Pirates Announce Playoff Opponent and Schedule

April 11, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Portland Pirates

News Release

PORTLAND, ME - The Portland Pirates finished their regular season schedule on Saturday night with a 5-4 win over the Manchester Monarchs. As a result, the Pirates will play the Providence Bruins in Round 1 of the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs. Group tickets for Pirates Playoff Hockey - Powered by Time Warner Cable will go on sale on Monday, April 13th at 8:30 a.m. by calling the Pirates offices at (207) 828-4665, x350.

The Pirates finished the regular season in third place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 39-31-3-7. As a result, the Pirates will meet the second place Providence Bruins in Round 1 of the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs. Portland was 5-2-0-3 against Providence in the season series between the two teams. The schedule for Pirates Playoff Hockey - Powered by Time Warner Cable is listed below.

Atlantic Division Semifinal - Series "B" (best-of-7) Providence Bruins vs. Portland Pirates Game 1- Wednesday, April 15th 7:05 pm @ Providence Game 2- Friday, April, 17th 7:05 pm @ Providence Game 3- Sunday, April 19th 4:00 pm @ Portland Game 4- Thurs. April 23rd 7:00 pm @ Portland *Game 5- Friday, April 24th 7:05 pm @ Providence *Game 6- Sunday, April 26th 4:00 pm @ Portland *Game 7- Tuesday, April 28th 7:05 pm @ Providence *If necessary

Beginning, Tuesday, April 14th, fans can purchase individual tickets for Pirates Playoff Hockey - Powered by Time Warner Cable. Fans will be able purchase individual tickets to all potential Pirates home playoff games from Game "1" (Round 1, Home Game 1) to the last potential home playoff game, Game "16" (Round 4, Home Game 4). Tickets will be available for purchase in person or by phone (207 775-3458) at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office.

The Box Office is open from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturdays and closed on non-game Sundays. When the Pirates play weekend home games, the Box Office is open on Saturday from 9:30 AM through the second intermission of the game and on Sunday from 10:00 AM through the second intermission of the game.

Fans can also purchase tickets through Ticketmaster by calling (207) 775-3331 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Individual playoff tickets for Round 1 start at just $10.00. Ticket prices for the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs are listed below:

Round 1 Main Deck: $15.00 Quarter Deck: $12.00 Senior/Student/Youth: $10.00

Round 2 Main Deck: $17.00 Quarter Deck: $14.00 Senior/Student/Youth: $11.00

Round 3 Main Deck: $19.00 Quarter Deck: $16.00 Senior/Student/Youth: $12.00

Round 4 Main Deck: $21.00 Quarter Deck: $18.00 Senior/Student/Youth: $13.00

Note: All individual ticket prices increase $2.00 on the day of the game.

Fans can save big over Box Office prices with the Pirates Playoffs Group Ticket Packages.

Group Rates for Round 1 (10 or more) Main Deck $9.00 (save $6 per ticket) Quarter Deck $7.00 (save $4 per ticket)

Group Rates for all rounds (2 -4) (10 or more) Main Deck $12.00 (save $7 per ticket Round 3) Quarter Deck $10.00 (save $6 per ticket Round 3)

All ticket purchases are non-refundable unless the game is not played in which case refunds would be available at the original point of purchase (either the Cumberland County Civic Center or Ticketmaster).

Tickets for the 2009-10 season are on sale now. Pirates fans can lock-in a seat location for next season with a $50.00 per seat deposit. The Pirates also offer payment options that feature a five installment plan, allowing fans to pay for their season tickets over an extended period of time.

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