PORTLAND, ME – July 29, 2022 – The Mariners announced their second defenseman signing of 2021-22 on Friday, bringing back Gabriel Chicoine. The rookie blueliner joined the Mariners last March after finishing up his collegiate career at Bowling Green State University.
Chicoine made his professional debut with the Mariners on March 19th, 2022 against the South Carolina Stingrays. In his third game on April 1st against Adirondack, he scored his first pro goal. Chicoine played a total of 10 games for Maine, with one goal and one assist. He also appeared in Game 1 of the North Division Semifinals playoff series against Reading.
“I’m extremely excited to be back in Maine for next season,” said Chicoine. “The fans, the organization, and my teammates were amazing in the time I was there last year and I can’t wait to be back and try to win a championship!”
The 25-year-old defenseman is from St-Dominique, Quebec, but has played in the United States for the last four seasons. After a junior career in the Quebec Junior Hockey League, he joined the NCAA Division III program at Norwich University in Vermont. Chicoine enjoyed great success at Norwich, being named to the New England Hockey Conference All-Rookie and All-Tournament Teams as a freshman, and then becoming a First Team All-American in his sophomore year, when he averaged over a point per game and led the Cadets in scoring. His outstanding play earned him a spot in the Division I ranks for his senior season of 2021-22, where he appeared in 37 games for Bowling Green, putting up 19 points. (1 goal, 18 assists)
Chicoine joins captain Connor Doherty on defense for the 2022-23 roster, alongside forwards Cam Askew, Brendan Robbins, Nick Jermain, and Conner Bleackley. Click here to view the current roster.
The Mariners 2022-23 season is once again presented by Hannaford To Go, and begins on Friday, October 21st at Trois-Rivieres, followed by the home opener on Saturday, October 22nd also against the Lions. Full and half season packages plus 12-game mini plans and 10-ticket flex plans are on sale now by calling 833-GO-MAINE or visiting the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland. Prospective package holders can also put down a deposit or fill out an inquiry form at MarinersOfMaine.com. Single game tickets will go on sale in September.