The old and the new pitched in to help the Missouri Mavericks get their first win over another team besides the Wichita Thunder.

The old and the new pitched in to help the Missouri Mavericks get their first win over another team besides the Wichita Thunder.
Mike Burgoyne, signed just Wednesday, scored the Mavs’ first goal and then got the decisive goal to give them a 2-1 edge in the shootout in a 5-4 victory over the Northern Conference-leading Tulsa Oilers Thursday night.
Jeff Christian, the 20-year pro hockey veteran had a goal – the 500th of his career – and assisted on the tying goal to help the Mavericks improve to 5-8-1. It was the Independence Central Hockey League’s team first win over a team other than Wichita.
And new goalie Alexandre Vincent, also signed just Wednesday to a five-game tryout, stopped 31 of 35 shots, including four of five in the shootout, for the win.
“Our new players made a big impact tonight,” Mavericks’ Head Coach Scott Hillman.  “Burgoyne, Tyler and Vincent all played great.  Vincent made just enough saves to get us the win and he was great in the shootout.”
Burgoyne scored a power-play goal at the 14:31 mark of the first period to tie it 1-1. Nick Sirota and Christian then scored to give the Mavericks a 3-1 lead midway through the second period.
Tulsa countered with goals by Rob Hisey, Michel Beausoleil and Aaron Davis to take a 4-3 lead.
But Chad Hinz scored off assists from Christian and Derek Pallardy at the 11:25 mark of the third period.
Vincent kept it tied to force the scoreless five-minute overtime and the shootout.
The Mavericks’ Bill Vandermeer and Tulsa’s Dan Riedel traded shootout goals to start. But Vincent stopped the next four after Burgoyne scored following two misses by the Mavs.
The win ended Tulsa’s winning streak at five games.