Mavs Take On 'Must-Win' Philosophy

Mavs have sense of urgency

By Bill Althaus
The Examiner

It’s been more than 48 hours since the Missouri Mavericks’ 4-3 loss Saturday night at home to the Rapid City Rush, but it is still fresh on the mind of coach Scott Hillman.

“We go to Allen, one of the toughest places in the CHL to play, and play for 60 minutes and win (Thursday night),” Hillman said after a Monday morning practice session, “then we come home, don’t play the second period and we lose.

“We gave the game away. That’s unacceptable. We play a wonderful game at Allen, then we come home and don’t even play the second period? In front of our fans? (Rapid City) scores 1:09 into the second period because of a mental lapse.
“Like I said, totally unacceptable.”

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