Missouri goaltender Robby Nolan may have finished second in the balloting for the Central Hockey League MVP Award, but he was a big winner Monday night at the Lone Wolf Bar and Restaurant inside the Isle of Capri, where he earned two team awards in the first annual Mac Awards (which are named after team mascot Mac).

Missouri goaltender Robby Nolan may have finished second in the balloting for the Central Hockey League MVP Award, but he was a big winner Monday night at the Lone Wolf Bar and Restaurant inside the Isle of Capri, where he earned two team awards in the first annual Mac Awards (which are named after team mascot Mac).

The Mac Awards, which were voted on by fans, honored players for outstanding performances during the 2010-11 season.

Nolan was honored for the Save of the Year – a diving, game-saving, last-second glove save March 4 against Quad City and for the Goalie Performance of the Year – a 41-save effort in a 4-0 victory over Rapid City on Feb. 26.

“These are the awards that mean something, the first-annual Mac Awards,” Nolan said being entirely tongue-in-cheek. “This is a great way to relax and have some fun before the playoffs start.”

Nolan was the lone double winner on the night as Simon Watson was named Actor of the Year for his “Yeah, Baby, Yeah,” Shocking Prices commercial that was a takeoff on Austin Powers. Fight of the Year went to rookie Derek Knowles for his fisticuffs on Jan. 21 against Wichita. Game of the Year went to Derek Pallardy, the lone Maverick to score two goals in an 11-4 victory over Evansville on Dec. 21. Goal of the Year went to Nick Sirota for a goal he scored on Jan. 15 versus Rapid City.

Check of the Year was picked up by Mike Wakita for a brutal hit on Dec. 23 versus Quad City. Moment of the Year was the team’s 10th sellout in a row, which honored all the members of the Mavericks front office.

Mac Moment honored the team’s mascot for a Mac Daddy performance with the team’s dance squad, the Fillys.

“This is just a fun, relaxing night,” said Watson, who gave his wife, Samantha, a dramatic kiss before accepting his award. “The playoffs are what it’s all about. That’s why you play 66 games – to get to this point in the season.

“We wound up fourth in the conference and came close to winning it. Now, we’re going to Wichita to play the big rival on Wednesday, and all the guys are psyched.”

Rapid City finished in first (84), followed by Colorado (84), Bloomington (81) and Missouri (80).

The Mavericks wrapped up regular-season play this past weekend with a 10-5 victory at Rio Grande Valley, followed by a season-ending 2-1 loss at Laredo.

The Mavericks are 37-23-6 heading into Wednesday night’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Thunder, who finished in fifth place in the Turner Conference with 74 points.

Gerry Festa was in the net for both weekend games and newcomer Brandon Coccimiglio had a hat trick in the Friday night win and scored the lone goal in the regular-season finale.

“Gerry gave us two good games, and we got Robby some rest heading into the playoffs,” Mavericks coach Scott Hillman said Monday afternoon.

“We’d have liked to have had two wins this past weekend, but the boys got down Friday night and came back to get a big win, and we ran into a hot goaltender Saturday in Laredo.”