On Friday, the Mavericks traveled to Fort Worth to play the third-place Brahams. The Mavericks fought the Brahams throughout the game, going back-and-forth every single possession. At the end of regulation, the game was tied at one. The game was then pushed into overtime and the Mavericks won it.
“Incredible team win tonight,” said Mavericks’ Head Coach Scott Hillman. “We just wore them down by the end of the game, and we played a great defensive hockey game.”
The first period was not the most wild and thrilling, edge-of-your-seat period ever. The only goal was scored 10:05 into the first by Shawn Szydlowski, Brahams. Szydlowski shot a one timer that went top shelf for a goal. The period ended with the Brahams leading 1-0. Just 6:13 into the second period, the Mavericks, Colt King received a great pass from Trevor Kell and shot the puck into the goal. The goal tied the game at one with one and a half more periods of play. After no other goals came in regulation, the game was forced into overtime.
Overtime was not expected to be short but just 11 seconds in, Jesse Perrin pushed the puck between the five-hole of Brahams goalie, Brad Fogal, for a game-winning-goal. The whole Mavericks team was thrilled by this and excitingly skated onto the ice. The Mavericks will take on Wichita at the Independence Events Center tonight. If the Mavericks win both games that are played this weekend, it would prove to be pivotal in the CHL standing. Only Thunder [Wichita] stands in the way of the Mavericks trampling feet headed toward third or fourth place in the CHL standings.