2006 Colorado Mammoth season

The Colorado Mammoth are a lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2006 season was the 20th in franchise history and 4th as the Mammoth.

2006 Colorado Mammoth
Champion's Cup Champions
LeagueNLL
Division2nd West
2006 record10-6
Home record6-2
Road record4-4
Goals for200
Goals against172
General ManagerSteve Govett
CoachGary Gait
CaptainGavin Prout
ArenaPepsi Center
Average attendance12,916
Team leaders
GoalsGavin Prout (29)
Chris Gill (29)
AssistsGavin Prout (64)
PointsGavin Prout (93)
Penalties in minutesDave Stilley (64)
Loose BallsJay Jalbert (152)
WinsGee Nash (6)
Goals against averageGee Nash (10.29)

The Mammoth finished 2nd in the West with a 10-6 record, but beat both Calgary and Arizona in one-goal games to make it to the Championship game against the Buffalo Bandits. The Bandits, however, were no match for the Mammoth, who took the game 16-9, making lacrosse legend Gary Gait an NLL champion in his first season as head coach.

Regular seasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

Reference: [1]

East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Buffalo Banditsxyz16115.6880.06–25–3193167+2612.0610.44
2Rochester Knighthawksx1697.5622.06–23–5196180+1612.2511.25
3Toronto Rockx1688.5003.05–33–5182179+311.3811.19
4Minnesota Swarmx1688.5003.03–55–3158171-139.8810.69
5Philadelphia Wings1688.5003.05–33–5184184011.5011.50
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Portland LumberJaxxy16115.6880.05–36–2188177+1111.7511.06
2Colorado Mammothx16106.6251.06–24–4200172+2812.5010.75
3Calgary Roughnecksx1697.5622.04–45–3183178+511.4411.12
4Arizona Stingx1688.5003.04–44–4198199-112.3812.44
5San Jose Stealth16511.3126.03–52–6151174-239.4410.88
6Edmonton Rush16115.06210.00–81–7150202-529.3812.62

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 December 30, 2005 Philadelphia Wings (1987–2014) Pepsi Center L 11–13 15,726 0–1
2 January 7, 2006 Rochester Knighthawks Pepsi Center W 12–11 16,850 1–1
3 January 13, 2006 San Jose Stealth Pepsi Center W 9–7 15,632 2–1
4 January 14, 2006 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose L 7–10 6,277 2–2
5 January 21, 2006 @ Portland LumberJax Rose Garden L 11–12 9,916 2–3
6 February 3, 2006 @ Arizona Sting Jobing.com Arena W 18–17 OT 6,373 3–3
7 February 11, 2006 San Jose Stealth Pepsi Center W 8–7 18,027 4–3
8 March 3, 2006 Edmonton Rush Pepsi Center W 15–10 16,732 5–3
9 March 11, 2006 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome L 14–15 OT 12,028 5–4
10 March 12, 2006 Portland LumberJax Pepsi Center L 11–12 15,247 5–5
11 March 18, 2006 @ Arizona Sting Jobing.com Arena W 15–11 6,420 6–5
12 March 25, 2006 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place W 13–7 9,527 7–5
13 April 2, 2006 Arizona Sting Pepsi Center W 16–11 16,435 8–5
14 April 8, 2006 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 12–14 11,895 8–6
15 April 14, 2006 Calgary Roughnecks Pepsi Center W 11–8 17,698 9–6
16 April 15, 2006 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome W 17–7 11,884 10–6

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal April 22, 2006 Calgary Roughnecks Pepsi Center W 18–17 OT 13,426 1–0
Division Final April 29, 2006 Arizona Sting Pepsi Center W 13–12 12,537 2–0
Championship Game May 13, 2006 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena W 16–9 16,104 3–0

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
Gavin Prout 16 29 64 93 89 42
Dan Carey 16 17 45 62 80 2
Brian Langtry 15 24 26 50 72 9
Jay Jalbert 16 19 29 48 152 55
Chris Gill 16 29 16 45 55 6
Dan Stroup 15 22 12 34 52 2
Ben Prepchuk 15 12 19 31 38 10
Nick Carlson 16 14 15 29 56 51
Josh Sims 16 12 7 19 104 26
Totals 288 488 409 1099 69

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 15 670:51 6 3 115 .787 10.29
Chris Levis 16 292:55 4 3 56 .788 11.47
John McLellan 2 0:00 0 0 0 .000 .00
Totals 10 6 172 .786 10.75

AwardsEdit

Player Award
Gavin Prout Championship Game MVP
Gavin Prout First Team All-Pro
Jay Jalbert Second Team All-Pro
Dan Carey All-Rookie Team
Gavin Prout Overall Player of the Month, March
Gavin Prout All-Stars
Jay Jalbert
Dan Carey

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

March 14, 2006[5]
To Colorado Mammoth
Andrew Burkholder
To Rochester Knighthawks
third round pick, 2006 entry draft

RosterEdit

Reference:[6]

No. Position Player
37   Fwd Burkholder, Andrew
44   Fwd Carey, Dan
8   Fwd Carlson, Nick
48   Def Catton, Rich
2   Def Coyle, Pat
28   Def Ethington, Tom
11   Def Gallant, John
25   Fwd Gill, Chris
14   Def Glen, Andy
5   Def Hanford, Jamie
10   Def Jalbert, Jay
6   Fwd Langtry, Brian
No. Position Player
3   Fwd Law, Mike
66   Def Leveque, Matt
30   Goalie Levis, Chris
29   Goalie McLellan, John
38   Goalie Nash, Gee
19   Fwd Prepchuk, Ben
9   Fwd Prout, Gavin
  Fwd Schindler, Gewas
4   Fwd Sims, Josh
20   Def Stapleford, Scott
77   Def Stilley, Dave
88   Fwd Stroup, Dan
  Fwd Voituk, Steve

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2006 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Colorado Mammoth - 2006 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Colorado Mammoth - 2006 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  4. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=25953&seasonid=977
  5. ^ "Trade Deadline Passes". NLL.com. March 14, 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  6. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamroster.html?teamid=25953&seasonid=977