By Fred Liggett

Making an immediate impact upon joining the Kansas City Mavericks hockey team is any new player’s goal. The latest to say he succeeded in doing it is Forward Loren Ulett. Ully as his new teammates call him is enjoying his first full year in pro hockey.

The left-handed forward, who came to the Mavericks from the SPHL, loves the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. The reason for this is due to him living nearby. Loren’s hometown is Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. Still at home rooting him on is his mom, a brother, two sisters and a grandpa.

Ully’s favorite hockey memory so far occurred when he was just four years old. Loren was told to draw his name on the back of his jersey. Problem is Ully wrote his first name on the back so he played youth hockey all season with his first name on his back. Now 24 years old, Loren first put on a pair of skates at age two and first played hockey at age three.

Ully’s favorite website to visit daily is YouTube. If not in pro hockey today Loren feels he would be in school finishing his degree in accounting. Ully’s favorite food is a burrito bowl which he has a lot at home. Loren’s favorite sports movie is “The Blind Side.” He finds the movie has “a good story.” Following his playing days Ully wishes to be remembered as someone who worked hard every day, did as much as he could.

Check out Ully and the rest of the Mavericks as the team hosts the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. The fun begins inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena when the puck drops at 7:05p.m.