Mavericks sign forwards Betzold, Panowyk

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Kansas City Mavericks announced the signings of Greg Betzold and Mike Panowyk for the 2018-19 season.

The Mavericks are the ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

Betzold is entering his third professional season and second with the Mavericks. Last year, the Cincinnati, Ohio native recorded 22 points (7g-15a) with 34 penalty minutes in 50 games.

The 23-year-old previously skated for the Cincinnati Cyclones and Elmira Jackals during the 2016-17 season. Prior to turning pro, Betzold skated for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League, tallying career totals of 168 points (88g-80a) in 244 games in the league.

Panowyk joins the Mavericks for his first professional season. The 22-year-old skated collegiately at Colgate University and registered 57 points (22g-35a) in 152 games. Panowyk was a co-captain for the Raiders for his senior season and did not miss a game throughout his college career, finishing fifth in Colgate history with 152 games played. He received a pair of team awards to cap his senior season, including the Terry Slater Trophy for performance, leadership and dedication and the Rob Ries Award for inspiration and leadership.

The Whitby, Ontario native played five games with the South Carolina Stingrays at the end of the 2017-18 season, going scoreless in his brief tenure with the club.