Today the Avalanche announced the date of this year’s Burgundy and White game. This is interesting, especially considering the uncertainty surrounding the start of the season and the CBA. Typically, the B&W game is played after the last day of training camp, and a day or two before the preseason games begin. (The organization has yet to release an official preseason schedule, something nearly every other team has already done.) It kicks off an unusually fun preseason, in which the Avalanche will play in Frozen Fury XV (a game played annually in Los Vegas against the LA Kings), as well as a game played in Kansas City against the New York Rangers,
On September 24, the thirteenth annual Burgundy and White game will be hosted at the Air Force Academy. This game pits Avalanche players against each other in a three period, 60 minute game. At the end of the game, a shootout is held no matter what the score. It’s a good opportunity to watch all of the up and coming players play against and with the professionals, and overall a lot of fun. Tickets will cost $20, unless you are a military member, in which case they will cost $10. Starting on August 3 (tomorrow), tickets will be sold through the Air Force Academy.
Scoring has usually been pretty even between the two teams throughout the year, with seven of the games being decided by one goal. In 2008, there was a huge blowout in the game, which saw Team White bury Team Burgundy 9-0. Team Burgundy has won 8 of 12 games. For a closer look at the past B&W games, the Avalanche website has a master list of all the games including photo galleries, boxscores, etc.