- Colorado Mammoth
Colorado Mammoth Division Western Founded 2003 Home Arena Pepsi Center Based in Denver, Colorado Colors Maroon and Black Head Coach Bob Hamley  Associate General Manager Steve Govett Local media Altitude Sports and Entertainment, KKFN Championships 2006 Division Championships 2004, 2006, 2007 PLPA representative Nick Carlson Formerly Washington Power Website www.coloradomammoth.com
In 2004 they became the league's attendance leader, closely beating the Toronto Rock. In 2006, they again came away with the league attendance record, again beating out the Toronto Rock. 2006 was the first year in the 20-year history of the NLL that the league had an attendance of more than one million fans in one season. The Colorado Mammoth had the honor of hosting fan number one million, an honor that commissioner Jim Jennings believed to be rightfully theirs, given the impact they had on the league's attendance that year. In 2008, the Mammoth average attendance per game was highest among the Pepsi Center's residents, including the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and the Denver Nuggets (NBA).
They are owned by E. Stanley Kroenke who is also the owner of the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and the Colorado Rapids (MLS). He was also a part owner, along with John Elway, of the Colorado Crush (AFL).
In the 2006 season, the Mammoth went to the playoffs in the #2 seed in the Western Division. Round one was hosted in Colorado against rivals Calgary. The Mammoth won 18-17 in a spectacular overtime game. Brian Langtry scored the overtime goal. Round two (Western Division finals) was also hosted at Pepsi Center against the Arizona Sting. Rookie Dan Carey scored the winning goal as the Mammoth defeated the Sting 13-12. The championship game was held at HSBC Arena in Buffalo against the Bandits who held the league's best record and the incumbent league MVP, goaltender Steve Dietrich . The Mammoth won the Champion's Cup by a score of 16-9, with Gavin Prout being named Game MVP.
- Gary Gait, who retired after the 2005 NLL season as the NLL's all-time scoring leader with 596 goals and 495 assists in 174 games (a record since surpassed by John Tavares). Gait also won the 2003 NLL MVP Award while with the Mammoth. On November 12, 2005, Gait was inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame, and on December 30, 2005, his number 22 jersey banner was hung from Pepsi Center rafters — the first NLL number ever to be retired and hung from any arena. Gait was the Mammoth head coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons before stepping down in August of 2007 to pursue other interests. Gait is poised to make a comeback in 2009, with the Rochester Knighthawks.
- Brian Langtry, who won the NLL Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, is well-known for his all-out goal scoring attempts. Langtry retired after the 2011 season.
- Gord "Gee" Nash, who was the 2004 Goaltender of the Year.
- Gavin Prout, who is a crowd favorite that consistently puts up high numbers. In 2006, Prout was named team captain. On October 31, 2009, Prout was traded to the Rochester Knighthawks, who in turn traded him to the Edmonton Rush on November 10. After a season and a half in Edmonton, Prout was traded back to the Mammoth in March 2011.
Awards & honors
Year Player Award 2003 Gary Gait Most Valuable Player Brian Langtry Rookie of the Year 2004 Steve Govett Executive of the Year Gord Nash Goaltender of the Year Gary Gait Sportsmanship Award (tie with Peter Lough) 2005 Gary Gait Sportsmanship Award 2006 Gavin Prout Champion's Cup MVP
RosterColorado Mammoth roster
Active (23-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches Goaltenders
- 30 Chris Levis
- 35 Matt King
- 00 Connor Martin
- 1 Jed Prossner
- 4 Ned Crotty
- 9 Gavin Prout
- 10 Alex Gajic
- 24 John Grant Jr. (A)
- 65 Jamie Floris
- 96 Joel Dalgarno
- -- Creighton Reid
- -- Gary Binning
- -- Sean Morris
- -- Sean Pollock
- Bob Hamley
- Ed Comeau
- Sean Farris
- * Suspended list
- (C) Captain
- (A) Alternate captain
All time Record
Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs 2003 Eastern 9-7 1st 6-2 3-5 226 223 Rod Jensen,
Lost in semifinals 2004 Western 13-3 1st 7-1 6-2 223 173 Jamie Batley Lost in division finals 2005 Western 8-8 3rd 5-3 3-5 201 182 Jamie Batley Lost in division semifinals 2006 Western 10-6 2nd 6-2 4-4 200 172 Gary Gait Won Championship 2007 Western 12-4 1st 7-1 5-3 209 179 Gary Gait Lost in division semifinals 2008 Western 9-7 2nd 6-2 3-5 184 167 Bob McMahon Lost in division semifinals 2009 Western 7-9 4th 4-4 3-5 172 184 Bob McMahon Lost in division semifinals 2010 Western 4-12 5th 0-8 4-4 167 201 Bob McMahon,
Did not qualify 2011 Western 5-11 4th 3-5 2-6 151 172 Bob Hamley Lost in division semifinals Total 9 seasons 77-67 44-28 33-39 1733 1653 Playoff Totals 4-7 3-3 1-4 138 149
Season Game Visiting Home 2003 Quarterfinals Vancouver 12 Colorado 15 Semifinals Colorado 11 Toronto 15 2004 Division Finals Calgary 13 Colorado 11 2005 Division Semifinals Colorado 13 Arizona 16 2006 Division Semifinals Calgary 17 Colorado 18 Division Finals Arizona 12 Colorado 13 Championship Colorado 16 Buffalo 9 2007 Division Semifinals San Jose 15 Colorado 14 (OT) 2008 Division Semifinals Calgary 15 Colorado 13 2009 Division Semifinals Colorado 8 Calgary 15 2011 Division Semifinals Colorado 6 Calgary 10
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- ^ "Brian Langtry announces retirement". NLL.com. October 11, 2011. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=5184. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- ^ "Prout traded back to Colorado". NLL.com. March 15, 2011. http://www.nll.com/article.php?id=4918. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
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