After two straight losses, the Missouri Mavericks were looking to get back on track but they had to face one of the toughest teams in the league, the Allen Americans. The Mavericks found a way to beat the Americans but the game went into overtime. Scott Hillman’s thoughts on the game were simply,
“The guys just kept working hard this game, we never gave up and it was a tough game. I mean they were a tough team but we got the winning goal in overtime and it’s a great win for us.”
The first period showed lots of action but only one goal was scored. After a rebounded slap-shot, in the 7th minute, Scotty Howes shot and scored. The assist was given to Trevor Ludwig. Just six minutes later, in the 13th minute, a fight erupted between Riley Emmerson and Kip Brennen. Emmerson won the fight leaving Brennen bloody and making Brennen leave the game. The first period ended with a 1-0 lead for Allen.
The second period showed little noteworthy action. In the 19th minute, Dave Pszenyczny and Darryl Bootland pushed and shoved each other but the refs stepped in before a fight erupted. Both players were given roughing penalties and were sent to the sin bin.
The third period brought more action than the first and second period combined. The third period showed three goals. The first of which came, in the 3rd minute, when Sebastian Thinel scored the equalizing goal after a great pass from Andrew Courtney. In the 12th minute, Kyle Hood scored the go-ahead goal for the Mavericks. Dave Pszenyczny was credited with the assist. After a break down of the Mavericks defense, Scotty Hayes found the net to score the equalizing goal, in the 18th minute. Two minutes later, the third period came to a close
with the game tied at two.
The Mavericks went into overtime with the Americans. The game winning goal came 25 seconds in, when Kenton Miller found the net winning the game for the Mavericks. Assisting the goal was Sebastian Thinel. The Mavericks got the two points they desperately needed and moved up to fifth place in the CHL standings.