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Mavericks Weekly #23: March 20 - 26, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (March 20, 2017) — The Missouri Mavericks gained only one point in the standings in three games.  After a 2-1 overtime loss to Wichita on Tuesday at home and dropping back-to-back road games in Quad City on Friday and Saturday.
 
Last Week’s Record: 0-2-1
Overall Record / Standing: 28-26-8, 64 points / 6th, Mountain Division
 
Leaders
Goals: Dane Fox – 28
Assists: Dane Fox – 35
Points: Dane Fox – 63
+/-: *Carter Verhaeghe – +11 / Dan Correale - +6
PPG: Rocco Carzo – 7 / Dane Fox – 7
SHG: *Kevin Tansey / *Kyle Schempp  / Dan Correale / *Darren Nowick / Shawn Pauly – 1
PIMs: Dane Fox – 109
Wins: *Eamon McAdam – 11 / Josh Robinson - 11
GAA: Stephon Williams – 2.82
SVP: *Eamon McAdam - .916 / Stephon Williams - .911
* - Not on active roster
 
 
This Week’s Schedule
Mon., March 20 – Practice, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Tues., March 21 – Practice, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Wed., March 22 - Morning Skate, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
                             Mavericks vs. Allen Americans, 7:05 p.m.
Thurs., March 23 – Practice, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Fri., March 24 – Morning Skate, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
                          Mavericks at Wichita Thunder, 7:05 p.m.
Sat., March 25 – Morning Skate, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
                        Mavericks vs. Thunder, 7:05 p.m.
Sun., March 26 – Off
 
 
* = All times Central. Weekly schedule subject to change. Media planning to cover practice is encouraged to contact Mavericks communications department at 660-221-5294 ahead of time to confirm times and locations.
 
 
Broadcast Information
All Mavericks games are streamed live on MissouriMavericks.com and on the Mavericks’ mobile app. ECHL.TV carries pay-per-view broadcasts of all Mavericks games and they are available for purchase through the mobile app, tablets, laptops or desktop computers.
 
Mavericks away game watch parties are hosted by Twin Peaks in Independence and The Blue Line in the River Market.
 
 
Previewing This Week
Wed., March 22 vs. Allen – 7:05 p.m. | Home vs. Allen (1-4-0), Away vs. Allen (1-3-1)
The Mavericks have not fared very well vs. the Americans this season their record being (2-7-1) when matched-up. This contest will be the fourth time Allen visits Silverstein Eye Center’s Arena this month. Allen has taken away wins against the Mavericks in the last three meetings, with their most recent being on March 10. The Mavericks have outshot the Americans in all three games totaling 114 to their 79. The goaltending duo of Riley Gill and Jamie Murray has registered GAA of 1.67 and a save percentage of .956.
 
 
Fri., March 24 at Wichita – 7:05 p.m. & Sat., March 25 vs Wichita – 7:05 p.m.|
Home vs. Wichita (4-1-1) Away vs. Wichita (1-3-0)
The Mavericks are still in the lead in the “Visit Independence, Visit Wichita” Cup with a (5-4-1) mark. The Mavericks did fall in overtime to Wichita when they met on Tuesday, March 14. The Mavericks will look to improve their away record at Intrust Bank Arena on Friday and then play the Thunder the following day at home. These two meetings will mark number 11 and 12 of the season for the two teams with two more meetings to follow.
 
 
 
Recapping Last Week
Tue., March 14 vs. Wichita: OTL 1-2
The Mavericks earned one point in the standings by taking the game to overtime, but it was the Thunder who ultimately prevailed as they clinched the victory with a goal by Adam Dunn at 3:19 of overtime.  Conner Bleackley scored the lone goal for the Mavericks and Josh Robinson made 34 saves in the loss.
 
Fri., March 17 vs. Quad City L 3-2
Quad City jumped out to a quick two goal lead in the first period and Missouri could not catch up for the rest of the game.  Conner Bleackley and Eric Scheid scored to make it a one goal game late, but goaltender Adam Vay shut the door as the Mallards prevailed for a 3-2 win in regulation.
 
Sat., March 18 vs. Quad City L 5-0
It was all Quad City with five different Mallards scoring to solidify the victory.  Missouri did outshoot the Mallards in the third period 15-11, but could not solve Mallards goalie, Adam Vay. Vay turned aside 32 shots in the shutout victory.
 
Mavs Moments
-       Conner Bleackley, who was reassigned to the Mavericks by the St. Louis Blues from the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves two weeks ago, has played in all four of the Mavericks’ games since his arrival. He has marked up 5 pts (2g, 3a) in those four games. Bleackley has proven to be a great late addition to the Mavericks roster.
 
-       Mat Finn, defenseman, returned to the ice over the weekend after being out with a lower-body injury since February 25. Finn picked up a power play assist on Conner Bleackley’s first period lamp lighter against the Mallards in Quad City on March 17.
 
-       Dane Fox continues to dominate on the ice, he’s played in every game except one this season due to an injury. He leads the team in goals scored at 28 and has 35 assists. Fox is still on pace to place fourth all-time in ECHL history with 367 SOG.

Schedule

> < March 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 1 - 3 L 2 - 4 L
6 - 3 W 6 7 8 9 2 - 3 L 11
7 - 2 W 13 1 - 2 L 15 16 2 - 3 L 0 - 5 L
19 20 21 3 - 2 W 23 4 - 2 W 3 - 2 W
26 27 28 7:05PM 7:05PM 31  
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