The Missouri Mavericks are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. Affiliated with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, the Mavericks play in Independence, Missouri, USA, located near Kansas City, Missouri, at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
On April 16, 2009, the Central Hockey League announced an expansion team for Independence, to begin play in the 2009–10 season.
The team teamed up with local newspaper The Examiner to hold a name-the-team contest until May 11. The Mavericks’ name, logo, and colors were unveiled on June 24.