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Lamar Hunt Jr.'s Missouri Mavericks Sign Two Forwards

The ECHL Missouri Mavericks recently announced the signing of two forwards to their team in preparation for the 2015-16 season. Forwards John Schiavo and Liam Stewart have signed standard player contracts with the Mavericks.


Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2015 -- Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL team the Missouri Mavericks recently announced that forwards John Schiavo and Liam Stewart have been signed to play in the 2015-16 season. The two new forwards were given standard player contracts.

Forward John Schiavo was noticed by the Missouri Mavericks Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Richard Matvichuk at a New York Islanders Mini Camp earlier this summer. The New York native is 21 years old and was picked up after impressing the Missouri Mavericks coaching staff at the mini camp with a shootout goal. This will be Schiavo's first professional hockey season.

Former Spokane Chiefs forward Liam Stewart was signed to the Mavericks after showing good numbers and character qualities in his time spent with the junior league. The 21 year old Stewart scored 57 goals and 75 assists with the WHL team throughout the time he spent playing for them in Washington State. The 2015-16 season with the Mavericks will be Stewart's first pro season as well.

The Mavericks will play their first home game this month on October 24th at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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).