INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (February 13, 2017) — The Missouri Mavericks used a perfect week last week to build their longest win streak of the season to five games, and closed within four points of the final playoff spot in the Mountain Division. This week kicks off a four-game home stand with games at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Saturday and Sunday.
Last Week’s Record: 3-0-0
Overall Record / Standing: 23-19-7, 53 points / 6th, Mountain Division
Goals: Dane Fox – 21
Assists: Dane Fox – 30
Points: Dane Fox – 51
+/-: *Carter Verhaeghe – +11 / Kevin Tansey / Rocco Carzo - +9
PPG: Rocco Carzo / Dane Fox – 6
SHG: Kevin Tansey / Dan Correale / Darren Nowick / Shawn Pauly / Kyle Schempp – 1
PIMs: Tyler Elbrecht – 121
Wins: *Eamon McAdam – 11 / Josh Robinson - 8
GAA: *Eamon McAdam – 3.12 / Josh Robinson – 3.33
SVP: *Eamon McAdam – .916 / Josh Robinson - .893
* - Not on active roster
This Week’s Schedule
Mon., Feb. 13 – Practice, 9:00 a.m. at Carriage Club Outdoor Rink
Tues., Feb. 14 – Off ice workouts, 1:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 15 – Practice, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Thurs., Feb. 16 – Practice, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Fri., Feb. 17 – Practice, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
“Salute Weekend” Reception at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 18 – Morning Skate, 10:00 a.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Mavericks vs. Mallards, 7:05 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 19 – Mavericks vs. Walleye, 4:05 p.m.
* = All times Central. Weekly schedule subject to change. Media planning to cover practice is encouraged to contact Mavericks communications department at 816-777-0047 ahead of time to confirm times and locations.
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 River Market.
Previewing This Week
Sat., Feb. 18 vs. Quad City – 7:05 p.m., | Home vs. QC (2-2-0), Away vs. QC (0-2-1)
Saturday will mark the final time Quad City visits the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena this season. The Mavericks have dropped a pair of one-goal decisions to the Mallards in their two most recent home meetings. That follows on the heels of Missouri winning eight consecutive home games (including playoffs) against the Mallards dating back to the start of the 2015-16 season. The Mavericks and Mallards have had six of their seven prior games this season decided by one goal, and in the one that was decided by three goals the Mavericks scored two into an empty net. Quad City enters play this week with the second-longest active win streak in the ECHL at seven games. The Mallards will put that streak on the line twice before arriving in Independence in a home-and-home series with Cincinnati on Wednesday and Friday.
Sun., Feb. 19 vs. Toledo – 4:05 p.m., | Home vs. TOL (0-0-0), Away vs. TOL (0-0-0)
Sunday is Toledo’s first-ever visit to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The Mavericks and Walleye last got together, in their only matchup to date, on March 20, 2015 at the Huntington Center in Toledo. That night the Walleye claimed a 3-1 victory, and the only current Mavericks to play in that game were Josh Robinson and Andrew Courtney. Toledo begins play this week with the most wins in the ECHL with 33, but is 3-5-2 in its last 10 games. The Walleye will finish a weekend three-in-three in Independence on Sunday after starting things in Wichita for games on Friday and Saturday against the Thunder.
Recapping Last Week
Tues., Feb. 7 vs. Wichita: OTW 2-1
The Mavericks picked up their fifth win in nine tries in the “Visit Independence, Visit Wichita” Cup last Tuesday thanks to some heroics by Matt Finn. The defenseman scored the tying goal with 1:50 left in the third period then won the game with less than a second remaining in overtime. Full Recap >>>
Fri., Feb. 10 at Tulsa: W 3-0
Eamon McAdam earned his first professional shutout with a season-high 53 saves to help Missouri extend its winning streak to four games. Dane Fox scored a pair of goals and Reed Seckel added one as well. Full Recap >>>
Sat., Feb. 11 at Tulsa: OTW 4-3
The Mavericks prevailed in a game that was tied on four different occasions and featured three lead changes. Radoslav Illo scored twice in the third to help the Mavericks overcome a one-goal deficit then Dane Fox produced the winning goal in overtime. Full Recap >>>
- The Mavericks’ five-game winning streak is their longest of the season and fourth-longest active streak in the ECHL. With 53 standings points to their credit, the Mavericks enter play this week four points out of the final playoff spot in the Mountain Division. The Mavericks have given up two goals or fewer in three of their last five wins and, also, three of their last five wins have come in overtime.
- Eamon McAdam is nominated for ECHL goalie of the week after going 3-0-0 last week with a 1.27 goals-against average and .970 save percentage. He is on a personal seven-game winning streak and is 11-0-1 in his last 12 decisions dating back to October 28. The former third-round draft pick of the New York Islanders stopped 97 of 100 shots in the Mavericks’ two road wins in Tulsa last weekend, and was reassigned to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League following Saturday’s win.
- Matt Finn (5) and Dane Fox (3) are first and second, respectively, on the Mavericks in game-winning goals this season. Finn scored back-to-back game winners in overtime against Wichita on February 4 and February 7 while Fox scored back-to-back winners in Tulsa last Friday and Saturday.
- The Mavericks are tied for the third-most third-period goals in the league with 69. They have out-scored opponents 12-5 in the third period during their current win streak. The Mavericks have a +9 goal differential in the third period over the course of the season.
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