Mavericks Unveil "Give M Hell," Announce Radio Partnership with KMBZ
Home opener set for November 3, Fan Fest is September 8
Independence, Missouri -The Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League made many business announcements in front of fans and media at a press conference Tuesday at Independence Events Center. The Mavericks unveiled the team's slogan as "Give M Hell", announced the team's radio partnership and the home opener will be on Saturday, November 3. The Mavericks also unveiled a new jersey design, details about the upcoming Fan Fest on September 8 among other items at the press conference.
Give M Hell
The Mavericks call Independence, Missouri home and it is also the home of the 33rd president of the United States Harry S Truman. The team will once again honor his famous phrase with a slightly different spelling of "Give M Hell" as the campaign slogan for the 2012-13 season. The team, along with Justin Park of Park Design, has also created a logo for this year's campaign which features a shield with the "M", a horseshoe and a hockey puck with the text "Give M Hell" under the shield.
Radio Partnership with Entercom and 1660-AM
The Mavericks have partnered with Entercom Kansas City and all 66 games this season will be aired live on KMBZ 1660-AM. Mavericks?? play-by-play announcer Bob Rennison will again bring the action to Mavericks' fans for all 66 games. Mavericks' games will also be available online and on the team's mobile application. "We're pleased to be partnering with the Missouri Mavericks and happy to be bringing the live action to their passionate fan base all-season long," said Ryan Maguire, Program Director of 610 Sports Radio, speaking for Entercom Kansas City. "They are a great addition to an already impressive roster of local sports teams we work with on our family of radio stations."
Home Opener November 3 at IEC
The Mavericks will open up their home portion of the 2012-13 season on November 3 at Independence Events Center at 7:05 p.m. The opponent is to be determined, and the remainder of the Central Hockey League schedule should be announced soon. Mavericks' season tickets are on sale now and every season ticket holder will receive a free hot dog at every game this season. Mavericks mini-packs will go on sale on September 8 at the Mavericks' Fan Fest and single-game tickets will go sale in mid-September on a date to be determined.
Fan Fest September 8 at IEC
Fan Fest will be hosted on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Events Center. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in "Q and A" sessions with the Mavericks' staff, coaches and select players at the event. Throughout the day, there will be many interactive games and events for children. The Mavericks and defenseman David Simoes have also partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at the event. More details about Fan Fest and the blood drive will be announced soon.
The Mavericks also unveiled the jersey designs for all three jerseys this season. Once again, the Mavericks will use their white and black jerseys as their primary home and away jerseys and the team will still have their alternate orange jersey. On the white jersey the Mavericks' logo is now encircled with a crest. The thick stripes on the sides and arms of the jersey are now orange as opposed to black. The orange jersey also had a slight change in which the text across the front is now three colors as opposed to two and the horseshoe patch has been added to one of the shoulders. The Mavericks black jersey has not changed.