Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:44 PM

The upcoming season for the Missouri Mavericks will feature many changes, including a new 7:35 p.m. start for Friday night games. Mavericks general manager Brent Thiessen said it is all designed to enhance the overall fan experience. “Mavericks season ticket holders are the lifeblood of our organization. We’ve listened to feedback and made changes that we believe will make the fan experience more enjoyable,” Thiessen said Tuesday in a press release. The...

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 12:21 PM

When a wide-eyed kid named Andrew Courtney arrived in Independence six years ago, fresh off the campus of the University of Lethbridge, he knew two things about the metro area.

Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 11:10 PM

The Missouri Mavericks took a long-distance hit in the ECHL’s new divisional alignment, joining the Mountain Division for the 2016-17 season. Included with the Mavericks in the Mountain Division of the Western Conference are the...

Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Here it is, nearly 100 degrees out, and I’m sitting at my computer thinking about the Missouri Mavericks and ice hockey. Welcome to my world. I’ve been thinking about the Mavericks since the ECHL team announced last week...

Updated Jul 1, 2016 at 11:50 PM

John-Scott Dickson was a no-nonsense hockey player who brought his lunch pail to work, rolled up his sleeves and found a way to get the job done. It appears the new Missouri Mavericks head coach is taking that same approach to life as the...

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 11:58 PM

A familiar face will take over as head coach of the Missouri Mavericks. John-Scott Dickson, one of the most popular players in team history and an assistant coach last season, was named the third head coach in team history at a packed news...

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 11:56 PM

Frank Spevak – the No. 1 Missouri Mavericks fan and original season ticket holder who helps the team load the bus for every road trip and then sends off his boys with a blast from his air horn – walked into the conference room at...

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 4:29 PM

The Missouri Mavericks will hold a 2 p.m. news conference today to announce their new head coach. The new coach will be just the third in the history of the franchise that has enjoyed great regular-season success in the now defunct Central...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Jesse Root, team MVP and the No. 3 vote getter for the same award in the ECHL, will not return to the Missouri Mavericks for the 2016-17 season. Root has signed a contract to play hockey in Bolzano, Italy, with the HCB Alto Adige Alperia...

Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM

The Missouri Mavericks may not have a head coach, as Richard Matvichuk resigned the position earlier this month, but that hasn’t kept the ECHL team from wheeling and dealing in the offseason. The Mavericks announced six transactions...

Updated Jun 11, 2016 at 12:04 AM

Soon, Brent Thiessen’s email and cellphone will be back to normal.

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