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Letter from the Mavericks President
Mavericks Hockey Operations and Information
Missouri Mavericks Schedule
Missouri Mavericks Season-Long Promotions
Mavericks Seating Chart
ECHL Preview
Central Division Opponents
Corporate Sponsors
Player Profile - Scott Langdon
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT & GM

Welcome Mavericks Fans!
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the
historic sixth season of Missouri Mavericks hockey.
Historic because of the new adventure that awaits
the Mavs for the 2014-15 season!
This season comes with great excitement as the
Mavs have joined the ECHL, the Premier AA hockey
league in North America, and are eager to showcase
the best fans in the hockey world to new faces in
new places.
Last season came with great accomplishment
as the organization was rewarded with its fourth
consecutive Franchise of the Year honor and on the
ice, secured a franchise record 44 wins and the CHL’s Governors’ Cup for the
most regular season points in the league (90 points).
But as we turn the page and look forward to new rivalries, new challenges and
a new leader in our new head coach, former NHL star Richard Matvichuk, we
are gracious and humbled to have all of the Orange Army by our side joining
us in the quest for the Mavericks first Championship.
We strive to give you the best entertainment experience coupled with a
successful franchise that you are proud to support with unmatched character
and community presence.
We look forward to a memorable, competitive and exciting season and thank
you for your support!

Go Mavs,

Brent Thiessen
President and General Manager
Missouri Mavericks

Operations & Information

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Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations

Richard Matvichuk was introduced as the Missouri Mavericks
second coach in franchise history on June 12, 2014. Matvichuk
previously worked with the Allen Americans of the former Central
Hockey League for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons as Defensive
Coach and Assistant General Manager, leading the team to back-toback championship victories.
Matvichuk had a successful 14-year career in the National Hockey
League (NHL), drafted 8th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by
the Minnesota North Stars, he went on to play 11 seasons for the
Dallas Stars, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 with his Dallas Stars
teammates, before moving on to play for the New Jersey Devils in
2005-06 and 2006-07. Matvichuk is recognized as a Top-20 All Time
Dallas Stars Defenseman.
Matvichuk, originally from Edmonton, Alberta, has moved to the Kansas
City area with his wife Tracy and their three sons, Cole, Dalton, and Dillon.

Richard Matvichuk
Head Coach and
Directory of Hockey Operations

Associate Coach & Director of Player Personnel

Simon Watson

Associate Coach and
Director of Player Personnel

Simon Watson retired from playing hockey in August of 2011 and
has since been named the Associate Coach and Director of Player
Personnel for the Missouri Mavericks. The Waterloo, Ontario, native
spent two seasons behind the Mavericks’ bench before moving into
his current position of Director of Player Personnel in May of 2013.
He played for the Mavericks during the team’s first two seasons and
closed out his five-year career in the CHL with 95 goals and 125
assists in 298 games played and one All-Star appearance (2007).
Watson was named the CHL’s Man of the Year following the 2010-11
season for his contributions to the community off the ice.
Watson’s role will be to coordinate player travel and housing, as well as
assist in the day-to-day operations of the team. He is also a coach for the
KC Mavs Elite and will continue his work with youth hockey in Kansas City.
Watson attended St. Lawrence University where he earned a Bachelor’s of
Science in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
Simon and his wife, Samantha, reside in Grain Valley with their dog, Millie.

Operational Staff

Bill Murray
Head Trainer

Andrew Dvorak
Head Equipment Manager

Clint Elberts
Goaltender Coach

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Schedule & Seating Chart

Promotions & giveaways

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Season-Long Promotions
Freedom Fridays

All military personnel (active and non-active) with
valid military ID card will receive $5 off any ticket
at the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office.(Excludes
End Level seating. Maximum five tickets per ID.)

Price Chopper Two-for-Tuesdays

Two-for-one tickets can be purchased by showing
your Price Chopper card in person in the Silverstein
Eye Centers Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.
com by typing the code “CHOPPER” (Available
Dates: 12/2, 12/9, 1/6, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, 4/7).

Mac’s Maniacs

Join the Mac’s Maniacs Kids Club for FREE at any
Mavs’ game at the Mac’s Maniacs table! You’ll get
exclusive parties and offers from our Paradise Park
and Red Robin, plus a monthly e-newsletter!

Family 4 Pack Dates

At select home games (11/23, 11/28,12/31,2/8, 3/8,
3/29), the Mavericks will offer 4 packs which includes 4
tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 Pepsi products and a coupon for
a free appetizer from Red Robin. 4 Packs are on sale
now! Get yours today! 4 Packs go on sale October 1.

Watch Parties

Strikerz Entertainment Center is the Official Destination for all Missouri Mavericks Away Game Watch
Parties! Great food and drink specials for all Mavs fans at every watch party! We’ll see you there! GO MAVS!

Upcoming Giveaways and Events
Nov. 8 – Glow Wand Giveaway
Nov. 14 – Magnetic Schedule Giveaway
Nov. 21 – Adopt-a-Mav Auction Night

Nov. 23 – Youth Jersey Giveaway
Dec. 12 – Cheeze Bobblehead Giveaway
Dec. 19 – Star Wars Night/Jersey Auction

*For a full list of giveaways and Game Night Promotions, visit MissouriMavericks.com

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Echl Preview / Upcoming Opponents
ECHL Preview

This season marks “The New Era” in history for the Missouri Mavericks as we join the newly expanded
ECHL. Our new league has grown to include 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province as
the ECHL begins its 27th season of play.
The ECHL was founded in 1988 with five teams spanning four states. Since then the ECHL has
grown to encompass teams from coast-to-coast. The ECHL is the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey league
boasting affiliations with 28 of 30 NHL teams marking the 18th season in a row with at least 20 NHL
affiliations. Likewise, the ECHL shows 72 former stars on NHL opening-day rosters. This marks the
13th consecutive season with more than 50 former players on NHL opening-day rosters.
This season our Mavs will compete with six of our former rivals from the Central Hockey League
in the “Central Division” of the ECHL. The Missouri Mavericks, along with the Allen Americans,
Brampton Beast, Quad City Mallards, Tulsa Oilers, Rapid City Rush, and Wichita Thunder were
approved as expansion teams by the ECHL on October 7th of this year.
“These additions strengthen our base in the center of the country and give the ECHL, for the first
time, a truly national presence,” said League Commissioner Brian McKenna.
This season the Mavericks begin the quest to capture the Kelly Cup Championship.
Are you ready Mavs fans?

Central Division Opponents
Allen Americans

Rapid City Rush

Brampton Beast

Tulsa Oilers

Quad City Mallards

Wichita Thunder

City, State: Allen, Texas
Arena: Allen Events Center
Head Coach: Steve Martinson
Website: www.AllenAmericans.com

Brampton, Ontario
Arena: Powerade Centre
Head Coach: Brent Hughes
Website: www.BramptonBeast.com

City, State: Moline, Illinois
Arena: iWireless Center
Head Coach: Terry Ruskowski
Website: www.MyQCMallards.com

City, State: Rapid City, South Dakota
Arena: Rushmore Civic Center
Head Coach: Joe Ferras
Website: www.RapidCityRush.com

City, State: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Arena: BOK Center
Head Coach: Bruce Ramsay
Website: www.TulsaOilers.com

City, State: Wichita, Kansas
Arena: INTRUST Bank Arena
Head Coach: Kevin McClelland
Website: www.WichitaThunder.com

Playoffs
The Missouri Mavericks will compete in the Central Division of the ECHL for their 2014-15 campaign, battling
their way towards spot in the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Central Division is comprised of the seven (7) ECHL
expansion teams including the Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Rapid City Rush, Quad City Mallards, Tulsa
Oilers, Wichita Thunder, and of course the Missouri Mavericks.
Playoff Format: The top four teams in each division during the regular season will qualify for the 2015 Kelly Cup
Playoffs. All four rounds of the playoffs will be played in a best-of-seven format.
The first two rounds of the playoffs will be played entirely within the division with the division winner meeting the
fourth-place finisher and the second-place finisher meeting the team that finished in third place in the Division
Semifinals. The Division Finals will pit the winner of each series against each other. The winner of the North
Division Finals will meet the winner of the East Division Finals in the Eastern Conference Finals while the winner of
the Central Division will meet the winner of the Pacific Division Finals in the Western Conference Finals. The 2015
Kelly Cup Finals will see the Eastern Conference champion take on the Western Conference champion.

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Player Profile:
Scott Langdon
By Bill Althaus
Special to the Missouri Mavericks
The only person more excited
than coach Richard Matvichuk
about Scott Langdon’s signing
with the Missouri Mavericks is the
29-year-old defenseman himself,
who will be a difference maker with
a team has been knocking on the
door of a championship series the
past three years.
“I want to win, and that’s why I am
so excited about playing here for
Coach Matvichuk,” said Langdon, a
6-foot-2, 215-pound enforcer from
Ancaster, Ontario.
“I know how solid the Mavericks
are, and I know that Coach
Matvichuk is a proven winner.
He was on a winning Allen
team the past two years,
and he is bringing that
attitude
to
Missouri.

“Everyone
k n o w s
they’re one of
the best teams
in the league, and
I think this season,
we are going to be a
championship-caliber team. I
can’t wait to start the season.
It seems like we’ve been
practicing for three months
instead of three weeks.
“All the boys are ready to
go, and I think we’re going to
make some noise and surprise
some teams in the ECHL.”
When Matvichuk, a former Allen
Americans assistant, signed on to
coach the Mavericks, Langdon was
the first player he contacted.
“Scott was one of the first guys
I targeted, one of the first guys

I wanted the Mavericks to sign,”
Matvichuk said.
“He is going to be a fan favorite.
He’s going to be an icon on the
ice and in the community. When
I talked with him about coming
to Missouri, the first thing he said
was, ‘Coach, all I want to do is win.’
We’re on the same wavelength.”
Langdon was the captain of
the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls
last season, but he spent two
seasons in Allen (2010-11, 201112), so he is familiar with the
intense atmosphere inside the
Independence Events Center.
“It was special playing in Missouri,”
Langdon said of his days with
the Americans. “You knew
the building was going to be
packed and there was going
to be a great atmosphere.
But I wasn’t with Allen the
last two years, so I don’t
have a ring.
“I know there are
going to be a lot of
guys in the locker
room looking for
a ring, and that’s
what this season
is going to be
about – winning a
championship and
bringing the title to
the fans in Missouri.”
Throughout
his
professional career
Langdon
has
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764 penalty minutes in 367 games.
He also has been involved in 97
career fights – and he said No. 100
could be a doozy.
“I like to mix it up on the ice,” he
said, with an evil grin. “I’ll give the
fans their money’s worth.”
It’s easy to see why Matvichuk
went after Langdon.
“Scott is a proven leader who has
been a captain on every team he’s
been associated with,” Matvichuk
said. “He brings a physical presence
to the defensive core that I feel is
needed on the Mavericks.
“And he’s going to be committed
to the community. The fans are
going to love this guy.”
Langdon said Allen has contacted
him about returning to the backto-back CHL championship team,
but he chose the Mavericks.
“I just think the Mavericks have
what it takes to be a real contender
in the ECHL,” he said. “Coach
Matvichuk is so enthusiastic. I know
he and Brent (Thiessen president
and general manager) built a team
for the CHL, but this team can
compete in the ECHL.
“If there there is any team that
doesn’t take us seriously, they’re
going to be in for a shock. We have
some talent on this team.
“And I know what a great place
the Mavericks have. They’re a firstclass organization, have that great
support from the community. We’ve
had a couple of opportunities to
meet the fans and they are great.
“We haven’t even played a home
game, and they’re supporting us
at practice, coming out to meet
at us events in the community.
Everything I heard about the fans
and the Mavericks is true.”
Bill Althaus is an award-winning
columnist and sports writer for The
Examiner. He is a past winner of the
CHL’s Media Service Award and has
been the Mavericks beat writer since
they came to town in 2009. You can
find his stories at www.examiner.net.

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2014 - 2015 Missouri Mavericks
Team Roster
Name: Loren Barron
Number: 2
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 179
Hometown: Glendora, CA
Date of Birth: 7/19/1989
Name: Alex Velischek
Number: 8
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’
Weight: 200
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Date of Birth: 12/17/1990
Name: Jared Brown
Number: 11
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195
Hometown: Gardner, KS
Date of Birth: 2/21/1986
Name: Justin Kirsch
Number: 13
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 184
Hometown: Chilliwack, BC
Date of Birth: 4/11/1992
Name: Martin Lee
Number: 17
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 225
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Date of Birth: 3/30/1998

Name: Dallas Ehrhardt
Number: 4
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 226
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Date of Birth: 7/31/1992
Name: Sebastian Geoffrion
Number: 10
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 190
Hometown: Brentwood, TN
Date of Birth: 7/26/1989
Name: Evan Vossen
Number: 12
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’
Weight: 190
Hometown: Swift Current, SK
Date of Birth: 9/12/1986
Name: Kellan Tochkin
Number: 16
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 170
Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
Date of Birth: 2/15/1991
Name: Kyle Fletcher
Number: 24
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 203
Hometown: Kanata, ON
Date of Birth: 1/29/1989

Name: Scott Langdon
Number: 25
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 215
Hometown: Ancaster, ON
Date of Birth: 1/6/1985
Name: Alex Lepkowski
Number: 28
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 210
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Date of Birth: 4/8/1993
Name: Mike Clemente
Number: 35
Position: Goalie
Glove: Left
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 200
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Date of Birth: 1/9/1990
Name: Garett Bembridge
Number: 41
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 198
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Date of Birth: 7/6/1981
Name: Colten Hayes
Number: 44
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 210
Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC
Date of Birth: 1/31/1990
Name: Ryley Grantham
Number: 71
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 207
Hometown: Hanna, AB
Date of Birth: 1/7/1988

Name: Andrew Courtney
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Number: 27
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 200
Hometown: Belleville, ON
Date of Birth: 6/8/1985
Name: John Griggs
Number: 30
Position: Goalie
Glove: Left
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 175
Hometown: Barrington, IL
Date of Birth: 6/28/1988
Name: John-Scott Dickson
Number: 40
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 214
Hometown: North York, ON
Date of Birth: 4/10/1984
Name: Sebastien Thinel
Number: 43
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 187
Hometown: Saint-Jerome, PQ
Date of Birth: 3/24/1981
Name: Guy Leboeuf
Number: 49
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 215
Hometown: Bedford, PQ
Date of Birth: 12/11/1989
Name: David Rutherford
Number: 91
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 180
Hometown: Lander, BC
Date of Birth: 4/30/1987

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