PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Mavericks come back in the third to win over Tulsa

 

phn-bsog INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – The Missouri Mavericks took a 4-2 victory in-front of a record breaking crowd of 5,900 Mavericks fans on New Year’s Eve at the Independence Events Center.  The Mavs trailed 0-1 for the first two periods, until Evan Vossen launched Missouri’s third period comeback with an unassisted, short-handed goal.

A quiet first period did not stop the Oilers from drawing first blood with a quick rebound goal by Tulsa forward, Todd Robinson to start the game at 1-0 Oilers less than 4 minutes into play.  The second period did not fare any better for the Mavericks, who try as they might, could not capitalize on 4 power-play opportunities over the Oilers.

The third period is when  the magic happened for the Mavericks, fired up by Evan Vossen’s unassisted, short-handed goal to put Missouri on the board, Mike Ramsay and Colten Hayes each put up lamp-lighters for the Mavs in a span of only four minutes to take control of the game 3-1.

The Oilers were not done putting up a fight, and Kyle Bochek scored to keep his team in the running and cut the Mavericks lead 3-2.  It was not until the final 5 seconds of play that Missouri was able to find another goal, with Dave Pszenyczny scoring on Tulsa’s empty net to secure the 4-2 win.

Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Week, Shane Owen, showed a tremendous effort between the pipes for the Mavs, making 31 saves and keeping the Oilers at bay through with a fantastic display of net minder skill.

 

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks Matt Stephenson tries to slow down the Tulsa Oilers offense as they approach the Missouri zone. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks Matt Stephenson tries to slow down the Tulsa Oilers offense as they approach the Missouri zone. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks defenseman Brandon Smith stops Tulsa forward Drew Fisher. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks defenseman Brandon Smith stops Tulsa forward Drew Fisher. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks Dave Pszenyczny and goaltender Shane Owen are shoved out of the crease by Tulsa right winger Adam Pleskach as he charges the goal. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks Dave Pszenyczny and goaltender Shane Owen are shoved out of the crease by Tulsa right winger Adam Pleskach as he charges the goal. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks netminder Shane Owen directs an incoming puck to the corner. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks netminder Shane Owen directs an incoming puck to the corner. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks mascot Mac greats a young fan during the pre-game. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks mascot Mac greats a young fan during the pre-game. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks forward Colt King tries to redirect the puck into the net as Tulsa OIler's defenseman Scott Macaulay battles to keep it out. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks forward Colt King tries to redirect the puck into the net as Tulsa OIler’s defenseman Scott Macaulay battles to keep it out. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks forward Mike Ramsay pokes the disc past Tulsa netminder Shane Madolora  (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks forward Mike Ramsay pokes the disc past Tulsa netminder Shane Madolora (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks defenseman Colten Hayes breaks away after coming out of the penalty box and scores against Tulsa netminder Shane Madolora. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks defenseman Colten Hayes breaks away after coming out of the penalty box and scores against Tulsa netminder Shane Madolora. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Missouri Mavericks celebrate an empty net goal by defenseman Dave Pszenyczny during the third period. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Missouri Mavericks celebrate an empty net goal by defenseman Dave Pszenyczny during the third period. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO - Tulsa Oilers head coach Bruce Ramsay "emphatically" argues with the referee and lineseman after the game. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

Independence, MO – Tulsa Oilers head coach Bruce Ramsay “emphatically” argues with the referee and lineseman after the game. (J. Griffith | Pro Hockey News)

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