’79-’80 Rockies Sweep ’76-’77 Rockies in Qualifying Final, Clinch Spot in 2015 UNP

We have another team that will make their Ultimate NHL Playoff debut in the 2015 UNP and that would be the ’79-’80 Colorado Rockies. They have won the 2015 Colorado Rockies Qualifying Tournament by sweeping the ’76-’77 Rockies. Goaltender Hardy Astrom was fantastic and really shutdown the ’76-’77 Rockies. Despite allowing a total of seven goals in the first two games he posted a total of 136 saves in those two games. Lanny McDonald featured in five of the ’79-’80 Rockies’ six goals in Game 1 with two goals and three assists. Lucien DeBlois potted two goals and Pat Hickey potted his third goal of the series in Game 2 as the ’79-’80 Rockies won 6-4. DeBlois then tallied a hat trick in Game 3 with his third being the game-winner with seven plus minutes left in the third period. The ’79-’80 Rockies dominated Game 4 and ultimate won by a final of 6-2 with four players registering more than one point.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’79-’80 Rockies 4 1 1 6
’76-’77 Rockies 0 1 2 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 CLR – 6   ’77-’78 CLR – 3    (1-0 ’79-’80 CLR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Lanny McDonald (’79-’80 CLR) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +2   12 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: G – Hardy Astrom (’79-’80 CLR) – W   3.00 GAA   .954 SV% (62 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Pat Hickey (’79-’80 CLR) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   7 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’79-’80 Rockies 1 3 2 6
’76-’77 Rockies 3 1 0 4

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 CLR – 6   ’76-’77 CLR – 4    (2-0 ’79-’80 CLR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Hardy Astrom (’79-’80 CLR) – W   4.00 GAA   .949 SV% (74 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Pat Hickey (’79-’80 CLR) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: C – Lucien DeBlois (’79-’80 CLR) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’76-’77 Rockies 3 1 1 5
’79-’80 Rockies 2 2 2 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 CLR – 6   ’76-’77 CLR – 5    (3-0 ’79-’80 CLR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Lucien DeBlois (’79-’80 CLR) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   Even   9 S   66.7 FO%

2nd Star: RW – Wilf Paiement (’76-’77 CLR) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   12 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Bobby Schmautz (’79-’80 CLR) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   Even   2 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’76-’77 Rockies 1 0 1 2
’79-’80 Rockies 1 3 2 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 CLR – 6   ’76-’77 CLR – 2    (4-0 ’79-’80 CLR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Hardy Astrom (’79-’80 CLR) – W   2.00 GAA   .961 SV% (49 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Lucien DeBlois (’79-’80 CLR) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: RW – Lanny McDonald (’79-’80 CLR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   13 S

We now have eight qualifiers for the 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff. The ’79-’80 Colorado Rockies will make their UNP debut in the upcoming tournament. Up next is the 2015 Atlanta Flames Qualifying Tournament!

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