June 13, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Missouri Mavericks
Independence, Missouri - The Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League made many business announcements in front of fans and media at a press conference Thursday at Independence Events Center. The Mavericks\' President, Brent Thiessen, unveiled a logo celebrating their 5th Season, and announced multiple player signings. The Mavericks also announced their home opener will be on Saturday, November 2, and previewed a new Orange Jersey design among other items.
Season 5 Logo and Jersey Design
The Mavericks Season 5 logo incorporates their horseshoe logo with a hockey stick and shield. The team will once again honor the famous phrase of Independence-native, 33rd President Harry Truman, with a slightly different spelling of "Give M Hell" as their campaign slogan for the 2013-14 season. The Mavericks unveiled a new design for their alternate orange jersey featuring the Season 5 logo, as well as black and white variations of the home and away jerseys featuring the Season 5 logo on the shoulder.
The Missouri Mavericks announced the team has re-signed four players for the 2013-14 season. Forwards Sebastien Thinel, Andrew Courtney, John-Scott Dickson and defensemen Dave Pszenyczny will all return for the 5th season of Mavericks hockey. "With these signings, we add four talented players that will be entering their 3rd full seasons with the Mavericks. They represent a strong nucleus that encapsulates what it means to be a Maverick," said Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, Scott Hillman. "They all have great character and are committed to the success of this franchise. We all have felt the heartbreak of the game 7 loss in each of the last two years together and this group is committed to help get us over that hump. We could not be more pleased than we are to have these fine men and their families with us as we enter our fifth season and strive to capture the CHL championship." (Bios of Thinel, Courtney, Dickson and Pszenyczny at bottom of press release)
Home Opener November 2 at IEC
The Mavericks will open up the home portion of the 2013-14 season on November 2 at Independence Events Center at 7:05 p.m. The Mavericks will also host the traditional New Year\'s Eve game with the remainder of the Central Hockey League schedule coming mid-August.
Other Announcements: The Mavericks will unveil a special season 5 jersey promotion. Starting July 1, all fans will be able to vote at MissouriMavericks.com for their favorite jersey over the past four seasons. The top 5 jerseys will be featured in jersey giveaways throughout the season. There will be two adult jersey giveaways, 2 youth jersey giveaways and one for all season ticket holders. Also, as a thank you for the season ticket holders who have been with us for all five seasons will be given a $50 gift card (per account) to the team store.