The Mavs held a press conference earlier today. You can read about all of the announcements here. Of the big announcements, we have:
- The Mavs home opener will be November 3rd at the Independence Events Center, narrowly missing the greatest month of hockey in Kansas City in over forty years. Oh well. But, yay, home opener! The opponent is TBA, and the rest of the schedule has yet to be released. The CHL has ten teams this year, losing Fort Wayne and Evansville to the CHL, and Rio Grande Valley and Dayton to operations cessation. The Denver Cutthroats are the only new member. Still a solid core of teams, though, and it would be interesting to know if the Mavs are biding their time for a move to the ECHL in the future.
- All of the Mavs 66 games this season will be broadcast on KUDL 1660. 1660 is currently the radio home of the Kansas City T-Bones. Good to have games on the radio, as any media saturation can only mean more exposure leading to even more sell-outs. No word on if MetroSports will carry any games like they did two years ago.
- The Mavs are having a FanFest September 8th at IEC. Cool stuff. You should go.
- The Mavs have signed two players, Brian Bicek and Blake Forsyth. Bicek had 33 goals last season for the Evansville IceMen, while Forsyth – a former Mav – returns after a year. He tied Cole Ruwe for the league lead in plus/minus for defensemen with a +26 rating in 2010-11.
Also, some guy named Gio Flamminio exists. He doesn't play for the Mavs, but who cares. What a name!
Oh yeah, and the Mavs are going very 'former Florida Panthers alternate jersey meets Denver Broncos logo' with their new design:
Eh, it's a pass, because why not. It's fairly simple, even if there's a giant horse head on everything.