WES MCCAULEY APPRECIATION NIGHT TO FEATURE GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION

Wes McCauley Appreciation Night is set for Friday, Nov. 15th at the Cross Insurance Arena when the Mariners host the Brampton Beast at 7:15 PM

BIDDING IS NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE


PORTLAND, ME – October 31, 2019 –
As part of “Wes McCauley Appreciation Night” on November 15th, the Mariners will auction off two McCauley game worn NHL referee jerseys, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Portland Hockey Trust. The Mariners host the Brampton Beast at 7:15 PM as they honor the local NHL referee. Bidding for the jerseys will begin Monday, November 11th via Handbid and run through the start of the 3rd period on November 15th.

“Wes McCauley is a great Mainer,” said Mariners V.P. of Business Operations Adam Goldberg. “We are thankful that he is putting the two jerseys up for auction and he could not have picked a more suitable beneficiary in the Portland Hockey Trust. We are grateful for Wes’ desire to continue the growth of this great sport here in Portland.”

McCauley is a South Portland resident and is considered the NHL’s best referee. He’s been chosen to work every Stanley Cup Final since 2013, missing last season’s series due to injury. He was voted the top referee in the NHL by the NHL Players Association in the spring of 2018 and was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame this past May. He’s best known for his humorous penalty calls and “mic’d up” interactions with players.

“My family and I are very honored and humbled that the Maine Mariners would have a night in my honor,” McCauley said. “Our family has grown up in Maine and have been lucky to be a part of this great hockey community. We are happy to see that all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Portland Hockey Trust.”

McCauley has worked in all three levels of affiliated pro hockey, following in the footsteps of his father John, who was the NHL’s Director of Officiating from 1986-89. Wes played five seasons professionally including a year in the ECHL with the Knoxville Cherokees. He was an eighth round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 1990.

McCauley, who worked his 1,000th NHL game last season, lives in South Portland with his wife Bethany – a native of the area, and their three children.

After he drops the ceremonial puck on November 15th, fans will be able to get autographs from McCauley in the concourse during the first intermission. There will also be a video compilation on the scoreboard showing some of McCauley’s best “mic’d up moments.” All fans are encouraged to wear officiating stripes to honor Wes. He will finish his night by joining Mariners broadcaster Michael Keeley for commentary in the third period of the webcast on Mixlr and ECHL.tv.

Handbid, which is the official Mobile Auction App of the ECHL, will be used for the McCauley jersey auction as well as all specialty jersey auctions throughout the season. Other items and fan experiences will be available to bid on through Handbid as well. Fans are encouraged to download the Handbid App on their smartphones in the Apple or Google Play stores, but it can also be accessed on a web browser at //events.handbid.com/.

The Mariners are in action this Saturday when Newfoundland returns for Marvel Super Hero™ Night at 6:00 PM. The Mariners will wear The Hulk specialty jerseys and there will also be a postgame skate with the team. Fans can bid on the specialty jerseys using the Handbid App from the start of the game up to ten minutes after the final horn. It’s also a “Family Four Pack” game: families of four can get four tickets, four food and drink vouchers, and four Mariners can koozies for as low as $80. Family four packs must be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

ZERTER-GOSSAGE AND TAYLOR RECALLED TO HARTFORD

PORTLAND, ME – October 29, 2019 – The Hartford Wolf Pack, AHL affiliate of the Mariners, have recalled forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage and defenseman Jeff Taylor. Both players are under contract with the Wolf Pack.

Zerter-Gossage, 24, signed with the Wolf Pack last spring after finishing his career as captain of Harvard University. In five games for Hartford, he scored two goals. Zerter Gossage registered three assists over the weekend vs. Newfoundland – the first three of his ECHL career. The 6’2, 190 pound forward is a native of Montreal, QC.

Taylor is a defenseman who has split his pro career between the AHL and ECHL. Drafted by the Penguins in 2014, he played for their AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2016-18. He also played 28 games with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers, and then assistant coach Riley Armstrong, in 2017-18. Taylor signed as a free agent with the Wolf Pack this past offseason. The Albany, NY native is 25 years old. He’s played six of the seven games this season for Maine.

The Mariners are home Saturday at 6:00 PM for their third straight matchup with the Newfoundland Growlers. It’s Marvel Super Hero™ Night, featuring special “The Hulk” themed jerseys. There will also be a postgame skate with the team. It’s a “Family Four Pack” game, as it is all Saturday and Sunday games at the Cross Insurance Arena. Families of four can get four tickets, four food and drink vouchers, and four Mariners can koozies for as low as $80. Family four packs must be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

MARINERS WEEKLY: GROWLERS RETURN FOR RUBBER MATCH AGAINST “THE HULK”

Oct. 28, 2019 – Following a very busy two week stretch, the Mariners have it fairly easy over the next two weekends, with just single Saturday night home games to begin the month of November. Their opponent remains the same for the third consecutive game, with the Newfoundland Growlers swinging back through to conclude their long and winding road trip at the Cross Insurance Arena this weekend. The Mariners and Growlers split two games in Portland this past weekend, leaving the Mariners still searching for their first winning streak of the 2019-20 season. On Saturday, to celebrate Marvel Super Hero™ Night, the Mariners will be dressed in “The Hulk” themed jerseys, which will be available via auction through the ECHL.

 

The week that was
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd – MNE: 2, ADK: 5

The Mariners concluded their four game road trip mid-week in Glens Falls, NY. After falling behind 2-0, Jake Elmer scored his first ECHL goal late in the second period to make it a one goal game heading into the third. Adirondack scored quickly twice at the start of period three to put the game out of reach. Ryan Dmowski also scored his first ECHL goal in the 5-2 loss. FULL GAME RECAP

Friday, Oct. 25th – NFL: 2, MNE: 5

The Growlers scored twice in the first 1:12, prompting an early Mariners goalie swap, and Connor LaCouvee locked it down the rest of the night, stopping all 26 shots that he faced. Offensively, Dillan Fox scored a pair, including a bizarre goal from a center ice dump in. The power play struck twice as well, and the Mariners got their first home win of the season FULL GAME RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, Oct. 26th – NFL: 5, MNE: 2

It was a 5-2 final score for the third game in a row, this one going in favor of the visitors. The teams traded goals in the first, but Colt Conrad’s tie-breaking power play tally midway through the 2nd period was a turning point. The Growlers went up 3-1 and never looked back, despite Terrence Wallin’s second goal of the game in the third to cut the deficit to one. FULL GAME RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS

 

Transactions (oldest to most recent)
F Ty Ronning was recalled to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers

 

This week’s schedule (all times Eastern)
Sat, Nov. 2 vs. Newfoundland Growlers – 6:00 PM (HOME)

The ECHL’s partnership with Marvel brings specialty themed “The Hulk” jerseys to the Mariners wardrobe on Saturday. Marvel Super Hero™ Night is sponsored by Rich Exterior Solutions and Paradigm Windows. The jerseys will be auctioned off via the Handbid mobile app, through the ECHL. It’s also the first “postgame skate with the team” event following the game. Family Four Packs can be purchased in advance at MarinersOfMaine.com. For as low as $80, families of four can get four tickets, four food and drink vouchers, and four Mariners can koozies – available for all Saturday and Sunday home games. The puck drops at 6:00 PM on Saturday night.

 

Coach’s Show Programming Note

The Mariners Coach’s Show will be off this week due to Halloween. It will return on Thursday, November 7th from 6-7 PM, broadcasting live from Three Dollar Dewey’s on 241 Commercial St. in Portland.

 

Looking ahead:
The Mariners continue their home stand a week from Saturday with the first of two Military Appreciation Nights presented by Martin’s Point in partnership with Bath Iron Works. The first 2,000 fans through the door will receive an exclusive Mariners lobster beanie, which will only be available through the giveaway on the 9th. On Monday, November 11th, “Gritty Does Portland,” when the world famous Philadelphia Flyers mascot pays a visit to the Cross Insurance Arena. A limited quantity of special Gritty packages are available for $100, which include two tickets to the game, two Gritty pucks, two Mariners hats and can koozies, a pregame meet and greet with Gritty, and a professional photo. The Mariners remain home through the weekend of November 15th and 16th. The full promotional schedule is here.

Community Collection:

The Mariners and the Cross Insurance Arena are collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard throughout the months of October and November. Fans who donate five items will receive a ticket to a Mariners weekday game. (must donate items at a Mariners game)

GROWLERS FLIP SCRIPT ON MARINERS TO SPLIT WEEKEND

PORTLAND, ME – October 26, 2019 – 5-2 has been the score of choice so far in Mariners games in 2019-20. Four of their seven games have ended with that score, and unfortunately they were on the wrong on Saturday night at home against the Newfoundland Growlers, one night after a 5-2 win.

Newfoundland got things going right around the halfway point of the first period. A the 9:25 mark, Growlers forward Marcus Power sent the puck on net from below the circle. It rebounded to Aaron Luchuk who was below the goal line and maneuvered it to bounce off the pads of mariners goaltender Connor LaCouvee and into the back of the net to make it a 1-0 game. Maine answered the goal with one of their own when they rushed the zone with a four on one. Lewis Zerter-Gossage slid the puck over to Terrence Wallin who took a wrist shot that trickled into the back of the net with just 1:35 to go in the first period, making it a 1-1 game. LaCouvee padded aside 12 of the 13 shots that he faced in the first period.

The tie was snapped with 10:35 left in the second. Colt Conrad took at wrist shot from the top of the circle and beat LaCouvee on the power play making it a 2-1 Growlers lead, assists coming from Joseph Duszak and Aaron Luchuk – who each finished the night with three points. Just three and half minutes later, Duszak potted a goal of his own with a shot from the top of the circle fed over from Michael Kapla and Reid Jackman. The second period ended with the Growlers leading 3-1.

Maine found themselves down only one with 13:41 remaining in the thurd period when Terrence Wallin netted his second of the game and third in two days. Ryan Dmowski threw a hard shot on net that both Dillan Fox and Wallin tipped up and over the shoulder of Newfoundland’s goaltender, Maksim Zhukov. Newfoundland gained momentum back however, when Evan Neugold scored the Growlers’ fourth goal of the evening into the net from the point through traffic at 10:09. With just 40 seconds remaining in the game, Riley Woods buried an empty net goal to finalize the score sheet.

Newfoundland outshot the Mariners tonight 36-26. LaCouvee stopped 31 of the 34 to suffer the loss. Zhukov made 24 stops to earn his third win.

The Mariners don’t play again until next Saturday when Newfoundland returns for Marvel Super Hero™ Night at 6:00 PM. The Mariners will wear The Hulk specialty jerseys and there will also be a postgame skate with the team. It’s also a “Family Four Pack” game: families of four can get four tickets, four food and drink vouchers, and four Mariners can koozies for as low as $80. Family four packs must be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to MarinersOfMaine.com, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

MARINERS STORM BACK FROM EARLY DEFICIT TO DEFEAT GROWLERS

Dillan Fox scored his team leading fifth and six goals to lead the offense and was named the number one star of the game

PORTLAND, ME – October 25, 2019 – After allowing two goals in the first 1:12 of the game, the Mariners stormed back with five unanswered while Connor LaCouvee shut the door in long-relief, and Maine defeated the Newfoundland Growlers 5-2 on Friday night at the Cross Insurance Arena. Dillan Fox scored his team leading 5th and 6th goals to lead the offense.

Newfoundland was buzzing early, scoring the first goal 29 seconds into the game when Scott Pooley drove down the right wing and beat Mariners starting goaltender Tom McCollum. The Growlers followed quickly with a second strike from Riley Woods when the puck popped out to him after Joseph Duszak’s initial attempt on net, and McCollum had lost his goal stick. LaCouvee was called up to replace McCollum just 1:12 into the game. After several key saves by LaCouvee, the Mariners struck to cut the deficit in half. With 5:47 to go in the first, Dillan Fox capitalized on a turnover, and took a wrist shot from the slot to beat Newfoundland netminder, Maksim Zhukov over the shoulder to bring the game within one. LaCouvee stopped all 12 of the Growlers shots that he faced in the first to keep the score 2-1.

After an even game for nearly the entire second period, the Mariners used a relentless power play to even the score. With just 12 seconds left, Lewis Zerter-Gossage fed the puck to Ryan Culkin at the point. Culkin tossed a shot on net that snuck by Zhukov to make it 2-2 after two periods. It was the last of several attempts by Culkin after the Mariners continued to retrieve pucks with the man advantage. Maine outshot the Growlers 11-8 durin the second period

Just 1:23 into the third period, Maine took the lead when Terrence Wallin flipped the puck over the pad of Growlers’ Zhukov after hammering away near the short post. At the 10:51 mark, the Mariners were on the power play when Scott Savage fed the puck to Dillan Fox with a delayed penalty coming up. From center ice, Fox launched the puck into the Newfoundland zone, and it slid right past Zhukov with 9:49 to make it a 4-2 game. Taylor Cammarata wanted to add his name to the goal column as well when he stole the puck at the blue line and took off on a breakaway to make it 5-2 at 14:06.

Maine was able to cap their second win of the season and first on home ice, despite losing the shot battle, 29-27. Connor LaCouvee stood strong not allowing a goal on the 26 shots faced in just under 59 minutes played. Zhukov stopped 22 of 27 to take the loss. The Mariners improved to 2-3-0-1 on the young season, with Newfoundland falling to 3-3-0-0.

The Mariners and Growlers play again on Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Arena with a 6:00 PM faceoff. It’s “Monsters and Mariners” featuring a costume contest and Halloween themed activities. It’s also the first “Family Four Pack” game of the season: families of four can get four tickets, four food and drink vouchers, and four Mariners can koozies for as low as $80. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to MarinersOfMaine.com, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

TY RONNING RECALLED TO HARTFORD

PORTLAND, ME – October 24, 2019 – Forward Ty Ronning was recalled from the Mariners to the Hartford Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers on Thursday. Ronning is coming off a successful road trip, in which his registered five points in the four games, while also celebrating his 22nd birthday.

Ronning, a native of Burnaby, BC, is the son of former NHL star Cliff Ronning. He was selected in the 7th round of the 2016 NHL draft, 201st overall by the Rangers, and made his debut as a pro with Hartford at the end of the 2016-17 season. In 2017-18 he returned to his junior team, the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, and had a monster year, putting up 84 points in 70 games. Ronning split the 2018-19 season between Maine and Hartford. With the Mariners, he had 12 goals and 10 assists in 25 games, including five points in his ECHL debut on November 24th, 2018 against the Manchester Monarchs. All five points came in the third period as Ronning led a big comeback victory. In 23 games with Hartford last season, Ronning scored four goals with one assist.

Ronning had five points on the Mariners’ recent road trip, all in their weekend series at Reading. In a 5-3 win on Saturday, Ronning scored two goals plus an assist. On Sunday, as he celebrated his 22nd birthday, he added another two points with a goal and an assist in a 5-4 Mariners loss.

The Mariners return home and begin a seven game home stand this weekend, hosting the defending Kelly Cup champion Newfoundland Growlers. Friday, October 25th is “New England Sports Night.” Current Boston sports personality and former AHL Mariners broadcaster, Dale Arnold will be making an appearance and signing autographs at the first intermission. It’s also another 1-2-3 Friday: $1 Aquafina, $2 Pepsi products, $3 Bud Light drafts through the start of the 2nd period. Puck drop is 7:15 PM Saturday night, October 26th is “Monsters and Mariners” with a costume contest and Halloween themed activities. It’s also the first “Family Four Pack” game of the season – a 6 PM puck drop. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

THIRD PERIOD GOALS BURN MARINERS IN GLENS FALLS

GLENS FALLS, NY – October 23, 2019 – James Henry and Matt Salhany each scored within 1:32 of the third period to stretch a close game into a comfortable Adirondack lead and an eventual 5-2 Thunder win on Wednesday night at the Cool Insuring Arena. The Mariners fell to 1-3-0-1 on the young season.

Adirondack grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of special teams goals in the first. Casey Pierro-Zabotel had two shorthanded chances, and buried the second at 7:01 of the first, set up by former Mariner Hayden Verbeek. It was another former Maine skater Antoine Waked adding a power play goal to double the Thunder lead at 14:34, off a scramble around the Mariners net that Tom McCollum couldn’t cover.

The Mariners dominated the second period, outshooting Adirondack 11-3. They finally got on the board at 15:36, when Scott Savage spotted Jake Elmer down to the left of Thunder goaltender Michael McNiven. Elmer scored his first ECHL goal to cut the lead in half. Brandon Crawley took a penalty in the final seconds of the period, giving Adirondack the power play to start the third.

James Henry got behind the Mariners defense and scored an unconventional power play goal to make it 3-1 just :47 into the third. It was Henry’s 200th career point as a member of the Thunder – he was already the franchise leader. Salhany followed at 1:32 with a similar goal to extend the lead to 4-1. McNicholas caused a turnover and set up Ryan Dmowski for his first Mariners tally at 12:43 to bring the deficit back to two but Verbeek skated in alone on an empty net to seal the game.

McNiven made 24 saves for his first win while McCollum stopped 20 of 24 in the losing effort.

The Mariners return home and begin a seven game home stand this weekend, hosting the defending Kelly Cup champion Newfoundland Growlers. Friday, October 25th is “New England Sports Night.” Current Boston sports personality and former AHL Mariners broadcaster, Dale Arnold will be making an appearance and signing autographs at the first intermission. It’s also another 1-2-3 Friday: $1 Aquafina, $2 Pepsi products, $3 Bud Light drafts through the start of the 2nd period. Puck drop is 7:15 PM Saturday night, October 26th is “Monsters and Mariners” with a costume contest and Halloween themed activities. It’s also the first “Family Four Pack” game of the season – a 6 PM puck drop. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to MarinersOfMaine.com, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

GRITTY. DOES. PORTLAND. FAMOUS MASCOT TO VISIT MARINERS GAME

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR GRITTY PACKAGE – ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!

PORTLAND, ME – October 23, 2019 – The National Hockey League’s most popular mascot will be visiting the Cross Insurance Arena for a Mariners game this fall. When the Mariners host the Reading Royals on Monday, November 11th, Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty will be in the building. The Mariners are offering an exclusive and limited ticket package for the game that will offer fans a meet and greet with the world famous mascot.

Gritty, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, was introduced prior to the 2018-19 season and quickly became a viral sensation, sweeping the hockey world and beyond. With a unique look and personality, Gritty has appealed to fans of all ages, becoming by far the most widely-adored mascot in hockey. The NHL Players Association voted Gritty as the league’s best mascot in March of 2019.

Gritty has a massive following on social media, with more than 220,000 followers on Instagram and over 270,000 on Twitter. He’s appeared in many viral photos and videos since bursting onto the scene.

Fans will be able to purchase a special ticket package that includes a pre-game meet and greet session with Gritty along with collector’s items. For $100, fans can get two tickets, two special Gritty pucks, two Mariners hats, two Mariners can koozies, along with an introduction to the famous mascot prior to gates opening, including a professional photo. Only 50 Gritty packages will be sold. To purchase a Gritty ticket package, fans can visit THIS LINK or call 833-GO-MAINE.

Gritty will participate in-game along with Mariners mascot, Beacon the Puffin, and also visit with fans throughout the evening. The Mariners host the Reading Royals (the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate) for a 7:00 PM faceoff. The Flyers and Mariners share ownership under Comcast Spectacor.

The Mariners are home all weekend, hosting the defending Kelly Cup champion Newfoundland Growlers. Friday, October 25th is “New England Sports Night.” Current Boston sports personality and former AHL Mariners broadcaster, Dale Arnold will be making an appearance and signing autographs at the first intermission. It’s also another 1-2-3 Friday: $1 Aquafina, $2 Pepsi products, $3 Bud Light drafts through the start of the 2nd period. Puck drop is 7:15 PM Saturday night, October 26th is “Monsters and Mariners” with a costume contest and Halloween themed activities. It’s also the first “Family Four Pack” game of the season – a 6 PM puck drop. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE, call 833-GO-MAINE, or visit the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland.

MARINERS WEEKLY: HOME COOKIN’ AHEAD

Oct. 22, 2019 – With one game left on their early season road trip Wednesday in Upstate New York, the Mariners are set for a return home this weekend, and an extended stay that will keep them in Portland through the week before Thanksgiving. In total, it’s a seven game home stand, and will give the Mariners a chance to establish their home ice advantage that was a major part of their success in 2018-19, when they went 22-12-1-1 in Portland. A variety of exciting promotions for fans of all ages and interests come to the Cross Insurance Arena over the next month, as the season gets into full swing. Before the home cooking begins, one last pivotal stop on the road awaits.

 

The week that was
Friday, Oct. 18th – MNE: 2, WOR: 3/SO

With a week off between games, the Mariners were hungry early in their first road contest of the season. Dillan Fox scored less than a minute into the game and then tallied another midway through the opening period to get the Mariners off to the early lead. A puck-handling mistake by Connor LaCouvee got Worcester on the board quickly after Fox’s second goal, and the 2-1 score held up until just 2:09 remained in the third. Worcester’s Kyle Thomas netted the equalizer and it was Nic Pierog with the only goal of the shootout to steal the win for the Railers. The game also marked the first in Mariners history under the ECHL’s new seven minute overtime rule. FULL GAME RECAP

Saturday, Oct. 19th – MNE: 5, REA: 3

The Mariners looked to play spoiler in the Reading Royals home opener, and for the second night in a row it was Dillan Fox opening the scoring in the first period. In a 1-1 game in the 2nd, Ryan Culkin broke the tie with a power play goal and Ty Ronning added insurance, marking the start of a big birthday weekend. Goals by Terrence Wallin and a second from Ronning put the game away in the third. Tom McCollum turned aside 44 of 47 shots in between the pipes. FULL GAME RECAP

Sunday, Oct. 20th – MNE: 4, REA: 5

In the wildest game of the weekend, the Mariners rallied furiously from down three goals late in the 2nd period to carry momentum into the third. Nick Master, Ty Ronning, and Michael McNicholas, all scored in a span of 6:51 raising the Mariners from the dead and turning a 3-0 Royals lead into a tie game through 40 minutes. More back and forth action took place early in the third when Reading’s Ralph Cuddemi and Maine’s Dillan Fox scored within 15 seconds to bring the score to 4-4. It was Frank DiChiara’s goal at 6:53 which stood up as the game winner, as the Mariners seemed to run out of gas the rest of the way. FULL GAME RECAP

 

 

Transactions (oldest to most recent)
F Shawn McBride was recalled to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack

 

This week’s schedule (all times Eastern)
Weds, Oct. 23 @ Adirondack Thunder – 7:00 PM (AWAY)
Fri, Oct. 25 vs. Newfoundland Growlers – 7:15 PM (HOME)
Sat, Oct. 26 vs. Newfoundland Growlers – 6:00 PM (HOME)

The Mariners and Thunder will meet for the second of 18 times this season on Wednesday night at the Cool Insuring Arena. The Mariners lost to the Thunder 5-2 on Oct. 11th in Portland to open the season. Adirondack is currently 2nd place in the North Division. The game will be broadcast for free on the Mariners Radio Network (MarinersOfMaine.com/listen), with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. A streaming TV broadcast is available through ECHL.tv, with the “away” button carrying the Mariners broadcast. The Mariners are back home for a two game series on October 25th and 26th against the first place Newfoundland Growlers. Former AHL Mariners broadcaster and current Boston Bruins TV host Dale Arnold will make on appearance on October 25th for “New England Sports Night,” presented by Northeast Charter. Arnold will drop the ceremonial puck, join Michael Keeley on the first period broadcast, and sign autographs in the concourse during the first intermission. October 26th is a Halloween themed game, “Monsters and Mariners.” The best costume, as chosen by the fans, will receive a prize package for the November 9th home game, which includes four tickets, four lobster themed winter beanies, and a “benchwarmers” experience – watching warmups from the player’s bench. Magnet schedules will be handed out at the door at both weekend games, while supplies last. Doors open one hour prior to opening faceoff, one hour and 15 minutes for season ticket holders.

 

Other Events:
Thurs, Oct. 24 – Mariners Coach’s Show featuring assistant coach Anthony Bohn & forward Dillan Fox: 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Three Dollar Deweys (241 Commercial St. in Portland)


Sun, Oct. 27 – Aroma Joe’s Community Skate with the Mariners: 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Cross Insurance Arena.
-Free & open to the public
-Rental skates provided (first come, first serve)
-Mariners players, Beacon, and Rob Steele from Q97.9 on hand
-Photobooth, face painting, Aroma Joe’s coffees, and Gifford’s Aroma Joe’s PB Mocha Ice Cream

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Looking ahead:
The Mariners remain home through the first three weeks of November. The Newfoundland series wraps up on Saturday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM with Marvel Super Hero™ night presented by Rich Exterior Solutions & Paradigm Windows. The Mariners will wear specialty jerseys with the theme of “The Hulk.” The night also features a postgame skate with the team. Saturday, November 9th against Adirondack is the first of two Military Appreciation Nights, presented by Martin’s Point in partnership with Bath Iron Works. The first 2,000 fans will receive a lobster-themed winter beanie. All Saturday and Sunday home games feature the “Family Four Pack.” The full promotional schedule is here.

 

Community Collection:

The Mariners and the Cross Insurance Arena are collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard throughout the months of October and November. Fans who donate five items will receive a ticket to a Mariners weekday game. (must donate items at a Mariners game)