Pirates Announce Schedule for 2012-2013 20th Anniversary SeasonAugust 17, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) Portland Pirates
The 2012-2013 Season will mark the 20th Anniversary of Portland Pirates hockey. The Pirates are proud of 20 years of success in developing players and coaches for the NHL as well as providing affordable family fun for over 4 million fans.
"We're very pleased with the result of this summer's scheduling process. Our 32 games in Portland once again are built around an attractive package of 13 Saturday dates (Saturday is Hockey Night in Portland) complemented by a strong balance of Fridays, weeknights and four Sunday afternoon games during the second half of the season. Layer that with an exciting Pirates Hockey 6 Pack - Canned by Baxter Brewing Company at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, beginning with the home opener on October 19th. We're convinced that this year's schedule hits the sweet spot for fans throughout the region as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season," said Pirates Managing Owner / CEO Brian Petrovek.
The Pirates will open the season on October 13 on the road against the Adirondack Phantoms.
Fans mark your calendars for the Pirates home opener on Friday, October 19, 7:00 PM at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, in Lewiston ME when the Pirates host the Worcester Sharks. As part of their Anniversary Season, the Pirates will play a total of 6 home games at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston and 32 home games at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The first Pirates game in Portland will be November 2, at 7:30 PM.
Among the many new promotions planned for the 20th Anniversary Season will be the VIP Cup, presented by VIP Parts, Tires & Service, awarded to the team that wins the most head - to - head regular season games between Portland and Manchester. The two teams will face off a total of 12 games this season. A special VIP Cup website section detailing the rivalry will be unveiled soon.
In addition to the VIP Cup, fans will be treated to ten games between Portland and the Providence Bruins this season. The two teams will have their first meeting in Portland on November 17th at 7:00 PM. The Pirates will also play rival Worcester Sharks 12 times this season.
This 20th Anniversary Season, the Pirates look to continue their work as community leaders through "Pink in the Rink," presented by Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute and "Veterans Night," presented by Martin's Point Health Care.
On Saturday, October 27, at 7:00 PM, the Portland Pirates will host the 6th Annual "Pink in the Rink" game to be held at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. To honor all who have been affected by breast cancer, the Pirates will wear commemorative pink jerseys during the game. The Pirates will also acknowledge those battling breast cancer, as well as survivors, caregivers, and Making Strides participants both on the ice and on the video board with special tributes. Proceeds from this year's Pink in the Rink will go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the American Cancer Society's annual walk to raise awareness and funds for defeating breast cancer.
Make sure to come to the Portland Pirates inaugural Purple Night on March 2, presented by Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute. In an effort to raise cancer awareness, Pirates players will don Purple jerseys.
This year, the Portland Pirates will once again offer a salute to Veterans with their annual Veterans Night on November 17 at 7:00 PM at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Veterans as well as active military personnel will be offered a special discounted ticket rate for their loved ones, and will be recognized throughout the game with special tributes on the ice, on the video board, and in the Daily Scroll program.
20th Anniversary Season Events
The Pirates will have two retro games this season, a Roll Back Night and Throwback Night. On November 2, Opening Night in Portland, Pirates players will don throwback jerseys from the inaugural '93-'94 season. Throwback Night, presented by Irving Oil, will be a great opportunity for fans to get a glimpse of hockey history and style.
On Friday, November 23, players will wear custom designed black 20th Anniversary Jerseys!
On Alumni Night (to be announced at a later date)! Pirates' hockey greats will return to the Civic Center to show their appreciation for the fans, history, and the organization.
Fans will be able to relive top moments in Pirates history by voting on the 32 greatest moments through a Bracket Buster format.
Other great Portland Pirates traditions include the New Year's Eve game, a 5:30 PM start, featuring New England's largest indoor fireworks display at the conclusion of the game.
The Pirates will give away memorabilia in the form of an all-time team card set, four bobbleheads, and a 20th anniversary logo mini flag. Anniversary items will include a Reebok jersey, t-shirts, pucks, cap, winter hat, flag, and foam item.
The Pirates will be announcing their Training Camp, exhibition game schedule and complete promotional schedule at a later date.
Check in at portlandpirates.com as well as the Pirates' Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information on the Portland Pirates, presented by Bill Dodge Auto Group, for the second year in a row.
Portland Pirates 20th Anniversary Season Ticket Plans are now on sale! Seats can be secured for as low as $50! Season tickets include plenty of great benefits! To find out more, call the Pirates Tickets Office at 828-4665, EXT 350 today!
2012 - 2013 Season Schedule
Saturday, October 13 @ Adirondack 7:00 PM
Friday, October 19 vs. Worcester (L) 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 @ Manchester 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23 @ St. John's 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24 @ St. Johns 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 27 vs. Binghamton (L) 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 28 @ Springfield 3:00 PM
Friday, November 2 vs St. John's 7:30 PM
Friday, November 9 @ Worcester 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 10 @ W-B/Scranton 7:05 PM
Sunday, November 11 @ Hershey 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 14 vs. Worcester (L) 7:00 PM
Friday, November 16 @ Connecticut 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 17 vs. Providence 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 20 vs. Manchester 7:00 PM
Friday, November 23 vs. Springfield 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 24 @ Worcester 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 25 @ Manchester 3:00 PM
Friday, November 30 vs. Worcester 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 1 vs. Providence 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 2 @ Manchester 3:00 PM
Friday, December 7 @ Binghamton 7:05 PM
Saturday, December 8 @ W-B/Scranton 7:05 PM
Tuesday, December 11 vs. Bridgeport 7:00 PM
Friday, December 14 vs. Manchester (L) 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 15 @ Connecticut 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16 @ Worcester 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 19 vs. Springfield 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 22 @ Manchester 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 27 vs. Providence 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 29 vs. Adirondack (L) 7:00 PM
Monday, December 31 vs. Connecticut 5:30 PM
Friday, January 4 @ Providence 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 5 vs. Bridgeport 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8 vs. Worcester 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 12 @ Bridgeport 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 13 @ Worcester 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15 vs. Connecticut 7:00 PM
Friday, January 18 @ Providence 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 19 vs. Connecticut 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 20 @ Manchester 3:00 PM
Friday, January 25 @ Providence 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 26 vs. Manchester 7:00 PM
Friday, February 1 vs. Worcester 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 2 vs. Albany 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8 @ Providence 7:05 PM
Saturday, February 9 @ Bridgeport 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 10 @ Springfield 3:00 PM
Friday, February 15 @ Connecticut 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 16 @ Springfield 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 17 vs. St. John's (L) 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 23 @ Worcester 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 24 vs. Manchester 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 26 vs. Providence 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 vs. Worcester 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 3 @ Providence 3:05 PM
Tuesday, March 5 @ Connecticut 7:00 PM
Friday, March 8 vs. Manchester 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 9 vs. W-B/Scranton 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 10 @ Worcester 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13 vs. Adirondack 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 16 vs. W/B Scranton 7:00 PM
Friday, March 22 vs. St. John's 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 vs. St. John's 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 24 @ Adirondack 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 27 vs. Providence 7:00 PM
Friday, March 29 vs. Manchester 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 30 @ Albany 7:00 PM
Friday, April 5 @ Manchester 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 7 vs. Springfield 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 9 @ St. John's 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10 @ St. John's 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 14 vs. Hershey 4:00 PM
Friday, April 19 vs. Bridgeport 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 20 vs. Connecticut 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 21 @ Bridgeport 3:00 PM
*All Game Times Eastern Time
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