The Missouri Mavericks’ bid for a comeback victory ended in bitter defeat Sunday, with a 5-3 loss to the Wichita Thunder at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
The Mavericks came back from a 3-1 deficit and tied the score on goals by Radoslav Illo and Jesse Graham. But the Thunder’s Matt Deblouw scored the go-ahead goal with 25 seconds left, and Ian Lowe added an empty-net goal with 1 second remaining.
Conner Bleackley also scored for the Mavericks, and Dane Fox had two assists.
Missouri goalie Josh Robinson made 26 saves.
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The Mavericks head to West Valley City, Utah, to play the Utah Grizzlies on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.