Feb. 23, 2019
By Fred Liggett
The Kansas City Mavericks goal of making the 2019 Kelly Cup playoffs will be reached if the team continues its recent run of victories coming both at home and on the road. The Mavs fresh from completing a nine-game home stand with a 5-3-1 mark went on the road last weekend to play Mountain Division leading Utah. While there the Mavs took 2 of the 3 games played against the Grizzlies.
Forward Corey Durocher feels the reasons for the recent hot streak is due to the work the team is putting in at practice. Another is the team has been watching film more.
Thanks to a season-long nine game home stand last month Durocher had time to spend on other interests instead of traveling. Heading into the Oscar award season Corey likes the movie “The Upside” the best. The recent Grammy awards had Durocher thinking of one of his favorite performers in Ed Sheeran. The start of the month saw the annual Beanpot hockey tournament held in Boston. Corey knows all about the tradition of the event as he had buddies play in it when he was younger.
The long home stand also allowed Durocher to enjoy places in the Kansas City area away from the ice. Corey enjoyed visiting the Country Club Plaza, then spending time at Third Street Social and Fringe in downtown Lee’s Summit. Durocher thinks “Anytime you get the chance to grow the sport of hockey it’s a good thing” when asked about the new Summit Ice in Lee’s Summit. Summit Ice will be hosting the Stanley Cup on Feb. 26 and 27. The cup will also be on display before the Mavericks game on Feb. 27.
Check out Corey and his teammates when the Hockey weekend in America event is celebrated on Sat. Feb. 23 as the Mavericks host the Kalamazoo Wings. The fun begins inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.