The winds of change have been blowing in the Mile High City.
This is especially evident in regards to the Colorado Avalanche. Former coach Joe Sacco was shown the door following a season that season that saw the Avs finish last in the Western Conference.
This year will see a new Avalanche experience. There is a new coach in Patrick Roy. There is a new VP of Hockey Operations in Joe Sakic. There is a new President in Josh Kroenke. There are new players, assistants, a new system and even a new scoreboard.
But the changes do not end there.
“I believe that the people who are paying to come watch us deserve to have a great show,” said coach Patrick Roy.
While he was most likely referring to the action between the whistles; the excitement will no longer end when the play does.
For the first time in team history, the team will employ ice girls to maintain the ice surface during media timeouts. While many teams have ice girls, the Avs differ in one significant way: These girls can really skate!
In addition to cleaning the ice, the Avalanche Ice Girls will also perform occasionally during intermissions. Before you get the wrong idea and mistake these ladies for simple eye candy; remember that all these performances will be fully sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating (told you they could skate).
Without any further adieu, here are the 2013-2014 Colorado Avalanche Ice Girls!