Mavs Hold Off Flock for Sixth Straight Road Win


MAVERICKS TIE TEAM RECORD WITH SIXTH STRAIGHT ROAD WIN

Missouri beats Quad City, 5-3

Quick Recap
•    The Missouri Mavericks (10-8-2) tied a team record with their sixth straight road win Friday night in a 5-3 victory over the Quad City Mallards.  The win was also the Mavericks fourth straight win overall.
•    Mavs’ forward Andrew Courtney had a pair of goals and scored in his fourth straight game and Sebastien Thinel had a goal and an assist for his ninth and 10th points in the last four games.
•    The Mavericks opened up with a 3-0 lead before the Mallards tied the game at 3-3 early into the third period.  Missouri scored the final two goals including an empty net goal for the win.
•    Missouri killed the Mallards lone power play chance and the Mavericks went without a single power play in the game.
•    Mavs goaltender Mike Clemente won his fourth straight game and seventh game this season by stopping 20 of 23 shots.  He improved his record to 7-2-1 for the season.

Full Release
MOLINE, Illinois – The Missouri Mavericks (10-8-2) tied a team record with their sixth straight road win Friday night in a 5-3 victory over the Quad City Mallards at i wireless Center.  Mavericks forward Andrew Courtney had a pair of goals and extended his scoring streak to four games.  Captain Sebastien Thinel also added a goal and an assist and he has scored 10 points in his last four games.  Mavericks’ goaltender Mike Clemente won his fourth straight game and improved his record to 7-2-1 by stopping 20 of 23 shots.  The Mavericks and Mallards will battle again Saturday night at Independence Events Center at 7:05 p.m.

“Gutsy effort by both teams,” said Mavericks’ Head Coach Scott Hillman.  “Our guys held their composure and did what they needed to in order to get the two points.  We can’t wait to play in our building tomorrow as we are in a tough stretch, and we will need every bit of energy we can get out of our great fans.”

The Mavericks opened up a big lead in the first period before the Mallards answered and tied the game early in the third period.  Missouri took a 3-0 lead on goals by Blake Forsyth, Courtney and Kenton Miller.  All three goals came in the first period and Mallards’ goaltender John Murray was replaced by Jimmy Sprott after the third goal.

It was all Mallards in the second period as they scored a pair of goals by Shayne Toporowski and Mike Hellyer.

Hellyer tied the game just 1:43 into the third period and the game was tied, 3-3.  The Mavericks regained their composure and scored the final two goals of the game to win their sixth straight on the road.  First, Andrew Courtney redirected a shot by Thinel to give the Mavericks a 4-3 lead, then Thinel added an empty net goal to secure the victory at 5-3.
 



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