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Updated May 28, 2015 at 11:02 PM

I was expecting the text message from Missouri Mavericks forward Sebastien Thinel, but that didn't make it any easier to receive.The face of the franchise, who along with his wife Ashley and young sons Maddx and Jett had become the first family of hockey in Eastern Jackson County, wanted to visit with me before it would be announced that he was leaving the ECHL team to play in Europe next season.I'd heard some rumors, and knew that the lure of playing in Europe always appealed...

Updated May 26, 2015 at 11:12 PM

“Hockey update: Next season, I’ve decided to take the opportunity to go back to Europe.” – Missouri Mavericks team captain Sebastien ThinelWith those 15 words coming from his Twitter account, the face...

Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 12:36 AM

When Tyler Currier read the Missouri Mavericks schedule for the upcoming season, the native of Anchorage, Alaska, quipped, “I might as well just stay home and save the team money on a flight.”That’s because the...

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 11:55 PM

When the Missouri Mavericks announced that their theme for the 2014-15 season would be a “New Era,” they knew exactly what they were talking about.The former CHL organization that won Franchise of the Year a record four...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 12:13 AM

Players come and go with a now-you-see-them, now-you-don’t frequency in minor league hockey, and few leave a legacy – or more painful bruises – than Missouri Mavericks defenseman Matt Stephenson.In a revolving-door...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 12:14 AM

The Missouri Mavericks are reminding area fans that changes are coming as the franchise builds on past successes.“We are family-affordable entertainment,” Todd Mackin, the team’s director of corporate sales, said at...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 12:08 AM

Andrew Courtney is a heart-and-soul player for the Missouri Mavericks.Perhaps that is why the team’s single-season goal-scoring record holder is so glum.It’s been more than 48 hours since his team’s first season...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM

A Missouri Mavericks fan approached Andrew Courtney in the concourse at the Independence Events Center, as the popular forward signed autographs Monday night at the team’s annual going away party, and pointed to a signature on a poster...

Updated Apr 11, 2015 at 12:33 AM

BRAMPTON, Ontario – Brett Stovin is playing for a contract with the Missouri Mavericks next season.If he keeps playing like he did Friday, the 20-year-old rookie might be a lock to make the team. The new right wing scored a hat...

Updated Apr 11, 2015 at 12:32 AM

There was no shootout this time.When Grain Valley faced Raytown in 2013 in the Raytown South Tournament, the Eagles slogged through regulation and double overtime, only to lose by shootout. But on Friday afternoon at Moody Murry Field, in...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:18 AM

As Sebastien Thinel prepared to head out onto the ice for pregame introductions in the Missouri Mavericks final home game of the 2014-15 season, a feeling of emotion engulfed him like a tidal wave.“It just hit me, suddenly, I was...

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