Conference III Championship Belt Tale of Tape: Colorado at Minnesota, 9 October 2014

by J.R.

Tonight the season opens as it should, as Colorado defends the Conference III Belt as the Avs travel to Minnesota.

For the first time in 2014-15, let’s take a look at the match-up.

The Challenger: Minnesota!


The Champion: Colorado!

The Champion: Colorado!


The Belt!

The Belt!


Tale of the Tape:

Minnesota Wild Colorado Avalanche
0-0-0 Record 0-0-0
0-0-0 Last 10 0-0-0
Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo Coach Patrick “La Colère” Roy
0 Goals For 0
0 Goals Against 0
N/A Points Leader N/A
N/A Goals Leader N/A
Niklas “The Helsinki Hellion” Backstrom Goaltender Semyon “The Savior from Samara” Varlamov
None (yet) Threero None (yet)
N/A Rookie To Watch N/A
6’1″ Average Height 6’1″
200 Average Weight 206
1 Title Belts Won 1
1-2 as Challenger, 1-1 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 1-0 as Champion, 1-2 as Challenger

After not winning the Belt until a March 25 shootout against Nashville, Colorado fought off the Blues 4-0 April 5, which locked up the strap for the summer.

Minnesota, meanwhile, hasn’t held the belt since October 22, 2013 and the Wild’s last challenge came against the Blues March 9 towards the end of St. Louis’ historic 74-day title run.

No matter the result tonight, we’ll have a re-match for the Belt Saturday in Colorado.

Puck drops at 8 Central and 7 PM for our friends in Colorado.