Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs were swept by the Missouri Mavericks this weekend when they dropped their second home game at Tim’s Toyota Center in a 4-1 loss after Missouri registered three power play goals.
What should have been a two in a half hour game turned into a three hour game after emotions flared between both teams and resulted in numerous penalties.
Missouri’s Rob Kleebaum opened the game with a power play goal coming at 9:33 into the period after Arizona’s Brodie Zuk was accessed two minutes for tripping. Dave Pszenyczny followed that with their second goal. Missouri registered two 5-on-3 power play goals, by Trevor Kell and Sebastien Thinel both in the third period.
Kevin Baker put the Sundogs on the board with just under five minutes left in the third period with assists from Bryce Reddick and Jordan Clendenning.
Cameron Lanigan took the loss for Arizona making six saves in the first period before relief netminder Andrew Engelage finished the game making 23 saves. Arizona was outshot 33-27 by the Mavericks. Arizona was 0-7 on the power play while Missouri was 3-10 on the power play resulting in their eventual win. 34 penalty offenses were issued tonight and 140 penalty minutes were racked up over three hours.
Sundogs look forward to their three game home series next week when they meet the Rapid City Rush for their first of four match-ups this season.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting arizonasundogs.com.