Mavs Take 2 in Weekend Series
The Mavericks faced an unusual travel and game schedule this past weekend as they had three games in two cities spanning from Saturday to Monday. With a refreshed lineup from players returning from the IR, the Mavericks were able to come out of the weekend with a 2-1 record.
The Mavs kicked off the weekend series with a special home game against the Wooster Oilers at the NTRPD Chiller in Springfield, OH. Looking to put on a good show for the fans in Springfield, the Mavericks came out firing on all cylinders and didn’t take their foot off of the gas until the final buzzer, taking the victory by a final score of 10-1.
Deric Richison started the scoring for the Mavs just under four minutes into the game with a goal assisted by Marcus Cornett and Caleb Fifolt. Keegan Hoover extended the lead just three minutes later, assisted by Tim Kramer and Caleb Fifolt. After the Oilers scored what would be their only goal of the night, the Mavericks’ Sam Adler would bump the score to 3-1 going into the first intermission, assisted by Tristen Elmhurst and Ethan Bishara.
The second and third periods belonged to the Mavericks as they tallied four goals in the second and three in the third. Second period goals were scored by George Zimmerer (assisted by Deric Richison and Phil Angervil), Danny Beebe (assisted by Tim Kramer and Caleb Fifolt), Noah Staten (assisted by Jordan Winrod), and Tristen Elmhurst (assisted by Sam Adler). Third period Mavericks goals were tallied by Tristen Elmhurst (assisted by Sam Adler), Jack Bortle (assisted by Noah Staten and Jordan Winrod), and Danny Beebe (assisted by Ethan Bishara). Tyler Dorion got the start in goal on Saturday and turned away 22 of 23 shots for the victory.
Sunday began the road trip portion of the weekend for the Mavs as they traveled north to Fraser, MI to take on the Metro Hockey Club. More offensive firepower would see the Mavericks tally their second victory of the weekend by a score of 6-1.
After a scoreless first period, Deric Richison would open the tap for the Mavericks with his second goal of the weekend, assisted by Keegan Hoover. Phil Angervil was next on the score sheet with his first goal in a Mavericks uniform, assisted by Nik Jozefiak. Jack Bortle rounded out the second period with a goal just before the buzzer, assisted by Loic Pierre-Louis.
MHC would start the scoring in the third period with their only goal of the night at the 5:08 mark. After a physical and mostly scoreless third period, the Mavericks would seal their victory with a flurry of goals in the last minute and nine seconds scored by Tristen Elmhurst (assisted by Tyler Hall and Sam Adler), Keegan Hoover (assisted by Deric Richison), and Graham Wood (assisted by Danny Beebe). Zach Waizmann got the nod in net and secured the victory after stopping 16 of 17 shots.
The Mavs would finish their weekend series with a Monday morning showdown against a tough MJDP team that was ranked 2nd in the country going into the weekend. The Mavs would put up a good fight, but ultimately would fall to MJDP by a score of 7-2. Mavericks goals were scored by Noah Staten, assisted by Nik Jozefiak and Graham Wood, and Tyler Hall, assisted by Noah Staten and Deric Richison. Tyler Dorion had a busy afternoon in goal, turning away 31 of 38 shots in the contest.
The Mavs are back in action this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Pittsburgh Vengeance, starting with a home game on Friday, February 5th at OhioHealth Chiller North. Face-off is at 8:30 PM and you can purchase your tickets by clicking HERE.