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Missouri Mavericks name Richard Matvichuk as team head coach

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo - The Missouri Mavericks hockey franchise named Richard Matvichuk the second head coach in club history on Thursday.

Matvichuk takes over for Scott Hillman who resigned the post on May 21. Matvichuk has a more than two decade old relationship with professional hockey, having been a first round draft pick of the Minnesota North Stars in 1991, and helping the Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999. Matvichuk played 14 years in the National Hockey League.

"I am going to be able to look my players in the eye and they are going to know what to expect from me," he said.

He was introduced at a press conference on Thursday morning at the Independence Events Center where the Mavericks play their home games.

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