2005 Colorado Mammoth season

The Colorado Mammoth are a lacrosse team based in Colorado playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2005 season was the 19th in franchise history and 3rd as the Mammoth (previously the Washington Power, Pittsburgh Crossefire, and Baltimore Thunder).

2005 Colorado Mammoth
LeagueNLL
Division3rd West
2005 record8-8
Home record5-3
Road record3-5
Goals for201
Goals against182
General ManagerSteve Govett
CoachJamie Batley
CaptainGavin Prout
Alternate captainsGary Gait
ArenaPepsi Center
Average attendance12,456
Team leaders
GoalsGary Gait (33)
AssistsGavin Prout (50)
PointsGary Gait (81)
Penalties in minutesJamie Hanford (45)
Loose BallsJay Jalbert (141)
WinsGee Nash (8)
Goals against averageGee Nash (11.16)
← 2004 season

The 2005 season was lacrosse legend Gary Gait's final season as a player. He led the Mammoth to an 8-8 record, 3rd in the Western division, but they were eliminated from the playoffs by the Arizona Sting in the division finals. Gait would take over as the Mammoth's head coach the next season.

Regular seasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

Reference: [1]

East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Toronto Rockxyz16124.7500.06–26–2227190+3714.1911.88
2Buffalo Banditsx16115.6881.05–36–2217183+3413.5611.44
3Rochester Knighthawksx16106.6252.05–35–3193179+1412.0611.19
4Philadelphia Wings16610.3756.03–53–5213218-513.3113.62
5Minnesota Swarm16511.3127.02–63–5188231-4311.7514.44
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Calgary Roughnecksxy16106.6250.06–24–4216208+813.5013.00
2Arizona Stingx1697.5621.05–34–4209209013.0613.06
3Colorado Mammothx1688.5002.05–33–5201182+1912.5611.38
4Anaheim Storm16511.3125.02–63–5175212-3710.9413.25
5San Jose Stealth16412.2506.02–62–6170197-2710.6212.31

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game logEdit

Reference:[2]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 1, 2005 Calgary Roughnecks Pepsi Center W 12–7 16,397 1–0
2 January 8, 2005 Arizona Sting Pepsi Center L 15–16 17,289 1–1
3 January 22, 2005 Buffalo Bandits Pepsi Center W 11–8 18,137 2–1
4 January 29, 2005 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose L 10–12 5,107 2–2
5 February 4, 2005 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome L 16–18 10,031 2–3
6 February 13, 2005 Arizona Sting Pepsi Center W 13–12 OT 16,238 3–3
7 February 18, 2005 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose W 14–6 5,512 4–3
8 February 24, 2005 San Jose Stealth Pepsi Center W 14–8 16,249 5–3
9 March 4, 2005 @ Anaheim Storm Arrowhead Pond W 13–12 4,500 6–3
10 March 13, 2005 Calgary Roughnecks Pepsi Center L 10–13 17,380 6–4
11 March 18, 2005 @ Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Wachovia Center L 12–15 11,742 6–5
12 March 19, 2005 Anaheim Storm Pepsi Center W 16–8 16,270 7–5
13 April 1, 2005 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center W 15–9 10,054 8–5
14 April 2, 2005 Anaheim Storm Pepsi Center L 6–10 18,326 8–6
15 April 9, 2005 @ Arizona Sting Jobing.com Arena L 12–15 6,735 8–7
16 April 15, 2005 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 12–13 9,342 8–8

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Final April 22, 2005 @ Arizona Sting Jobing.com Arena L 13–16 5,549 0–1

Player statsEdit

Reference:[4]

Runners (Top 10)Edit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; LB = Loose Balls; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts LB PIM
Gary Gait 16 33 48 81 81 4
Gavin Prout 16 28 50 78 80 32
Dan Stroup 16 31 10 41 67 0
Jay Jalbert 16 18 22 40 141 40
Josh Sims 16 14 14 28 111 12
Brian Langtry 10 16 11 27 37 10
Del Halladay 11 11 12 23 39 6
Chris Panos 9 8 15 23 30 10
Chris Prat 9 7 12 19 31 20
Totals 287 488 372 1065 47

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP MIN W L GA Sv% GAA
Gee Nash 16 940:41 8 8 175 .774 11.16
John McLellan 1 17:12 0 0 5 .792 17.44
Erik Miller 1 0:00 0 0 0 .000 .00
Tom Still 0 0:00 0 0 0 .000 .00
Totals 8 8 182 .773 11.38

AwardsEdit

Player Award
Gary Gait NLL Sportsmanship Award
Gary Gait Second Team All-Pro
Gary Gait All-Stars
Pat Coyle
Gee Nash
Gavin Prout

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

March 24, 2005[5]
To Colorado Mammoth
third round pick, 2005 entry draft
To Arizona Sting
Chris Panos

RosterEdit

Reference:[6]

No. Position Player
8   Fwd Carlson, Nick
2   Def Coyle, Pat
72   Fwd Daly, Randy
28   Def Ethington, Tom
22   Fwd Gait, Gary
19   Fwd Gait, Paul
11   Def Gallant, John
3   Fwd Halladay, Del
5   Def Hanford, Jamie
10   Def Jalbert, Jay
6   Fwd Langtry, Brian
29   Goalie McLellan, John
  Goalie Miller, Erik
No. Position Player
39   Def Miyashita, Mark
38   Goalie Nash, Gee
  Fwd Panos, Chris
7   Fwd Prat, Chris
9   Fwd Prout, Gavin
34   Def Reese, Brian
23   Fwd Self, Brad
24   Fwd Sims, Josh
  Fwd Sonke, Jeff
20   Def Stapleford, Scott
0   Goalie Still, Tom
77   Def Stilley, Dave
88   Fwd Stroup, Dan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2005 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Colorado Mammoth - 2005 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Colorado Mammoth - 2005 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=25953&seasonid=686
  5. ^ "Conn Traded to Arizona; Toll to Rochester". NLL.com. February 7, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  6. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamroster.html?teamid=25953&seasonid=686