The Pirates, who lost their home opener to Manchester, trium

Posted by: MBR on Thu Oct 20th, 2011 7:38 am
Pirates turn on the switchThe Pirates, who lost their home opener to Manchester, triumph in the rematch.By Paul Betit PORTLAND - The real Portland Pirates showed up Wednesday night to play the Manchester Monarchs at the Cumberland County Civic Center.Four nights after losing their home opener to the Monarchs, the Pirates turned in a solid performance for a 5-3 victory."I thought the work ethic was there tonight," Pirates Coach Ray Edwards said. "We were tracking the puck well and we competed a little bit harder.""We just played more simple tonight," said defenseman Nathan Oystrick, who scored his first two goals of the season. "We've got a pretty young team up front and we got pretty revved up. The guys were pretty excited, I think, and we just calmed down."for full story ... 10-20.html