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Last updated: April 18, 2012 8:54 p.m.

And it's tied

Justin A. Cohn
The Journal Gazette

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The Komets and Missouri Mavericks are tied at 1 after the first period at the Independence Events Center.

An odd-man rush gave the Mavericks the early lead, with Ed McGrane scoring off a rebound. The Komets answered 1:07 left with Jean-Michel Rizk scoring from 15 feet out.

And I found out this interesting tidbit tonight. Remember in the last series, when this five-member appeals committee overturned the suspension for Rapid City's Les Reaney? Guess who was on it? A member of the Mavericks. So, they got to help determine if a key player would be able to help decide a series in which the winner would play Missouri. Makes perfect sense.