As Lamar Hunt Jr. (right) became owner of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team, he and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir held up team jerseys at a February news conference at the Independence Events Center.
As Lamar Hunt Jr. (right) became owner of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team, he and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir held up team jerseys at a February news conference at the Independence Events Center. JOHN SLEEZER The Kansas City Star
As Lamar Hunt Jr. (right) became owner of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team, he and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir held up team jerseys at a February news conference at the Independence Events Center. JOHN SLEEZER The Kansas City Star

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