May 18, 2012
Mavericks Extend Head Coach Scott Hillman's Contract
Hillman re-signs with Mavericks through 2013-14 season
Independence, Missouri – Missouri Mavericks’ president and general manager Brent Thiessen announced Friday the Central Hockey League (CHL) club has extended head coach Scott Hillman’s contract for two more seasons. Hillman will guide the Mavericks at least through the 2013-14 season.
Overall, Hillman has led the Mavericks to a 107-71-18 regular-season record in three seasons for a .592 win percentage, and the Mavericks have made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons. Missouri is also the only team in the CHL to have won a playoff series in each of the last three seasons.
“If you look at where we were in year one to where we are now, it was an easy decision to bring Scott back,” said Thiessen. “Our goal is to bring a championship to our great fans in Independence, and extending Scott’s contract is a step in the right direction if we want to reach our goals.”
The Mavericks are also coming off their best season in which the team went 39-21-6 for 84 points finishing tied for second place in the Turner Conference and just three points out of first place. Hillman, a native of LaSalle, Ontario, also guided the Mavericks to the team’s deepest playoff run this past year falling in game seven to the Fort Wayne Komets in the Turner Conference Finals, just one game short of the Presidents’ Cup Finals.
Prior to coaching the Mavericks, Hillman captured back-to-back championships with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s (SPHL) Knoxville Ice Bears. During his two seasons with the Ice Bears, his team compiled a record of 67-32-12 (.660), and he was named SPHL Coach of the Year in 2008-09.
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