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Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL Team Win First Game of Season

The Missouri Mavericks, owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., won their first game of the season this week in Anchorage, AK against the Alaska Aces.


Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/14/2015 -- Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL team the Missouri Mavericks faced the Alaska Aces in their first game of the 2015-16 season and won 5-2. The first game of the season was played in the Anchorage, AK home of the Alaska Aces, and will be followed with another game against the Aces on October 13.

The first of two exhibition games was won by the Mavericks with two goals from team captain Josh Holstrom and two goals from Andre Courtney. The Mavericks used two goalies during their first game, keeping Parker Milner in for 40 minutes and using Taran Kozun for 20 minutes. Missouri had 30 shots on goal overall with the Aces shooting 26.

The starting line up for the Mavericks featured Patch Alber, Tyler Bames, Jesse Root, Kellen Jones, Wes Cunningham and Parker Milner. The winning team scored two goals in the third period of the game and allowed no goals to be scored by Alaska.

The Missouri Mavericks will return home after their 12 day road trip to play their first home game of the season at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on October 24th. The first home game of the 2015-16 Mavericks season will be played against the team's local rivals the Wichita Thunder.

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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 Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. 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).