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October 18, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Portland Pirates News Release

Pirates Seek to Rebound from First Setback

The Pirates end a tough stretch of four games in five days tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Cumberland County Civic Center as the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings) come to town for a 6:30 p.m. contest.

Come to the game right after work or bring the kids after school and enjoy great food and beverage specials in the Civic Center's Penalty Box Grill, which will open at 4:30 p.m., as well as at the following Pirates partners: Rivalries, Siano's, Gritty's, Nosh Kitchen Bar, Binga's Stadium, Dogfish Café, Walters and Yosaku. Tickets for the game, as well as each of the remaining Pirates home games, are on sale now by calling 207-775-3458, visiting the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office.

Advance ticket prices are $13 for Quarter Deck, $16 for Main Deck and $17 for Premium Main Deck. Student/Senior pricing is $11 for Quarter or Main Deck tickets and $12 for Premium Main Deck seating. Purchase your tickets in advance and save on the $2 increase on all ticket prices for day of game purchases.

Discount tickets and ticket packages can also be purchased by calling 207-828-4665 ext. 350.

Breast Cancer Awareness Night

This Saturday (October 23rd) the Portland Pirates will host their third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night, presented by Maine Medical Center. Proceeds from ticket sales through the Pirates office will benefit the American Cancer Society of Maine's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.

To honor all who have been affected by breast cancer, the Pirates will wear one of a kind commemorative pink jerseys during the game. The Pirates will also acknowledge those battling breast cancer, survivors, caregivers and Making Strides participants both on ice and on the center ice videoboard with special tributes.

Tickets for this special event are just $15.00 each, with $5.00 from every ticket sold donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, when you purchase your tickets on-line or by calling (207) 828-4665 ext 317.

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Pirates Recap

The Pirates have shown a powerful balance of potent scoring, along with a rapidly maturing defense, and typical stingy goaltending to get off to one of the best starts in franchise history.

On Friday, a late second period surge, highlighted by goals from Mark Mancari (19:44 mark) and Dennis McCauley (19:57) helped the Pirates race break open a 1-1 game on their way to a 3-1 victory against Bridgeport.

Mancari continued his torrid start to the season with two goals and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Springfield Falcons on Saturday. The performance extended Mancari's goal- and point-scoring streaks to four games. Luke Adam was also front and center in the game, scoring once and registering three assists in a fourth straight victory, the best winning start in Pirates franchise history.

The Sound Tigers ended the Pirates quick start knocking off the Pirates 4-1 in Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon. Adam scored the lone Pirates goal.

Results:

October 15th vs. Bridgeport, 3-1 W (game summary)

October 16th vs. Springfield, 4-2 W (game summary)

October 17th @ Bridgeport, 1-4 L (game summary)

Upcoming Games:

October 19th vs. Manchester, 6:30 p.m. (GET TICKETS)

October 22nd @ Springfield, 7:30 p.m. (LISTEN LIVE)

October 23rd vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m. (GET TICKETS)

Wescott's Evening with the Pirates

World Champion Snowboarder Seth Wescott signed autographs pre-game and during the first intermission on Friday when the Pirates faced off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Wescott's appearance was courtesy of the Maine Chevy Dealers.

The Maine native also took a moment to present Luke Adam with his Reebok/AHL Player-of-the-Week Award in a pre-game ceremony.

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Pirates & Ricetta's

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to celebrate a birthday? Come party at a game with Crackers, Salty Pete and Pirates action!

The Pirates and Ricetta's offer two Birthday Party Packages starting as low as $195.

The Crackers MVP Party features a pre-game party for 15 in a private room one hour prior to the game plus gifts for the birthday boy or girl, party favors for each youth guest, food and beverages courtesy of Ricetta's, a visit and photo opportunity with one of our mascots, Crackers or Salty Pete, a personalized birthday cake and much more!

Salty Pete's "In Your Seats" Birthday Package includes gifts for the birthday boy or girl, party favors for each youth guest, a visit and photo opportunity with one of our mascots, Crackers or Salty Pete, Public Address and Message Board recognition, and much more.

Space is limited and based on first-come first-served. For more information about scheduling a birthday celebration contact the Pirates at (207) 828-4665, ext. 350.

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