The Eagle's Nest Notebook is a weekly Monday look at the Colorado Eagles professional minor league hockey team. The Eagles are affiliated with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche.

The Colorado Eagles are back on the ice, but the Budweiser Events Center hasn't yet opened its doors to fans.

If you are missing the tremendously fun atmosphere of live hockey in Loveland, there's fortunately a new alternative coming — at least for one game.

The Colorado Eagles announced they will host a drive-in watch party at the Holiday Twin Drive-In in Fort Collins.

Tickets are now on sale for the March 6 game against the Henderson Silver Knights. General admission tickets are $11.50 per person. Children 3-10 get in for $7 and children under 2 get in free.

The event will attempt to simulate the in-arena experience with live announcements and giveaways. Fans will be able to turn their car radio to a special FM channel to listen along while watching on the big screen.

Food, beverages and alcohol will be sold on-site for the game. Drivers are required to wear a mask upon arrival.

Only a limited number of seats are available. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

Colorado Eagles Collect 1st Win Of The Season

The Colorado Eagles got in the win column on Friday (Feb. 19) with a 4-2 victory over the Ontario Reign.

Colorado Eagles forward T.J. Tynan scored two goals and also added an assist to pace the win.

Goalie Trent Miner saved 24 shots to earn his first professional victory. Colorado went a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Eagles forward Charlie Gerard scored his first career AHL goal to break a 2-2 tie in the game:

Colorado then finished its 5-game season-opening road trip with a 7-3 loss to the San Diego Gulls on Saturday (Feb. 20).

Shane Bowers, Kiefer Sherwood and Riley Woods each scored for the Eagles in the defeat.

Defenseman Returns to Colorado Eagles

Defenseman Kyle Burroughs returned to the Colorado Eagles on Saturday (Feb. 20) after being reassigned by the Colorado Avalanche.

Burroughs was acquired from the New York Islanders back in October. The 25-year-old has a one-year deal where he makes $700,000 per year at the NHL level and $150,000 per year, according to the Denver Post.

The Eagles also reassigned four players to the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies: forwards Nick Henry and Ty Lewis; goaltender Kevin Carr; and defenseman Miles Gendron.

Games This Week

  • 7:05 p.m. Wed. Feb. 24 vs. Tucson Roadrunners
  • 7:05 p.m. Fri. Feb. 26 vs. Tucson Roadrunners
  • 7:05 p.m. Sat. Feb. 27 vs. Tucson Roadrunners

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