Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ex Viper Forward Kellen Jones Returns To Mavericks:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Kellen Jones has returned to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Missouri Mavericks.  Jones signed a Professional Try-Out Contract (PTO) on November 23rd 2015 with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

Jones started the season with Missouri after signing with the Mavericks on September 24th 2015, before landing a try out with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers (September 30th 2015). Jones would later be relased but was sent back down to the Mavericks. In 23 games this season with the Mavericks Kellen has (6-goals-19-assists-25-points) & in 12 games with the Condors Jones has (1-goal-2-assists-3-points).

Kellen & his twin brother Connor played their first pro-season last year with two different teams in two different leagues. Connor & Kellen started last season with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons also spent time with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Bakersfield Condors. The Condors moved to the AHL for the 2015-16 season. In 41 games last season with the Barons Connor collected (4-goals-6-assists-10-points) and in 27 games with the Condors picked up (10-goals-16-assists-26-points). In 48 games with the Barons Kellen collected (5-goals-9-assists-14-points) and in 27 games with the Condors recorded (7-goals-18-assists-25-points). After four years at Quinnipiac University, the Jones Twins signed their first pro contract with the Barons on April 3rd 2014. The Barons assigned Connor & Kellen to Bakersfield after Training camp last year before the pair went back and fourth between the ECHL & AHL. 

Connor & Kellen both played four years in Vernon (2006-2010). Kellen played in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Kellen is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Kellen was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

This is posted on the Mavericks website:



INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI (February 17, 2016)— The Missouri Mavericks announced Wednesday afternoon that net-minder Josh Robinson has been called-up to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a professional tryout (PTO).

“Developing players for the next level has been a top priority for us this season,” said Richard Matvichuk, Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations for the Missouri Mavericks.  “Robinson has had a great season with the Mavs and has earned the right to play in the American Hockey League.  We as an organization are very happy for him.”

Robinson currently owns a near-perfect 25-0-0-1 overall record and the ECHL record for longest single-season goaltender win streak (21 consecutive wins).

In the same morning announcement, the Mavericks are welcomed back forward Kellen Jones, who has been returned on loan from the Bakersfield Condors (AHL).  Jones appeared in 16 games, scoring 4 goals and 13 assists, for the Mavericks prior to his call-up on Nov. 23, 2015.

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