Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mavericks Add Former Vipers Nowick & Jones To Teams Protected List:

On June 2nd 2016 the East Coast Hockey League announced their Protected Lists as submitted by each of its member teams.  The Missouri Mavericks have nineteen players listed on their protected list two of are former Vernon Vipers forwards Darren Nowick & Kellen Jones.

Missouri Mavericks Protected List:

Josh Robinson, Chris Owens, Trevor Ludwig, Zach Tolkinen, Travis Walsh, Patrick Cullity, Alex Lepkowski, Tyson Gimblett, Lee Moffie, Rocco Carzo, David de Kastrozza, Andrew Courtney, Darian Dziurzynski, Darren Nowick, Reed Seckel, Scott Howes, Tanner Fritz, Kellen Jones, Eric Neilson

Nowick finished his fourth and final year at Northern Michigan University signed his first professional contract with the Mavericks March 16 2016. In 13 games with the Mavericks Nowick collected (2-goals-5-assists-7-points). Nowick played two years in Vernon (2010-2012) playing in 109 games with the Vipers collecting (36-goals-50-assists-86-points).

Darren Nowick's Player Profile:


Jones started the season with the Mavericks after signing on September 24th 2015. Jones landed a try out with the American Hockey League (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers (September 30th 2015) was released before being sent back to Missouri. Jones was loaned to the American Hockey League Bakersfield Condors before returning to the Mavericks February 17th 2016. Jones would finish the remainder of the season in the American Hockey League after signing with the Uitca Comets March 3 2016. In 21 games with the Comets Jones picked up (3-goals-2-assists-5-points).

After four years at Quinnipiac University, Jones signed his first pro contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons on April 3rd 2014. Jones spent the 2014-15 season playing in both the AHL & ECHL with Oklahoma City & Bakersfield. 

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

This is posted on the ECHL website:

ECHL announces Protected List

June 2, 2016

The ECHL on Thursday announced the Protected Lists as submitted by each of its Member teams.

Teams are allowed to protect as many players as they wish provided the players protected meet the guidelines as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association which state that teams shall retain the rights to each player that:

1. Signed an SPC in 2015-16 with the Member, and has not been traded or released, OR

2. Signed an SPC in 2015-16, and was recalled to the NHL/AHL or IIHF team, and has not been traded or released, OR

3. Had received a Qualifying Offer last summer for the current Season, DID NOT sign an SPC, and has not been traded or released, OR

4. Has been suspended by the Member or League, and has not been traded or released, OR

5. Signed an SPC on or after the first day of the 2015-16 Regular Season, then subsequently signed an NHL/AHL contract, and has not been traded or released, OR

6. Has executed the ECHL Retirement Form, and has not been traded or released.

Protected lists may exceed 20 players.

The ECHL also announced that teams must complete all Future Consideration trades by 3 p.m. ET on June 13 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15.

Season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2015-16.

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