The Missouri Mavericks close their lengthy “HoKCey Month” home stand this weekend, with consecutive games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
The Mavericks, who lead the ECHL with a 39-6-2-1 (81 points), have collected 18 points through 11 games of their 14-game home stand, which began Jan. 22.
On Friday, the Mavs face the reigning Kelly Cup Champions — the Allen Americans at 7:05 p.m. Tickets to all Missouri Mavericks home games are available online at TicketMaster.com and at the arena box office.
SET YOUR DVRs
The Missouri Mavericks announced their first television partnership with KSMO-TV earlier this month. Missouri’s next four Friday home games will be broadcast live from Silverstein Eye Centers Arena — presented by Tickets For Less.
“Friday Night Ice” will air on KSMO on Feb. 19, Mar. 4, Mar. 11, and Apr. 1 with potential playoff games to be aired as well.
CHANGES BETWEEN THE PIPES
The Mavericks welcomed back net-minder Parker Milner last week, who was returned on loan from the Bridgeport Sounder Tigers — the Mavericks’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. Milner earned a 3-0 shutout victory over the Tulsa Oilers on Tuesday night, just before Josh Robinson was signed to a professional tryout with the Springfield Falcons (AHL). Robinson owns the ECHL record for longest single-season goaltender win streak with 21 consecutive victories between the pipes for Missouri.
“Developing players for the next level has been a top priority for us this season,” said coach Richard Matvichuk. “Robinson has had a great season with the Mavs and has earned the right to play in the American Hockey League. We as an organization are very happy for him.”
The Mavericks acquired goaltender Steven Summerhays from the Alaska Aces yesterday afternoon to back-up Milner.
PLAYERS RETURN FROM AHL
The Missouri Mavericks have welcomed back forward Kellen Jones and defenseman Pat Cullity from lengthy stays in the American Hockey League. Both players should be in the Mavs lineup this weekend.