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Location: Portland, Maine
Maine Mariners TicketsThe cities of Portland and Lewiston have a long and proud hockey tradition dating back to the Quebec-affiliated Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League between 1973 and 1977. After the Nordiques folded, the first iteration of the Mariners arrived in Portland as a Flyers affiliate. The team immediately stormed into the American Hockey League with back-to-back Calder Cup victories over the New Haven Nighthawks. After switching affiliates to the New Jersey Devils, the Mariners added a third Calder Cup in 1984 over the Rochester Americans. Even though the Mariners departed for Utica following the 1987 season, the AHL awarded Portland with an expansion franchise, which allowed the Mariners tradition to continue in the same guise. When the Mariners departed again in 1992, it was replaced by the Portland Pirates, which captured the city’s fourth Calder Cup championship in its first season. The Pirates relocated to Springfield in 2016, depriving the city of minor league hockey for the first time since the 1970s, but this enabled the Mariners to make its triumphant return in 2018 with the ECHL. You can grab your best Maine Mariners tickets at StubHub.
Who is the affiliate of the Maine Mariners?The Maine Mariners is directly affiliated with the New York Rangers of the NHL. It is the Rangers' second minor league affiliate, along with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Players on the roster develop skills and gain experience in the minors that they may use in the NHL or an international league. Some of the notable NHL talent to come through Portland includes Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Bobby Ryan, Jonas Hiller, Connor Murphy, Shawn Thornton and Tomas Fleischmann. Two coaches and 17 former Portland Pirates players went on to win a Stanley Cup.
What was the record of the Maine Mariners last season?In its inaugural season, the Maine Mariners missed out on the playoffs with a 37-32-2-1 record and a sixth place in the division. This record earned it 77 points, only two behind the Brampton Beat for a playoffs spot. Center Michael McNicholas led the team with 40 assists and 53 total points. Greg Chase contributed a team-high 21 goals, and goaltender Brandon Halverson had a 2.67 goals against average in 30 games.
What are some of the top teams on the Maine Mariners schedule?Maine’s 2019 to 2020 schedule takes place between Oct. 11 and April 5. The vast majority of the schedule is comprised of Maine’s six division rivals: the defending league champions Newfoundland Growlers, Adirondack Thunder, Manchester Monarchs, Brampton Beast, Reading Royals and Worcester Railers. Other opponents include the Jacksonville Icemen, Norfolk Admirals and South Carolina Stingrays from the South Division. Maine also ventures outside of the Eastern Conference to play the Indy Fuel and Wheeling Nailers in the Western Conference. Mariners home games feature special promotions and themed nights throughout the season, including postgame skates with the team, postgame autograph sessions, '80s and '90s Nights, Family 4 Pack, Throwback Jersey Nights, Fan Appreciation Night and much more. In order to qualify for the playoffs, Maine would need to finish in the top four of the division. The 2020 Kelly Cup postseason begins on April 8 after the conclusion of the regular season.
Who is the head coach of the Maine Mariners?Riley Armstrong became the first head coach in modern team history on Feb. 17, 2018. A former player in the AHL, ECHL and international leagues over 12 seasons, Armstrong had served as the assistant coach of the Wheeling Nailers, an ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburg Penguins, between 2016 and 2018.
Where do the Maine Mariners play?Maine plays all home games at the 6,200-seat Cross Insurance Arena. Opened in 1977, it was the home of the previous Maine Mariners, the Portland Pirates and numerous other sports teams. The arena features concessions areas, a shipyard pub, a bar, an exclusive club room and specific ADA accessibility and accommodations.
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