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Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:13 am
by MattyB
"Michael Keeley, the three year radio and HockeyTV voice of the Bruins, has accepted the position of Media Relations and Broadcast Manager with the ECHL’s Maine Mariners."

https://t.co/i4lguFe9Zj

Not gonna lie, surprised as hell that Jeff Mannix didn't get this. Although at this point he may be better qualified for an NHL gig (he was one of the finalists for the Bruins' radio gig and frankly got jobbed, because the guy they picked is horrendous).

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:12 pm
by MattyB
Alex Kile becomes first Mariner in @ECHL history! https://t.co/T6A8FHBqmP

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:24 am
by MattyB
Maine Mariners debut jerseys, sign several players: https://t.co/ikgB4BzPqh

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:20 am
by MattyB
The Mariners have added three to the roster for the 2018-19 season! Welcome to the Mariners: https://t.co/kgFvUDZjn6

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:56 am
by MattyB
Read more about Beacon, the new mascot: https://t.co/C1pGDiIP2K

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:33 am
by MattyB
Maine Mariners Acquire Terrence Wallin from Adirondack Thunder for Matias Cleland: https://t.co/M5HjEWHQ9I

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:20 am
by MattyB
Maine talent looking to make Maine Mariners final roster: https://t.co/p2SHP7Offd

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:18 pm
by MattyB
MARINERS FALL IN INAUGURAL GAME TO ADIRONDACK
Salvaggio, Culkin, and Kile score in season opening loss



PORTLAND, ME – October 13, 2018 – In a helter-skelter type game at the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday night, the Adirondack Thunder topped the Maine Mariners 6-3 as professional hockey made its triumphant return to Portland.


The Mariners fell into an early 3-0 hole, started off by a goal just 1:02 into the game by Brian Ward. Desmond Bergin doubled the lead to 2-0 at 5:06 and then Jon Edwardh connected on the power play at 9:14 to stretch the lead to three goals. Less than a minute later Jason Salvaggio scored the first goal in franchise history with a one-timer set up by Scott Savage and Antoine Waked, a power play goal to put the Mariners on the board. The Mariners were outshot 12-5 in the opening period.



It looked like the Mariners were hot on the comeback trail when Ryan Culkin blasted home a power play goal just 1:31 into the 2nd period. Drew Melanson and Riley Bourbonnais set up the point shot that found its way past Thunder goaltender Colton Phinney. Adirondack seized control of the game again with two goals between 2:06 and 3:30 of the 2nd from Conor Riley and Edwardh. Alex Kile scored on a breakaway at 12:24, but the Mariners remained down by two when the second intermission hit early due to an injury to the referee.



Maine had early chances in the 3rd but couldn’t solve Phinney who made numerous key saves. Maine’s Brycen Martin fought Riley to energize the crowd, but a Shane Conacher power play goal at 13:36 was the final nail in the coffin. Phinney stopped 17 of 20 for the win while Mariners goaltender Brandon Halverson made 21 saves on 27 shots.



The Mariners are back home Friday to host the Reading Royals for a 7:15 PM puck drop at the Cross Insurance Arena. It’s the first “1-2-3 Friday” of the season: $1 hotdogs, $2 popcorn, and $3 Bud Lights. Individual tickets can be purchased at MarinersOfMaine.com.

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:47 am
by MattyB
MARINERS COME FROM BEHIND FOR FIRST FRANCHISE WIN

PORTLAND, ME – October 21, 2018 – Down by one into the late stages of the third period, the Mariners got two goals just seventeen seconds apart from Dawson Leedahl and Alex Kile to rally and defeat the Newfoundland Growlers 4-2, for their first win in franchise history. Connor LaCouvee, in his first professional start, made 32 saves to earn the win.



The Mariners scored the only goal of the first period at 9:42 when Derek Pratt spotted Drew Melanson with a stretch pass for a partial breakaway up the left wing. Melanson ripped a wrist shot past Growlers goaltender Michael Garteig for his first goal of the season. The opening period featured eight minor penalties and four power plays for each team - none of which were scored upon, but Melanson’s goal came 4-on-4.



Newfoundland got even at 9:45 of the second period when Ryan Moore finished off a 4-on-2 rush, tapping a puck past a sprawling LaCouvee. The Growlers then went ahead at 12:11 on a power play goal from Marcus Power. Newfoundland heavily outshot the Mariners in the second period, 13-4.



The Mariners were awarded a power play at 12:17 of the third period and Dawson Leedahl followed a Ryan Culkin shot to tie the game. On the ensuing shift, Alex Kile took a breakaway pass from Scott Savage and deked Garteig five-hole to put the Mariners ahead. Kile found the empty net from the Growlers blue line in the final minute to seal the game. Kile has scored four goals in four games. Cukin and Melanson finished the game with two assists each. LaCouvee stopped 32 of 34 while Garteig turned aside 20 of 23.



The Mariners next game is Wednesday night at home against the Manchester Monarchs – a 7:00 PM start. Individual tickets can be purchased at MarinersOfMaine.com.

Re: Maine Mariners 2018

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:36 am
by MattyB
MARINERS HOLD OFF MONARCHS AFTER WILD FINISH

PORTLAND, ME – October 24, 2018 – Dwyer Tschantz broke a 1-1 tie at 5:23 of the third period and it looked for a while like it would be the game winner, but a chaotic final 3:23 saw teams trade goals multiple times before the Mariners eventually held on for a 4-3 win on Wednesday night at the Cross Insurance Arena.

The only goal of the first period came off the stick of Spencer Watson at 5:57 of the frame, when his wrist shot from the left circle on the power play beat Connor LaCouvee’s glove for a 1-0 Manchester lead. The Mariners thought they had tied the game with about five minutes remaining in the period when Drew Melanson scooped up a puck behind goaltender Cole Kehler and put it into an empty net. The referee however, blew his whistle stopping play, and the goal was waived off.

Melanson got his redemption at 16:58 of the 2nd period. John Furgele moved the puck across the blue line for a point shot by his D-partner Zach Tolkinen, which Kehler stopped, but Melanson pounced on and lifted under the cross bar to tie the game. It was the second professional goal for Melanson in as many games.

Tschantz’s tie-breaker was a product of another Furgele play, as the defenseman was set up by Jason Salvaggio and another loose rebound was converted by the Mariners. Tschantz glided in front and tucked a backhand past Kehler. The score remained 2-1 until 16:47 when Brycen Martin joined a rush and took a Melanson drop pass to add an insurance goal. The Monarchs then pulled their goaltender and immediately scored when Stepan Falkovsky’s blue line shot deflected past LaCouvee. Just over a minute later, Antoine Waked scored an empty net goal from the Monarchs blue line, with Melanson picking up his third point of the game on the only assist. Despite leaving Kehler in the net, Manchester answered again at 19:21 when Tony Cameranesi ripped a shot off the post and behind LaCouvee. The Monarchs nearly tied the game but the Mariners got multiple key shot blocks in the final 39 seconds to hold on.

LaCouvee made 36 saves to win his second consecutive start while Kehler took the loss in his professional debut, stopping 28 of 31.

The Mariners spend the weekend on the road in Glens Falls (Adirondack) on Friday for a 7:00 faceoff and Manchester on Saturday night for a 6:00 rematch with the Monarchs. They return home on Friday, November 2nd to take on the Reading Royals at 7:30 PM. Individual tickets can be purchased at MarinersOfMaine.com.