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Kansas City Jr Mavs

Jr Mavs Custom Mouthguards

KCYHA is excited to announce our new Partnership with GuardLab.  We have worked with GuardLab to develop three customized mouth guards for each of our Clubs. You have the opportunity to pick your own design and add your name and number on the mouth guard to make it your very own. 15% of all proceeds from these premium mouth guards will be given back to KCYHA.

Jr Mavs High School Announcement

The Jr Mavs are excited to announce a new High School coaching team for the 2021-22 season! Watch for more announcements soon regarding the High School program!

High School Program Director/Head Coach: Mike Kempkes
Lead Skills/Assistant Coach: Nate Widman

Return to the Rink Safely - Covid 19

As USA Hockey and the Jr Mavs continue to adapt to the Coronavirus situation, the safety of participants and members always remains our top priority. We are working closely with Cable Dahmer Arena and the City of Independence to continue to follow all the necessary guidelines to keep our players, coaches and families safe.

Remember that we can contribute to helping eliminate COVID-19 by:

  • Staying Home When Sick or Experiencing Any Symptoms

  • Practicing Physical Distancing

  • Washing and/or Sanitizing Hands and Practicing Safe Hygiene Habits

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing Surfaces & Equipment between uses

  • Bringing your own labeled water bottle to the rink

To view the latest recommendations from USA Hockey, please click here:

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KC Jr. Mavs

Home Rink:
Cable Dahmer Arena
19100 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
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Jr Mavs Contacts

John-Scott Dickson

John-Scott Dickson

Hockey Director

Phone: 816-349-8519

Ben Fortner

Program Director/KCYHA Advisory Board Member

Mike Kempkes

Mike Kempkes

Coaching Director

Jena Duffy


Want to be a Coach?

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

2020-2021 Volunteer Opportunities

In order to make the next season run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, we have created new volunteer positions within the organization. The Jr. Mavs rely heavily on its volunteers to accomplish the many things that need to be done in order to make a successful hockey program. Your help is appreciated and essential in the continued success of the Jr Mavs. Thank you! 

Please email Dawn Fortner at if you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities/committees:

  • Fundraising
  • Jersey/Uniforms
  • Kick Off Party
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Scheduling
  • Try Hockey for Free
  • Photography
  • Evaluations

2020-2021 Jr Mavs Teams

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. 

Travel Hockey

KC Mavs Travel offers AA teams at the Squirt, Peewee and Bantam levels that play MoHockey league and invitational tournaments throughout the Midwest and other destination cities.