WINDSOR, CO. – The Colorado Eagles, proud affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that they have re-signed forward Cam Maclise for the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound winger notched four goals and two assists in 13 regular season games, after joining the Eagles as an amateur late last season. He would go on to post 12 points in 20 playoff games during the Eagles 2017 ECHL Kelly Cup Championship run.
“I think for me, it’s finally nice to be done with school and to be able to focus on nothing but hockey,” said Maclise. “To also be able to come back to a place like Colorado where you’re going to get treated so well, it’s really exciting. I can’t wait.”
Maclise signed with the Eagles last March, after completing a two-year career at Mount Royal University in Canada where he posted 27 goals and 29 assists in 56 total games with the Cougars. He finished second on the team with 13 goals and 27 points during his senior season, after posting 14 goals and 15 assists in his junior year. The 25 year-old was forced to sit out the 2014-15 season after transferring from the University of New Brunswick. He used that opportunity to play for the Lacombe Generals of the Chinook Hockey League, amassing 16 goals and 14 assists in 19 regular season games, 14 points in nine playoff contests and capping off the season with an Allan Cup Championship. Maclise also attended the developmental camp of the Los Angeles Kings in 2013 and Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014.
“Last season Cam proved that he is an extremely talented young forward in this league and played a big role in helping us capture the Kelly Cup,” said Eagles general manager Chris Stewart. “We’re really looking forward to seeing him grow further in his role and take that next step in his playing career.”
Prior to jumping to the collegiate game, the Camrose, Alberta native spent one season in the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings, followed by three standout years in the AJHL with the Brooks Bandits. During his time with the Bandits, Maclise would net 85 goals and 131 assists in 171 games, winning the AJHL Championship twice (2012, 2013) and was named the AJHL MVP and the Canadian Junior Hockey League Player of the Year during the 2012-13 campaign.
The 2017-18 regular season home schedule kicks off on Friday, October 13th when the Eagles host the Utah Grizzlies. A complete schedule can be found at www.ColoradoEagles.com. Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are on-sale now and can be reserved with a $100 deposit per seat by calling the Eagles ticket office at 970-686-SHOT (7468).