After a tough 5-1 loss to the first place Allen Americans just a night before, the Missouri Mavericks were striving to win at home against the last place Tulsa Oilers. Tulsa has been tough before and were once again tough but the Mavericks worked their “Mavericks Magic” and found a 5-2 win in a game with no fights and very few penalties.
The first period showcased one goal, by the Mavericks. That goal came 4:17 into the game when Colt King delivered a slap-shot after rebounding a Trevor Kell wrist shot. The period continued but brought no goals.
The second period had more action than the first but it was nothing near the third period. The Mavericks scored their first goal 7:45 into the second period. The goal was scored by Kellen Tochkin after a great set-up pass from Kenton Miller. The third goal of the game came with just 5:19 left in the second period. The goal was made by Kenton Miller and, get this, Kellen Tochkin assisted the goal. The second period ended with the Mavericks leading 3-0.
The third period was “action-packed.” The first goal was made just 3:38 into play when Jamie Weeks found the net after rebounding a Kyle O’Kane shot. Less than two minutes later, the Mavericks scored their fourth goal of the game. Kellen Tochkin scored the goal and Sebastian Thinel was credited with an assist. At the 7 minute mark in the period, Shawn Erickson scored after an amazing set-up pass from Ryan Menei. According to Mavericks play-by-play announcer, Bob Rennison, “There was no way Clemente was going to make that save…” The Mavericks could have made the game a 6-2 win but Kenton Miller missed his penalty shot. After this, with just 10:16 remaining, Kenton Miller scored. The goal was assisted by Sebastian Thinel and capped off the game.
With this win the Mavericks took the season series against Tulsa, 5-3. Today, the Mavericks travel to Bloomington to face the Blaze. The Mavericks are 4-2 against the Blaze but they have had some of their toughest losses against the Blaze. Mavericks nations hopes that this game will be good and that we can get back on a winning streak but only time can tell whether or not it will happen.