By Fred Liggett

The Kansas City Mavericks have played well all season at home but on the road the results have been a different story until now. Before coming home to start a six-game homestand the Mavs traveled to first place Utah for a three game weekend series. When the Mavs left Utah they had two wins and a total of five points out of the three games.

One of the veterans leading the Mavericks in this recent hot play is Forward Greg Betzold. Betzy as he is called by his teammates spoke about the team’s hot play while in Utah. “We did good in Utah, good to build team chemistry.” A few Mavericks players went to Park City on their one day off in Utah. Betzy adds “We appreciate each other and work to get as many points as you can.”

The annual Oscars were handed out on Sunday, Feb. 24 and Greg had a movie he saw this year that deserved one. “The Avengers.” Now that it’s March many sports fans will turn their attention to March Madness. Greg is one of them and every March he likes to cheer for the Cincinnati Bearcats. The reason for that is his sister and grandpa went to school there.

The recently completed Annual Beanpot trophy games were played in Boston. Betzy watched the games as a kid but not much now. Current Mavericks teammate Clay Anderson participated in the Beanpot event as a youth.

During a recent nine game home stand Greg spent some time away from the rink at Top Golf and pickleball. The Stanley Cup made an appearance before the Mavericks game on Wednesday night. Betzy has seen the Stanley Cup in person before this recent tour stop at the home of the Mavs. Betzy saw the cup in 2006 when the Carolina Hurricanes was in the Stanley Cup finals.

Check out Betzy and the rest of the Mavericks when they finish up a three-game series with the Idaho Steelheads on Saturday, March 2nd. The fun begins inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

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