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02/04/2013 12:00 AM -
February 4, 2013
Portland Pirates to Participate in USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America, Presented by CCM
Portland, MaineThe Portland Pirates announced a slate of events to coincide with USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America from February 15-17, 2013. The weekend will kick off with Wear Your Jersey day on Friday, February 15th, followed by Try Hockey for Free on Saturday, February 16th and culminates with the Portland Pirates taking on the St. John’s IceCaps on February 17th at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston as the Pirates celebrate Local Hockey Heroes.
Hockey Weekend Across America is in its 6th year nationally. Friday is Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day, sponsored by ShopUSAHockey.com, Saturday is Try Hockey Day sponsored by the National Hockey League, and Sunday is Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes day.
The Pirates will kick off Hockey Weekend across America with a Wear Your Jersey contest. Fans who send in pictures of themselves or others wearing their favorite Hockey jersey on Friday February 15th will be entered to win 6 tickets to a Pirates game as well as a team signed stick! Photos should be submitted with name(s), age(s) and hometown(s) by Friday February 22nd to Spencer Montgomery by emailing them to smontgomery@portlandpirates.com. All submissions will be posted on the Pirates’ Facebook page!
On Saturday, the Pirates will be cohosting Try Hockey For Free with the Portland Junior Pirates in both Saco at the MHG Ice Centre and at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston! Any boy or girl, ages  who wants to try hockey for the first time in a safe environment under the supervision of USA hockey professionals. Children can try hockey in Saco at the MHG Ice Centre from 7:50 am - 8:50 am and can register by emailing Carmen Roy at Carmen@mainehockeygroup.com. Try Hockey for Free will take place in Lewiston at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, and children can be registered by emailing Carmen Roy at Carmen@mainehockeygroup.com. All registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
On Sunday, the Portland Pirates will play their final regular season game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée when they take on division rival St. John’s for the 4th time this season. The puck will drop at 4 pm for the first Sunday matinee of the season. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the Colisée early to tailgate prior to the game! Tailgating hours are from 12-3pm and a complete list of rules can be found on portlandpirates.com. During the game, the Pirates will honor local hockey heroes. Following the game, fans will have the opportunity to skate with the team for 45 minutes. Skate rentals are available at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée for $3.
The Pirates will also be sponsoring a Hockey Weekend Across America Drawing contest for kids! Children can submit a drawing of their favorite Pirates player in action and be entered to win great prizes. All drawings should be submitted with the child’s name, address, age, phone number, and favorite Pirates player, and can either be mailed to the Pirates office (Attn: Spencer Montgomery, 94 Free Street, Portland, ME, 04101) or emailed to smontgomery@portlandpirates.com. All submissions are due by February 22nd, 2013.
Tickets are still available for all Pirates regular season games at the Cumberland County Civic Center by calling (207) 828-4665 ext. 350 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Official Sponsor of Winter Fun in Maine
Chris Knoblock
Director, Communications and Media Relations
(207) 828-4665 ext. 310


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