INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – The Missouri Mavericks announced Thursday the Central Hockey League (CHL) club has signed defenseman Josh Hepditch. The Chicago Wolves have also reassigned goaltender Mathieu Corbeil to the Mavericks.
Hepditch, 28 (1/1/85), is in his sophomore season after playing in 57 games for the CHL's Allen Americans last season. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defenseman finished with 18 points on 10 goals and 8 assists and was +14 with the Americans. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Hepditch played the previous five seasons at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) where he won three national titles. He had his best season in his final year when he finished with 10 points (2-8=10) in 20 games during the 2010-11 season. Overall, he had 25 points (6-19=25) in 110 games at the UNB.
"Josh can help us immediately," said Mavericks' Head Coach Scott Hillman. "We know what we will get from him every shift, heart and work. He can move the puck smoothly up the ice and will give us another body on the blueline where we have been playing short for a long time. Josh is a very welcomed addition to our locker room."
Corbeil has notched a 7-8-0 record, 2.68 goals-against average, and .916 save percentage in 16 games with the Mavericks during his professional debut this season. He has not played in any games with the Wolves this year.
The Mavericks stay home for a game Friday night against Quad City Mallards at Independence Events Center. Buy-three-get-one-free tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.
Season tickets for the 2013-14 season are on sale now by calling the Mavericks' front office at (816) 252-7825.