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Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL Team Hire Two Left Wing Players

The Missouri Mavericks, owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., recently announced the addition of two new left wing players to their team. Scott Allen and Andrew Johnston were signed with standard player contracts.


Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/02/2015 -- Lamar Hunt Jr.'s Missouri Mavericks have added two additional left wing players to their team roster ahead of the 2015 ECHL season opening. The player additions were a surprise, announced by Head Coach Matvichuk in a video interview posted by the Mavericks earlier this month. At the time of their signing, Scott Allen and Andrew Johnston became the 16th players to be announced as additions to the team.

Andrew Johnston has experience playing for the ECHL as well as professional experience playing for the American Hockey League. Johnston played for the Reading Royals ECHL team last season and during the 2013-14 season he played for Trenton Titans as well as the Orlando Solar Bears. Last season Johnston scored 42 points for the Reading Royals and 14 additional points for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms while he played in their AHL games.

Scott Allen, the second left wing the Mavericks signed, has less experience than Johnston but has played some games in the ECHL. Last season was his first time playing in a professional league, he scored for the Colorado Eagles in his ECHL debut. Before the ECHL, Allen spent four seasons playing for the University of Alaska-Anchorage hockey team.

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 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 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).