After scoring in the first period of Saturday's game against the Kansas City Mavericks, Toledo Walleye forward Connor Crisp hooks Mavericks defenseman Tyler Elbrecht during his goal celebration. Video courtesy of the Kansas City Mavericks.
Toledo Walleye defenseman Kevin Tansey speaks strongly about his former team the Kansas City Mavericks following a full line brawl instigated by Garrett Klotz that occurred during the third period of Saturday's game. Video courtesy of Jordan Strack/WTOL.
Willie O’Ree, 81, who was the first black player to play in a National Hockey League game, spoke to the Missouri Mavericks on Friday. He will be at the Mavericks' 7:05 p.m. Saturday game against Quad City in which the team will honor the 75th anniversary of the Kansas City Monarchs’ 1942 Negro League World Series championship. Also scheduled to attend are former Royals John Mayberry and Frank White. Tickets to the game are available through Ticketmaster.
The Missouri Mavericks hockey team worked with kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Hawthorne Unit in Independence. The aprons will be worn by players as they serve as waiters at the "Dinner on Ice" fundraiser.
The scene on Sunday night at The Blue Line, a hockey-themed bar in the River Market, symbolizes a passion for hockey in Kansas City. But 40 years after the Scouts left and nearly 10 years after the opening of the Sprint Center, prospects of the NHL returning any time soon are slim.
Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, who graduated from Shawnee Mission South and KU, was back in Lawrence on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, to be a part of ESPN’s GameDay show from Allen Fieldhouse prior to the Jayhawks' Big 12 showdown with West Virginia.