Some people say that the playoffs bring out the best in an athlete, and no one can argue this better than Wichita Thunder forward RG Flath.
The Park City, Utah native has been a key contributor for the Thunder this post season and already has notched 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 5 games played. Read more →
Regular Season Series
Missouri (1-1-0); Fort Wayne (1-0-1)
12/29/11 – Missouri 2 at Fort Wayne 4
01/15/12 – Fort Wayne 3 at Missouri 4 SO
In this regular season series it was the captains and the goaltenders that stood out and contributed to their squad’s success. Read more →
In early January, the Missouri Mavericks were tinkering with their roster and at the time had a surplus in net with Charlie Effinger, Gerry Festa and Levente Szuper (newly acquired in a trade from the Arizona Sundogs).
The Mavs were just a couple games over .500 overall and under .500 at home and with the excess group of goalies, they dealt Festa to the Fort Wayne Komets for defenseman Tristin Llewellyn. Read more →
The Missouri Mavericks haven’t played a game since April 2 and had the luxury of taking four days off from even practicing.
The Komets played four brutally physical games in that span against the Rapid City Rush, whom they eliminated from the Turner Conference semifinals with a 4-3 overtime victory Tuesday. Read more at: journalgazette.net
The Missouri Mavericks breathed a collective sigh of relief late Tuesday night when they found out that Fort Wayne had edged Rapid City 4-3 in overtime to claim their Turner Conference best-of-seven semifinal playoff series in six games, setting up a big weekend series between the Mavericks and Komets at Fort Wayne at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Read more at: examiner.net
The tired, sore and stiff Fort Wayne Komets stumbled off the bus Wednesday night at the end of the 20-hour ride home from Rapid City. Thanks to the Rush’s challenge, they are also a different team than the one that started the playoffs two weeks ago, tougher, more seasoned and more confident. Read more at: news-sentinel.com
All the way home from Rapid City, Komets goaltender Gerry Festa was using his time on the bus to prepare for the Central Hockey League’s Turner Conference finals. He wasn’t stretching or studying film too much but was instead texting some of his former teammates from Missouri.
“We’ve been going at it already a little bit,” Festa said with a laugh. “It’s all fun right now.” Read more at: news-sentinel.com
Thunder players lingered on the ice after beating Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, a victory that allowed Wichita to advance to the Berry Conference finals.
The occasion was joyous, with players soaking in adulation from a vocal and passionate crowd of 4,516 at Intrust Bank Arena. Goalie Adam Russo was the last to head up the tunnel to the locker room, reluctant to allow such a pleasing moment to end. Read more at: kansas.com
The Turner Conference Finals are set with the top seeded Fort Wayne Komets taking on the third seeded Missouri Mavericks with a berth in the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals at stake.
The Komets won the Turner Conference regular season crown with a 40-19-7 record (87 points)… Read more →
The Berry Conference Finals are set with the top seeded Wichita Thunder taking on the third seeded Texas Brahmas with a berth in the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals at stake.
Texas advances to the conference finals for the first time since the 2009 Playoffs when they ultimately won the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup. Read more →
The Fort Wayne Komets turned the long road trip to Rapid City for a Game 6 into a positive beating the Rush in overtime to advance to the Turner Conference Finals to meet the Missouri Mavericks.
Komets Captain Colin Chaulk capped off a strong series by scoring the game winning goal less than a minute into the extra session lifting Fort Wayne to a 4-3 win in Rapid City. Read more →
The Texas Brahmas have advanced to the Berry Conference Finals after their 4-2 victory on Tuesday night over the Allen Americans in Game 6 of their best-of-7 Opening Round series at the NYTEX Sports Centre.
Texas advances to meet the Governors’ Cup Champion Wichita Thunder. Read more →
The Allen Americans and Texas Brahmas meet tonight in Game 6 of the their first round series, with Texas leading the best of seven series 3-2. Puck drop at NYTEX Sports Centre, in North Richland Hills, is 7:00 PM.
The Americans are led in this series by three-time Central Hockey League All Star Bruce Graham, who has five goals in five games. Read more →
The CHL announced on Tuesday that a team in Denver, Colorado has been granted franchise rights for the 2012-13 season. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Denver Coliseum, the new home of the Denver CHL franchise.
The Denver CHL franchise’s investment group is led by John A. Hayes who is president and CEO of the Broomfield-based Ball Corporation. Read more →
Playoff Series: This opening round series will travel back to Rapid City for Game 6 as the Rush host the Komets for the third time in the post season.
These two teams just got done playing three straight games in Fort Wayne, which saw the first two games go to the Komets. Read more →
Playoff Series: The Texas Brahmas have the opportunity tonight to advance to the Berry Conference finals with a win at home against the Americans.
This series has been back-and-forth with much animosity, but could possibly be over tonight. If Allen wins, they will play in Game 7 on Wednesday back in Allen. Read more →
The predicament remains the same for the Rapid City Rush, but the venue is temporarily much more friendly.
The Rush still face an elimination game in their Central Hockey League playoff series with Fort Wayne, trailing the Komets 3-2 in the best-of-seven Turner Conference semifinals. Read more at: rapidcityjournal.com
Ryan Jardine is a scoreboard watcher.
So is Cole Ruwe and Missouri Mavericks coach Scott Hillman.
The Mavericks swept aside Evansville 4-0 in their best-of-seven playoff series while Fort Wayne holds a 3-2 edge over Rapid City in the other Turner Conference semifinal round. Read more at: examiner.net