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Mavs Monday: Wrapping Up Opening Weekend

Monday, October 14th
Mavs Monday: Wrapping Up Opening Weekend

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Kansas City Mavericks opened up the 2019-20 season over the past weekend, hitting the road to open the season in Tulsa on Friday evening and hosting the Indy Fuel in their home opener on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 5,439 fans at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

Last Week’s ActionFri. 10/11: 5-2 L at TulsaSat. 10/11: 6-2 L vs. Indy

This Week’s ScheduleFri. 10/18: vs. Tulsa

Mountain Division Standings1. Idaho (2-0-0-0, 4 points)2. Allen (2-0-0-0, 4 points)3. Wichita (1-0-1-0, 3 points)4. Rapid City (1-1-1-0, 3 points)5. Tulsa (1-2-0-0, 2 points)6. Utah (0-2-0-0, 0 points)7. Kansas City (0-2-0-0, 0 points)

Big Z Out of The GateMavericks forward David Dziurzynski has been the Mavericks biggest offensive contributor through the first two games, scoring two goals and notching an assist.

Old FriendsThe Mavericks will play the Tulsa Oilers in three of their first four games on the schedule. The first tilt resulted in a 5-2 win by Tulsa on Friday night.

Tying HistoryThe 2019-20 season is the Mavericks 11th season, tying them with theKansas City Blades (1990-2001, International Hockey League) as the longesttenured professional hockey team in the history of Kansas City.

Top Guns ReturnThe Mavericks return their top four point producers from the 2019-20season. Rocco Carzo (20g, 39a), Greg Betzold (25g, 31a), Darian Dziurzynski(27g, 21a) and David Dziurzynski (18g, 30a) all return for Kansas City.

New Blood Up FrontWith offseason departures from offensive producers forwards JaredVanWormer, Joey Sides, Mark Cooper and defenseman Willie Raskob,the Mavericks replenished their roster with notable free agent and tradeacquisitions. Michael Parks (56 points in 61 career ECHL games), speedsterJack Walker, offensive defenseman Justin Woods, veteran power forwardRyan Van Stralen.

Verhaeghe to The ShowCarter Verhaeghe became the fifth former Maverick to make his NHL debutThursday, Oct. 3 when he made the Tampa Bay Lightning’s opening nightroster and appeared against the Florida Panthers. Verhaeghe is the Mavsall-time leader in points per game at 1.56.

Affiliation RenewedThe Mavericks renewed their NHL affiliation with the Calgary Flames andtheir AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat. The one-year renewal makes this thethird year of the agreement, making the Flames the longest tenured NHLaffiliate in Mavs history.

AHL AssignmentsThe Mavericks currently have three players under AHL contracts on theroster. Defensemen Zach Osburn and Terrance Amorosa and forward MitchHults are all on assignment from the Stockton Heat.

At the Next LevelThe Mavericks also currently have two players recalled to the AmericanHockey League. Goaltender Nick Schneider, who spent time in trainingcamp with the Mavericks, is currently with the Stockton Heat anddefenseman Cliff Watson is currently on loan with the Chicago Wolves.

The Mavericks now face division rival Tulsa Oilers at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Friday, October 18. It’s a First Watch Family Four-Pack game. Get four tickets, four drinks, four hot dogs and a buy-one-get-one offer from First Watch. Tickets are on sale now at

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