Missouri Mavericks

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Not to be confused with Mid-Missouri Mavericks. ‹See Tfd›
Missouri Mavericks
2014–15 Missouri Mavericks season
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City Independence, Missouri
League Central Hockey League
Conference Berry
Founded 2009
Home arena Independence Events Center[1]
Colors Black, orange, light blue, white
Owner(s) Independence Professional Hockey, LLC (Matt Adams, Mark Adams, Mike Carper)[1]
Head coach Richard Matvichuk
Affiliates Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Franchise history
2009–present Missouri Mavericks
Championships
Regular season titles 2013–14[2]
Division Championships None
Conference Championships None
Ray Miron President's Cup None

The Missouri Mavericks are an ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. They play in Independence, Missouri, USA, located near Kansas City, Missouri, at the Independence Events Center.

History[edit]

On April 16, 2009, the Central Hockey League announced an expansion team for Independence, to begin play in the 2009–10 season.[1]

The team teamed up with local newspaper The Examiner to hold a name-the-team contest until May 11. The Mavericks' name, logo, and colors were unveiled on June 24.[3]

On May 29, 2009, it was reported that Scott Hillman would be the Mavericks' first head coach, resigning from his same position with the Southern Professional Hockey League's Knoxville Ice Bears to do so. In his time with the Ice Bears, Hillman led them to two consecutive SPHL President's Cup championships and Coffey Trophies (awarded for the most regular-season points).[4][5]

On November 13, 2009, the team played their home opener before a crowd of 5,760 people at the Independence Events Center.[6]

On September 17, 2011, the Mavericks announced an affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.[7] This agreement was renewed on September 8, 2012, for the 2012-13 season.[8] It was announced on July 11, 2013 that this agreement was renewed again for the 2013-14 season.[9] On June 26, 2014, this agreement was renewed again for the 2014-15 season.[10]

On May 24, 2012, the Mavericks extended Head Coach Scott Hillman's contract for two additional seasons through the 2013-14 season.[11]

On July 31, 2012, the Mavericks announced an agreement with Entercom to have all 66 games for the 2012-13 season broadcast on the radio on 1660 KUDL.[12]

On May 21, 2014, Head Coach Scott Hillman announced his resignation from the Mavericks because he is "...pursuing other hockey opportunities and wants to move to a community where he and wife Dalyn's sons can compete at the highest level."[13][14] On May 27, 2014, Hillman was named as the first Head Coach for the expansion Indy Fuel of the ECHL.[15] In June the Mavericks hired Richard Matvichuk as the organization's new coach.[16]

Roster[edit]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Central Hockey League

League Season Team Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Division Standings Finish
2009-10 2009-10 64 31 27 6 68 200 220 1589 5th in Northern Conference Eliminated in Game 4 of the league playoff quarterfinals (Rapid City Rush)[17]
2010-11 2010-11 66 37 23 6 80 213 173 1197 4th in Turner Conference Eliminated in Game 4 of league playoff quarterfinals (Colorado Eagles)[18]
2011-12 2011-12 66 39 21 6 84 223 200 1048 3rd in Turner Conference Eliminated in Game 7 of league playoff semifinals (Fort Wayne Komets)[19]
2012-13 2012-13 66 35 25 6 76 217 222 991 5th in Central Hockey League Eliminated in Game 7 of league playoff semifinals (Allen Americans)[20]
2013-14 2013-14 66 44 20 2 90 238 184 1012 1st in Central Hockey League Eliminated in game 6 of first round of the playoffs (Arizona Sundogs)[21]
2014-15 2014-15
All-Time Reg. Season 328 186 116 26 398 1091 999 5837

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "CHL Announces Independence, Missouri Team for 2009-10". Central Hockey League. April 16, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mavs Win First-Ever Governor's Cup". MissouriSportsRedux.com. March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "CHL Welcomes the Missouri Mavericks". Central Hockey League. June 24, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hillman Resigns as Coach of Ice Bears for Job in CHL". Knoxville News Sentinel. May 29, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "VIDEO: Hillman Named First Coach of New Independence Hockey Team". The Examiner. June 2, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Opening Night for The Mavericks Had The Perfect Script". The Examiner. November 14, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mavericks Announce Affiliaton with AHL's Chicago Wolves". Missouri Mavericks. September 17, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mavericks Renew Affiliation Agreement with AHL's Chicago Wolves". OurSportsCentral.com. September 8, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mavericks Renew Affiliation Agreement with AHL's Chicago Wolves". OurSportsCentral.com. July 11, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mavericks Continue Affilation with Chicago Wolves". OurSportsCentral.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mavericks Extend Head Coach Scott Hillman's Contract". Missouri Mavericks. May 18, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mavericks Unveil "Give M Hell", Announce Raio Partnership with KMBZ". Missouri Mavericks. July 31, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ McDowell, Sam (May 21, 2014). "Missouri Mavericks Coach Scott Hillman Resigns". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ Althaus, Bill (May 22, 2014). "Mavs' Hillman Moving On". The Examiner. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Hillman named Fuel's head coach". ECHL. May 27, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Mavericks Introduce Richard Matvichuk as New Head Coach". OurSportsCentral.com. June 12, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "2009-10 Central Hockey League Playoff Results". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  18. ^ "2010-11 Central Hockey League Playoff Results". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  19. ^ "2011-12 Central Hockey League Playoff Results". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  20. ^ "2012-13 Central Hockey League Playoff Results". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  21. ^ "2013-14 CHL Playoff Results". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 

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