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Mavericks Earn Three Awards at CHL's Summer Conference

June 7, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - The Missouri Mavericks were honored for three awards at the Central Hockey League's (CHL) 15th Annual Summer Conference this past weekend. The Mavericks won team honors as the CHL Merchandising Franchise of the Year and the CHL Group Ticket Sales Franchise of the Year while team broadcaster, Bob Rennison, won the Ralph Backstrom Soul of Service Award recognizing outstanding customer service.

The Mavericks also received multiple nominations in many other individual and team categories. Missouri was nominated for the highest honor a team can receive, the CHL Franchise of the Year which was awarded to the Rapid City Rush. The team also received nominations for the Community Relations Franchise of the Year and the Ticket Sales Franchise of the Year.

Among individual nominees, Mavericks' President and General Manager Brent Thiessen was nominated for the Brad Treliving CHL Executive of the Year award. Mavericks' Director of Group Sales Ben Gaul was nominated for the Ticketing Executive of the Year, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Greg Bergen was nominated for the Corporate Partnership Executive of the Year and Vice President of Communications Patrick Armstrong was nominated for the Communications Executive of the Year.

The entire list of award winners is below:

Rick Kozuback Award - Jason Duda, Wichita Thunder

Ralph Backstrom Soul of Service Award - Bob Rennison, Missouri Mavericks

CHL Game Operations Franchise of the Year - Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

CHL Merchandising Franchise of the Year - Missouri Mavericks

CHL Community Relations Franchise of the Year - Odessa Jackalopes

CHL Broadcaster of the Year - Travis Huntington, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

CHL Communications Executive of the Year - J.P. Puma, Colorado Eagles

CHL Corporate Partnership Executive of the Year - Gavin Riches, Colorado Eagles

CHL Group Sales Franchise of the Year - Missouri Mavericks

CHL Ticketing Executive of the Year - Trevor Bowers, Rapid City Rush

CHL Ticket Sales Franchise of the Year - Colorado Eagles

CHL Leadership Award - Glen Hart, Laredo Bucks

Brad Treliving CHL Executive of the Year - Grant Buckborough, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

CHL Franchise of the Year - Rapid City Rush

The Missouri Mavericks will begin their second season in the CHL in October 2010. Season tickets are on sale now by calling (816) 252-7825. Season ticket holders will receive free peanuts to every game for the 2010-11 season. Visit www.MissouriMavericks.com for more information.


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