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June 4, 2012

Mavericks Re-Sign Dickson, Pszenyczny and Simoes
Forward and two defensemen return to Mavericks

Independence, Missouri – The Missouri Mavericks announced Monday the Central Hockey League (CHL) team has re-signed three players for the 2012-13 season. Forward John-Scott Dickson and defensemen Dave Pszenyczny and David Simoes all will play their second seasons with Missouri in 2012-13. The Mavericks have now signed four players for the upcoming season.

“We are excited to be able to bring back some of our key contributors in Dickson, Pszenyczny and Simoes,” said Mavericks’ President and General Manager Brent Thiessen. “They all played a huge part in our success last season and we know that they are ready to compete again to try and accomplish our goals.”

Dickson, 28 (4/10/84), heads into his third season and second with the Mavericks. The North York, Ontario native finished tied for second on the Mavericks with 27 goals and he was one of just three players to play in all 66 games last season. Dickson finished with 57 points (27-30=57) and 12 penalty minutes in the regular season, and he added 10 points (7-3=10) in 11 playoff games. In his rookie season in 2010-11, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound forward played in 54 games in the ECHL and had 26 points (8-18=26) split between Idaho and Gwinnett. Prior to turning pro, he played five seasons for the University of New Brunswick and won two CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) National Championships. He finished his collegiate career with 50 goals and 78 assists for 128 points in 111 games played.

Pszenyczny (pshuh-NITCH-nee), 27 (2/18/85), is coming off his best season as a pro in which he had career highs in goals (14), assists (22) and points (36), all in his first season with the Mavericks. The 6-foot, 191-pound defenseman was also one of three players to play in all 66 games with the Mavericks last season. Prior to coming to Missouri, Pszenyczny played three seasons with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs and accounted for 20 goals, 34 assists and 359 penalty minutes in 170 games played. He won the 2011 Presidents’ Cup Championship with the Mudbugs. From Sterling Heights, Michigan, Pszenyczny played his first two seasons in the ECHL with Phoenix, Alaska and Reading. He also played four games for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Toronto Marlies during his rookie season. In total, Pszenyczny has 133 points (45-88=133) and 708 penalty minutes in 346 games played as a pro.

Simoes, 27 (3/9/85), joined the Mavericks in December of last season and played in the final 41 games for Missouri. The Vanderhoof, British Columbia native finished with 14 points (4-10=14) and 81 penalty minutes for Missouri after starting the season with the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). In 17 games with the IceGators, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound defenseman accounted for 10 points (2-8=10) and 38 penalty minutes. Prior to playing in Louisiana, Simoes played the previous four seasons in the CHL with five different teams. He has played in a total of 260 CHL contests with 61 points (14-47=61) and he has added 753 penalty minutes. He played five seasons of junior hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) before turning pro.

Missouri Mavericks 2012-13 season tickets are on sale now. Contact the Mavericks ticket staff Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at (816) 252-7825.

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