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Kansas City Jr Mavs

Coaches Wanted!

Interested in coaching for the Jr Mavs for the 2019-20 season? We want you! Please fill out the below form for more information, or contact Mike Kempkes (

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Benefits of coaching: 
• Lasting Memories
• Positive Impact on Youth Hockey Players
• Satisfaction of Giving Back to the Community
• Be known as "Coach" for Life!

2019-2020 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 Google Forms 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. For any additional questions, please contact Dawn Fortner at

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2019-2020 Season Information

Its almost time for some hockey! Registration for the 2019-2020 Season is currently being put together! Please check back for the most up to date information. Registration will open mid July or first of August. Thank you!


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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.

KC Mavericks Golf Tournament

Save the Date! The Annual Kansas City Mavericks "Golf with a Maverick" Golf Tournament will be on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019! Come on out and celebrate the Mavs 11th year anniversary by golfing with your favorite Mavericks hockey player. Proceeds will benefit Jr. Mavs Youth Hockey. 

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.