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Mavericks Announce Three Player Signings at Fan Fest Event

September 20, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

Independence, Missouri - Sept. 20, 2014 - The Missouri Mavericks 5th Annual Fan Fest, sponsored by American Family Insurance, was the stage for three exciting player signing announcements as the Mavs re-introduced some familiar faces and welcomed a new one into the Orange Army ahead of the 2014-15 season.

Head Coach Richard Matvichuk was on hand to announce that former Mavs goaltender Mike Clemente will once again be donning a sweater for Missouri, having signed a 2-way contract with the Missouri Mavericks and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

Clemente spent a majority of the 2013-14 season with the Evansville Icemen of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), maintaining a 2.84 goals against average and a .904 save percentage, also making a few appearances with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL). The fan-favorite goaltender's last season with the Mavs was 2012-13.

The Mavericks also announced the defenseman Eric Meland has been signed to a standard player contract, along with center Ryley Grantham.

Meland, another former Mavericks player, traveled overseas for the 2013-14 season, racking up 7 goals, 15 assists and 18 penalty minutes for Banska Bystrica HC 05 of the Slovak league. His last appearance as a Mav was 2012-13, playing 4 regular season games and 10 post-season games.

Grantham, a 6th round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, split his 2013-14 season across four leagues, skating for the Springfield Falcons (AHL), the Allen Americans (CHL), the Evansville Icemen (ECHL) and the Toledo Walleye.

Missouri Mavericks season tickets are on sale now. Visit or call 816-252-7825 for more information. The Missouri Mavericks full 2014-15 season schedule is available at along with a full list of upcoming events.

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