PORTLAND, ME – December 5, 2021 – For the second straight day, the Mariners dropped a 4-1 decision to the Adirondack Thunder at the Cross Insurance Arena. The Thunder completed the New England sweep, getting three consecutive wins against Worcester and a pair against Maine from Friday-Sunday.

Late in the opening period, the Mariners got on the board first, thanks to leading scorer Justin Brazeau. Brazeau grabbed a turnover in the neutral zone and dangled to the outside, flipping a pass to a crashing Nick Master, which deflected off the skate of Thunder defenseman Joe Masonius, and across the goal line. It was an unassisted goal for Brazeau, his team-leading 8th of the season.

Adirondack would flip the game into their favor with a pair of goals in the second half of the second period. At 13:26, Tyler Irvine took a feed from a falling Patrick Grasso and one-timed a shot past Jeremy Brodeur to tie the game at one. Then, at the 17:14 mark, of the period, a point shot from Joe Masonius created a scramble around Brodeur and Sebastian Vidmar, banging away at the rebound, rolled one through Brodeur to put the Thunder in the lead.

Pascal Laberge rang a cross bar during an early third period power play, but the Mariners continued their slump with the man advantage, going 0/2 in the game. At 8:40, Irvine got his second goal of the game, ripping a stick-side wrister past Brodeur to make it 3-1. With 2:43 remaining and the Mariners net empty, Vidmar fired one into the open cage to seal the second straight 4-1 Thunder win.

The Mariners (6-8-2-1) will play four games in five days next week, visiting Worcester for a morning game at 10:05 AM on Wednesday. Their next home game is also against the Railers on Friday, December 10th at 7:15 PM. It will be Marvel Super Hero Night, featuring Black Panther specialty jerseys, which will be auctioned off via Meigray on the Handbid App. The first 1,000 fans will also receive a Marvel Super Hero poster and it’s a 1-2-3 Friday. $1 popcorn, $2 hot dogs, and $3 Bud Light drafts through the start of the 2nd period. Individual tickets for all games can be purchased online at or by visiting the Trusted Choice Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Arena.