|Kansas City Mavericks|
|Home Arena:||Independence Events Center|
|Colors:||Black, orange, light blue, white|
|Owner(s):||Lamar Hunt Jr. (Loretto Sports Ventures, LLC)|
|General Manager:||Brent Thiessen|
|Head Coach:||John-Scott Dickson (2016-17)|
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|2017-Present:||Kansas City Mavericks|
|Regular Season Titles:||2013–14|
|Ray Miron President's Cup:||None|
History[edit | edit source]
On April 16, 2009, the Central Hockey League announced an expansion team for Independence, to begin play in the 2009–10 season.
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). 
On November 13, 2009, the team played their home opener before a crowd of 5,760 people at the Independence Events Center.
On September 17, 2011, the Mavericks announced an affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.. This agreement was renewed on September 8, 2012 for the 2012-13 season. It was announced on July 11, 2013 that this agreement was renewed again for the 2013-14 season. On June 26, 2014, this agreement was renewed again for the 2014-15 season.
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." On May 27, 2014, Hillman was named as the first Head Coach for the expansion Indy Fuel of the ECHL.
On June 12, 2014 Richard Matvichuk, a 14-year veteran Defenseman in the National Hockey League, was announced as the new Head Coach for the Mavericks. Matvichuk had spent the previous two seasons as the Assistant General Manager and Defensive Assistant for the Allen Americans, also of the Central Hockey League, during which time the team won two consecutive Ray Miron President's Cup league championships.
On October 7, 2014, soon before the 2014-15 Central Hockey League season was set to begin, it was announced that the Central Hockey League ceased operations and the Mavericks, along with the Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Quad City Mallards, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers, and Wichita Thunder, were all admitted to the ECHL for the 2014–15 ECHL season. For the 2014-15 ECHL season, the Mavericks were designated to play in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference in the ECHL.
In February 2015, Lamar Hunt Jr., son of former Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, purchased the Mavericks outright from majority owner Matt Adams, partners Mark Adams and Mike Carper, and General Manager Brent Thiessen, who had a minority stake in the organization. Hunt Jr. will own the team through his company Loretto Sports Ventures, LLC.
On June 11, 2015, the Missouri Mavericks announced an affiliation agreement with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, which is also an affiliate of the Islanders.
On June 2, 2016, Head Coach Richard Matvichuk left the Mavericks to become the Head Coach of the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League. On June 30, 2016, former Mavericks player and Mavericks Assistant coach John-Scott Dickson was named the third Head Coach in Missouri Mavericks history.
On March 11, 2017, the Missouri Mavericks announced the team would be renamed as the Kansas City Mavericks beginning with the 2017–18 season. Also prior to the 2017–18 season, their affiliation with the Islanders ended when that organization affiliated with the expansion Worcester Railers.
Top-10 Missouri Mavericks Players Of All Time[edit | edit source]
2014 Vote[edit | edit source]
Between July 1st and July 11th, 2014, Mavericks fans voted for the Top-10 Mavericks players from the first 5 years of the team's existence. Beginning on July 15th, 2014, The Examiner newspaper revealed the players one-per-day.
Current and Former Players[edit | edit source]
Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]
|League Season||GP||W||L||OL||SL||Pts||GF||GA||PIM||Standing||Year||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||Kelly Cup|
|2009–10 (CHL)||64||31||27||6||n/a||68||200||220||1589||5th, Northern Conf.||2010||W, 2–1, MRK||L, 0–4, RC||—||—|
|2010–11 (CHL)||66||37||23||6||n/a||80||213||173||1197||4th, Turner Conf.||2011||W, 3–2, WIC||L, 1–3, COL||—||—|
|2011–12 (CHL)||66||39||21||6||n/a||84||223||200||1048||3rd, Turner Conf.||2012||—||W, 4–0, EVN||L, 3–4, FW||—|
|2012–13 (CHL)||66||35||25||6||n/a||76||217||222||991||5th, CHL||2013||W, 4–2, RC||L, 3–4, ALN||—|
|2013–14 (CHL)||66||44||20||2||n/a||90||238||184||1012||1st, CHL||2014||—||L, 2–4, ARZ||—||—|
|2014–15 (ECHL)||72||28||35||5||4||65||192||231||1426||6th, Central Div.||2015||Did not qualify|
|2015–16 (ECHL)||72||52||15||3||2||109||234||162||855||1st, Central Div.||2016||W, 4–0, QC||L, 2–4, ALN||—||—|
|2016–17 (ECHL)||72||33||30||4||5||75||233||241||1040||5th, Mountain Div.||2017||Did not qualify|
|2017–18 (ECHL)||72||34||32||4||2||74||204||223||904||6th, Central Div.||2018||Did not qualify|
|2018–19 (ECHL)||72||36||30||4||2||78||234||228||-||4th, Central Div.||2019||L, 3-4, TUL|
|2019–20 (ECHL)||61||24||32||4||1||53||167||217||721||7th, Mountain Div.||2020||Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2020-21 (ECHL)||72||31||31||8||2||72||205||226||806||6th, Western Div.||2021||Did not qualify|
Refeences[edit | edit source]
- ECHL Announces Revisions to Divisional Alignment and Playoff Format. ECHL (October 9, 2014). Retrieved on October 11, 2014.
- Welcome. Independence Events Center. Retrieved on July 13, 2015.
- Dornbrook, James (February 5, 2015). Lamar Hunt Jr. Buys Missouri Mavericks Hockey Team. Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved on February 7, 2015.
- Lamar Hunt Jr Becomes New Owner of Missouri Mavericks. Loretto Companies (February 6, 2015). Retrieved on February 7, 2015.
- Mavericks Introduce Richard Matvichuk as New Head Coach. OurSportsCentral.com (June 12, 2012). Retrieved on June 14, 2014.
- "Mavs Win First-Ever Governor's Cup", MissouriSportsRedux.com, March 26, 2014.
- CHL Announces Independence, Missouri Team for 2009-10. Central Hockey League (April 16, 2009). Retrieved on June 2, 2012.
- CHL Welcomes the Missouri Mavericks. Central Hockey League (June 24, 2009). Retrieved on June 2, 2012.
- Hillman Resigns as Coach of Ice Bears for Job in CHL. Knoxville News Sentinel (May 29, 2009). Retrieved on June 2, 2012.
- VIDEO: Hillman Named First Coach of New Independence Hockey Team. The Examiner (June 2, 2009). Retrieved on June 2, 2012.
- Opening Night for The Mavericks Had The Perfect Script. The Examiner (November 14, 2009). Retrieved on June 2, 2012.
- Mavericks Announce Affiliaton with AHL's Chicago Wolves. OurSportsCentral.com (September 17, 2011). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
- Mavericks Renew Affiliation Agreement with AHL's Chicago Wolves. OurSportsCentral.com (September 8, 2012). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
- Mavericks Renew Affiliation Agreement with AHL's Chicago Wolves. OurSportsCentral.com (July 11, 2013). Retrieved on July 13, 2013.
- Mavericks Continue Affilation with Chicago Wolves. OurSportsCentral.com (June 26, 2014). Retrieved on June 29, 2014.
- Missouri Mavericks Extend Head Coach Scott Hillman's Contract. OurSportsCentral.com (May 18, 2012). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
- Mavs Unveil "Give M Hell" Campaign, Announce Radio Partnership Among Many Announcements. OurSportsCentral.com (July 31, 2012). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
- Missouri Mavericks Coach Scott Hillman Resigns. The Kansas City Star (May 21, 2014). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
- Mavs' Hillman Moving On. The Examiner (May 22, 2014). Retrieved on May 25, 2014.
- Hillman named Fuel's head coach. ECHL (May 27, 2014). Retrieved on June 7, 2014.
- Days Before Season Begins, ECHL Adds 7 Former Central Hockey League Teams. SB Nation (October 7, 2014). Retrieved on October 11, 2014.
- Mavericks Announce Affiliation Agreement with NHL New York Islanders. OurSportsCentral.com (June 11, 2015). Retrieved on July 11, 2015.
- Islanders Announce Affiliation Agreement with ECHL Missouri. New York Islanders (June 11, 2015). Retrieved on July 11, 2015.
- Stanley Cup Champion Richard Matvichuk to Coach Cougars. Western Hockey League (June 2, 2016). Retrieved on August 18, 2016.
- McDowell, Sam (June 30, 2016). Mavericks Introduce Former Player John-Scott Dickson as Next Coach. Kansas City Star. Retrieved on August 18, 2016.
- MISSOURI MAVERICKS TO BECOME KANSAS CITY MAVERICKS IN 2017-18. ECHL (March 11, 2017).
- MISSOURI MAVERICKS TOP 10 VOTE: THE RESULTS. Missouri Mavericks (July 14, 2014). Retrieved on August 2, 2014.
- Althaus, Bill (July 12, 2014). Mavs to Reveal All-Time Top 10. The Examiner. Retrieved on August 2, 2014.
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- Missouri Mavericks Page on HockeyDB.com
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