03/22/2016 2:23 PM
EVV vs MO: Preview
Evansville IceMen (26-29-6-2) vs. Missouri Mavericks (48-10-3-2)
Wednesday, March 23rd – 7:05pm
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena – Independence, MO
Broadcast: www.evansvilleicemen.com and ECHL.TV (away audio), Coverage starts at 6:50pm.
This Season – Sixth meeting of six.
· 12/2 – Mavericks won 3-0 (in Evansville)
· 1/2 – Mavericks won 4-3, OT (in Evansville)
· 1/26 – Mavericks won 6-5, OT (in Missouri)
· 2/20 – Mavericks won 4-3, OT (in Missouri)
· 2/21 – IceMen won 2-1 (in Missouri)
· IceMen were 1-0-0 against the Mavericks
All Time, including in CHL (2010-12):
· IceMen are 3-5-5 against the Mavericks
Wed. 3/23 – Evansville at Missouri (7:05pm) – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Fri. 3/25 – Evansville at Quad City (7:05pm) – iWireless Center
Sat. 3/26 – Evansville at Fort Wayne (7:30pm EST) – Memorial Coliseum
FINAL HOME GAMES
Fri. 4/1 – Cincinnati at Evansville (7:15pm) – Ford Center
Autism Awareness Night
Sat. 4/2 – Tulsa at Evansville (7:15pm) – Ford Center
Home Finale – TRCI Mini Stick Giveaway - Zooperstars
Trailing by two goals in the third period Sunday against Cincinnati, the Evansville IceMen scored twice in the final seven minutes to force overtime, and eventually won the game 6-5 in a shootout. Rookie defenseman Curtis Leonard scored his first pro goal, before first-year forward Alex Wideman tied the game with less than four minutes to play. Wideman and Tyson Fawcett scored in the shootout, while Scott Greenham stopped both Cyclones shooters.
WELCOME BACK, SEABASS
IceMen forward Sebastian Strandberg returned to the lineup Saturday in Toledo after missing 12 games with an injury. The native of Visingso, Sweden picked up two assists in Evansville’s 3-1 win against the Walleye, and added a highlight reel goal in Sunday’s 6-5 shootout win over Cincinnati.
DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME
Evansville hits the road for three games this week still in pursuit of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The IceMen are eight points behind the Quad City Mallards with nine games left in the regular season. The road trip starts in Independence, MO for the final meeting of the season with the top-ranked Missouri Mavericks on Wednesday at 7:05pm. The IceMen then face the Mallards one last time Friday at 7:05pm in Moline, IL, and wrap up the trip Saturday in Fort Wayne at 7:30pm EST.
ONE MO MAVS
The IceMen meet Missouri one last time Wednesday at 7:05pm at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, where Evansville beat the Mavericks 2-1 in their last matchup February 21. Next to Tulsa, Evansville has had the most success against Missouri, with a record of 1-1-3 in five meetings. The Mavericks have already locked up the Central Division and top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and reached 101 points with a win Sunday at Wichita. Missouri is without top scorer Jesse Root for the rest of the season, and went 2-2-0 last week.
AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT – APRIL 1ST
The IceMen only have two home games remaining at the Ford Center. Evansville hosts the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday, April 1 at 7:05pm on Autism Awareness Night. Representatives from Inspiring Autism Spectrum Families will be in attendance and have a booth on the concourse with information to raise awareness, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive bandanas.
FRIDAY HAT PACKS
Get a ticket and a limited edition IceMen hat for only $20 for the game Friday, April 1 against the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7:05pm. This is the final Friday game of the season, and the last chance to take advantage of this offer. Call the IceMen front office at 812-421-GOAL (4625) for details.
“MEMORIES WEEKEND” – HOME FINALE – APRIL 2nd
Evansville plays its final game at the Ford Center Saturday, April 2 at 7:05pm against the Tulsa Oilers. As a part of “Memories Weekend”, the IceMen will celebrate memories of the organization’s eight years in Evansville from the AAHL days, to the CHL to the ECHL, including the team’s Davidson Cup Championship in 2010. The first 1,000 fans into the arena will receive team autographed mini goalie sticks, presented by TRCI.
Saturda, April 2 also marks the much anticipated return of the ZOOperstars, when the IceMen take on Tulsa at 7:05pm at the Ford Center for the Home Finale. Dance along with the likes of “Mario Lemule”, “Whale Gretzky” and “Squidney Crosby” as they perform during the first and second intermission. For more information about the ZOOperstars or to see a sample video of one of their performances, visit: http://www.zooperstars.com/top-intermission-entertainment-act-for-nhl-minor-league-hockey.html
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