08/09/2013 1:55 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 9, 2013
Portland Pirates Announce New Practice and High Performance Training Site in Saco
Training Camp and Pre-Season Schedule Begins September 23rd
Portland, Maine – The Portland Pirates, AHL Affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, today announced that the OA Performance Center (15 Lund Road, Saco, ME) will be their new high performance training and practice facility beginning this season.
The OA Performance Center is a state-of-the-art performance complex offering athletes and fitness-minded individuals of all ages and abilities a unique and fully integrated orthopedics, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, performance evaluation, and training facility – all in one convenient location at the OA Sports Center in Saco. The OA Performance Center is the home of the MHG Ice Centre, Portland Pirates, Portland Junior Pirates, the Michael Phelps Skill Center, Octagon Olympics & Action Sports, and OA Center for Orthopaedics. .
The Pirates also announced that their 2013 training camp will begin on Monday, September 23rd at the OA Performance Center with a full camp schedule to be announced at a later date. Training camp on-ice sessions at the OA Performance Center will be open to the public.
The Pirates will open their pre-season exhibition schedule against the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds on Wednesday, September 25th at 1pm at the OA Performance Center. This will be the second straight year that the Pirates will face the Varsity Reds in the preseason. Admission is free.
The Pirates will then take on the Manchester Monarchs in a home and home VIP Cup Series presented by VIP Parts, Tires & Service preview. Portland will host Manchester on Saturday, September 28th at 3:00pm at the OA Performance Center, then travel to Sullivan Arena at Saint Anselm College in Manchester for a 3:00pm game on Sunday, September 29th. Tickets for the game at the OA Performance Center will be $10 for day of game, general admission seats with no advance sales. Major credit cards and cash will be accepted.
· Wednesday, September 25th, 1 PM vs. UNB (OA Performance Center, Saco)
· Saturday, September 28th, 3 PM vs. Manchester (OA Performance Center, Saco)
· Sunday, September 29th, 3 PM at Manchester (Sullivan Arena, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH)
The Pirates’ 2013-14 season schedule will be posted on the new PortlandPirates.com when it is released later this month. The Pirates have released six guaranteed dates, including Opening Night on October 12th at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston. Baxter 12 Pack tickets for all 12 games in Lewiston are available beginning at $144, as are Group Tickets for the announced six dates. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. Baxter 12 Packs and group tickets are available by calling the Pirates’ front office at (207) 828-4665 ext. 350. Baxter 12 tickets are also available by calling the Androscoggin Bank Colisée box office at (207) 783-2009 ext. 525 or online at thecolisee.com.
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