Mavericks Announce Player Re-Signings at Summer Games Event

July 12, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

Independence, Missouri - July 12, 2014 -- The Missouri Mavericks announced Saturday afternoon that they have re-signed defenseman Dave Pszenyczny, and left wing Evan Vossen to standard player contracts, in addition to signing rookie forward Ben Power to the 2014-15 roster. The announcement was made in front of a large crowd of Missouri Mavericks fans attending the first annual Summer Games & Tailgate Party at Independence Events Center.

Defenseman Dave Pszenyczny, Missouri Mavericks 2013-14 season. (Photo credit: John Howe, Howe Creative)

Veteran Mavericks' defenseman Dave Pszenyczny is joining the Missouri roster for the fourth consecutive season, having racked up 30 goals, 55 assists, and 385 penalty minutes through 177 games with the Mavs.

"Pszenyczny is a proven player that the opposition's top skaters hate to play against," said Richard Matvichuk, Missouri Mavericks Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, "it's a real bonus to have him back in the locker room and I look forward to using him as a shut-down defenseman and agitator on the ice."

Left wing Evan Vossen, Missouri Mavericks 2013-14 season. (Photo credit: John Howe, Howe Creative).

Evan Vossen, a 6'0" left wing from Swift Current, Saskatchewan has spent the past two seasons with the Mavericks, contributing 25 goals, 25 assists, and 115 penalty minutes.

"Vossen is a big name in this community, and a top-line centerman with skill that will be able to take him to the next level," said Matvichuk. "He is going to be a key player on the penalty kill for us and the shutdown of our top opponents."

Right wing Ben Power, hails from Montreal, Quebec, having spent four years at Lake Superior University before playing for the Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL), the Allen Americans (CHL), and the Rapid City Rush (CHL) last season. Power boasts 56 career professional games with 20 goals, 24 assists, and 22 penalty minutes.

"Power is a talented young forward who I worked with briefly while in Allen," said Matvichuk, "he scored 6 goals in only 11 games, and is capable of being a dangerous addition the Mavericks lineup this season."

The 2014-15 Central Hockey League season will begin on October 24, 2014. Missouri Mavericks season tickets are on sale now. Visit MissouriMavericks.com or call 816-252-7825 for more information.

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