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MISSOURI MAVERICKS
ISSUE 2

2014-15 SEASON

2014-15 GAME DAY PROGRAM

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND 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

INDEX
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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

9 Central Division Opponents
10 Corporate Sponsors
11 Player Profile - Josh Brittain
12 Roster
14 FAQs

Missouri Mavericks
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816-252-PUCK (7825)

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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2014-15 SCHEDULE
Price Chopper Two-for-Tuesdays - Two-for-One tickets can be purchased starting October 1 by showing a Price
Chopper card in person in the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com by typing the code
‘CHOPPER’.
Pepsi 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 include 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 Pepsi products and a coupon for a free appetizer from Red Robin. 4
packs are on sale now.

Schedule & Seating Chart
OCTOBER

SUN
19

MON
20

TUE

JANUARY

WED

21

22

THU
23

FRI
24 IND

6:35

26

27

28

29

30

31

SAT

SUN

TUE

4

TUL
7:35

AWAY

MON

TUE

WED

3

4

WIC
5:05

10

16 WIC

23 QDC

9

5:05

4:05

FRI

SAT

2

QDC
7:05

3

7

8

9

EVN
7:05

10 ALN

BRM
7:05

5

6

12

13

14

15

16

17 RPD

18

19 ALN

20

21

22

23 TUL

24 QDC

25

26

7

28

29

30

31 WIC

ALN
4:05

1:05

ALN
7:05

7:05
7:05

7:05

7:05
7:05

FEBRUARY
THU

FRI

SAT
1

2

THU
1

6:30

NOVEMBER
SUN

WED

25 FTW

11

HOME

MON

SUN

WIC
7:05

1

8 RPD

8

MON

TUE

2

3

9

10 TUL

QDC
7:05

WED
4

THU

FRI

SAT

5

6

RPD
7:05

7

11 QDC

12

13

WIC
7:05

14

5

6

7

11

12

13

14 ALN

15 TUL

15

16

17 RPD

18 RPD

19

20 ALN

21 RPD

17

18

19

20

21

TUL
7:05

22 WIC

22

23

24 RPD

25

26

27 QDC

28 QDC

24

25

26 ALN

27

28 WIC

29 QDC

TUL
7:00

7:05

7:05

7:05

7:05

7:35

7:05

QDC
4:05

7:05
7:35
7:35

7:05
7:35

7:05
7:05

7:05
7:05

7:05

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MARCH /April

DECEMBER
SUN

MON

TUE

1

2

8

14

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

3

4

5

9 BRM

10

11

12 RPD

13

15

16 RPD

17

18

19 BRM

21

22 QDC

23

24

25

26 RPD

28

29

30 WIC

31

7

ALN
4:05

QDC
7:05
7:05
7:35

7:05

7:05

WIC
7:05

6
7:05
7:05

8:05

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

1

QDC
4:05

2

3

8

RPD
4:05

9

10

11

20 RPD

15 QDC

16

17

27 RPD

22 FTW

23

29 QDC
5

TUL
7:05

7:05
8:05

4:05

4:00
4:05

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FRI

SAT

6

12

13 BRM

14

18

19

20 TOL

21 FTW

24

25

26

27 ALN

28 WIC

30

31

1

2

3

TUL
7:35

4

TUL
7:35

6

7

9

10

BRM
6:30

11

BRM
6:00

BRM
7:05

4

THU
5

TUL
7:05

8

QDC
7:05

RPD
7:35

RPD
7:05
7:05
6:15

7:05

7

6:30
7:05

ECHL PLAYOFFS RUN INTO MAY

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PROMOTIONS AND GIVEAWAYS
SEASON-LONG PROMOTIONS
Freedom Fridays! Every Friday the Mavericks

salute our veterans and those who are serving. All active and
non-active Military Personnel receive $5 off any ticket at the
Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office.
(Excludes End Level seating. Maximum five tickets per ID.)

Price Chopper 2-For-Tuesdays! Use

your Chopper Shopper card to get Two For One Tickets at the
Silverstein Eye Center Box Office or by using the code “CHOPPER”
at TicketMaster.com for ANY Tuesday game!
(Available dates: 12/2, 12/9, 1/6, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, 4/7)

UPCOMING GIVEAWAYS AND EVENTS

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 Packs! Receive 4 Tickets,

4 Pepsi’s, 4 Hotdogs and a FREE Red Robin appetizer
at a greatly reduced cost! 4 Pack games are (11/23, 11,28,
12/31, 2/8, 3/8, 3/29) and available for purchase at
TicketMaster.com

Strikerz Watch Parties!

Watch all
the away games on the big screen TV’s at Strikerz
Entertainment Center along with fantastic food & drink
specials! Strikerz is located at 18900 E. Valley View Parkway
in Independence, MO (across from Costco)

DEC. 12 - Cheeze Bobblehead Giveaway

JAN. 6 - Hockey Bingo

DEC. 19 - Star Wars Night/Jersey Auction

JAN. 9 - Mac’s Birthday/Mac Bobblehead Giveaway

DEC. 31 - New Year’s Eve/Skate with the Team

JAN. 17 - Slapshot Jersey Auction

MAVERICKS CHECKING

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INDEPENDENCE EVENTS CENTER

SEATING CHART

PRICE

SECTION

PRICE

Glass

$38

Terrace

$19

Center Ice

$32

Attack Ends

$18

Rinkside

$26

Ends

$16

Attack Plaza

$22

SECTION

Tickets for purchase available:
In person: Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office at Independence Events Center
Over the phone: (800) 745-3000
Online: www.Ticketmaster.com

* Service Charges may apply at all purchase points
** Service Charge of $2 will apply at Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office for
all non-End level tickets
*** A $2 increase for all tickets will be added for purchases on game day at
all purchase points

Group tickets for 15 or more people are available by calling the Mavericks at (816) 252-7825.

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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-

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

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

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

Brampton Beast

Tulsa Oilers

Quad City Mallards

Wichita Thunder

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: 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
expansion teams including the Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Rapid City Rush, Quad City Mallards, Tulsa Oilers, Wichita Thunder,
and of course the Missouri Mavericks.

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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360 Vodka
4Sight Mechanical
American Family
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Arby’s
Backyard Burger
Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy
bd’s Mongolian Grill
Bolero Salon & Spa
Building a Healthier
Independence
Burns & McDonnell
Bushnell
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Carrabba’s Italian Grill
CCR Roofing
Centerpoint
Central Bank of the Midwest
Certified Radon
Chick-Fil-A
Chili’s
City of Independence
Coco Key
Comcast
Comfort Suites
Community Services League
Cool Carvings
Dental Arts
Dick’s Sporting Goods
DOG Obedience
Drumm Farm Golf Club
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Furniture Deals
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Player Profile:
Josh Brittain
By Bill Althaus
Special to the Missouri Mavericks
Want to see Missouri Mavericks
coach Richard Matvichuk smile?
Just ask him about newly acquired
forward Josh Brittain, whose twogoal performance Sunday at the
Independence Events Center helped
snap a three-game losing streak as
the Mavericks went on to claim a
heart-stopping 4-3 shootout victory.
“What do I like about Josh
Brittain?” a grinning Matvichuk said,
repeating the question. “Everything!
He’s been great since we got
him. He’s a new guy in the locker
room, and he’s already displaying
leadership skills and on the ice, well,
you can’t ask for much more than
he’s given us in the three
games he’s been here”
Brittain split last
season between the
Reading Royals and

the AHL’s Hershey Bears. The
24-year-old native of Milton, Ont., led
the Royals with six game-winning
goals. He set a team-record with
three consecutive game-winning
goals from February 28th-March 7th.
While Lindsay Spark’s shootout
goal proved to be the game winner
and David Rutherford netted the first
goal of the shootout, their heroics
would not have been possible had
it not been for Brittain’s two-goal
performance – including the gametying goal with just 51 seconds left
in the third period.
“Before the game, we had a
players-only meeting,” Brittain said.
“I’m a new guy on the team, but I
just said that if the skaters skate,
the passers pass and the shooters
shoot – basically, if we just do our
job – we’re going to be fine.
“I was impressed when Coach
Matvichuk came in before the
game and said, ‘I’m going to leave
it up to you guys.’ And he left,
and we talked and it was a
great talk. Even though
it took three periods to
get the game tied and
a shootout to win it,
I really thought we
were going to win that
game.

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“I haven’t been with the team that
long, but this was an emotional win,
a great win. We needed a win after
the way we’d been playing and now
we need to build on this.”
Brittain, acquired by the Mavs
from Kalamazoo earlier in the week,
scored the first goal of the game. His
second goal came after Matvichuk
pulled goalie Mike Clemente from
the net with 1:21 left.
“Honestly, the puck came my way
and I was able to shoot it and get
the game-tying goal,” Brittain said.
“When I got traded here, I heard a
lot about the Mavericks and Coach
Matvichuk, and it was all good.
“And I heard a lot about the fans,
and having that many fans standing
and cheering for you late in the (4-3
shootout win) game made it easy to
maintain your energy level.
“We can thank our fans for helping
us win that game. I’m still the new
guy, but I love it here. I can’t think of
a better place to play.”
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.

Josh Brittain | November 23 Missouri Mavericks vs. Quad City Mallards
© 2014 Missouri Mavericks

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2014 - 2015 Missouri Mavericks
Team Roster
Name: Ryan Hill
Number: 2
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 210
Hometown: Hermantown, MN
Date of Birth: 4/19/1988
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: 6’0”
Weight: 190
Hometown: Swift Current, SK
Date of Birth: 9/12/1986
Name: Martin Lee
Number: 17
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 225
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Date of Birth: 3/30/1998
Name: Steven Tarasuk
Number: 20
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 181
Hometown: Thornhill, ONT
Date of Birth: 11/1/1989

Name: Dallas Ehrhardt
Number: 4
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 226
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Date of Birth: 7/31/1992
Name: Jared Brown
Number: 11
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195
Hometown: Gardner, KS
Date of Birth: 2/21/1986
Name: Josh Brittain
Number: 13
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 230
Hometown: Milton, ONT
Date of Birth: 1/3/1990
Name: Lindsay Sparks
Number: 19
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 170
Hometown: Oakville, ONT
Date of Birth: 8/8/1990
Name: Chris Crane
Number: 21
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 193
Hometown: West Chester, OH
Date of Birth: 12/2/1991

Name: Brendan Rempel
Number: 24
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 220
Hometown: Willington, CT
Date of Birth: 4/24/1991
Name: Andrew Courtney
Number: 27
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 200
Hometown: Belleville, ON
Date of Birth: 6/8/1985
Name: Maxime Legace
Number: 32
Position: Goaltender
Catches: Left
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 180
Hometown: Longueuil, PQ
Date of Birth: 1/12/1993
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: David Rutherford
Number: 91
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 180
Hometown: Lander, BC
Date of Birth: 4/30/1987

Name: Scott Langdon
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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
Catches: Left
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 200
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Date of Birth: 1/9/1990
Name: Jack Downing
Number: 41
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 210
Hometown: New Canaan, CT
Date of Birth: 1/24/1989
Name: Ryley Grantham
Number: 71
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 207
Hometown: Hanna, AB
Date of Birth: 1/7/1988

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Frequently asked questions

What is the puck made of?
The puck is made of vulcanized rubber and is three inches in diameter and one inch
thick, weighing about six ounces. It is frozen before entering play to make it bounce
resistant.
What about deflections?
Deflections aren’t just luck. Players practice redirecting shots by standing at the side of the
net and knocking a shot from the outside past the goalie into another area of the goal.
How thick is the ice?
The ice is approximately 3/4” thick and is usually kept at 16 degrees Fahrenheit for the
proper hardness. The thicker the sheet of ice becomes, the softer and slower it is.
What are the standard dimensions of the rink?
The standard is 200’ by 85’, although some do vary.
Can the puck be kicked in for a goal?
Not intentionally. However, if a puck is deflected off a skate or off a player’s body and
no overt attempt is made to throw it or kick it in, a goal is allowed.
Who gets credited for an assist?
The last player or players (no more than two) who touch the puck prior to the goal
scorer are awarded assists. For example, if player A passes to player B who passes to
player C who scores a goal, players A and B get assists.

Why do goalies frequently come out of in front of their net?
Usually when a goalie leaves the area immediately in front of the goal, it is to reduce
the shooting area, cut down the angle of the shooter or for the offensive player to
release his shot before he would like to. After coming out of the net, the goalie is
usually backing up slowly in an attempt to get the shooter to commit himself first.
Why doesn’t the referee stop fights?
First, it is his job to watch what is going on and determine who should be penalized.
Also, it is quite hazardous in close during a fight and because he is in sole control of
the game, he has to protect himself from injury.
How are the markings - the red and blue lines, goal lines, crease and faceoff circles - applied to the ice?
The ice is built up to a half-inch thickness by spraying water over the concrete floor,
which has the freezing pipes embedded into it. Then the markings are painted on,
after which additional water is sprayed to coat the markings and build the ice to the
prescribed thickness.
Are all sticks alike?
Far from it. Just as baseball players have individually personalized bats, so, too, do
hockey players have their own patterned sticks. Flexibility, the angle of the blade,
weight, etc., vary from player to player.

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