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February 14, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday, February 15 - Missouri Mavericks at Tulsa Oilers, 7:05 p.m. CST

Audio: KCWJ - 1030AM or through www.MissouriMavericks.com Video: CHL-TV (www.chltv.neulion.com)

The Mavericks look to keep their unbeaten streak alive when they head to BOK Center and take on the Oilers Tuesday night. Missouri is 3-0-1 in their last four games and took five of a possible six points against the Colorado Eagles this weekend. After starting the season 5-0-1 against the Oilers, the Mavericks have lost two straight one-goal games to Tulsa. Through eight games, the Mavericks are averaging 37.5 shots compared to a 25.3 average for the Oilers. Tuesday's matchup is the ninth and final game between the teams this season.

Friday, February 18 - Missouri Mavericks vs. Rapid City Rush, 7:05 p.m. CST

Audio: KCWJ - 1030AM or through www.MissouriMavericks.com Video: CHL-TV (www.chltv.neulion.com)

Missouri hosts the defending champions for the second and final time at Independence Events Center Friday night. The Mavericks defeated the Rush in their only meeting of the season, 3-1, at the IEC on January 15. Rapid City is the hottest team in the CHL right now having won 10 straight games, and the streak could be 11 straight before they head to Missouri if the Rush beat the Colorado Eagles on Tuesday night at home.

Saturday, February 19 - Missouri Mavericks vs. Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, 7:05 p.m. CST

Audio: KCWJ - 1030AM or through www.MissouriMavericks.com Video: CHL-TV (www.chltv.neulion.com)

Missouri will look to win their first game against the Mudbugs this season in the third and final meeting. The Mudbugs have won both games in the season series by a combined score of 8-2, but the teams have not played since November 23, 2010. Bossier has used the second and third periods to defeat the Mavericks this season outscoring Missouri 5-0 combined in those two periods. Overall, the Mavericks are 2-5-0 against the Mudbugs all-time and 1-2-0 at Independence Events Center.

Sunday, February 20 - Missouri Mavericks at Evansville IceMen, 7:35 p.m. CST

Audio: KCWJ - 1030AM or through www.MissouriMavericks.com Video: CHL-TV (www.chltv.neulion.com)

Sunday's game against the IceMen is the second and final matchup of the season between the Mavericks and IceMen. Missouri crushed Evansville in the only meeting of the season and broke several franchise records in an 11-4 win at the IEC on December 21, 2010. Evansville is currently on the outside looking in as they sit in the ninth spot in the Turner Conference.

WEEK IN REVIEW

Weekly Record: 3-0-1 Overall: 24-17-5

Tuesday, February 8 - Missouri 1 at Mississippi 0 - Win

Friday, February 11 - Missouri 2 vs. Colorado 1 - Win-Overtime

Saturday, February 12 - Missouri 2 at Colorado 3 - Loss-Overtime

Sunday, February 13 - Missouri 7 at Colorado 4 - Win

Notes

Berry on Fire - Mavericks forward Mike Berry has scored a goal in five consecutive games which is the longest goal streak by a Maverick in franchise history. Berry has five goals and an assist during the streak, but more importantly, his goals have come in key situations. He scored the game winner in each of the Mavericks' three wins this week.

Fourth place - The Mavericks are currently tied for fourth place in the Turner Conference, but the standings change almost daily. Missouri is tied with Bloomington with 53 points, but the Mavericks are just two points shy of third-place Quad City. The Wichita Thunder are one point behind the Mavericks, and the Dayton Gems and Fort Wayne Komets are not far behind with 48 and 47 points respectively.

Sellout Streak - The Mavericks have sold out Independence Events Center eight straight times and 12 times overall this season. Missouri is ranked second in the league averaging 5,355 fans per contest.

Shutout streak - This week, Mavericks' goaltender Robby Nolan set a franchise record with a shutout streak of 125:28. He earned his third shutout of the season last Tuesday against Mississippi and he did not allow a goal for a total of 125:28. The streak broke the previous record of 120 minutes set during the Mavericks' inaugural season. Nolan is currently ranked first in the CHL with a 2.29 goals-against average, his three shutouts are tied for the team lead and his .919 save percentage ranks fourth in the league.

Promotions

Hope House Bingo Night - Join the Mavericks and Hope House for a Bingo Night this Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Independence (1002 E. 24 Highway). The Mavericks' players will be on hand signing autographs, calling out numbers and joining in the fun. Tickets are available for $15 for adults and just $10 for children 12 and under. There will be Mavericks' prizes, and all of the proceeds will benefit Hope House. For more information, visit www.HopeHouse.net.

Biker Jerseys Friday - The fourth and final specialty jersey night is this Friday, February 18 when the Mavericks host the Rapid City Rush. The "biker" themed jerseys will be auctioned off after the game and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Community Services League.


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