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CHL Welcomes the Missouri Mavericks

June 25, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rapid City Rush News Release

Independence Pro Hockey has a name. At a press conference today at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri the 2009-10 Central Hockey League expansion club announced they will be known as the "Mavericks". During the same announcement, the team unveiled their logo which features an intense-looking stallion on skates with a hockey stick shadowed by the state of Missouri. The team's colors will be light blue and orange.

The addition of the team and the introduction of their ownership group was announced on April 16th, 2009. The principal owners and operators of the Mavericks are Matt and Mark Adams and Mike Carper (all from Lubbock, Texas). The team will begin play in October and will call the Independence Events Center home (capacity - 5,800) with the team's home opener planned for early November.

"It is a great day for the organization and the region to have their name and logo in place," said Duane Lewis, CHL Commissioner. "This is one of many historic announcements for the team that will help shape their identity for their inaugural season and future."

More information about the Mavericks can be found at the team's website located at

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