MAVERICKS TRADE FOR STEVEN SUMMERHAYS
Tanner Fritz and Jesse Graham Called-Up to American Hockey League
INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI (February 18, 2016)— The Missouri Mavericks announced Thursday morning that the team has acquired goaltender Steven Summerhays from the Alaska Aces (ECHL), in exchanged for future considerations.
Summerhays, 25, hails from Anchorage, AK. The 6’0” net-minder appeared in 14 games with the Aces this season prior to this transaction.
Steven Summerhays, 2015-16
The Missouri Mavericks also announced rookie center Tanner Fritz has been called-up to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) on a professional try-out (PTO) and that defenseman Jesse Graham has been reassigned to the Sound Tigers (AHL) by the New York Islanders (NHL).
Through 43 games with the Mavericks, Fritz notched 10 goals and 23 assists. Graham was assigned to Missouri on Jan. 25, 2015 and went on to tally 9 points in 10 games wearing a Mavs’ sweater.
The Mavericks play their next three games at home, beginning this Friday with a 7:05p.m. when they take on the Allen Americans at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
Tickets for all Missouri Mavericks home games are available online at TicketMaster.com and in-person at the arena box office. GO MAVS!
About the Missouri Mavericks: The Missouri Mavericks are a professional ice hockey team based in Independence, Missouri and the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders (NHL) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Mavs are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the ECHL—the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League in North America, led by General Manager Brent Thiessen and Head Coach Richard Matvichuk. Founded in 2009, the Mavericks are entering into their seventh season in franchise history at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Missouri competed for five seasons in the (now defunct) Central Hockey League (CHL) before formally joining the ECHL on Oct. 7, 2014 ahead of their 2014-15 campaign. Lamar Hunt Jr. was announced as the new President and Owner of the Missouri Mavericks on Feb. 6, 2015. The Mavs have made playoff appearances in five of their past six seasons, and have been honored numerous community and league awards including the Harry S. Truman Special Community Service Recognition Award, the Bud Poile Governors’ Cup (CHL), and the CHL Franchise of the Year Award for four consecutive seasons.