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Missouri Mavericks
Missouri Mavericks
Arizona Sundogs @ Missouri Mavericks
Tuesday, December 10 - 6:05 PM
@ Independence Event Center - Independence, Missouri
Arizona Sundogs
Arizona Sundogs

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Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs stumbled to a 5-1 loss against the Missouri Mavericks Tuesday night at the Independence Event Center, giving up three goals in the second period.

Both teams brought the heat Tuesday when they came out shooting and their netminders back stopping a few incredible saves. Early in the first, Arizona’s Chris Rawlings denied Mavericks defenseman Anders Franzon an early lead with an impressive sliding save. 2:15 into the opening frame and Kevin Baker scored with a rebound goal after it caught the crossbar. Paul Mcilveen and Jordan Clendenning each picked up an assist. Travis Ouellette received a great scoring chance but was denied by Shane Owen with a pad save.

The Mavericks tallied three goals in the middle frame giving them the advantage after 40 minutes of play. Six minutes into the period John-Scott Dickson put Missouri on the board, tying the game. Eric Castonguay registered two of the Mavericks three goals in the second, the first 17:54 into the period while on the power play after Arizona’s Tom Maxwell was given a two minute minor for handling the puck and 1:47 later Castonguay posted his second goal.

Arizona entered the final period down two goals and fell further behind after Franzon buried the puck in the back of the net on a rebound. Missouri received a two-on-one chance when Rob Kleebaum and Dickson setup a breakaway play and Kleebaum lifted the puck past the blocker side of Rawlings. With under a minute left in regulation Colt King laid out Arizona’s Garrett Clarke and was assessed a 10 minute match for attempt to injure and five for fighting. Dave Pszenyczny also received a 10 minute misconduct and both were ejected from the game with 49 seconds remaining.

Rawlings took the loss for the Sundogs making 28 saves. Arizona was outshot by Missouri, 33-27. The Sundogs were 0-3 on the power play and the Mavericks were 1-2. The Sundogs wrap up their six game road trip Friday and Saturday against the Denver Cutthroats at the Denver Coliseum before returning home for a five game home stand.