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Trent Whitfield to be 20th Member of Portland Pirates Hall of Fame

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Portland, ME – Portland Pirates Chief Operating Officer Brad Church announced today

that former Portland Pirates captain and Assistant Coach Trent Whitfield has been
chosen as the 2016 Inductee for the Portland Pirates Hall of Fame. Whitfield will be
officially inducted as the 20th Member of the Portland Pirates Hall of Fame during a pregame
ceremony on Hall of Fame Night, Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. as the Pirates
take on the Providence Bruins at Cross Insurance Arena.

Whitfield began his professional playing career with the Pirates in 1998 and played
portions of the next seven seasons in Portland through 2005. The 38 year-old from
Alameda, Saskatchewan ranks fourth in Portland Pirates history in games played (348),
goals (102), assists (153), and points (255). Whitfield is the franchise record-holder for
career shorthanded goals, scoring 10 over his time with the Pirates. He also held the
franchise single season record for shorthanded goals until last week, when Wade
Megan eclipsed his mark of five set during the 2002-03 season.

Whitfield was named the Pirates’ Most Valuable Player in 2004-05. He was twice
selected by his teammates as the Pirates’ Players’ Player in 1999-2000 and 2004-05.
In 2002-03, Whitfield was selected as the Tom Ebright Award winner.

After his 16-year playing career, Whitfield returned to Portland to begin his coaching
career as an Assistant Coach with the Pirates. He helped guide the team to a 39-28-7-
2 record and a playoff berth.

Whitfield is now as an Assistant Coach with the Western Hockey League’s Calgary
Hitmen.

The Pirates return home to host an April Fools showdown with the Providence Bruins
tonight. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday is Hockey Night in Portland. Show a valid
college ID at the Trusted Choice Box Office and get $4 off a main deck ticket courtesy
of Sun Tan City.

Start your Friday early with Happy Hour on the CN Brown Landing, starting at 4:56 p.m.,
including special Happy Hour pricing, $4 beer, $5 apps, and $6 cocktails! For tickets
and more information call 207-PIRATES.
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