The Mavericks are set to wrap up their six-game home stand with a three-game set against the Idaho Steelheads at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena this week.
Last Week’s Action2/18: 5-2, W at Utah2/20: 4-3, L vs. Toledo2/22: 5-3, W vs. Toledo2/23: 5-2, L vs. Kalamazoo This Week’s Schedule2/27: vs. Idaho3/1: vs. Idaho3/2: vs. Idaho Mountain Division Standings:1. Utah 33-18-2-2, 70 pts2. Tulsa 31-20-4-2, 68 pts3. Utah 31-17-4-2, 68 pts4. Kansas City 27-21-3-1, 58 pts5. Rapid City 22-27-5-3, 52 pts6. Wichita 21-27-6-3, 51 pts7. Allen 20-32-4-2, 46 pts Notes & QuotesRiley On The BoardMavericks defenseman Riley Sweeney scored his first two goals of the season against the Toledo Walleye Friday night in a 5-3 Mavericks win. Sweeney now has 16 points on the season with two goals and 14 assists. Schneider Back To FormMavericks goaltender Nick Schneider started his first game for KC since January 19, a 6-5 overtime loss to rival Wichita Thunder. Schneider stopped 25 of 28 shots against Toledo Friday en route to his first victory with Kansas City since December 31st. Hosting Lord StanleyThe Mavericks welcome Hockey’s Ultimate Prize to Independence this week, as the Stanley Cup will be available for viewing at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27th before the Mavericks game against the Idaho Steelheads. Tickets for Wednesday’s game must be purchased to be allowed into the arena for the Cup viewing. Wild Second PeriodThe Mavericks and Walleye combined for six goals in the second period on Friday, with the Mavericks outscoring Toledo 4-2 in the period in the Mavericks 5-3 win. All six goals were scored over the course of eight minutes, 18 seconds. ShortiesThe Mavericks are third in the league in fewest shorthanded goals allowed with four on the season. Time To Hit The RoadAfter this week’s games against the Idaho Steelheads, the Mavericks only have four home games remaining on the schedule out of the 17 regular season games left on the schedule. Call UpsFive Mavericks players are currently either recalled or on PTO loans in the AHL. Mike McMurtry was recalled by the Stockton Heat, Mark Cooper and Ben Halford are currently on PTO deals with the San Antonio Rampage, Cliff Watson is on PTO with the Ontario Reign and Jared VanWormer was recently given a PTO deal with the Colorado Eagles. Closing in on 100 winsMavericks Head Coach John-Scott Dickson is closing in on 100 career wins as a head coach. In three seasons with Kansas City, his career record currently stands at 94-83-11-8. The Mavericks now face the Idaho Steelheads for three games this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Faceoff for all three games against Idaho is 7:05 p.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. For more information, please visit kcmavericks.com.