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Kansas City Jr Mavs

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. Mark your calendars and watch for more details soon!

2018-2019 Volunteer Opportunities

The 2018-2019 Season is quickly approaching and we need your help! We have read and discussed every single survey response and have identified areas we need to work on for the next season. Thank you for your feedback!

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. If you have any questions at all about a position, or have ideas on other ways to help, please contact Dawn Fortner at

View and Sign Up Here:

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.

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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 Season Information

Information for the upcoming 2018-2019 season is being worked on now! Please check back for the most up to date information to be available shortly. Thank you!

3rd Annual Ball Hockey Tournament

Join us on August 11th for the 3rd Annual Cowtown Classic Ball Hockey Tournament! This tournament has been so much fun the last two years, you won't want to miss it! Event will be held at the SECA. 

Cost is only $60 per TEAM (only $15 per player!), and each participant gets a tournament t-shirt. Make sure and register early as spots are limited (please register by July 25th to guarantee t-shirt size). Only two players per team are allowed to have hockey experience, so invite your friends!


If you want to participate but don't have a team, please let us know and we will do our best to help you find one.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica at Thank you!

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.