The Missouri Mavericks tied the game on a penalty shot with 19 seconds remaining and scored five minutes into overtime to come from behind and beat the Fort Wayne Komets, 3-2, Friday night in game one of the Turner Conference Finals.
Ed McGrane scored the Mavericks’ penalty shot and John-Scott Dickson notched the game winner at the 5:20 mark of overtime. Read more →
If Game 1 of the Berry Conference Finals is any indication of what we can expect during the best-of-7 series, than CHL fans are in for a treat as the Wichita Thunder and Texas Brahmas clashed in a classic battle that saw the Thunder prevail 3-1 at the INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday night.
The Thunder will look to go up two games in their series on Sunday afternoon at 5:05 CST in Wichita. Read more →
The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League is excited to announce the addition of amateur forward Matthew Brown to the playoff roster as the Thunder prepare for the Berry Conference Finals.
Brown (5’11″, 190-lbs) played for the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL last season, recording 32 goals and 31 assists in 50 games. Read more →
Alex Bourret, it will not shock those who have regularly watched him play hockey, was a bit of a malcontent in school.
“Nothing big,” the Wichita Thunder forward said. “I just didn’t like going.” Read more at: kansas.com
This Date in Playoff History (Friday, April 13, 2004)
The Laredo Bucks defeated the Amarillo Gorillas by a 9-1 score outshooting the Gorillas 43-16 in the game. Brent Cullaton scored a goal and had three assists as seven Bucks had multiple-point games. The win for Laredo pushed them past the Gorillas with a 4-2 series win in the Southern Conference Finals and put them into the CHL Finals where they defeated the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs in seven games. Read more →
Brad Fogal has worn many sweaters in his first season of professional hockey. But the rookie goalie seems to have found a nice fit with the Texas Brahmas.
The 25-year-old netminder has only been with the team since the final week of the regular season, but he’s made a big impact in a short amount of time. He posted a 3-0 record in Texas’ 4-2 series victory against Allen in the first round of the CHL playoffs. Read more at: star-telegram.com
After a 4-2 loss in Fort Wayne on Dec. 29, the Missouri Mavericks were 12-12-3 and stuck in a 2-5-1 slump. They were battling injuries, call-ups and adjusting to five trades.
“We lost that game, but we blew that game,” Mavericks coach Scott Hillman said. Read more at: news-sentinel.com/
The Thunder has been the wrong team this season for injured players hoping to feel missed.
Whenever a player has been forced to miss time, even one of Wichita’s best, another player has admirably filled his skates, helping the Thunder accumulate the best record in the CHL. Read more at: kansas.com
By the time the puck drops in the Turner Conference finals tonight at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., it will have been 11 days since the Missouri Mavericks skated in a meaningful game.
The Mavericks, a third-year Central Hockey League franchise that has never been this far before in the playoffs, brushed aside the Evansville IceMen with ease in the previous round. Read more at: kansascity.com