Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL team won 3-0 in shutout against local rival team the Wichita Thunder on October 23.
Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/29/2015 -- The Missouri Mavericks, owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., won the October 23 game 3-0 against local rival the Wichita Thunder. The game was held in Wichita, KS at the Intrust Bank Arena and began the regular rivalry between the Mavericks and the Thunder.
The first two periods of the matchup went without any goals scored by the Mavericks or the Thunder. After the forty minute goal drought Tyler Barnes of the Mavericks scored quickly within the first minute of the third period. Shortly after the first Mavericks goal, another two goals were scored to bring the Mavericks up to three goals which won them the game.
Mavericks Goalie Josh Robinson kept his team in the lead throughout the game, saving each of the 27 goal attempts from the Thunder despite many visits to the penalty box.
The Mavericks will continue to play the Thunder in the season long Independence Cup Series, six more games will be played at the Silverstein Eye Centers Area.
For more information on upcoming Missouri Mavericks games visit: http://www.missourimavericks.com
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).