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Mavericks Re-Sign Defenseman Blake Forsyth

August 6, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) Missouri Mavericks

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - Missouri Mavericks' Head Coach Scott Hillman announced Friday the Central Hockey League (CHL) club has signed defenseman Blake Forsyth for the 2010-11 season.

Forsyth, 30 (9/4/79), becomes the 12th player signed by the Mavericks for the 2010-11 season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defenseman finished the 2009-10 season with the Mavericks playing in just seven games in the regular season, and he played in all seven of the Mavericks' playoff games. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native is entering his seventh professional season and has played in four different pro leagues.

"Blake is a veteran player that really helped settle our blue line last year," said Hillman. "He brings a great deal of experience having won an ECHL championship. Blake is a leader on and off the ice and he will be a key player in our drive to strengthen our performance on the ice."

Forsyth has played a total of 319 professional games with 96 points (20-7696) and 584 penalty minutes overall. In 63 games in the CHL with the Wichita Thunder and Mavericks, he has 14 points on two goals and 12 assists and 127 penalty minutes. Forsyth won the Kelly Cup Championship in 2007 with the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. Prior to turning pro he played for the University of Manitoba for four seasons where he had 67 points (20-4767) and 354 penalty minutes.

Players signed for 2010-11 season

Olivier Filion - Forward

Toby Lafrance - Forward

Chris Mifflen - Defenseman

Mike Wakita - Defenseman

Carlyle Lewis - Forward

Bill Vandermeer - Forward

Derek Pallardy - Forward

Simon Watson - Forward

Gerry Festa - Goaltender

Brett Hammond - Forward

Derek Knowles - Forward

Blake Forsyth - Defenseman

The Missouri Mavericks will begin their second season in the Central Hockey League on October 15, 2010 against the Odessa Jackalopes at 7:05 p.m. The Mavericks play their home games at the state-of-the-art Independence Events Center where parking is always free. Individual game tickets will go on sale in September, and season tickets are on sale now starting at just $10 per game. Call (816) 252-7825 for more information or visit www.MissouriMavericks.com .

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