Beyond The Benches

Denver Cutthroats Top 5 Moments of 2013-14 Season

The Denver Cutthroats franchise took a gigantic step forward in their second season by reaching the Central Hockey League’s President Cup finals. Along with making their first finals appearance, they boasted perhaps the best offense in the CHL led by 2014 MVP Garett Bembridge. Denver will look to finish the job in the third season, however before the new season begins let’s look back at the moments that led to a very memorable season for the Cutthroats.

5. One Hat Trick Just Isn’t Enough

In an early season tilt against the Brampton Beast, Denver forwards Garett Bembridge and Vincent Arseneau accomplished quite the feat by both scoring hat tricks in a 7-3 Cutthroats victory.

4. Cutthroats Players Groomed For Success

In the middle of February, the Denver Cutthroats sent up the tenth player from their team to the American Hockey League, thus breaking their record  for call up’s from last year when they were awarded for being the CHL’s top developmental club.

3. Derek Armstrong Wins CHL Coach Of The Year

After guiding his team to the second best record in the CHL, Cutthroats head coach Derek Armstrong was named the recipient of the Central Hockey League’s Coach of the Year award.

2. Denver Cutthroats Reach First Final

In only their second season, the Denver Cutthroats were able to reach the Presidents Cup final and put up a valiant effort against the Allen Americans in five games.

1. Cutthroat’s Garett Bembridge Wins CHL MVP Award

Denver forward Garett Bembridge had a season for the ages by being the only 100-point producer in the league. Bembridge also led the league in goals as well as power play goals and shots. Bembridge has already made it clear that he will be returning to the Cutthroats for the upcoming season and will be looking to finish the job and win a title.

 

 

Staff writer: Michael Memmolo is a passionate hockey fan who loves to share thoughts & opinions regarding everything having to do with the sport; especially when it has to do with the Boston Bruins. Mike lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts, with his fiance Julie and their dog Graham.  He can be reached on Twitter @btownpucks.