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Eagles drop inaugural preseason opener to San Jose 5-3

The Colorado Eagles kicked off their inaugural season in the AHL Friday evening with a 5-3 loss to the San Jose Barracudas. Eagles goaltender Spencer Martin did all he could to keep the game in reach by stopping 37 of the 41 shots he faced and could easily have been the star of the night.

In his first season with the Eagles, head coach Greg Cronin skated a mixed preseason roster that included multiple players on professional tryouts as well as ten familiar faces returning from last years ECHL squad.

The Eagles opened up the scoring 13:32 into the first period when Michael Joly found the back of the net with a backhand wrap-around on Barracudas goalie Josef Korenar.