|(above) In 1994 Colorado College held an election to rename the Tigers to Greenback Cutthroat Trouts but the student election came up a few votes short|
by Adrian Dater
Saying "We're going to get this place rockin," the city's newest professional sports owner stood inside the Denver Coliseum on Tuesday and introduced himself and his management team for an expansion Central Hockey League team that will play starting in October.
John Hayes, the CEO of Broomfield's Ball Corp., will own the CHL's newest entry. It has yet to officially be named but is likely to be called the Cutthroats — in honor of the official state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout.
Hayes introduced Derek Armstrong as the team's first coach, along with general manager Brad Lund and assistant general manager-director of hockey operations Brent Cullaton. Hayes, a Boulder resident, explained how he hopes to market a minor-league hockey team to a city that historically has been tough on such leagues, in a 60-year-old building that hasn't housed a hockey team since the International Hockey League's Denver Rangers played there in 1988-89 [read entire article].