Lamar Hunt Jr's Missouri Mavericks hire new goalie before the opening of the 2015-16 season. Jason Missiaen was hired as a Mavericks goalie with a standard player contract.
Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/28/2015 -- Lamar Hunt Jr.'s premier hockey team, the Missouri Mavericks, have hired Jason Missiaen as a new goalie for their upcoming 2015-16 season. Missiaen's standard player contract with the Mavericks was announced Wednesday September 23rd.
The career of 25 year old Ontario Cananda native Missiaen has been filled with time spent playing for teams in the ECHL as well as the American Hockey League. Originally Missiaen was drafted into the NHL in round 4 by the Montreal Canadians. After four seasons of play, Missiaen will be leaving the Greenville Road Warriors to play for the Mavericks. Missiaen has also spent time playing for the American Hockey league team the Hartford Wolf Pack and Connecticut Whale.
Head Coach Richard Matvichuk has said that Missiaen will participate in the upcoming Missouri Mavericks training camp in preparation of the season opening later this October. The Mavericks play their home-opening game October 24 at the Independence Events Center.
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About The Missouri Mavericks
The Missouri Mavericks are a professional ice hockey team based in Independence, Missouri and the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders (NHL) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Mavs are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the ECHL—the Premier 'AA' Hockey League in North America, led by General Manager Brent Thiessen and Head Coach Richard Matvichuk. Founded in 2009, the Mavericks are entering into their seventh season in franchise history at Independence Events Center. Missouri competed for five seasons in the (now defunct) Central Hockey League (CHL) before formally joining the ECHL on Oct. 7, 2014 ahead of their 2014-15 campaign. Lamar Hunt Jr. was announced as the new President and Owner of the Missouri Mavericks on Feb. 6, 2015.
About Lamar Hunt Jr.
Lamar Hunt, Jr. founded and participates in the Loretto Companies group that includes the Kansas City based private charitable organization Loretto Foundation, LLC. One of the major goals of the foundation, besides making contributions to charities, is to educate the public about what the Christian faith has to say about business and our work in the world. Hunt is also the owner of the Independence, MO hockey team the Missouri Mavericks, LLC (member of the East Coast hockey League).