February 7, 2023
Mavs Secure Two Major Wins in Home-and-home Series Against Cincinnati
Lewis Center, Ohio – Over the weekend, the Mavericks secured two major wins in a home and away series against the Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones.
The Mavs started their weekend at home in OhioHealth Chiller North on Friday night. Just 24 seconds after the puck was dropped, Captain Colin Crowley scored the first goal of the weekend, with assists from defenseman Matt Scott and left wing Carson Johnston.
Cincinnati managed to hold the Mavs off for the rest of the period before tying the game at 1 each, 57 seconds into the second period.
However, at 3:44, Bryce Kolpien, the 20-year-old right wing out of Corning, New York, scored another goal with assists from Grant Hendrickson and Jadon Beard, to regain the lead for the Mavs. Crowley then went on to complete a hat trick with goals at 5:51 and 9:15, to solidify the Mavs’ lead, 4-1, at the end of the second period.
With 10:38 left in regulation, Beard scored the final goal of the game, unassisted and short handed, for a final score of 5-1.
Cincinnati, Ohio – On Sunday, the Mavericks hit the road to Cincinnati to play a second game against the Cyclones.
Crowley again started the team off strong in the first period, first coming back from a 1-0 deficit with assists from newcomer Jeffrey Slivon and points runner-up Carson Johnston at 11:45, and then taking the lead with assists from Grant Hendrickson and Charlie Friel a little over two minutes later, at 13:51.
With assists from Crowley and Hendrickson, Johnston, an alternate captain from Concord, Ohio, scored a goal of his own 2:22 into the second period to solidify the Mavs’ lead, 3-1. At 5:44 into the second period of his second game as a Maverick, Slivon also scored his first USPHL goal, with Crowley earning the assist.
To wrap up the second period with a 5-1 lead, Crowley scored and completed his second hat trick of the weekend, with only three seconds left in the second period and an assist from Slivon.
The Mavs finished the third period strong: only 1:12 in, Ukrainian defenseman Dimitrii Mykhailiuk notched his third goal of the season with assists from Johnston and Charlie Friel. Slivon, a 17-year-old forward from Hilliard, Ohio who comes to the Mavericks from the Tri-City Spartans, added his second goal at 6:54, assisted by Johnston and David MacDonald.
As he did on Friday, Beard scored the final goal of the game, this time with assists from MacDonald and Crowley, with 5:51 left on the clock, for a final score of 8-1 for the Mavericks.
The Mavericks return home to Lewis Center to face off against the Metro Jets on Friday, February 10, at 8 p.m. before travelling to Toledo to play the Cherokee on Saturday.
Winnie Ha, Mavericks Communications