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What You Need to Know About the Portland Pirates

by Chrissy Parente / Florida Panthers

Portland Pirates

94 Free Street | Portland, Maine 04101 | (207) 775-3458

Basic Information

•Eastern Conference

• Atlantic Division

•Main Colors: black, red, silver and white

•Arena: Cross Insurance Arena

• Capacity: 6,733

*seats up to 9,500 for concerts

•Practice Facility: MHG Ice Center

•TV Station: TWC-TV (Local TV Station in Maine/New Hampshire),

• Radio Station: WPEI 95.9 FM and WPPI 95.5 FM

•1994 Calder Cup Champions

•2006 and 2008: Made it to Eastern Conference Finals

•The Pirates have qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs 15 times

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Portland Pirates Foundation

•Formed in 2003 as a Maine Public Charitable Corporation

•Represents the philanthropic arm of the Portland Pirates, LLC

•The Foundation relies on the Portland Pirates players and staff in collaboration with local, corporate and community partners to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

•Assets will be distributed through programs, activities, services and grants to meet community needs and to support local community-based charitable organizations.

Fun Facts

•Portland is Maine’s largest city and has been home to an AHL team since 1977, with the exception of the 1992-93 season

•The team’s home facility, the Cross Insurance Arena was originally known as the Cumberland County Civic Center

•The arena seats 6,157 for hockey

•The arena hosted the AHL All-Star Classic in 2003 and 2010

•The Pirates are the fourth-longest tenured AHL franchise operating continuously in its current market

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