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Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL Team Add Jones Brothers

The Missouri Mavericks, Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL team, have signed the twin brothers Kellen and Connor Jones in preparation for the opening of the 2015-16 season opening.


Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2015 -- The Missouri Mavericks, owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., have added two more players to their roster ahead of the 2015-16 ECHL season opening. Twin bothers, Kellen Jones and Connor Jones, both play forward positions on the ice and will begin playing for the Mavericks next month.

Playing two seasons with the Oklahoma City Barons American Hockey League team, Kellen and Connor Jones have experience playing in a higher league than the ECHL. The twins will be transferring from the Bakersfield Condors ECHL team after one season of play. In their last season, Connor and Kellen played competitively and both scored 27 game points a piece for the Bakersfield Condors.

The two 25 year old forwards will play for the Missouri Mavericks in their upcoming season, which begins after the early October Training Camp. The training camp will conclude with the annual Black-Orange Intra-Squad Scrimmage event, which will be held on October 8th this year at the Independence Events Center.

For more information on the free event visit

The home-opening game against the Wichita Thunder will be held on October 24th at the Independence Events Center, tickets are on sale now.

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).