August 1, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Missouri Mavericks
Independence, Missouri - The Missouri Mavericks announced Thursday the Central Hockey League (CHL) team has re-signed forward Trevor Kell and utility forward Kyle Hood for the 2013-14 season. The Mavericks are currently at eight players signed to their pre-season roster.
Last season, Kell, 27 (6/23/86), was assigned to the Mavericks by their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Chicago Wolves, and tallied 34 points (10-24=34) in 39 games with the Mavericks. Prior to last season, Kell spent the 2011-12 campaign with Fassa of Italy's Serie A where he ranked first on the team with 25 assists and third with 36 points and 11 goals in 45 games played. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native split the 2010-11 season between the AHL's Albany Devils and ECHL's Trenton Devils. He had three points (1-2=3) and six penalty minutes in 21 outings with Albany and 33 points (14-19=33) in 37 tilts with Trenton.
Overall, the 6-foot, 185-pound forward has skated in 37 career AHL games with the Lowell Devils and Albany and has accrued 12 points (5-7=12) and 14 penalty minutes. He has also amassed 66 goals, 89 assists and 155 points in 207 career ECHL games with Trenton over the course of four seasons (2007-11).
"Trevor and Kyle bring us grit and skill at the center ice position. Both have the ability to be big point producers in the roles they will fill this season," Hillman said. "Trevor is a tremendous skater, dangerous on the rush and is one of the hardest hitters in the league. Kyle has great hands and vision around the net and is a player that loves to go to the tough areas on the ice to make plays."
Last season, the Mavericks acquired Hood, 29 (5/28/84), in a trade from Arizona Sundogs. In his first season with the Mavericks, Hood finished with 11 points (2-9=11) in 37 games. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward is in his sixth professional season and played the previous four seasons with the Sundogs. The Osoyoos, British Columbia native led the Sundogs in scoring in each of the previous three seasons including a career-high of 69 points (15-54=69) during the 2010-11 season. Overall, Hood has 225 points (60-165=214) and 562 penalty minutes in 309 games played professionally.
The Missouri Mavericks will host their fourth annual Fan Fest on Sat., Sept. 21 at Independence Events Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m; individual tickets will also go on sale on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. The Mavericks will begin their fifth season of play in the CHL in October. Season tickets are on sale now. With season tickets starting at just over $11 per game and FREE parking, the Mavericks are the pinnacle of family affordable entertainment.