2013–14 Missouri Mavericks season

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2013-14 Missouri Mavericks
League 1st[1][2] CHL
2013-14 record 44-20-2[1]
Home record 21-10-2[1]
Road record 23-10-0[1]
Goals for 238[1]
Goals against 184[1]
Team information
Coach Scott Hillman[3]
Captain Sebastien Thinel[4]
Alternate captains Dave Pszenyczny,[4] Colt King[4]
Arena Independence Events Center[5]
Average attendance 5,499 (1st in Central Hockey League)[6]
Team leaders
Goals Andrew Courtney (34)[7]
Assists Sebastien Thinel (71)[7]
Points Sebastien Thinel (94)[7]
Penalties in minutes Dave Pszenyczny (166)[7]
Plus/minus Colten Hayes (+31)[7]
Wins Shane Owen (35)[7]
Goals against average Joe Howe (2.52)[7]
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The 2013–14 Missouri Mavericks season is the 5th season of the Central Hockey League (CHL) franchise in Independence, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.

Off-season[edit]

On July 11, 2013, the Mavericks announced the renewal of their affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.[8]

Regular season[edit]

On February 8, 2014, claim solo first place in the 2013-14 Central Hockey League Regular Season standings with a 6-3 win over the Allen Americans and a loss by the Rapid City Rush to the Denver Cutthroats[2] On March 5, 2014, after a 5-2 win against the Quad City Mallards, the Mavericks were the first team in the Central Hockey League to clinch a berth in the 2013-14 Central Hockey League Playoffs.[9] On March 25, 2014, after an 8-0 victory over the St. Charles Chill, the Mavericks, for the first time in team history, won the 2013–14 Governor's Cup for the best regular season record in the Central Hockey League.[10]

Team[11] GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Missouri Mavericks 66 44 20 2 238 184 90
x-Denver Cutthroats 66 38 17 11 214 194 87
x-Allen Americans 66 39 22 5 249 214 83
x-Rapid City Rush 66 39 23 4 220 189 82
x-Quad City Mallards 66 33 23 10 219 198 76
x-Brampton Beast 66 33 26 7 209 226 73
x-Tulsa Oilers 66 34 29 3 225 215 71
x-Arizona Sundogs 66 32 27 7 197 204 71
Wichita Thunder 66 27 30 9 201 223 63
St. Charles Chill 66 11 49 6 156 281 28
y- Won Governor's Cup
x- Advanced to playoffs

Playoffs[edit]

On April 15, 2013, the #1-seeded Mavericks' 2013-14 season ended with a 4-3 Double Overtime loss to the #8-seeded Arizona Sundogs at home in Independence in Game 6 of the Ray Miron President's Cup Playoffs Opening round.[12][13] This series loss was the first time the Mavericks have been eliminated from the playoffs by a lower-seeded team.[14]

2013 Central Hockey League Ray Miron President's Cup Playoffs[12][13]

Awards, records, and milestones[edit]

Player/Team Award/Record
Missouri Mavericks
Shane Owen
  • 2013-14 Season Central Hockey League All-CHL Team[17]
  • Central Hockey League 2013-14 Season "Best of The Best" Poll:[16]
  • CHL Oakley Goaltender of The Week (Week prior to November 5, 2013)[18]
  • CHL Oakley Goaltender of The Week (Week prior to November 12, 2013)[19]
  • Oakley Central Hockey League Goaltender of The Week (Week prior to December 23, 2013)[20]
  • Oakley Central Hockey League Goaltender of The Week (Week ended December 31, 2013)[21]
  • Warrior Central Hockey League Goaltender of The Month (December 2013)[21]
Dave Pszenyczny
  • Oakley Central Hockey League Player of The Week (Week prior to December 23, 2013)[20]
Henrik Ødegaard
Sebastien Thinel
Scott Hillman
Éric Castonguay
  • In a game against the Quad City Mallards on March 23, 2014, Castonguay set a Mavericks single-season franchise record of 31 Goals, which itself would ultimately be broken later that same season by Andrew Courtney, who ended the season with 34 Goals.[27][28]
  • Central Hockey League 2013-14 Season "Best of The Best" Poll:[16]
    • 2nd Place:
      • Most Gentlemanly Player
Trevor Kell
  • Central Hockey League 2013-14 Season "Best of The Best" Poll:[16]
    • 2nd Place:
      • Most Underrated Player
    • 3rd Place:
John-Scott Dickson
Evan Vossen
Matt Stephenson
Colt King
Andrew Courtney
Mike Ramsay
  • Central Hockey League 2013-14 Season "Best of The Best" Poll:[16]
    • 1st Place:
      • Most Gentlemanly Player
Steve Garrett[29]
  • Central Hockey League 2013-14 Season "Best of The Best" Poll:[16]
    • 1st Place:
      • Best PA Announcer
Bill Murray (Team Trainer)
  • During a game against the Quad City Mallards on February 26, 2014, Murray, in spite of being a non-player, was ejected from the game on the basis of "Obscene Language" and "Game Misconduct" and was assessed 38 Penalty Minutes in the process.[30][31]

Transactions[32][edit]

Player signings and acquisitions off of waivers[edit]