2014 Colorado Ice season

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2014 Colorado Ice season
OwnerTom Wigley
Head coachHeron O'Neal
General managerCollins Sanders
Home field Budweiser Events Center
5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Results
Record10–4
Conference place1st Intense
Playoff finishLost Intense Conference Championship 15-45 (Danger)
Team MVPWillie Copeland

The 2014 Colorado Ice season was the team's eighth season as a professional indoor football franchise and sixth in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of nine teams that competed in the IFL for the 2014 season, the Fort Collins-based Colorado Ice were members of the Intense Conference.

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Founded in 2007 as part of United Indoor Football, the Colorado Ice became charter members of the IFL when the UIF merged with the Intense Football League before the 2009 season. In their third season under head coach Heron O'Neal, the team played their home games at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. [1] [2]

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Roster moves

The team invited 40 players to training camp starting February 5. After workouts and a pre-season exhibition game, the roster was trimmed to the 24 players permitted under IFL rules. [3]

Awards and honors

On March 5, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 2 Players of the Week. Colorado Ice wide receiver Jasonus Tillery received an Honorable Mention for offense. Linebacker Joe Thornton received an Honorable Mention for defense. [4] On March 12, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 3 Players of the Week. Colorado Ice kicker Philip Welch was named as the Special Teams Player of the Week. Wide receiver Kyle Kaiser received an Honorable Mention for offense. Defensive lineman Harcourt Farquharson and linebacker Joe Thornton each received an Honorable Mention for defense. [5]

On April 2, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 6 Players of the Week. Colorado Ice running back Dennis Kennedy was named as the Offensive Player of the Week. [6] On April 9, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 7 Players of the Week. Colorado Ice quarterback Willie Copeland was named as the Offensive Player of the Week. Defensive back Harcourt Farquharson and defensive lineman Jason Jones each received an Honorable Mention for defense. Linebacker Joe Thornton received his third Honorable Mention of the season, his first for special teams play. [7]

On April 16, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 8 Players of the Week. Colorado Ice defensive back Corey Sample was named as the Defensive Player of the Week. Kick returner Harcourt Farquharson and kicker Philip Welch each received an Honorable Mention for special teams play. [8] On April 23, 2014, the IFL announced its Week 9 Players of the Week. Colorado Ice defensive lineman Jason Jones was named as the Defensive Player of the Week. Quarterback Willie Copeland received an Honorable Mention for offense. Linebacker Joe Thornton received an Honorable Mention for defense. [9]

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Preseason

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SaturdayFebruary 156:00pmPueblo Steel (CFC)W 100–7 [10] [11] 1–0 Budweiser Events Center [12]

Regular season

All start times are Mountain Time

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation [13]
ScoreRecord
1 BYE
2FridayFebruary 287:00pm Sioux Falls Storm L 30–41 [14] [15] [16] 0–1 Budweiser Events Center [17]
3SaturdayMarch 812:00pm Wyoming Cavalry W 73–22 [18] [19] 1–1 Budweiser Events Center
4SundayMarch 163:05pmat Sioux Falls Storm L 37–50 [20] [21] [22] 1–2 Sioux Falls Arena [23] [24]
5 BYE
6SundayMarch 303:00pm Nebraska Danger W 38–30 [25] [26] [27] 2–2 Budweiser Events Center [28] [29]
7FridayApril 47:05pmat Wyoming Cavalry W 51–50 [30] [31] [32] 3–2 Casper Events Center [33] [34]
8SundayApril 133:00pm Tri-Cities Fever W 55–28 [35] [36] [37] 4–2 Budweiser Events Center [38] [39]
9SaturdayApril 196:05pmat Texas Revolution W 69–42 [40] [41] 5–2 Allen Event Center
10SaturdayApril 268:05pmat Tri-Cities Fever L 35–445–3 Toyota Center [42]
11 BYE
12SaturdayMay 106:00pm Texas Revolution W 55–346–3 Budweiser Events Center
13SaturdayMay 176:00pm Wyoming Cavalry W 73–127–3 Budweiser Events Center
14ThursdayMay 226:05pmat Nebraska Danger W 41–288–3 Eihusen Arena
15FridayMay 307:05pmat Wyoming Cavalry W 69–289–3 Casper Events Center
16SaturdayJune 76:00pm Green Bay Blizzard W 49–4710–3 Budweiser Events Center
17SaturdayJune 148:05pmat Tri-Cities Fever L 33–4710–4 Toyota Center

Postseason

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
Intense Conference ChampionshipThursdayJune 197:00pm Nebraska Danger L 15-450–1 Budweiser Events Center

Roster

2014 Colorado Ice roster
Quarterbacks
  • 13Willie Copeland
  • 10Jake Johnson

Running backs

  • 33Randy Bell

Wide receivers

  •  3James Davis Jr.
  •  9Donald Fusilier
  •  4Justin Helwege
  •  8Kyle Kaiser
  • 88Jasonus Tillery
Offensive linemen
  • 75Sanford Banks
  • 74Lemone Buford
  • 78Rodrick Gladney
  • --Keyun Swinney

Defensive linemen

  • 95Chancey Aghayere
  • 90D. D. Jones
  • 54Jason Jones
Linebackers
  •  1Joe Thornton

Defensive backs

  • 19Michael Eby
  •  5Court Farquharson
  •  2Deante Purvis
  • 20Corey Sample

Kickers

  • 22Philip Welch
Injured reserve
  • --Jason Cohen

Exempt list

  • --A. J. Guyton WR

Refused to report

  • --Stanley Arukwe WR

Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 28, 2014
24 Active, 4 Inactive

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Standings

2014 Intense Conference
WLTPCTPFPAGBSTK
y - Colorado Ice 1040.7147085030.0L1
x - Nebraska Danger 1040.7146845400.0W1
Tri-Cities Fever 860.5717616712.0W5
Wyoming Cavalry 1130.0714419319.0L10

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