Kile was the first player signed in franchise history
PORTLAND, ME – July 19, 2019 – On June 22nd, 2018, Alex Kile signed a contract to become the first player in Maine Mariners ECHL history. Just over a year later, the 25-year-old forward has re-signed in Maine. Kile spend most of the 2018-19 in the AHL, but remained under contract with the Mariners for the entirety of the season. He was one of six players to which the Mariners issued a qualifying offer on July 1st.
Quebec native played previous two seasons in Wichita
PORTLAND, ME – July 17, 2019 – The Mariners and free agent defenseman Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin have agreed to a contract, the team announced on Wednesday. Crevier-Morin had spent the first two seasons of his professional career with the Wichita Thunder.
Mariners keep ECHL rights to six players
PORTLAND, ME – July 1, 2019 – The Mariners issued qualifying offers to six players for the June 30th deadline, completing the ECHL rights retention process for 2019-20. The unrestricted free agency period begins today. The six players issued qualifying offers by the Mariners are: F Greg Chase, D Johnny Coughlin, G Connor LaCouvee, F Alex Kile, D Scott Savage, and F Corey Kalk. Although a qualifying offer is not equal to a signing, it ensures that each player cannot play for another ECHL team in 2019-20, unless their rights are traded.
Fans can collect eight giveaway items in 2019-20
PORTLAND, ME – June 28, 2019 – The Mariners have announced their list of promotional giveaways for the 2019-20 season. Eight items are scheduled to be given away over the course of the season. The Mariners will release the full promotional schedule in mid-July.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Sebago Technics, a Maine-based, employee-owned, engineering consulting firm, announces the hiring of Donna Larson, as Community Planner.
Second season begins with home opener October 11th
PORTLAND, ME – June 13, 2019 – The Maine Mariners, along with the ECHL released the full schedule for the 2019-20 season on Thursday. The Mariners will begin the season at home on Friday, October 11th against the Adirondack Thunder at the Cross Insurance Arena and will play 36 home games at the Cross Insurance Arena against nine different opponents, two of which they did not play in 2018-19. The Mariners posted a 22-12-1-1 record on home ice last season, the third best mark in the North Division, and the fifth best in the Eastern Conference. The regular season home finale is March 29th against the Worcester Railers and the final game of the regular season is Sunday, April 5th at Worcester.
Murphy dealt to Wheeling completing Couturier trade
PORTLAND, ME – June 12, 2019 – The Mariners completed a future considerations trade on Wednesday, sending the rights of forward Wade Murphy to the Wheeling Nailers. The move completes the February 12th deal in which the Mariners acquired defenseman Josh Couturier from the Nailers.
Activates emergency operations center and new emergency shelter at Portland Expo
PORTLAND, Maine -- The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new asylum seekers, which caused the City to reach capacity at its Family Shelter and overflow spaces. The City is expecting several hundred additional asylum seekers to arrive over the next few days and weeks. The Expo will be used for shelter operations beginning the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
Mariners acquire Kalk’s rights from Wichita, Knutson’s sent to Kansas City
PORTLAND, ME – June 4, 2019 – The Maine Mariners completed two future considerations trades on Tuesday, acquiring the ECHL rights of forward Corey Kalk from the Wichita Thunder, while sending forward Zeb Knutson’s rights to the Kansas City Mavericks.
Fans will get chance to meet first members of 2019-20 team
PORTLAND, ME – June 6, 2019 – With the Newfoundland Growlers winning the 2018-19 Kelly Cup on Tuesday, the ECHL calendar has officially flipped to 2019-20. The Mariners are holding two public meet and greet events in the month of June to give fans a first look at the early stages of the 2019-20 team as they prepare for their second ECHL season.