INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks went 1-2-0-0 last week in the final three contests of a four-game home stand in which the team faced divisional foes Kalamazoo and Quad City.
Here’s a look back at last week and a look at what is yet to come in Mavericks hockey.
Last Week’s Results
Kansas City 1, Kalamazoo 4 - Three Observations
Kansas City 4, Kalamazoo 3 - Three Observations
Kansas City 3, Quad City 5 - Three Observations
This Week’s Schedule
Kansas City (12-10-0-0) at Wichita (15-2-2-0) - Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Allen (12-6-2-1) - Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
Central Division Standings
Toledo - 31 points - 14-4-2-1
Cincinnati - 25 points - 12-6-1-0
Kansas City - 24 points - 12-10-0-0
Fort Wayne - 22 points - 10-6-2-0
Quad City - 17 - 8-10-1-0
Kalamazoo - 16 points - 7-8-1-1
Indy - 13 - 5-10-2-1
Goals - Mike McMurtry (10), Shawn Pauly (8), Matt Robertson (7)
Assists - Mike McMurtry (14), Justin Breton (12), Patch Alber (11)
Points - Mike McMurtry (24), Justin Breton (16), Darren Nowick (14)
Penalty Minutes - Tyler Elbrecht (64), Troy Donnay (56), Hunter Smith (26)
Save Percentage - Tyler Parsons (.906), Mason McDonald (.875)
Goals Against Average - Tyler Parsons (3.21), Mason McDonald (3.38)
McMurtry Leads The Way
Mike McMurtry is now the Mavericks’ leader in goals (10), assists (14) and points (24), while climbing up the ladder to seventh in the ECHL in scoring. The Stockton Heat signee is clicking at a 1.09 point-per-game pace and is tied for the team lead in game winning goals with two.
On The Road Again
The Mavericks hit the road once again to take on the Wichita Thunder on Wednesday at INTRUST Bank Arena. Kansas City is comfortable on the road this season, boasting a 9-4-0-0 record in road games. The Mavericks won the only meeting with the Thunder in Wichita this season, a 2-1 overtime victory on Nov. 15.
Old Time Hockey
The Mavericks defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4-3 on Friday, but what stood out most was the first period in which the Mavericks racked up 40 penalty minutes with three different players receiving fighting majors - Tyler Elbrecht (twice), Troy Donnay and goaltender Mason McDonald.
The Mavericks showed their grit this weekend, erasing 3-0 deficits on both Friday and Saturday to split those two games. The win came against Kalamazoo after falling behind by three in the first 11:05 of play and the loss came at the hands of the Quad City Mallards, who scored the game-winning goal with just 1:23 left to play in the game before adding an empty-netter.
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