Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:21 am

Pirates sound against Tigers
Portland prevails in a clash of struggling AHL teams.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Randy Jones scored a shorthanded goal on an assist from Andy Miele that gave the Portland Pirates (23-30-2-8) the lead with 7:41 left in the third period and they went on to defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4-2 on Sunday afternoon in front of 5,002 fans at the Webster Bank Arena.The Sound Tigers (27-31-2-5) opened the scoring with 9:20 left in the first period on a power-play goal by Jake Newton...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:16 am

Pirates fall to Worcester, 5-3
Former Maine coach Roy Sommer of the Worcester Sharks sets an AHL record by coaching his 1,275th game.
By Glenn Jordan

LEWISTON — On a night when the visiting coach – a former Maine Mariner – made history, the Portland Pirates continued their futility inside the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The Pirates fell into an early hole and couldn’t climb out, losing 5-3 to the Worcester Sharks, whose coach, Roy Sommer, set an American Hockey League longevity record with 1,275 games behind the bench...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:46 am

AHL: Pirates can’t complete comeback
Portland nearly erases a four-goal deficit but loses to Providence, 6-5.
By Glenn Jordan

LEWISTON — The usual reaction upon scoring a goal is to raise one’s arms in triumph. When Andy Miele notched his team-leading 25th goal Friday night, he raised his eyes instead, looking for the scoreboard clock to see if any hope for an improbable comeback remained. With only 3 seconds left, it did not...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:09 am

Pirates beat Monarchs, retain slim playoff hopes
But all Norfolk needs is one standings point to eliminate Portland.
By Paul Betit


LEWISTON — The Portland Pirates overcame a dreadfully slow start to stave off elimination from playoff contention Saturday night. Andy Miele scored a goal and had three assists to lead the Pirates to a 7-5 win against the Manchester Monarchs, one of the AHL’s best teams, before 2,589 fans at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:59 am

Portland Pirates fall short in 3-2 loss to Worcester
The Sharks are 8-4 against the Pirates this season.
By Mike Scandura


WORCESTER, Mass. – Officially, the Portland Pirates dressed 20 skaters for Tuesday night’s game against the Worcester Sharks. Unofficially, half acted like spectators in a 3-2 loss. “We had some shifts where we got some stuff going but ultimately I didn’t feel like we had enough,” Coach Ray Edwards said. “I found the only time we had anything going was when certain guys were on the ice...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:17 am

Bears edge Pirates 3-2
Hershey climbs into the AHL East’s final playoff spot with a win at the Colisee.
By Glenn Jordan

LEWISTON — Two former Portland Pirates, of recent and not-so-recent vintage, returned to Maine to haunt their former team. Forward Chris Brown, who left in a trade a month ago, and goalie Dave Leggio, who played for the franchise three seasons ago when the Pirates were affiliated with Buffalo, helped the Hershey Bears rally to a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at the Colisee...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:21 am

Arrgh times in Lewiston for the Portland Pirates
On and off the ice, the team seemed lost in 2013-14.
By Glenn Jordan

LEWISTON — For the second time in three seasons, and only the sixth time in the 21-year history of the franchise, the Portland Pirates failed to qualify for the American Hockey League playoffs...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:31 am

Another untimely collapse for Portland Pirates
Portland loses a late two-goal lead and then the game in OT.
By Allen Lessels


MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Portland Pirates came up a couple minutes short of knocking off the Eastern Conference-leading Manchester Monarchs on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Instead, Monarch Sean Backman came down the right wing and blasted a shot that beat goaltender Louis Domingue high to the stick side with 1:11 left in overtime to give his team a 4-3 victory...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:04 am

Pirates lose fourth in a row
Portland drops into last place in the AHL after a 7-2 defeat at Providence.
By Mike Scandura

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Portland Pirates Coach Ray Edwards obviously had high hopes going into this season. But what’s transpired almost has defied comprehension, because after Sunday’s 7-2 loss to the Providence Bruins, the Pirates have the worst record in the AHL...

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Re: Pirates news and game stories: 2013-14

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:07 am

Pirates lose to Monarchs again
Manchester wins 5-0 to improve to 8-3 against Portland this season.
By Paul Betit

LEWISTON — The Manchester Monarchs continued their dominance over the Portland Pirates Wednesday night. The Monarchs, the AHL’s top team, rolled to a 5-0 win over the Pirates before fewer than 1,000 people at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Manchester is 8-3 against Portland this season...

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