INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks have a packed week in front of them with five games in the next six days - one at home and four on the road.
Here’s a look back at last week and a look ahead at what is yet to come for the Mavs.
Last Week’s Results
Kansas City 2, Wichita 6 - Three Observations
Kansas City 4, Wichita 4 - Three Observations
This Week’s Schedule
Kansas City (4-6-0-0) vs. Tulsa Oilers (5-3-2-2) — Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Kansas City at Wichita Thunder (10-1-0-0) - Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Fort Wayne Komets (5-4-1-0) - Friday, Nov. 17, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Quad City Mallards (6-5-0-0) - Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Quad City Mallards - Sunday, Nov. 19, 4:05 p.m.
Central Division Standings
Toledo - 16 points - 7-2-2-0
Cincinnati - 13 points - 6-3-1-0
Quad City - 12 points - 6-5-0-0
Fort Wayne - 11 points - 5-4-1-0
Kalamazoo - 11 points - 5-4-0-1
Kansas City - 8 points - 4-6-0-0
Indy - 7 points - 2-6-2-1
Goals - Matt Robertson (7), Mike McMurtry/Darren Nowick (3)
Assists - Mike McMurtry (6), Matt Robertson (5), Dan Correale/Justin Breton/Darren Nowick (4)
Points - Matt Robertson (12), Mike McMurtry (9), Darren Nowick (7)
Penalty Minutes - Troy Donnay (25), Tyler Elbrecht (23), Jared VanWormer (11)
Save Percentage - Mason McDonald (.872), Tyler Parsons (.870)
Goals Against Average - Mason McDonald (3.66), Tyler Parsons (4.69)
Kids Day Game Tuesday
The Mavericks will hold their annual Kids Day Game Tuesday morning when they welcome the Tulsa Oilers to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The team will welcome kids from Kansas City area schools to the Tuesday morning game in what will be an exciting, educational experience for all attendees.
The Mavericks have won six consecutive games against the Tulsa Oilers, dating back to February of last season. Kansas City won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 5-3 decision on opening night in October in which the Mavericks raced out to a 4-0 lead before Tulsa fought back to draw within one in the third period. Matt Robertson scored two goals in the game and Mark Cooper added an empty netter to seal the win.
Comfortable On The Road
The Mavericks have found success on the road so far this season, posting a 4-3 record away from Silverstein Eye Centers Arena with wins over Tulsa, Fort Wayne, Kalamazoo and Atlanta. The meetings at Wichita and Quad City will be the first road trips to those locations this seasons while the Mavs earned a series split at Fort Wayne during the second weekend of the season, 1-1.
Robertson Regains His Touch
Matt Robertson ended a three-game goalless streak as he found the back of the net twice in the Mavericks’ Saturday night affair with Wichita. Robertson leads the Mavericks in goals with seven on the season and has scored nine goals in his last 12 games played dating back to last season.
The Mavericks have had a tough schedule thus far through the season, with all of the team’s opponents currently carrying a winning record. The slate doesn’t get easier heading into next week as all four of the team’s opponents enter play with more wins than losses. Kansas City has also played Wichita, the team with the second-most points in the league and with the best point percentage in the ECHL, three times in the first 10 games.
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