2007 Colorado Mammoth season

The Colorado Mammoth are a lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2007 season was the 21st in franchise history and 5th as the Mammoth (previously the Washington Power, Pittsburgh Crossefire, and Baltimore Thunder).

2007 Colorado Mammoth
West Division Champions
LeagueNLL
Division1st West
2007 record12-4
Home record7-1
Road record5-3
Goals for209
Goals against179
General ManagerSteve Govett
CoachGary Gait
CaptainGavin Prout
Alternate captainsPat Coyle
John Gallant
ArenaPepsi Center
Average attendance13,471
Team leaders
GoalsDan Carey (32)
AssistsGavin Prout (59)
PointsGavin Prout (89)
Penalties in minutesJim Moss (36)
Loose BallsJosh Sims (136)
WinsGee Nash (9)
Goals against averageChris Levis (10.50)

The Mammoth won the Western division title with a 12-4 record, but were eliminated in the first round by the 4th place San Jose Stealth. The 2007 season marked Gary Gait's last as Mammoth head coach; he resigned following the season to become head coach of the Syracuse University women's lacrosse team.[1][2]

Regular seasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

Reference: [3]

East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Rochester Knighthawksxyz16142.8750.08–06–2249194+5515.5612.12
2Buffalo Banditsx16106.6254.06–24–4207188+1912.9411.75
3Minnesota Swarmx1697.5625.04–45–3200207-712.5012.94
4Toronto Rockx16610.3758.03–53–5187183+411.6911.44
5Chicago Shamrox16610.3758.04–42–6176191-1511.0011.94
6Philadelphia Wings16610.3758.04–42–6178186-811.1211.62
7New York Titans16412.25010.03–51–7195233-3812.1914.56
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Colorado Mammothxy16124.7500.07–15–3209179+3013.0611.19
2Calgary Roughnecksx1697.5623.04–45–3219202+1713.6912.62
3Arizona Stingx1697.5623.06–23–5188181+711.7511.31
4San Jose Stealthx1697.5623.04–45–3181170+1111.3110.62
5Edmonton Rush16610.3756.04–42–6160189-2910.0011.81
6Portland LumberJax16412.2508.03–51–7153199-469.5612.44

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:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 December 30, 2006 Rochester Knighthawks Pepsi Center W 20–15 15,670 1–0
2 January 5, 2007 @ Arizona Sting Jobing.com Arena W 10–6 7,179 2–0
3 January 13, 2007 Buffalo Bandits Pepsi Center W 11–10 OT 16,523 3–0
4 January 19, 2007 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place W 16–9 11,065 4–0
5 January 20, 2007 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome L 13–17 11,582 4–1
6 January 25, 2007 Portland LumberJax Pepsi Center W 15–11 14,388 5–1
7 February 3, 2007 Edmonton Rush Pepsi Center W 16–7 17,804 6–1
8 February 15, 2007 @ Portland LumberJax Rose Garden W 10–8 7,192 7–1
9 February 18, 2007 Calgary Roughnecks Pepsi Center W 15–12 17,911 8–1
10 February 24, 2007 Portland LumberJax Pepsi Center W 13–7 18,024 9–1
11 March 17, 2007 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 13–12 OT 15,614 10–1
12 March 24, 2007 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 15–19 15,156 10–2
13 March 30, 2007 Arizona Sting Pepsi Center L 8–14 18,027 10–3
14 March 31, 2007 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center W 11–9 10,114 11–3
15 April 12, 2007 San Jose Stealth Pepsi Center W 13–12 16,012 12–3
16 April 13, 2007 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose L 10–11 3,288 12–4

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

Reference:[5]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal April 21, 2007 San Jose Stealth Pepsi Center L 14–15 OT 16,309 0–1

Player statsEdit

Reference:[6]

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 30 59 89 85 32
Dan Carey 16 32 44 76 75 9
Brian Langtry 16 31 36 67 77 24
Jamie Shewchuk 15 27 26 53 69 19
Josh Sims 15 19 20 39 136 12
Nenad Gajic 16 13 24 37 102 14
Ben Prepchuk 13 15 16 31 36 4
Mike Law 14 13 12 25 58 0
Jordan Cornfield 9 9 3 12 21 6
Totals 306 515 339 1094 58

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 16 681:29 9 0 128 .779 11.27
Chris Levis 16 285:50 3 4 50 .780 10.50
Totals 12 4 179 .778 11.19

AwardsEdit

Player Award
Gavin Prout Second Team All-Pro
Nenad Gajic All-Rookie Team
Jamie Shewchuk
Gord Nash Overall Player of the Month, February
Nenad Gajic Rookie of the Month, February
Dan Carey All-Stars
Gavin Prout
John Gallant
Josh Sims
Gord Nash

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

February 7, 2007[7]
To Colorado Mammoth
Jim Moss
To San Jose Stealth
Andrew Burkholder
first round pick, 2007 entry draft

RosterEdit

Reference:[8]

No. Position Player
47   Trans Bloom, Jason
  Fwd Burkholder, Andrew
44   Fwd Carey, Dan
8   Trans Carlson, Nick
48   Def Catton, Rich
72   Fwd Cornfield, Jordan
2   Def Coyle, Pat
13   Trans Davidson, Scott
28   Def Ethington, Tom
18   Trans Gajic, Nenad
11   Def Gallant, John
5   Def Hanford, Jamie
No. Position Player
6   Fwd Langtry, Brian
3   Fwd Law, Mike
66   Def Leveque, Matt
30   Goalie Levis, Chris
55   Trans Moss, Jim
38   Goalie Nash, Gee
19   Fwd Prepchuk, Ben
9   Fwd Prout, Gavin
85   Fwd Shewchuk, Jamie
4   Trans Sims, Josh
77   Def Stilley, Dave
94   Fwd Taylor, Matt

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gait Introduced as Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Head Coach". Syracuse University website. Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  2. ^ "Gait Named Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Coach". August 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2007 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Colorado Mammoth - National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Colorado Mammoth – National Lacrosse League – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  6. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=25953&seasonid=1322
  7. ^ "San Jose Deals Moss to Colorado". NLL.com. February 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  8. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamroster.html?teamid=25953&seasonid=1322