MARINERS ADD THREE FROM AHL LAVAL

PORTLAND, ME – October 10, 2018 – The Maine Mariners added three players from the AHL’s Laval Rocket on Wednesday, bringing the roster to 23 players, just ahead of the 3:00 PM ET ECHL roster deadline. Forwards Antoine Waked and Morgan Adams-Moisan, along with defenseman Ryan Culkin have all joined the team.

Waked, a 22-year-old forward from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec played 63 games for the Rocket last season, scoring seven goals while adding four assists. Waked (6’1, 194 lbs) put up big numbers in the QMJHL in 2016-17, with 80 points in 67 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Adams-Moisan comes straight out of “the Q” after a 32 goal season for the Drummondville Voyagers. The 6’2 forward is a native of La Tuque, Quebec. He saw a huge increase in point production, from 12 points in 62 games in ’16-17 to 61 in 68 last season.

Culkin is a 6’2, 201-pound defenseman from Montreal who has been a pro since 2014-15. He’s had AHL time with the Adirondack Flames and Stockton Heat and ECHL stints in Adirondack and Fort Wayne. Appearing in 53 games with the Komets last season, Culkin scored 11 goals and chipped in 27 assists.

The Mariners roster currently carries 11 forwards, 9 defenseman, and 3 goaltenders. The final roster will be released tomorrow.

The Mariners, proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, will begin the regular season at Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday night against the Adirondack Thunder at 6:00 PM. The Mariners are members of the ECHL: the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Single game tickets are on sale now at www.MarinersOfMaine.com or by calling the Trusted Choice Box office at 207-775-3458. Fans interested in season tickets, groups, five game plans, or flex packs can call 833-GO-MAINE.

MARINERS SWAP VAIL FOR LEONE

PORTLAND, ME – October 9, 2018 – The Maine Mariners and Cincinnati Cyclones have completed their second trade in three weeks, announcing a deal today that sends defenseman Chris Leone to Maine in exchange for forward Brady Vail.

Leone, a 26-year-old blue liner from Dearborn Heights, MI has prior experience with four ECHL teams – Greenville, Toledo, Manchester, and Cincinnati. He appeared in a career-high 68 regular season games last season, scoring five goals while adding 16 assists. His 2016-17 season was split between four organizations (two ECHL and two SPHL), but the bulk of the time came with the Toledo Walleye, where he played 28 games – scoring two goals and adding eight assists.

Leone (5’11, 198 lbs), played his NCAA hockey in his home state for Adrian College, where he was a steady point producer on the Bulldogs’ blue line. In his senior season of 2015-16, Leone posted 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 29 games.

The Mariners signed Brady Vail in early July, after the forward spent last season between Norfolk and Atlanta. He’s a 24-year-old native of Hendersonville, NC.

The trade marks the second recent deal between Maine and Cincinnati, as the Mariners shipped defenseman Mitch Jones to the Cyclones on September 27th in exchange for future considerations.

The Mariners, proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, will begin the regular season at Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday night against the Adirondack Thunder at 6:00 PM. The Mariners are members of the ECHL: the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Single game tickets are on sale now at www.MarinersOfMaine.com or by calling the Trusted Choice Box office at 207-775-3458. Fans interested in season tickets, groups, five game plans, or flex packs can call 833-GO-MAINE.

TOSS A TOMATO, WIN SOME DOUGH

PORTLAND, ME – October 3, 2018 – The Maine Mariners have partnered with Backyard Farms and Portland Pie Company on a second intermission promotion that will give fans a chance to win cash and raise money for a good cause.

Backyard Farms is the largest grower of year-round tomatoes in New England. “Toss a Tomato, Win Some Dough” follows the same premise as the popular in-game promotion, “chuck-a-puck.” Instead of foam pucks, fans will buy individually numbered tomato-shaped stress balls ($1 each or $5 for six) from a table in the concourse, and get set to toss them onto the ice when the promotion begins. A portion of tomato ball sales will benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

“Toss a Tomato is a great example of mixing fun with community at Mariners games,” said Adam Goldberg, Mariners VP of Business Operations. “It is great to work with both Portland Pie Company and Backyard Farms on this fun promotion at each Mariners home game. It is going to be great seeing those tomatoes fly during the 2nd intermission and knowing they helped the Good Shepherd Food Bank.”

The center ice target will have three tiers, with the grand-prize goal of landing a tomato on the center dot. At the sound of the siren, fans will toss their tomatoes onto the ice. If a tomato lands in the center dot, the fan who threw it wins half of the proceeds collected that game. If no tomato lands on the center dot, the closest one will be deemed the grand prize winner. The second-tier green circle winners will receive a free dine-in pizza at a Maine or Manchester, NH Portland Pie location. Fans who land their tomato balls in the outer red circle, receive a coupon for a free box of Backyard Farms cocktail tomatoes.

“The ‘Toss a Tomato, Win Some Dough’ promotion is sure to be an entertaining in-game contest for hockey fans, but the real winner is Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, which stands to receive thousands of dollars from this promotion over the course of thirty-six home games,” said Jim Darroch, Backyard Farms’ Director of Marketing. “We’re also excited to be a part of the inaugural season of the Maine Mariners and to partner with Portland Pie Company who uses our tomatoes in all of their amazing dishes. It’s a win/win/win.”

Jeff Perkins, Owner and CEO of Portland Pie is equally enthusiastic about the season-long promotion. “At Portland Pie Company, we pride ourselves on providing the freshest food possible at our six stores in Maine while doing everything we can to help neighbors who are struggling to feed their families,” Perkins said. “It’s a lighthearted promotion for sure, but we hope it shines a light on the serious food insecurity problem in our state and the great work Good Shepherd Food Bank is doing to solve it.”

Each year, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides more than 24 million meals to Mainers in need through its various programs and partner agencies throughout the state. Its new Hampden distribution center is a critical component of the Food Bank’s goal of providing enough food to fully meet the need for hunger relief in the state. Funds from this promotion will support an ongoing capital campaign, which is dedicated to funding the renovation of the Hampden facility to enable more efficient distribution of food throughout central, northern, and eastern Maine.

About Backyard Farms

Located in Madison, Maine, Backyard Farms is committed to growing fresh, ripened-on-the-vine tomatoes year-round for consumers across the Northeast. All Backyard Farms tomatoes are non-GMO and are hydroponically grown in the company’s 42 acre greenhouse where they are left on the vine until fully ripe. They are then picked, packed, and shipped no further than a day’s drive to your local market, creating a tomato that is sweet and bursting with flavor. The company bases its business on the principles of growing the best tomatoes possible, taking care of its employees, giving back to local communities and treating the earth with respect.  

For more information about Backyard Farms please visit its website at www.BackyardFarms.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BackyardFarms.

About Portland Pie Company
Portland Pie Company is Maine’s original craft pizza maker. For more than 20 years, Portland Pie has been serving traditional and unique pizza made with quality ingredients.

Founded in 1997 out of a small shop in the heart of Portland, Maine, the company’s signature flavored dough – basil, beer, garlic and wheat – made them stand out experience in a crowded pizza landscape.

Over time, the Portland Pie menu has expanded to include many items beyond pizza, but they have remained true to their goal to successfully and consistently provide quality food via the dine-in experience, takeaway and delivery, and catering. In addition, Portland Pie is committed to offering their customers a wide selection of craft beer while supporting the talented local brewers in their communities.

At Portland Pie Company, it’s all about the people. From the farmers who grow the ingredients, to the families who share the pizza and everyone who works hard within their four walls, Portland Pie Company is proud to play a part in building a sustainable community. Simply put, good food brings people together.

The Mariners home opener is Saturday, October 13th at the Cross Insurance Arena against the Adirondack Thunder at 6:00 PM. The Mariners are ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. The ECHL is the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Single game tickets can be purchased online at www.MarinersOfMaine.com, by visiting the Trusted Choice Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Arena, or by calling the box office at (207) 775-3458. For full or half season plans, flex packs, 5-game plans, or group tickets, call 833-GO-MAINE.

MARINERS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

PORTLAND, ME – September 30, 2018 – With 21 spots available on the active roster to start the regular season, a group of 29 players will compete to fill them in the Maine Mariners inaugural training camp, starting Tuesday at William B. Troubh Ice Arena. The roster is as follows:

FORWARDS (17):
Ryan Badger
Riley Bourbonnais
Ryan Ferrill
Trevor Fleurent
Tim Kielich
Alex Kile
Tyler Maltby
Mike Marnell
Drew Melanson
Ken Neil
Jason Salvaggio
Evan Schultz
Jesse Schwartz
Dwyer Tschantz
Brady Vail
Austin Vieth
Terrence Wallin

DEFENSEMEN (8):
Alex Adams
John Furgele
Troy Henley
Lane King (F/D)
Brycen Martin
Derek Pratt
Scott Savage
Zach Tolkinen

GOALTENDERS (4):
Brian Billett
Brandon Halverson
Connor LaCouvee
Chris Nell

The roster is made up primarily of players under contract with the Mariners and their two affiliates, the NHL’s New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Brycen Martin is under contract with the Buffalo Sabres. ECHL teams can carry 21 players on their active roster for the first 30 days of the regular season before the number decreases to 20.

The first four days of training camp are open to the public, beginning at 10:30 AM at William B. Troubh Arena Tuesday, October 2nd through Friday, October 5th. The Mariners will play two preseason games next Saturday, October 6th (7:00 PM vs. Worcester) and Sunday, October 7th (4:35 PM @ Manchester), both in Exeter, New Hampshire at the Rinks at Exeter. Admission to both games is free. A radio broadcast will also be available for each game on MarinersOfMaine.com.

The Mariners, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, will start regular season play in their inaugural season October 13th at the Cross Insurance Arena against the Adirondack Thunder at 6:00 PM. The ECHL is the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Individual game tickets can be purchased at www.MarinersOfMaine.com, by visiting the Trusted Choice Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Arena, or by calling them at (207) 775-3458. For information on season tickets, flex plans, 5-game packs, and group tickets, call 833-GO-MAINE.

Mariners Kick off Training Camp at Troubh Arena Tuesday

The Maine Mariners will officially hit the ice for the first time next Tuesday, October 2nd at William B. Troubh Ice Arena (225 Park Ave. in Portland) as training camp begins. Practices will be held at Troubh through Friday, October 5th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 AM, and running through roughly 12:00 PM. All sessions are open to the public. The Mariners front office will have an informational table on site on October 2nd. The training camp roster will be announced Monday, October 1st.

The Mariners play a pair of preseason games on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th at The Rinks at Exeter in Exeter, NH. On Saturday, October 6th, the Mariners are the “home” team, taking on the Worcester Railers at 7:00 PM. On Sunday, October 7th, they are the “away” team against the Manchester Monarchs at 4:35 PM. Admission to both games is free and a radio broadcast for each will be streamed on the Maine Mariners Radio Network.

MARINERS PARTNER WITH MIXLR FOR RADIO BROADCASTS

PORTLAND, ME – September 13, 2018 – The Maine Mariners announced on Thursday that all 72 regular season games during the 2018-19 season will be broadcast for free with streaming audio through the internet streaming service, Mixlr. Fans can access the Mariners Radio Network at Mixlr.com/MaineMariners or directly from the team website at MarinersOfMaine.com/listen. The Mariners will broadcast additional content on Mixlr including coach’s shows and other audio features leading up to and throughout the season.

Providing all the play-by-play action will be Media Relations and Broadcast Manager Michael Keeley, who joined the Mariners front office in July. Keeley has been broadcasting hockey for nine years, including stints as the voice of NCAA DIII Oswego State (Oswego, NY), the NAHL’s Keystone Ice Miners (Connellsville, PA), and the NAHL’s Austin Bruins (Austin, MN).

Mixlr can be accessed on mobile and handheld devices via the Mixlr App on the Apple and Google Play stores, or by visiting MarinersOfMaine.com/listen in a web browser.

Fans can also watch video streams of all regular season games via ECHL.TV – a subscription-based service powered by Neulion. Along with the video, the choice of “home” or “away” audio broadcast is available.

The Mariners first preseason game against the Worcester Railers on Saturday, October 6th at 7:00 PM in Exeter, New Hampshire will be carried on Mixlr. The regular season kicks off on Saturday, October 13th at 6:00 PM against the Adirondack Thunder at Cross Insurance Arena.

The Mariners are members of the ECHL: the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Single game tickets are on sale now at www.MarinersOfMaine.com or by calling the Trusted Choice Box office at 207-775-3458. Fans interested in season tickets, groups, five game plans, or flex packs can call 833-GO-MAINE.

MARINERS ACQUIRE FORWARD TERRENCE WALLIN

MARINERS ACQUIRE WALLIN FROM ADIRONDACK

Mariners make trade, swapping Cleland for Wallin

PORTLAND, ME – September 11, 2018 – The Maine Mariners announced their first trade in franchise history on Tuesday, acquiring forward Terrence Wallin from the Adirondack Thunder in exchange for defenseman Matias Cleland. Wallin has over 130 games of ECHL experience between Adirondack and Rapid City. He also played four games in the AHL last season with the Binghamton Devils.

Wallin (6’0, 181 lbs) is a native of Yardley, PA, but makes his home in nearby Kennebunk, ME, where his family also resides. He expressed excitement about playing closer to them.

“The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind,” Wallin said. “My family’s excited for me, my girlfriend’s pumped. I have a lot of friends from (UMass) Lowell. So we’ll have a lot of people at a lot of games and it’s going to be awesome to see familiar faces in the crowd.”

After four seasons with NCAA DI UMass-Lowell, Wallin began his professional career with the Peoria Rivermen of the SPHL in 2015-16. That season, he was loaned to the Adirondack Thunder, where he stuck through their playoff run, playing 25 regular season and 9 postseason games. He spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Rapid City Rush, suiting up in 47 games, scoring 12 goals and adding 19 assists.

The 2017-18 season was a breakout year for the 26-year-old forward, as he put up a career high 50 points (21 goals, 29 assists) in 59 games with the Thunder, earning a shot in the AHL. He returned to Adirondack for the playoffs and had a prosperous postseason, putting up 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) in 17 games.

“Terrence will bring experience to our team and also depth up the middle,” said Mariners head coach Riley Armstrong. “With his time spent in the AHL last year we are looking for him to build off that heading into this season.”

Matias Cleland, a 24-year old defenseman heads to Adirondack in the deal. Cleland had signed with the Mariners in late June. He spent last season in Orlando and Reading.

The Mariners, proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, will begin the regular season at Cross Insurance Arena on October 13th against the Adirondack Thunder. The Mariners are members of the ECHL: the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Single game tickets are on sale now at www.MarinersOfMaine.com or by calling the Trusted Choice Box office at 207-775-3458. Fans interested in season tickets, groups, five game plans, or flex packs can call 833-GO-MAINE.

INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, SEPT. 10th

PORTLAND, ME – September 7, 2018 – Individual game tickets for the inaugural ECHL season of Maine Mariners hockey will go on sale Monday, September 10th, starting at 2:07 PM ET. Seating options will include ice row, center ice, and end sections. Tickets prices will start as low as $10 for kids. The regular season begins with the Mariners home opener on Saturday, October 13th against the Adirondack Thunder.

Fans can save money on tickets by purchasing in advance of game day, up until 11:59 PM the night before. In addition, a $2 discount will be offered both in advance and on game day to all military members, seniors, or students, with I.D at the Trusted Choice Box Office in the Cross Insurance Arena.

Single game tickets will be able to be purchased online through Ticketmaster via MarinersOfMaine.com/tickets or by visiting the Trusted Choice Box Office inside Cross Insurance Arena. The box office will have extended hours on game days and can be reached at 207-775-3458. It will remain open until 6:00 PM on Monday, September 10th.

Full and half season ticket packages remain available, as well as flex plans (10 vouchers for use at any game in any quantity) and 5-game plans (a ticket to the five biggest promotions of the season plus a Mariners hat and five free Subway footlong sandwiches). Flex and 5-game plans can be purchased online at MarinersOfMaine.com. In addition, groups of 10 or more are eligible for ticket discounts to all games. To purchase a season package or group tickets, please contact the Mariners directly at 833-GO-MAINE.

The Mariners’ seven Saturday home dates will feature a “Family Four Pack” option, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks, four bags of chips, and four pucks, starting at $72. The Family Four Pack will only be available for advance purchase online and through the Trusted Choice Box Office.

The Mariners, proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, will begin the regular season at Cross Insurance Arena on October 13th against the Adirondack Thunder. The Mariners are members of the ECHL: the premier AA hockey league in the United States. For more information, visit www.MarinersOfMaine.com or call toll free: 833-GO-MAINE.

MARINERS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

MARINERS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Mariners to face Worcester & Manchester in Exeter, N.H.

 PORTLAND, ME – August 31, 2018 – The Maine Mariners will play a pair of preseason games on October 6th and 7th against North Division rivals the Worcester Railers and Manchester Monarchs, they announced on Friday. Both games will be open to the public, free of charge at The Rinks at Exeter in Exeter, New Hampshire.

The Mariners will be the “home team” on Saturday, October 6th in their first preseason game against the Worcester Railers, beginning at 7:00 PM. Worcester is in just its second season in the ECHL, but the city has hosted pro hockey for over 20 years. Mariners head coach Riley Armstrong spent three seasons playing for the Worcester Sharks, the AHL team which preceded the Railers, calling Worcester home from 2006-2015.

On Sunday, October 7th, the Mariners will be the “away team” in a 4:35 PM puck drop against Manchester. The Monarchs have competed in the ECHL since 2015-16, replacing an AHL franchise of the same name that played in Manchester from 2001-15. The Monarchs finished second in the North Division last season, just a point behind first place Adirondack. After sweeping Reading in the first round of the playoffs, they’d fall to the Thunder in the division finals.

“The two games will be a good opportunity for us to see where we stand a week before the regular season begins,” Armstrong said. “Both teams were in the playoffs last year and will hopefully give us a good idea of how we stack up.”

The Railers and Monarchs, in addition to being the Mariners’ closest geographical rivals, are the most frequent opponents in the 2018-19 regular seasons. Meetings with the two teams account for nearly half of the schedule at 14 head-to-head matchups each.

The Mariners, proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, will begin the regular season at Cross Insurance Arena on October 13th against the Adirondack Thunder. The Mariners are members of the ECHL: the premier AA hockey league in the United States. Season tickets, flex plans, and 5-game packs for the Mariners inaugural season are on sale now by visiting www.MarinersOfMaine.com or calling toll free: 833-GO-MAINE. Single game tickets go on sale September 10th.