Diego run to start the half.
8:42pm – Colorado pulls Dillon Ward out of goal. Steve Fryer is in now. He’s one save away from 100 saves.
8:45pm – Colorado’s Steve Fryer just got his first save of the night and 100th career save.
8:52pm – At the end of the third quarter, Colorado trails San Diego 14-10.
9:11pm – San Diego’s Austin Staats gets a 2-minute minor for unsportsmanlike conduct. Mammoth will look to capitalize.
9:17pm – Cam Holding scores an empty-net goal. His first and possibly only of the game. Mammoth fans rightfully applaud.
9:20pm – Colorado falls to San Diego 17-12. They start the season 0-1. Back at it January 6th.