Friday, November 26, 2010

Mavericks 8, River Hawks 3 (update)

The Mavericks exploded for a season-high eight goals to break their five-game winless streak and four-game losing streak on Friday night at UMass-Lowell.

Junior forward Justin Jokinen had a hat trick in the second period, and senior captain Rylan Galiardi scored his first two goals of the season in the victory. Ben Youds, Michael Dorr and Andrew Sackrison also had goals for Minnesota State.

Jokinen now has a team-high six goals. Galiardi (one assist) and Dorr (two assists) each finished with three-point games. Eleven players had points for the Mavericks (3-6-4) with Youds (one assist), Eli Zuck (two assists), J.P. Burkemper (two assists) and Zach Lehrke (two assists) each getting two points.

Austin Lee, who was making his first start in goal since Oct. 16 got the win, stopping 23 shots and a penalty shot in the process. The Mavericks outshot the River Hawks 35-26.

The Mavericks were 1 for 3 on the power play. Lowell was 2 for 5.

The series will continue at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Read the box score here.

UPDATE: Read the Lowell Sun account of the game here.


hockey25 said...

Any reason why Mike Louwerse DNP?

Shane Frederick said...

I'm not in Lowell. I heard he was scratched after the morning skate. I don't know if he was hurt or if he was a healthy scratch. Lehrke took his spot and had two assists.

Sam said...

Nice to see the guys get a win, and score quite a bit in the process. Sure it came against a team that has had about as bad a year as the Mavericks so far, but a win is a win I suppose.

I'm curious to know why Louwerse didn't play as well. I sure hope he's out there tomorrow night. The amount of talent he has handling the puck is unmatched.

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Hoc said...

Interesting that the last time the Mavericks scored 8 goals and had a hat trick Lee was in the nets for the game against Alaska in 2009 and now Lee was in the net again. The team must feel pretty comfortable when Lee is covering the back door so they can take more chances offensively.

Mavwatcher said...

Hoc, mmmmm.... no. The mavs were the benifactors of poor UML goaltending and a few lucky offensive bounces. Everything was going in. You sound like a newbie.

Hoc said...

I am not a "newbie" and the press backs up my assessment of the impressive offense on Friday and I'm proud of the Mavericks offensive performance on Friday. I'm backed up by a "non newbie" WCHA Columnist Theresa Spisak in her Sunday November 28, 2010 sports column: " When I saw the result of MSU's game against Mass. -Lowell on Friday, I about did a double take. Eight goals? Holy offense, Batman. Five of them came from two players - Justin Jokinen had a hat trick and Rylan Galiardi netted another two."
Okay, that about does it.