A glance at this week's games and last week's results for the Missouri Mavericks


FRIDAY’S & SATURDAY’S GAMES: Missouri Mavericks at Wichita Thunder
WHEN: 7:05 p.m. both nights
WHERE: Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kan.
RADIO: KCWJ (1030 AM), on tape delay following the high school football game or online at www.MissouriMavericks.com on Friday; live at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.
VIDEO: CHLTV.insinc.com.
MATCHUP NOTES: The Mavericks head to Wichita for a pair of games on Halloween weekend. Wichita is the Mavericks’ closest rival in proximity (207 miles). The Thunder (2-3-0) are led by veteran forward Jason Duda, who has 745 games played in the Central Hockey League and is among the all-time leaders in numerous statistical categories. Missouri will have just two more road games on their season-opening nine-game road trip after the games at Wichita and the team will open their new home, the $70 million Independence Events Center, on Nov. 13 and 14 against the Thunder. The Mavericks, at 0-4, are still looking for their first win in franchise history. They remain the only team in the league without a win. They have scored two goals in each of their four games.
MEET (AND NAME) THE MASCOT: The Missouri Mavericks will unveil the team’s mascot at two schools on Wednesday. First, at 9:45 a.m., the mascot will be unveiled at Bingham Middle School in Independence, and secondly at the Blue Springs School District’s Voy Spears Elementary in Lee’s Summit at 3 p.m. The Mavericks will introduce the mascot at both school assemblies and will ask the fans to name it. The team will have a fan poll on the Mavericks’ official Web site (www.MissouriMavericks.com) that will run through opening weekend asking fans to help name the mascot. Mavericks players and staff will also be in attendance at the assemblies and will speak about the importance of staying in school and being part of a team.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: The Mavericks struggled on the power play last weekend, going a combined 0-for-11 with a man advantage in a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Eagles and a 3-2 loss to the Southern Conference-leading Amarillo Gorillas. New addition Nick Sirota and Ted Vandermeer scored against Colorado. The Mavs fell behind 3-0 at Amarillo but Bill Vandermeer and Andrew Davis cut the deficit to 3-2 with a pair of second-period goals. Missouri, though, couldn’t get the equalizer in final period.
NEW FACES: With Kyle Bochek (upper-body injury) on the 30-day injured reserve list, the Mavericks traded for veteran Arizona Sundogs left wing Karl Sellan and signed rookie forward Nick Sirota. To make room on the roster, the team put Bochek on the IR and waived defenseman Doug MacIver.
NUMBERS: The Mavericks lead the CHL in penalty minutes. Missouri has been whistled for a total of 134 penalty minutes in four games, a 33.50-minute average per game. … Forward Chad Hinz has an assist in each of the Mavericks’ first four games. His four-game assist streak is tied for the longest streak to this point in the season.