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35 Moments: Mammoth Debut in 2OT Win

Colorado Mammoth Debut in Denver – 1-3-2003

One of the original teams four teams (Baltimore Thunder) found a home in Colorado after Kroenke Sports Enterprises brought the team from Washington to Colorado, headed by Steve Govett in July of 2002. Colorado defeated a Toronto Rock team coming off a championship, in double overtime in front of a league record for fans at an inaugural home game with 16,125 fans in attendance. Gary Gait would score the first goal in Mammoth history in the 2nd quarter and record 8 points on the night (3g, 5a). Rookie Brian Langtry scored the game-winning goal with 1:14 remaining in double OT in a four point debut (2g, 2a).

The Mammoth would go on to sell out two games (18,207) in their first season while finishing with a 9-7 record and averaging 16,488 fans in attendance. The Mammoth have made the playoffs in 16 of 17 seasons it has played in Colorado and won the 2006 Champions Cup. Colorado has also hosted two NLL All-Star Games (2004 and 2009). The crowd broke the previous record for an inaugural home game attendance, previously held by the Vancouver Ravens (13,772 in 2001).