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Mavs Monday: KC Continues Thanksgiving Road Trip In Wichita This Weekend

Monday, November 25th
Mavs Monday: KC Continues Thanksgiving Road Trip In Wichita This Weekend

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Mavericks look to gain ground in the ECHL's Mountain Division this week as they travel to Wichita to face the rival Wichita Thunder for two games on Friday and Saturday.

Last Week’s ActionTue. 11/19: 4-2 L vs. AllenFri. 11/22: 4-2 L at IdahoSat. 11/23: 3-2 L (OT) at Idaho

This Week’s ScheduleFri. 11/29: at WichitaSat. 11/30: at Wichita

Mountain Division Standings1. Allen (13-3-2-0, 28 points)2. Rapid City (12-5-2-0, 26 points)3. Idaho (10-5-2-0, 24 points)4. Wichita (9-5-4-0, 22 points)5. Tulsa (7-11-2-0, 16 points)6. Utah (6-7-2-1, 15 points)7. Kansas City (6-9-2-0, 14 points)

Back In The SaddleMavericks goaltender Tyler Parsons appeared in his first game with the Mavericks for the first time in over a year, stopping 37 of 41 shots against the Steelheads Friday night.

Shorty SeasonMavericks forward CJ Eick scored shorthanded goals in consecutive games last week, scoringunassisted against Allen on Tuesday and again on Friday night against Idaho.

Road WearyThe Mavericks are 0-4-2-0 in their first six road games and are still searching for their firstroad win of the season.

Two-Goal CurseThe Mavericks are 0-7-2-0 when scoring two goals.

Hitting the RoadThe Mavericks are in the midst of their longest road trip of the season thus far. After two games in Boise against the Idaho Steelheads, the Mavs now head to Wichita this weekend to face the Wichita Thunder for two games before returning home to face Wichita on Friday, December 6th. 

Teddy Bear TossThe Mavericks will host their annual Teddy Bear Toss against the Fort Wayne Komets on Saturday, December 7th. After the Mavs first goal, fans will throw stuffed animals onto the ice to then be collected and distributed to children in need all across the metro.

On the BoardMavericks defenseman Neal Goff scored the first goal of his professional career last Saturdayagainst Rapid City. In three seasons and 72 games in both the ECHL and AHL, Goff hadnever scored a goal until Saturday. It was his 65th game with the Mavericks.

New BloodThe Mavericks signed defenseman Malcolm Hayes from the Fayetteville Marksmen of the SPHL on Saturday. He is the first Mavericks player signed out of the SPHL since Loren Ulett was signed from the Birmingham Bulls on January 2, 2019. Hayes appeared in 10 games for Fayetteville this season, registering one assist.

Carrying OverThe second period has been a critical period for the Mavericks in determining outcomesthis season. KC is 4-0-0-0 when leading after two periods and 0-6-1-0 when trailing after twoperiods this season.

Hitting the NumbersThe Mavericks average margin of victory in wins this season is 3.67 goals and they average5.5 goals scored when they are the winning team.

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