Nov. 26, 2018 – The Mariners might not want the month November to end. Their improbable comeback win on Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Arena improved their November record to 6-1-0-1, including points in all four home games – an overall home point streak that dates back to October 21st. December will be their busiest month – and also their most travel heavy. But before the calendar turns, they’ll play two more at home this week, trying to keep the good times rolling. The Reading Royals are in town Wednesday night at 7:00 before the Worcester Railers visit on Friday at 7:15.
The week that wasSaturday, Nov. 24th – MAN: 4, MNE: 6
Riley Bourbonnais’ second period Teddy Bear Toss goal was overshadowed by a stunning third period comeback, led by the newest Mariner, Ty Ronning. Trailing 4-1 with less than 15 minutes remaining in regulation, Ronning scored three goals and assisted on two others to help engineer a furious Mariners rally. Michael McNicholas, who finished with three points for the second game in a row, got it started. Ronning then scored back to back goals, including a shorthanded tally that tied the game. Fellow newcomer Vince Pedrie would net the game winner, with Ronning finishing the hat trick into the empty net. 1,194 stuffed animals were collected for Toys for Tots and local children’s charities. FULL GAME RECAP & HIGHLIGHTS
-The Mariners have won 6 of their last 7 games, with points in 7 of their last 8-The Mariners have a 6 game home point streak (5-0-0-1)-Ty Ronning scored 5 points (3 G, 2 A) in the third period on Saturday night, the first five point game in Mariners history-The Mariners have hat tricks in consecutive home games (11/14 vs. Orlando – Shawn St-Amant)-The Mariners have scored five shorthanded goals in their last seven games-The Mariners have not allowed a PPG in their last 6 games, killing off 23 consecutive PPs against-Brandon Halverson has won each of his last 5 starts
Transactions-F Terrence Wallin was loaned to AHL Hartford, F Shawn St-Amant was recalled to AHL Hartford-D Ryan Culkin was recalled to AHL Laval-G Chris Nell was reassigned to ECHL Greenville, G Connor LaCouvee returned from loan to AHL Utica-F Ty Ronning and D Vince Pedrie were reassigned to Maine from AHL Hartford
Coming upWeds, Nov. 28th vs. REA – 7:00 PM (HOME)Fri, Nov. 30th vs. WOR – 7:15 PM (HOME)*Sat, Dec. 1 @ MAN – 6:00 PM (AWAY)Sun, Dec. 2 @ WOR – 3:05 PM (AWAY)
*Friday night is “Rivalry Night.” University of New England students helped organize this promotional night as part of a class project. Students from UNE will compete against students from USM (University of Southern Maine) in competitions throughout the evening. The Mariners also hope to continue building their rivalry with the Railers, after a 3-2 overtime win at Worcester followed by a 3-1 home win the last time the two teams played (November 9th and 10th). In addition, it is Highway Safety night, presented by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. All Friday night home games feature a “1-2-3” promotion as well: $1 hotdogs, $2 popcorn, and $3 Bud Lights through the start of the 2nd period.
Mariners Holiday Packs are on sale! There are three options to choose from: Blizzard, Flurry, and Snowflake. Today is the final day for Early Bird pricing! Fans can call the Mariners business office at 833-GO-MAINE to purchase.