The Mariners are involved in three big community events this weekend! Here is all you need to know about what’s going on:
Armstrong Skills Competition
When: Friday, March 12th
Where: The Rink At Thompson’s Point
What time: 11 AM – 7:30 PM
Mariners Head Coach & Assistant General Manager Riley Armstrong and wife, Amber, have organized an outdoor skills competition for local hockey players of all ages. Two divisions (17 and under, 18 and older) will compete in fastest skater, puck relay, and hardest shot, with valuable prizes on the line. They’re also raffling off some big ticket items including signed jerseys from NHL players Charlie McAvoy and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins. Proceeds are going to local businesses and non-profits. The Mariners will be on hand selling merchandise and tickets, as well as giving away mini-sticks to kids. Beacon The Puffin will make an appearance from 3-5 PM.
Pro Shop Saturdays – Last one!
When: Saturday, March 13th
Where: Cross Insurance Arena (Spring St. parking lane)
What time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Mariners equipment manager Jake Rogers has raised over $1800 through the first four “Pro Shop Saturdays and this week is his final event! He’s offering skate sharpening for $6 and other equipment repairs at a quoted cost, with all proceeds benefiting local restaurants struggling through COVID-19. Jake also has a raffle going with prizes from the Mariners, Hartford Wolf Pack, and the University of Maine hockey team. Donations are also being accepted through a GoFundMe campaign. You find Jake at the Armstrong Skills Competition too!
Checking For Charity
When: Sunday, March 14th
Where: Streaming online
What time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
The fourth annual Checking For Charity takes on a different look this year without spectators permitted to attend at Troubh Ice Arena. However, all three games (Red Riot Challenge, Firefighter Classic, Former Pro Showdown) will be broadcast online at the Checking For Charity Facebook Page with Mariners broadcaster Michael Keeley on the play-by-play. This year’s event is dedicated to the life of Travis Roy, and the Travis Roy foundation. The Mariners will have several personnel playing in the event including Riley Armstrong, Terrence Wallin, Ted and Brian Hart, and Ben Freeman. Donations can be made and merchandise or raffle tickets purchased at CFCMaine.org. A Dillan Fox autographed jersey is among the items in the raffle.