04/11/2015 11:40 AM
TODAY'S GAME: The Beast suit up for their second last game of the season, where they will play the last of three contests against the Missouri Mavericks before finishing their season against the Wheeling Nailers tomorrow afternoon. The Beast are looking to exact some revenge against the Mavericks after dropping their two previous games by a compined score of 9-2. The Beast hold a 2-4-0 record against the Mavericks coming into tonight's game.
LAST TIME OUT: The Brampton Beast put forth one of their best efforts of the season last night, competing for 60 minutes with relentless energy and coming into the third period in a 1-1 tie. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Mavericks scored three unanswered goals with less than eight minutes left in the game to take the victory by a final score of 4-1. Justin Donati led the way for the Beast with his 15th goal and 43rd point of the season to put him in third place in team scoring. David Ling and Guy LeBoeuf each added an assist on the goal. Parker Van Buskirk made made 31 saves in one of his best starts in a Beast uniform.
Cal Wild - Day-to-Day
Dalton Thrower - Day-to-Day
Mike MacIsaac - Day-to-Day
Stephon Thorne - Day-to-Day
Chad Painchaud - Injured Reserve
Trevor Cann - Injured Reserve
Antoine Corbin - Injured Reserve
Tyler Donati - Injured Reserve
Fresh Faces: A few weeks ago, the Beast signed two players out of OHL hockey, forward Jamie Lewis and defenceman Brandon Devlin, as well as Adam Chapman from the QMJHL. Lewis, a Brampton favourite when he was with the Battalion, most recently had 19 goals and 41 points with Windsor this season, while Devlin, a Brampton native, compiled 20 goals, 39 points and 100 PIM with Mississauga. Chapman finished his season with Drummondville after a mid-season trade with Quebec, compiling 14 goals, 30 points and 130 PIM.
One-Two Punch: Since the beginning of February, the duo of David Ling and Justin Donati has been near unstoppable. In 28 games, the two have combined to score 15 goals and 61 points while pacing the Beast's top power play unit and top offensive line.
Increased Responsibility: As the injury bug continues to bite the Beast, the team's young guns have been stepping up to provide secondary scoring. Mathew Maione leads the Beast rookies with 12 points over the past 19 games.
April Fools: With the influx of new faces through out the Beast line up the past month, there has been plenty of firsts to go around. On 04/01, Adam Chapman picked up his first career goal, the game winner in the third period, while Mathew Maione notched his first career four point performance. Jason Dale added his first short handed goal of the season while Parker Van Buskirk added his first win in a Beast uniform.
Italian Stallion: Mathew Maione has been a revelation for the Beast blue line this season. With his four point performance against the Mallards, Maione jumped into first place in the race for ECHL rookie defence scoring with 40 points.
Shootout Soldiers: The Beast remain the only team in the ECHL this season to go undefeated in the shootout (2-0)
The closer the game, the better the Beast have played this season:
12-1-3 record in one-goal games
10-44-0 in 2+ goal games
The Beast are 15-0-1 when leading after two periods
The Beast have scored the majority of their goals in the 2nd period (76), but have also conceded the most in the middle frame (107)