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Kansas City Jr Mavs

Try Hockey for Free - March 3rd

Come join the Jr. Mavs and the KC Mavericks for National Try Hockey for Free Day on March 3rd! This event is designed to provide kids, between 4 to 10, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. Equipment will be available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does NOT need any previous skating or hockey experience. This first 40 kids to register (per session) will receive a special USA Hockey jersey at check-in! 

Two Sessions Available: 12:15 pm or 2:15 pm

Held at:
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
19100 East Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055 


2017/18 Team & Individual Photos

All digital files have been sent to the email addresses we have on file from registration. If you purchased a digital print package, and have not yet received your link, please contact Dawn Fortner at

If you ordered a printed photo package, those have been ordered and will be delivered within the next week. 

Thank you!

2017-2018 Fall/Winter Season

Our directors have been working hard the last several months to make sure the Jr. Mavs program continues to improve and be successful. We are excited about new changes we have for this year! A few new things to note:

  • New Jr. Mavs Hockey Director - Please welcome Kyle Hood, KC Mavericks Assistant Coach, to our team. His experience as a professional hockey player and coach, as well as his knowledge of the game will be incredibly useful to our organization.
  • New Division Coordinators - We are very excited about some new faces you will see around the rink! Please welcome Matt Mclin and Matthew Uvodich to our coordinator team. Our division coordinators have extensive hockey backgrounds and knowledge and will be running all practices for their specific divisions.
  • Player Development Initiative - This new program will be ran by Chris Johnston and will highlight and address specific goals for each player.
  • New Practice Nights - Practice nights for 8U, 10U, and 12U will now be on Wednesday nights. 8U's second practice will be on Fridays. We hope this will free up some weeknights for our families will multiple players in the organization. (Please note - there could be slight variations to this schedule throughout the season due to previously scheduled events at the arena).

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting season! If you have any questions, please contact Ben Fortner at See you at the rink!

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KC Jr. Mavs

Home Rink:
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
19100 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
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Jr Mavs Contacts

Ben Fortner

Program Director/KCYHA Advisory Board Member

Phone: 816-699-8958

Kyle Hood

Hockey Director

Brandon Schultz

Coaching Director

Dawn Fortner

Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator

KC Mavericks Golf Tournament

Save the Date for the Annual Kansas City Mavericks Golf Tournament, benefiting the Jr. Mavs Youth Hockey!

Date TBD (September or October 2018)

Want to be a Coach?

Interested in being a coach for the Jr. Mavs Organization? Please contact Brandon Schultz HERE for more information.

2017-2018 Practice Nights

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Blue Teams)
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm (White and Red Teams)
Fridays 6:00 - 7:30 pm (All Teams)

Wednesdays 6:10-7:40 pm

Wednesdays 7:40 - 9:10 pm

Wednesdays 7:50 - 9:20 pm

*Dates/times subject to change the based on the arenas availability some weeks*

2017-2018 Select

House Select is a team designed for Squirt, Peewees and Bantams players looking for more competition than their House team, without the time and financial commitment of Travel Hockey. Select teams travel 3-4 weekends for the Midwest Hockey League. Teams are formed based on tryouts.


Squirt Division: October 3rd @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Peewee Division: October 3rd @ 7:10 - 8:10 pm
Bantam Division: October 3rd @ 8:20 - 9:20 pm

Look for 8U Select information to be posted soon.

2017-2018 Team Rosters

Payment Options Include:
Option 1: Pay in full online by Credit Card or Bank Account.
Option 2: Pay in five installments online by Credit Card or Bank Account. No payments will be taken offline.

Please click the following link to register. Login with your current Sport NGIN account or create a new one.

Jr. Mavs House/Select Hockey

The Jr. Mavs offers House/Rec hockey for U8, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam & High School age players. Fall/winter practices will be held during the week and run from September through February with games on the weekends starting mid October and running through February. Teams play in the Kansas City Youth Hockey League against teams from Line Creek, Independence, Carriage Club, Shawnee, Topeka & St Joseph. More information for the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 season and online registration will be available August 2016.

Travel Hockey

KC travel associations have merged to become one unified travel club which will be called KC Mavs and operate under the new KCYHA. KC Mavs travel will offer A & AA teams for Squirt, Peewee, Bantam & Midget that play in the MoHockey league. You can view the most up to date travel information HERE.

Save the Date:

KC Mavs Travel tryouts for Squirt/Peewee/Bantam  A-AA teams will be August 18-23, 2017.

KC Jets JV/Varsity Travel tryouts will be August 20-22, 2017.

KC Mavs Midget tryouts will be August 20-22, 2017.

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