The Kansas City Mavericks are the Flames newest ECHL affiliate for the 2017-18 season. For the last few seasons the Flames affiliate was in Adirondack with the Thunder, but this summer the Flames moved their team to the midwest with the Mavericks. Here’s a little background info on the team and all the pertinent info you need to know for the upcoming season!
Who are these guys?
- The Mavericks have been a hockey organization since 2009. They originally were known as the Missouri Mavericks in the old Central Hockey league, which ceased to exist as the 2014-15 season was about to begin. They applied to the ECHL and were accepted as a franchise and became with ECHL affiliate for the NY Islanders. The franchise became the Flames affiliate on June 8, 2017.
- In the 8 years the team has existed, they have made the playoffs 6 times, never winning a championship, but making the 3rd round of the playoffs twice.
- Here’s the Mavericks roster and coaching staff.
- They play at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence MO.
- They are in the Western Conference and Central Division of the ECHL.
Friday 10/6: Mavericks @ Allen Americans 8PM
Saturday 10/7: Mavericks @ Allen Americans 5:30PM
- Record: 33-30-4-5 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
- 5th Mountain Division (failed to make playoffs)
Team Leaders 2016-17
- Points: Dane Fox (F)- 76 Pts (32 G 44 A)
- Goaltending: Josh Robinson- 38 GP, 14-19-3-2, 3.31 GAA, .897 Sv%
- PIM: Dane Fox (F)- 138
- Central Division
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Kalamazoo Wings (Vancouver)
Indy Fuel (Chicago)
Kansas City Mavericks (Calgary)
Toledo Walleye (Detroit)
This will be the Mavericks first season in the Central Division after spending last season in the Mountain Division. Their 33 wins last season still would have seen them on the outside looking in with regards to the playoffs. The top 3 teams that made the playoffs from the Central all had 38 points or better, with the 51 point Toledo Walleye winning the league’s regular season Brabham Cup. No team from the Central went on to win the Kelly Cup, but that doesn’t mean this will be an easy ride for the Mavericks. The Central Division last season was much tougher than the Mountain Division, but the Mavericks fared well when playing out of their division. All things being equal, anything can happen from season to season. Players get traded, retire, leave via free agency or get cut. The Mavericks finished 3 games above .500 last season and will look to improve upon that record in 2017-18.
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