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A behind the scene look at Mavericks hockey, the world of broadcasting and life from the play-by-play voice of the Missouri Mavericks and William Chrisman Bears
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By Robert Rennison
As the \x34voice\x34 of the Missouri Mavericks and William Chrisman Bears I watch the games from the best seat in the house...the gondola, or broadcast booth. Not only do I want this blog to be entertaining and informative, I also want it to be ...
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As the \x34voice\x34 of the Missouri Mavericks and William Chrisman Bears I watch the games from the best seat in the house...the gondola, or broadcast booth. Not only do I want this blog to be entertaining and informative, I also want it to be interactive. I look forward to reading your comments (positive and negative), answering your questions and learning of your experience.
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In my broadcasting career I’ve been fortunate to have called several wonderful and fascinating events. I was the “voice” of the Kansas City Attack indoor soccer team when they set the all-time Kansas City professional sports record with 18 consecutive victories during the 1995-1996 season. I also broadcast games (home only) for the Kansas City Knights when they broke the Attack record by winning 24 in a row in their 2001-2002 campaign. I’ve also told listeners of hockey players attempting to scale the glass to get at fans and of a triple play in which the batter got an RBI and was not charged with an at bat.

The 2013-2014 Missouri Mavericks season has had its share of unusual and entertaining events as well. We’ve seen EVERY player wear number 19 for the same team on one night. Eight consecutive games in which an empty net goal was scored. The Central Hockey League went viral when Mac, the Mavericks mascot, was tripped by an opposing goalie. Mavericks’ trainer Bill Murray became the first CHL trainer given a game misconduct in three years as he was kicked out of a game for the first time in his 27-year career. For the second year in a row the Mavericks opened their season against a team playing in its first-ever game. Both times the opening game went past 60 minutes.

What unusual events or occurrences, that haven’t happened in a long time, would you like to see during the remainder of the season? It has been 67 years since an Independence-Kansas City area hockey team has clinched a playoff championship on home ice. The last local team to achieve this feat was the Kansas City Pla Mors when they won the United States Hockey League title at the Pla Mor Arena in 1947. Since that time KC teams have performed in three other arenas in five more leagues. The two championships won since that time were the Kansas City Blues who won the Adams Cup, to claim the title on the old Central Hockey League in 1977, and the Kansas City Blades who celebrated a Turner Cup crown in the International Hockey League in 1992. The Blues swept the Tulsa Oilers, carrying the cup at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, while the Blades went 4-and-O, winning the title in Muskegon against the Lumber Jacks.

Maybe this will be the year local fans will get to see the cup hoisted on home ice.

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