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Missouri Mavericks thriving with 4-1-0-0 record during its ‘HoKCey Month’

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Lamar Hunt Jr., owner of the Missouri Mavericks, hammed it up recently with the team's mascot outside his suite at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence.
Lamar Hunt Jr., owner of the Missouri Mavericks, hammed it up recently with the team's mascot outside his suite at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. rsugg@kcstar.com

The Missouri Mavericks own a 4-1-0-0 through the first five games of their “HoKCey Month” home stand at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. The team is to play 14 games from Jan. 22 to Feb. 21, with all but one contest at home.

The Mavericks are the toughest team in the ECHL at home this season with a 17-1-0-0 record.

Overall the Mavericks still claim the top spot in the ECHL with an overall record of 34-5-1-1 and 70 points. The Fort Wayne Comets are second in the Western Conference with a record of 26-14-2-0.

‘Superhero Night’

The Mavericks next opponent at home is the Colorado Eagles at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. The team will be celebrating “Superhero Night” with costumed characters on the concourse and free face painting from 6 to 7 p.m.

This is the Eagles’ first appearance back in Kansas City since the 2010-11 season when they were a member team of the now defunct Central Hockey League alongside the Missouri Mavericks.

Community honor

The Mavericks were honored Jan. 29 at the annual meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City as the Independence Unit “Corporate Volunteer” of the year recipient for 2015. Mavericks owner Lamar Hunt Jr. was on hand for the ceremony to accept the award.

For the seventh consecutive season, the Mavericks partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to host the annual “Dinner on Ice” event in November at Silverstein. This past year the event raised a record of more than $76,000.

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