Five players from the Kansas City Mavericks have been invited to American Hockey League training camps.
Forwards Michael Parks and Jack Walker and defensemen Justin Woods and Neal Goff received invitations to the Mavericks’ AHL affiliate Stockton Heat’s training camp this week in Stockton, Calif.
Defenseman Cliff Watson also received an invite to the Chicago Wolves training camp. The Wolves are the AHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights.
“We’re happy for these guys to get opportunities to showcase themselves at the next level,” said Dickson, who is in Stockton, where he is participating in the Heat training camp. “We’re here to help guys develop and move up to the next level. You hate to say goodbye to impact players, but you’re happy to see them have the chance to play at the next level. That is what this league is all about.”
The Mavericks open training camp next Monday.
“It’s been a long offseason, but it’s really gone by quickly because we’ve been working so hard to put together a great team, and I think Brent (Thiessen, president and general manager) and the staff have done that,” Dickson added. “On paper this team looks good. We have a lot of talent and I think we have more depth than any of our past teams. But, the game is played on ice, and we hit the ice Monday, and I can’t wait!”
The Mavericks’ annual Black and Orange intrasquad scrimmage will be 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena and is free and open to the public.
The Mavericks will also face the Allen Americans in a preseason exhibition game at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 4 at SEC Arena. Tickets for the preseason exhibition game start at $10 and are available at ticketmaster.com.