Combining youth and experience Defenseman Jeff Buvinow has proven to be a good mid-season pick-up for the Missouri Mavericks.
The soon to be 24-year old Buvinow arrived in Missouri when the Mavericks were suffering from a shortage of defensemen. Boovy as he is called by his teammates joined the team when the Mavs had 2 injured defensemen and Henrik Odegaard was on leave from the team competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jeff while only in his 2nd full season of professional hockey has already suited up for both the Tulsa Oilers and Arizona Sun Dogs of the CHL.
Prior to that Buvinow perfected his skills as a student Athlete at Brown University. If not in pro hockey today Boovy feels he would be working in the finance field which was his major in college.
Jeff's favorite team is the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. Jeff says the reason for that is he grew up not far away from philly in a place called Turnersville, New Jersey.
His love of the Flyers is what made him pick up the sport as a youth. Still rooting him on from home in Jersey is his mom, dad, an older sister and a younger brother. Boovy first put on a pair of skates at the age of 5. Jeff's favorite hockey memory so far was when he played in the pee wee under 12 national championship game.
The left hander's goal is to have that feeling again and win a pro hockey championship some day. Boovy loves to watch movies on his Ipod during those long CHL road trips. Jeff's favorite movie is the Wedding Crashers. Buvinow does like to cook and when he does it usually Meatloaf. Following his playing days Jeff hopes to be remembered as a good teammate and a smart defenseman.
Having only played in nearly 20 games this season for the Mavericks Boovy has not had the chance to do much tourism activities here in the KC Metro area. Jeff does admit to enjoying the Independence area so far. Boovy and his teammates would enjoy a lengthy stay in the 2014 CHL playoffs.
The chase for the Ray Miron Cup and a Central hockey league championship starts this weekend. Your next chance to see the Mavericks in action is game 2 of there opening round playoff series set for Sunday, April 6. The fun starts inside the Independence Events Center when the puck drops at 6:10pm.
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