Missouri goaltender Mathieu Corbeil is wracking up the frequent-flyer miles. A night after stopping 48 of 49 shots in a 3-1 victory over Rapid City, Corbeil is headed back to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. He just got back from a call-up to Chicago on Thursday, in time to play his first game in more than a month. He serves as a back-up while in the Windy City.
A correction here. Missouri signed Aberdeen native Trevor Batty, now a student in Rapid City, as an emergency netminder.
Batty actually played for the Aberdeen Cougars high school club hockey team (not the Hub City's NAHL Wings, as earlier reported) and is attending Western Dakota Technical Institute studying fire science.
He also plays for a city rec hockey team and that's how the Mavericks found him.
In a pair of classy moves Mavs coach Scott Hillman let Batty lead the Mavs onto the ice for warm-ups, a tradition normally reserved for the starting netminder, and also sent him out for the final 22 seconds of the game when the outcome had been decided.
Things like this is what makes this job fun.