Mavericks Shut out by Cyclones, 2-0
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks were defeated by the Cincinnati Cyclones Saturday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The Cyclones two goals were accompanied by 32 saves by Cincinnati goaltender Michael Houser. The Mavs and Cyclones split the two-game weekend set with the Mavs after Kansas City's thrilling 7-6 overtime victory on Friday night.
The Mavs and Cyclones skated a full 20 minutes without a goal from either side and both teams combined for three penalties in the period. The Mavericks outshot the Cyclones 9-3 in the perios and the Cyclones did not register a shot for the first 11 minutes of the game.
The Cyclones grabbed the lead in the second period when Andrew DeBrincat scored a power play goal 9:30 into the frame. Vasili Glotov and Brady Vail tacked assists onto the goal. The Cyclones narrowly outshot the Mavericks in the period, 9-8.
Cincinnati doubled their lead six minutes into the final frame on a goal from Jesse Schultz. Myles Powell got the assist on the goal. The Cyclones kept the Mavs out of their net for the remainder of regulation and defeated the Mavericks on a final score of 2-0.
The Mavericks also retired their first number in franchise history in a pregame ceremony honoring former player Sebastien Thinel. Thinel is the Mavericks all-time points and assists leader, was the 2012-13 CHL MVP and four-time captain of the Mavericks. His number 43 jersey now hangs in the rafters at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
MAVS QUICK NOTES
Back-to-Back Home Splits: The Mavericks have now split two consecutive two game home series. Last weekend against the Rapid City Rush and this weekend against Cincinnati.
Wichita Calling: The Mavs long-time rival Wichita Thunder come to town next weekend for a home-and-home weekend set. Friday's game will be in Wichita and Saturday's tilt will take place at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
Honoring a Legend: The Mavericks honored legendary former captain, Sebastien Thinel with a pregame jersey retirement ceremony. Thinel's number 43 is the first retired jersey in the franchise's 10-year history. Thinel is the Mavs all-time leader in points and assists, the 2012-13 CHL MVP, CHL all-star and four-time Mavericks captain.
The Mavericks split a home-and-home series with the Wichita Thunder next weekend. Friday night's game will be played in Wichita on January 18, while the Mavericks return home to faceoff against the Thunder at 7:05 p.m on January 19 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. For more information, visit kcmavericks.com.
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