By Nick Hartman:
(ALLEN, TEXAS): Defeat and disappointment were felt by the players of the Mavericks, after losing game seven in the playoff series. All fans, all players and all staff members were disappointed after the 7-3 loss against the Allen Americans that ended the Mavericks amazing and historical season. Twenty-four hours after a stunning 6-2 victory, the Mavericks skated back onto the ice at the Allen Event Center to face the Allen Americans in game seven of the best-of-seven series. The winner would advance and the loser would go home.
From the opening face-off, the Americans had control of the game. The Americans scored the first goal of the game just 1:52 into the first period when Brian McMillian received a great set-up from Jason Deistch and found the open net for a goal. The Americans notched the only goal of the first period and lead 1-0 going into the second.
The second period was the most evenly matched period of the game. The Americans notched the first goal of the period just 2:53 into the second on a Jason Deistch lamp-lighter that was assisted by Jamie Schaasma and Mike Berube. The Mavericks started to pick up their game at the 5:37 mark when Kellan Tochkin shot a one-timer from the right corner at goalie Aaron Dell and scored. The goal was assisted by Kenton Miller and J.P Testwuide. Unfortunately, the Mavericks were not able to hold their own because ten minutes later, the Americans scored their third goal of the game on a Kale Kerbashian backhander that fooled Mike Clemente. This goal was assisted by Corbin Baldwin and Jarrett Lukin. With just two minutes remaining in the second, the Mavericks scored their second goal of the game. Dave Pszenyczny hit a one-timer, after receiving a great set-up feed from Ryan Jardine, from the center of the right face-off circle for a goal. Forty seconds later, the Americans scored a fourth goal on a Todd Robinson slap-shot that sailed by Mike Clemente into the goal. The goal was assisted by Trevor Ludwig and Trevor Hendrikx.
The Americans led 4-2 at the start of the third period but the Mavericks knew they could make a comeback. Sadly, the Mavericks never did. They allowed three more goals while only scoring one. That lone goal came 15:30 into the third period when Colt King wristed a shot into the top of net for a goal. The game ended with the Americans in celebration and the Mavericks in defeat.