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October 25, 2021

Mavs Win Three at Detroit Showcase

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Mavs Win Three at Detroit Showcase

The Mavericks traveled to Mount Clemens this past weekend to compete in the USPHL Detroit Showcase. After battling hard while playing four games over the course of three days against opponents from the Midwest East division, the Mavs walked away from the weekend with a 3-1 record.

The Mavs kicked off their showcase weekend on Friday with an afternoon matchup against the Motor City Hockey Club. In what ended up being an offensive showcase for the Mavericks, the team came away with a 7-0 victory. Rookie, Thiago Jeronimo opened the scoring in the first period, with his first of two goals on the day, assisted by Colin Crowley and Anton Petrovskiy. The second period saw four more Mavs goals, scored by Brian Odstrchel, assisted by Tyler Isherwood, Carson Johnston, assisted by Tyler Isherwood, Thiago Jeronimo, assisted by Anton Petrovskiy, and Alex Perez, assisted by Jaxson Gillespie and Brian Odstrchel. As the Mavs looked to put the game on ice, they put two more on the scoreboard in the third as Roman Boffa scored an unassisted goal, followed by Tyler Isherwood scoring the team’s seventh goal of the day, assisted by Nik Jozefiak and Bailey Doust. Zach Waizmann was steady in net as he stopped all 15 shots he faced to pick up his first shutout of the season.

Saturday saw the Mavs facing off against two opponents in the second day of the showcase, starting with the Metro Jets Development Program. In a physical battle, MJDP would hand the Mavs their only loss of the weekend by a score of 6-4. MJDP managed to jump out to an early four goal lead after popping one in near the end of the first and scoring three more to start the second period. Not deterred, the Mavs answered back in the closing minutes of the second period with a goal by Brian Odstrchel, assisted by Colin Crowley and Bailey Doust. Looking to mount a comeback, the Mavs opened the third period with three back-to-back goals scored by Ethan Bishara, assisted by Jadon Beard and Nik Jozefiak, Bailey Doust, assisted by Tyler Isherwood and Brian Odstrchel, and Brian Odstrchel, assisted by Tyler Isherwood. With the game locked at 4 a piece and the Mavs fighting to gain their first lead of the game, MJDP would score two more goals to seal their victory. Zach Waizmann got his second start of the weekend in net for the Mavs and would turn away 25 of 31 shots in the outing.

The Mavs didn’t have much time to reflect on the loss as they were back in action for their second game of the day just a few hours later against the Decatur Blaze. And with their spirits not damped by the close loss earlier in the afternoon, the team bounced back strong to tally their second victory of the weekend by a score of 5-1. The Mavs would take an early first period lead with back-to-back goals by Ethan Bishara, assisted by Jaxson Gillespie, and Carson Johnston, assisted by newcomer, Ryan Lempicki. The Blaze would answer back with the only goal of the second period to cut the Mavs’ lead in half going into the third. As the game moved into the final half of the third period, the Mavs put the nail in the coffin with three unanswered goals, scored by Ryan Lempicki, assisted by Ethan Bishara and Carson Johnston, Anton Petrovskiy, assisted by Alex Perez, and Jadon Beard, assisted by Graham Wood and Jared Burkhart. Alex Toth got the start in net for the Mavs and would stop 21 of 22 shots on the night to earn the victory.

The Mavs finished out their showcase weekend with a Sunday afternoon matchup against the Detroit Fighting Irish. In what ended up being a game highlighted by offensive fireworks and heated physical play, the Mavs capped their weekend with a 10-1 victory. The first period saw three Mavericks goals, scored by Bailey Doust, assisted by Chance Settles and Caleb Fifolt, and two by Nik Jozefiak, assisted by Graham Wood on the first and Jaxson Gillespie and Thiago Jeronimo on the second. The second period saw a flurry of scoring by the Mavericks, including six goals scored by Colin Crowley, assisted by Nik Jozefiak, Ethan Bishara, assisted by Jadon Beard and Frank Murphy, Tyler Isherwood, assisted by Carson Johnston and Bailey Doust, Colin Crowley, assisted by Ethan Bishara, Alex Perez, assisted by Colin Crowley and Ethan Bishara, and Bailey Doust, assisted by Alex Perez. As the physicality and penalties by the Fighting Irish picked up in the third, the scoring slowed. The Mavs would score one final goal by Thiago Jeronimo, assisted by Brian Odstrchel and Ryan Lempicki. As the final minutes of the game ticked off, the Fighting Irish would spoil the shutout attempt as they would score their lone goal of the game at the 16 minute mark. Frank Murphy had a strong performance in net, stopping 23 of 24 shots to pick up his second victory of the season.

The Mavs are back in action this weekend as they hit the road once again for two games against the Lake Erie Bighorns on Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 5PM. As always, you can catch all of the action live at www.hockeytv.com!

Dickie Dunn

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