Pirates Face Sharks in Return to Lewiston
Portland, ME – The Portland Pirates return to the Androscoggin Bank Colisée on Wednesday to face a familiar foe in the Worcester Sharks. Puck drops at 7:00 PM.
The Pirates are coming off a 3 game road trip that included a trip to Worcester to face the Sharks. The Sharks defeated the Pirates by a score of 3-1 on Friday night in a contest that saw a revival of the bad blood between the two teams. Amongst the many penalties assessed to both teams were fighting majors to Mark Louis and Brandon Mashinter, who faced off just 1:38 into the game, as well as a fight between Joel Rechlicz and Jimmy Bonneau, who missed the first game between the Sharks and Pirates because of a suspension earned in a fight against the Pirates last season. The Pirates got on the board first with Chris Brown scoring just 62 seconds into the game, but failed to hold the lead as the Sharks scored 3 unanswered to take the victory.
The Pirates finished their weekend road trip with a 4-3 shootout loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, where they came from a 3 goal deficit to read the shootout period, as well as a 3-1 victory over the Hershey Bears on Sunday. In Sunday’s contest, the Pirates came back from a 1 goal deficit to score 3 unanswered, much as the Sharks did to them on Friday, to take the victory. Andy Miele, Michael Stone, and Alexandre Bolduc scored the goals for the Pirates.
The Sharks followed up their victory over Portland with a two game split, falling to the Connecticut Whale by a score of 6-2 in Worcester, then defeating the Providence Bruins 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday in Providence. Brandon Mashinter had the game winner for the Sharks to improve them to 6-5-1-1 on the season, and keep them in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division.
Wednesday’s game can be heard on 95.5 and 95.9 WPEI in the Portland area, 92.7FM and 100.7 FM WOXO FM in the Lewiston/Auburn area, and online on the WLOB radio player and AHL Live.
Tickets remain available for this contest, as well as all other games in Lewiston. For more information, visit www.thecolisee.com or call 728-2009 ext. 350. All Pirates games in Portland are on sale through the Cumberland County Civic Center at 775-3458 or online at www.theciviccenter.com/tickets.
WHO: Portland Pirates (5-4-1-1) Worcester Sharks (6-5-1-1)
WHERE: Androscoggin Bank Colisée, Lewiston, ME
WHEN: Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 PM
TICKETS: Available by calling 728-2009 ext. 350, or www.thecolisee.com
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