When the Missouri Mavericks season ended on Sunday, they were sitting in fifth place with the Central Hockey League thus falling just one point behind the Rapid City Rush. The Mavericks clinched a playoff spot but failed to get home-ice advantage for the playoffs. Still, the Mavericks are headed to the playoffs with their first game being this Friday in Rapid City, South Dakota. They will take on the Rush whom they played three times this year and have one once against them. The Mavericks will be looking for four wins since the playoffs are run in a “best-of-seven format,” meaning that the Mavericks will have to win four games over the Rush.
The Mavericks playoff roster is very interesting and includes many of the players who have played all season. The only cuts were Jared Lavender and Josh Hepditch. The full Mavericks roster is listed below:
Forwards (10): Colt King , Andrew Courtney, Trevor Kell, Ryan Jardine,
Kenton Miller, Kellan Tochkin, Evan Vossen, John Scott-Dickson, Brandon Smith,
Defensemen (7): Riley Emmerson, J.P. Testwuide, David Pszenyczny, Jesse Perrin, Blake Forsyth, Eric Meland, Kyle Hood
Goalies (2): Mike Clemente, Mathieu Corbeil
If the Mavericks win in the playoffs, they will advance on to the Conference Finals and will face the winner of the Allen Americans and Denver Cutthroats series. If they win the Conference Finals they will make it to the finals where they will face either the Fort Worth Brahams, Quad City Mallards, Wichita Thunder or Arizona Sundogs.
Exciting games are sure to come as the Mavericks take on Rapid City in South Dakota for the first game of the series this Friday. The playoffs will continue on Saturday where the Mavericks will play Rapid City again in South Dakota. Then the Mavericks and the Rush will come to Missouri, April 3, 5, and 6th (if needed) and will return back to Rapid City (if needed).
For full coverage on the Missouri Mavericks playoff run, check back here daily and after every game for updates and analysis.