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Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:03 am

AHL Hockey: Pirates ready for another season
by Justin Pelletier,

SACO — Perhaps the Portland Pirates' coaching staff — and by extension, the staff from National Hockey League affiliate Phoenix — just wanted to see how much gas their players had in the tank on opening day.

Perhaps they have a mean streak.

More than likely, the answer lies in between.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:26 am

Pirates open camp: Positions for plundering
A mix of rookies, free agents and Phoenix Coyote cuts begins vying for jobs in the AHL.
By Paul Betit

SACO — The Portland Pirates got right down to business Monday morning as the AHL team opened its training camp at the MHG Ice Centre.

"It's time to get to work," said Coach Ray Edwards after he and his staff put 23 players through their paces during two grueling 45-minute training sessions at the Pirates' new practice facility at the OA Performance Center...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:34 am

AHL: For Pirates, home is where the rink is
by Justin Pelletier, Sports Editor

SACO — The Portland Pirates' second home has treated the team well in recent years.

With the team's longest-ever stay at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee looming to begin this season, everyone involved is hoping for multiple repeat performances.

With a renovation project at the Cumberland County Civic Center in full swing, the Pirates worked out a deal to play at the Lewiston facility for the first third of the season, a total of 12 home dates on their...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:13 am

In the Crease: If the opportunity arises, seize it
by Justin Pelletier

It's not hyperbole to say that what the Portland Pirates are going to announce Thursday afternoon during a news conference at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee could have ramifications across North America.

The impending announcement from the Pirates includes alterations to their 2013-14 schedule, ostensibly including shifting previously-scheduled dates and times in some way to accommodate more games — perhaps the entirety of their home schedule — at the Lewiston facility...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:15 am

AHL: Pirates top UNB; Cuts looming
by Justin Pelletier, Sports Editor

SACO — Daine Todd has felt the crunch of being stapled to the boards by a professional hockey player.

As a defender for the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds last season, Todd skated with the team in a preseason exhibition game against the Portland Pirates at the Portland Ice Arena...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:19 am

AHL: Former Maineiac Brisebois forges own path to pros
by Justin Pelletier

Defenseman Mathieu Brisebois of the Portland Pirates, formerly of the Lewiston Maineiacs, fires a shot during warmups for an exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick in Saco opn Wednesday.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:00 am

Pirates make an impression in exhibition opener
With a roster mostly of rookies and free agents, Portland wins 4-0 against the University of New Brunswick, Canada's reigning college champion.
By Paul Betit

SACO - The Portland Pirates opened their exhibition season Wednesday afternoon at the MHG Ice Centre with a lineup filled with rookies and free agents trying to make a good impression.

The Pirates won 4-0 against the University of New Brunswick, Canada's reigning college champion, and Coach Ray Edwards, who watched the game from an office above the ice, liked what he saw...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:51 am

AHL: Pirates confirm season in Lewiston
by Justin Pelletier, Sports Editor

LEWISTON — After weeks of legal wrangling, the Portland Pirates and Cumberland County Civic Center have been unable to resolve their financial differences.

After days of speculation, the American Hockey League team made official Thursday what many had surmised: The team will play its entire 38-game home schedule, and any possible playoff games, in Lewiston...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:55 am

AHL: Pirates ready to play in 'second home'
by Justin Pelletier, Sports Editor

LEWISTON — The Androscoggin Bank Colisee has been a cozy second home for the Portland Pirates in recent years. The team has lost just once while playing a fistful of regular-season games at the Lewiston rink in recent years.

This year, the Pirates will get a chance to put that sparkling record on the line as they play out their 2013-14 home schedule at a rink that has in the past been dubbed their home away from home...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:11 am

Steve Solloway: Sweet smell of old-time hockey in Lewiston

The squabbling over control of the Cumberland County Civic Center will go on and you won't have to listen. The Pirates and their fans have a new home for the coming season. It will be rustic and cramped, and maybe too warm from all the body heat...

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