Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL Team Win Home Opener

Lamar Hunt Jr.'s ECHL team the Missouri Mavericks won their October 24th home opener game of the 2015-16 season 2-1 against the Wichita Thunder.

Kansas City, MO -- (SBWire) -- 10/29/2015 --The Missouri Mavericks, owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., won their first home game of the 2015-16 season on October 24. The Mavericks won 2-1 playing against their local rival the Wichita Thunder at their newly named home ice the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

Josh Robinson was goalie for the Mavericks for the home opener which resulted in the fourth win for the Mavericks this season. He allowed one goal throughout the entire game with Wichita Thunder defenseman Dalton Reum scoring the only goal against the Mavericks in the first period.

Multiple penalties drawn by the Wichita Thunder allowed the Missouri Mavericks to score two power play goals with the Andrew Courtney, Rocco Carzo, and Trevor Ludwig power play line-up. The game saw 18 shots on goal by the Wichita Thunder and 27 by the Missouri Mavericks, allowing the mavericks to score the extra goals to lead them to victory.

The Mavericks will play the Tulsa Oilers next on Friday October 30th. For information on upcoming games visit or

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).

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