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Mavericks Place 1st in Thirteen CHL 'Best of the Best' Categories

March 19, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) Missouri Mavericks

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - The results are in and the Missouri Mavericks have captured thirteen 1st place recognitions from the Central Hockey League's 2013-14 `Best of the Best' poll. The Mavs have also been recognized with eight 2nd place and 12 3rd place spots in the poll results for a total of thirty-three awards.

The Mavericks have claimed tops spots for Best Playmaker- Sebastien Thinel, Best Shooter in Shootouts- Sebastien Thinel, Best Penalty Killer- John-Scott Dickson, Best Defensive Defenseman- Matt Stephenson, Best Fighter (Heavyweight)- Colt King, Best Power Forward- Colt King, Most Gentlemanly Player- Mike Ramsay, Best Fans, Toughest Building to Win In, Best PA Announcer, Best Team Website, Best Mascot, and Best On-Ice Promotions.

Below are the full results:

2013-14 CHL Best of the Best

Best Overall Player

Garrett Bembridge- Denver

Ben Gordon- Tulsa

Sebastien Thinel- Missouri

Fastest Skater

A.J. Gale- Denver

Vladimir Nikiforov- Quad City'

Konrad Reeder- Rapid City

Best Stickhandler

Troy Schwab- Denver

Jesse Schultz- Rapid City

Ryan Menei- Tulsa

Best Playmaker

Sebastien Thinel- Missouri

Ryan Menei- Tulsa

Jesse Schultz- Rapid City

Most Valuable to His Team

Garrett Bembridge- Denver

Ben Gordon- Tulsa

Sebastien Thinel- Missouri

Best Goaltender

Andrew Engelage- Arizona

Tim Boron- Rapid City

Kent Patterson- Denver

Best Goaltender in Shootouts

Tim Boron- Rapid City

Andrew Engelage- Arizona

Shane Owen- Missouri

Best Shooter in Shootouts- Sebastien Thinel- Missouri

Jesse Schultz- Rapid City

Jared Brown- Rapid City

Most Underrated Player

Gergo Nagy- Quad City

Trevor Kell- Missouri

Winston Day Chief- Rapid City

Best on Power Play

Garrett Bembridge- Denver

Sebastien Thinel- Missouri

Troy Schwab- Denver

Best Penalty Killer

John-Scott Dickson- Missouri

Calin Wild- Brampton

Evan Vossen- Missouri

Hardest Shooter

Jesse Dudas- Wichita

Tyler Ludwig- Allen

Jason Pitton- Brampton

Best Defensive Forward

Calin Wild- Brampton

Jason Morgan- Arizona

Trevor Kell- Missouri

Best Offensive Defenseman

Tyler Ludwig- Allen

Andrew Martens- Wichita

Sean Erickson- Rapid City

Best Defensive Defenseman

Matt Stephenson- Missouri

Sean Zimmerman- Denver

Dan Milan- Brampton

Best Player on Face-Offs

Jason Morgan- Arizona

Todd Robinson- Tulsa

Martin Hlinka- St. Charles

Best Bodychecker

Kyle Bochek- Tulsa

Colt King- Missouri

Trevor Hendrikx- Allen

Best Fighter (Heavyweight)

Colt King- Missouri

Erick Lizon- Wichita

Justin Sawyer- Rapid City

Best Fighter (Pound for Pound)

Daniel Amesbury- Denver

Dustin Donaghy- Wichita

Andrew Darrago- Brampton

Best Power Forward

Colt King- Missouri

Andrew Courtney- Missouri

Winston Day Chief- Rapid City

Best Leader

Jason Morgan- Arizona

Scott Wray- Rapid City

Aaron Mackenzie- Denver

Most Gentlemanly Player

Mike Ramsay- Missouri

Eric Castonguay- Missouri

Brett Smith- Brampton

Most Annoying Player

Sebastien Geoffrion- Arizona

Garrett Clarke- Arizona

Anthony Perdicaro- Rapid City

Best Rookie

Alex Lavoie- Allen

Adam Pleskach- Tulsa

Thomas Frazee- Quad City

Best Coach

Terry Ruskowski- Quad City

Scott Hillman- Missouri

Mark DeSantis- Brampton

Best Training/Equipment Staff

Rapid City Rush

Allen Americans

Missouri Mavericks

Best Fans

Missouri Mavericks

Rapid City Rush

Wichita Thunder

Most Annoying Fans

Wichita Thunder

Allen Americans

Quad City Mallards

Toughest Building to Win In

Independence Events Center- Missouri

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center- Rapid City

iWireless Center- Quad City

Hardest Working Team

Quad City Mallards

St. Charles Chill

Brampton Beast

Most Skilled Team

Rapid City Rush

Allen Americans

Missouri Mavericks

Best Ice Surface

Rapid City Rush

Brampton Beast

Allen Americans

Best Arena

INTRUST Bank Arena- Wichita

BOK Center- Tulsa

Independence Events Center- Missouri

Best Locker Roooms

INTRUST Bank Arena- Wichita

BOK Center- Tulsa

Allen Events Center- Allen

Best Team Logo

Brampton Beast

Allen Americans

Quad City Mallards

Best Team Uniforms (overall)

Allen Americans

Arizona Sundogs

Missouri Mavericks

Best Broadcaster

Tommy Daniels- Allen

Rob Loeber- Tulsa

Mark Binetti- Rapid City

Best PA Announcer

Missouri Mavericks

Quad City Mallards

Wichita Thunder

Best Press Box

Wichita Thunder

St. Charles Chill

Allen Americans

Best Game Notes

Tulsa Oilers

Missouri Mavericks

Rapid City Rush

Best Team Website

Missouri Mavericks

Arizona Sundogs

Quad City Mallards

Best Use of Social Media

Denver Cutthroats

Missouri Mavericks

Arizona Sundogs

Best Mascot

Mac- Missouri

Mo Mallard- Quad City

Shiver- St. Charles

Best On-Ice Promotions

Missouri Mavericks

Rapid City Rush

Allen Americans

Best Cheerleaders/Dance Team

Ice Angels- Allen

Oilers Ice Girls- Tulsa

Mallards Bud Light Ice Girls- Quad City

Best Arena Music

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center- Rapid City

Allen Events Center- Allen

Independence Events Center- Missouri

Best Arena Concessions

Tim's Toyota Center- Arizona

iWireless Center- Quad City

Allen Events Center- Allen

Best City

Allen- Allen Americans

Denver- Denver Cutthroats

Independence- Missouri Mavericks

Best Host Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites- Allen

Hampton Inn- Arizona

Holiday Inn Express & Suites- Wichita

Best Booster Club

Rapid City Rush

Wichita Thunder

Missouri Mavericks

The Mavericks return home on Friday, March 21st to the Independence Events Center to face-off against the Quad City Mallards at 7:05pm. Tickets are available in person at the Box Office, and online at TicketMaster.com.

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