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Kansas City Jr Mavs

Try Hockey for Free - February 23rd

We are excited to be part of National Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, February 23rd at the Centerpoint Community Ice Rink! For boys and girls, ages 4 - 9. No experience necessary. Please register at

Papa Johns Fundraiser 2018

We are excited to announce that we will be doing the Papa Johns Card Fundraiser again this year! 

These cards are amazing. They are good for BUY ONE LARGE PIZZA, GET ONE FREE and can be used over and over for an entire year. This card is unlimited, meaning you can use it for multiple pizzas in one order  (for example: If you order 10 large pizzas in one year, you will get 10 pizzas for free that same order). The cards are only $15 each! 

This is an organization fundraiser, meaning the money goes back to the organization to help keep costs down each season. However, we have some awesome prizes!


Sell 5 Cards: Receive a Jr Mavs Drawstring Bag

Sell 10 Cards: Receive a Jr Mavs Beanie Hat (Plus the drawstring bag)

Sell 15 Cards: Receive a Jr. Mavs Hoodie (Plus the bag and the beanie hat)

Sell 20 Cards: Receive one (1) SUITE ticket to a KC Mavericks game (chaperoned by the Jr. Mavs) - donated by CCR Roofing! (Plus all the previous prizes)

Sell More than 20 Cards: For every card over 20 that you sell, you will get a ticket into a drawing to win a PS4 or XBOX (winners choice)!! For example, sell 25 cards and you will get all the previous prizes PLUS 5 entries into the drawing!

The process:

Step 1: Sell Papa Johns cards to friends, family and neighbors from now until October 12th.

Step 2: Fill out the order form (see below) for each order and collect money UP FRONT (checks made out to KCYHA).

Step 3: Turn in order forms and money to your team manager or drop in the Jr. Mavs mailbox at the rink (on the wall by the entryway office).

Step 4: Cards will be delivered approximately 3 weeks after the order is submitted, and will be given to your team manager. Pass out cards to everyone on your order form! 

If you have any questions at all, please contact Dawn Fortner at Thank you for supporting the Jr. Mavs!! 

2018-2019 Season Information

Its time for some hockey! Registration for the 2018-19 Season is now OPEN! Please see the links below for important Jr. Mavs season info and important dates.

Register by September 4th to avoid a late fee. Please check the calendar above and on the website for up to date evaluation and practice schedules. Once teams are formed, the schedule will be tied with your team app.

You must have a SportsEngine login and 2018-2019 USA Hockey membership # to register. More instructions on registration link at:

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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

Kyle Hood

Hockey Director

Mike Kempkes

Mike Kempkes

Coaching Director

Dawn Fortner

Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator

Want to be a Coach?

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

2018-2019 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. Please review the positions at the link below to see how your talents could be best utilized.

Signing up through SignUpGenius is quick and easy! Once you have found a position that works for you and signed up, you will be contacted by someone from the organization with more information. please contact Dawn Fortner at

View and Sign Up Here:

KC Mavericks Golf Tournament

Save the Date! The Annual Kansas City Mavericks "Golf with a Maverick" Golf Tournament will be on Tuesday, October 9th! Come on out and celebrate the Mavs 10 year anniversary by golfing with your favorite Mavericks hockey player. All proceeds will benefit Jr. Mavs Youth Hockey. You can register at

Register by September 12th and receive a PERSONALIZED golf themed hockey jersey as your player gift! 

2018-2019 Team Rosters

New Jr. Mavs Coaching Director Announcement

Jr. Mavs Families,

We are excited to announce that Mike Kempkes will be taking over as the Jr. Mavs Coaching Director for the 2018-2019 season! We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to his new ideas and expertise going forward.

The Coaching Director will work directly with the coaches before and during the season to ensure we are giving our players the best possible instruction on the ice.

If you are interested in coaching for the upcoming season, please contact Mike at

Mike Kempkes Bio:

A native of Kansas City, Mike started playing at the age of 6 through the Jr Hockey ranks. Was a bantam draft prospect of the Regina Pats WHL. Played midget hockey in Omaha where he started his Jr career with the Omaha Lancers USHL. Mike finished his hockey career with the Columbus Crush CSHL. After playing he began his coaching career with the Lincoln Jr Stars as the Varsity Coach IHSHL for 2 years 02-04. Omaha Jr Lancers Varsity Coach 04-06. KC Stars Bantam AA 06-08. Russel Stover AAA Tier 1 Coach U14 and U16 Coach 09-13. Mavs Elite AAA Tier 1 Coach u16 13-15. KC Mavs U18 AA Coach 15-17. KC Jets U16 Coach 17-18. Kansas City Mavericks ECHL Hockey Ops and Strength & Conditioning Coach 15-Present. Mike currently holds a Level 4 USA Hockey Certification and has worked with/under coaches such as Pat Ferschweiler (NHL), Mike Hastings (NCAA), Richard Matvichuk (WHL), Jason Herter (NCAA), JS Dickson (ECHL). Mike attended UNO where he studied finance, as well as fire science through the fire academy at Hutchinson CC and University of Kansas. He resides in Greenwood Mo with his wife (Kelsey) and three kids Leilani, Noah and Baylor.

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 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.