Beyond The Benches

Missouri Mavericks Top 5 Moments of 2013-14 Season

The Missouri Mavericks broke records and set new marks as a franchise in the 2013-2014 season. However, success is nothing new for the Mavericks since breaking into the league back in 2009. The Mavericks have consistently been towards the top of the league and playoff appearances are becoming a yearly experience for the fan base. However, this year’s regular season was more special than usual and here are the top 5 reasons for why the 2013-2014 season will go down in history for the Missouri Mavericks.

5. Hillman Hits 300

Even though he has since resigned from his position, it is important to recognize how much head coach Scott Hillman has meant to this franchise. He took the job for the Mavericks and was to stay in that position up until after the conclusion of this past season. Hillman reached his 300th game with the Mavericks this past season, however his contributions as a coach will leave a lasting impact on this franchise.

4. Thinel Scores 900th Point

Sebastien Thinel has been putting up points year after year since joining the Central Hockey League 2002. 11 years later and Thinel is still putting up points at a prolific pace. Thinel was able to become the third player in CHL history to join the 900 point plateau on March 5, 2014.

3. Andrew Courtney Sets Goal Record

Mavericks forward Andrew Courtney went on an offensive tear over the course of the 2013-2014 season, culminating with him scoring his franchise record 34th goal of the season on March 28, in a loss against Tulsa.

2. First Presidents Cup

The Mavericks set a torrid pace throughout the regular season unmatched by any other teams and ultimately putting themselves in position on March 25 to claim their first Presidents Cup. Missouri defeated the St. Charles Chill 8-0 to claim their first regular season title.

1. Franchise of The Year

Prior to heading to Arizona for the annual summer conferences, the Mavericks organization hadn’t seen something relating to Arizona since they were knocked out by the Arizona Sundogs in the opening round of the playoffs. However, this time around they were able to leave Arizona with a smile after multiple awards, but none more impressive than being named Franchise of the Year.

 

 

Staff writer: Michael Memmolo is a passionate hockey fan who loves to share thoughts & opinions regarding everything having to do with the sport; especially when it has to do with the Boston Bruins. Mike lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts, with his fiance Julie and their dog Graham.  He can be reached on Twitter @btownpucks.