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Pirates Recall Melindy from Gwinnett


March 18, 2015

Pirates Recall Melindy from Gwinnett

Second Year D-Man Returns to Portland

Saco, ME – The Portland Pirates today announced that they have recalled defenseman James Melindy from their ECHL affiliate, the Gwinnett Gladiators

Melindy, a 6-foot-3, 195 pound defenseman from St. John’s, Newfoundland, rejoins the Pirates after being assigned to Gwinnett on December 6.  While with the Gladiators, Melindy played 47 games and scored two goals and seven assists for nine points.  He also connected 69 penalty minutes.

The 21 year-old second year pro played nine games with Portland this season before his reassignment, collecting eight penalty minutes.

In his rookie season with Portland last year, the Arizona Coyotes 2012 Third Round draft selection scored two goals for two points in 38 games.  Melindy made his pro debut with Portland at the end of the 2012-13 regular season, playing in two games.

Melindy will rejoin the Pirates in time for their home game this Friday at Cross Insurance Arena against the Hershey Bears.

The Pirates continue their home stand and put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they host the Hershey Bears this Friday and Saturday night at Cross Insurance Arena.  Both games begin at 7:00 p.m.  On Friday night, one lucky fan will be qualified to win a 2015 GMC Terrain, courtesy of Bill Dodge Auto Group!  On Saturday night, Boston Bruins anthem singer and Maine native Rene Rancourt will be hand and it’s the Finals of the Labatt Blue Bubble Hockey Tournament.  Plus, BOGO is back!  Buy one ticket to Saturday night’s game, and the second for half price!

Season Tickets for 2015-16 are on sale right now!  Call 207-PIRATES to speak with a Pirates ticket representative about reserving your seats for next season.  Just a $50 deposit per seat reserves your spot as a Pirates season ticket holder.  If you buy a full season packet, you’ll be entered to win one of five early bird season ticket holder prizes!  For more details, call 207-PIRATES!




Jeff Mannix

Director, Broadcasting

207-PIRATES ext. 503