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Lavoie scores both goals for Indy in loss

11.27PostWebINDEPENDENCE, MO. – Alex Lavoie scored a pair of goals but it wasn’t enough to lift the Indy Fuel (9-6-0-1) past the ECHL-leading Missouri Mavericks (15-2-0-1) on Friday night in a 4-2 loss.

Trailing 1-0 late in the first, Lavoie notched his first of the night by following his own rebound and tucking it past Mavericks goaltender Parker Milner (25 saves) to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the first period intermission.

After extending the lead to 3-1 in the second period on goals by Carter Verhaeghe and Jesse Root, the Fuel would get another marker from Lavoie. This time the puck would ricochet in off the back of his leg after Nick Mattson’s point shot was deflected en route to the net. The goal came at 12:00 of the third and gave the Fuel a chance to press for the equalizer.

While the Fuel would press and eventually pull goaltender Shane Owen (33 saves) for the extra attacker, Josh Holmstrom’s second goal of the game into the empty net salted the win away for the Mavericks with just under a minute remaining.

The same two teams go right back at it tomorrow night at 8:05 pm ET, with the Morellis Cleaners Pre-game Show starting 15 minutes before every puck drop on CBS Sports 1430.

IND 0-for-3 MO 1-for-3

Three Stars:
1- MO J. Holmstrom
2- MO J. Root
3- MO C. Verhaeghe

• Garett Bembridge extended his points streak (1-3-4) to four games with an assist on Lavoie’s first goal
• Lavoie now has points in four consecutive contests (2-3-5)
• Missouri is now a perfect 6-0 at home and 11-0 when scoring the first goal of the game
• Jesse Root now has point in four straight games (4-5-9)
• Rocco Carzo now has points in four straight games (1-4-5)

NEXT HOME GAMEThursday, December 3 vs. Toledo Walleye – 7:05 p.m. Start the weekend early by taking in some Fuel hockey during the first $10 Thursday of the 2015-16. Come to Indiana Farmers Coliseum as Indy hosts Toledo, and receive a $10 concessions voucher with every paid admission.

Single-game tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster or at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office, while a variety of different ticket plans and group specials are available by calling (317) 925-FUEL or visiting Don’t miss out on anything from the Fuel in 2015-16, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IndyFuel) and don’t forget to ‘Like’ the Fuel on Facebook.