Five finalists in The Examiner’s name that Central Hockey League team contest gave their take on why the franchise should be known as the Missouri Mavericks.

Five finalists in The Examiner’s name that Central Hockey League team contest gave their take on why the franchise should be known as the Missouri Mavericks.

Jim Collings
Platte City | contest winner
“In Independence and in Missouri people kind of stand out on their own. They do things maybe not the easiest way, but they do things the unconventional way. A maverick is somebody that does things that way. I hope this team, I hope this town and this area takes this team to heart and supports them.”

Jackie Peck
St. Joseph | 5th place
“When I think of a maverick, I think of someone who has an edge to them. I think that a hockey team should have an edge to them. That’s where I was leaning when I thought of that.”

Georgia McKinney
Lone Jack | 4th place
“I just recently retired from Lake City (ATA) about a year ago and I was a gunner out there and I felt like I was a maverick. I shot .50 caliber guns.”

Jeremy McGowan
Blue Springs | 3rd place
“Pretty much the same as what (Collings) said about Missouri. I wanted to think outside the box on this one.”

Sarah Rousseau
Blue Springs | Runner up
“Actually my husband and I talked about it and we kind of decided that it would be a good name because of what it means; being driven.”