The Kansas City Mavericks announced their 2018-19 schedule and one of the highlights is opening the season at home for just the second time in the 10-year history of the ECHL team.

“We open at home for the second time in our history, but we open at home on the opening night of the 2018-2019 season for the first time in our 10-year history,” president and general manager Brent Thiessen said Tuesday. “We are excited to be in front of our fans to kick off our anniversary season.”

The 36-game home schedule includes:

• For just the second time in team history and first since the 2010-11 season, the Mavericks will open the season at home with an Oct. 12 date against the Allen Americans.

• The Mavericks will host six Independence Cup games against the Wichita Thunder.

• The annual Kids Day game, with a morning start time, will take place Nov. 13 against Wichita.

• The annual New Year’s Eve game will feature feature long-time rival Wichita.

• A season-long nine-game home stand from Jan. 19 through Feb. 10, matches the longest span at home in team history.

The schedule by the numbers:

• Home games by month: October – 2, November – 6, December – 5, January – 8, February – 9, March – 5, April – 1.

• By division: Mountain – 26, Central – 8, South – 2, North – 0.

• By team: Wichita – 6, Tulsa – 6, Allen – 5, Idaho – 3, Utah – 3, Rapid City – 3, Cincinnati – 3, South Carolina – 2, Kalamazoo – 2, Toledo – 2, Indy – 1.

• By day of the week: Friday – 14, Saturday – 13, Sunday – 1, Tuesday – 5, Wednesday – 2, Monday 1 (New Year’s Eve).