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Gogulla Named To German Olympic Team

December 30, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Portland Pirates News Release

Portland Pirates forward Philip Gogulla was one of 23 players announced today as members of German's provisional roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The men's hockey competition will be held from February 16th-28th.

Gogulla has five goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 31 games in this his first season in North America. The 22 year-old Dusseldorf, Germany native, who has previously represented Germany internationally at the World Junior Hockey Championships and the World Championships, was selected 48th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Fellow Pirates forward and German native Felix Schutz was also being considered for the team but was not included on the provisional roster.

The Pirates (16-12-4-2) get back at it Thursday night when the Worcester Sharks visit the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Pirates and the CCCC are proud to bring you the annual Kid's New Year's Game featuring New England's largest indoor fireworks display following the 5:30 pm contest. The UNUM Challenge between the Pirates and Sharks continues with Portland leading the eight-game series 2-0-0-1. At each game in each city, one lucky fan is chosen from the submitted entrees as the UNUM Challenge Fan of the Game. Each fan wins a replica jersey and receives five (5) tickets to a future game. Special youth ticket pricing is in effect for the game with Main Deck and Quarter Deck tickets only $9 in advance and $10 day of game. Tickets for the game are available by calling (207) 775-3458, visiting the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office or going on-line at

Ticket plans for the 2009-2010 season are available at the Pirates office, located at 94 Free Street in Portland. The Pirates office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For all the information about Pirates 2009-2010 ticket plans and 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic visit or call (207) 828-4665 Ext. 350 to speak with one of the Pirates account executives.

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