Austin Mavericks

The Austin Mavericks are a defunct ice hockey team from Austin, Minnesota. Founded in 1974, they played in the Midwest Junior Hockey League from 1974 to 1977. Lou Vairo coached the Mavericks to two league championships and one national championship in 1976.[1][2] The team joined the United States Hockey League in 1977, where it played until 1985. The franchise was relocated to become the Rochester Mustangs.


  1. ^ Friedman, Jack (1983-12-12). "1980's 'Miracle on Ice' Gives Hockey Coach Lou Vairo An Extremely Tough Act to Follow". People. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  2. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (2014-12-02). "Vairo's innovations to U.S. game led to Hall induction". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2020-02-20.

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