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GARRETT CECERE RETURNS TO MARINERS

Wednesday, July 10th
GARRETT CECERE RETURNS TO MARINERS

PORTLAND, ME – July 10, 2019 – The Mariners announced another re-signing on Wednesday, bringing back defenseman Garrett Cecere. One of four players to spend the entirety of the 2018-19 season in Maine, Cecere becomes the fourth Mariners defenseman to re-sign, along with Josh Couturier, Derek Pratt and Rich Boyd.

As a rookie, Cecere skated in 49 games for the Mariners in 2018-19, scoring one goal and adding six assists. The goal came in his second professional game on October 19th at home against the Reading Royals. In the same game, fellow rookie defenseman Derek Pratt also scored his first pro goal Although he was in and out of the lineup, Cecere joined Brycen Martin, Ryan Ferrill, and Dwyer Tschantz as the only four players to spend the entire 2018-19 season on the Mariners roster.

“I can’t wait to be back in Portland this season,” said Cecere. “Last season was a great stepping stone for myself and our team and I’m excited to be part of a solid core to help get the Mariners into the playoffs.”

The 24-year-old defenseman played two seasons for Northeastern University (Boston, MA), where he had 11 assists in 72 career games. In his senior season, Cecere was an alternate captain and finished third on the team in blocked shots, with 54. Prior to Northeastern, Cecere was at Colorado College, returning to junior hockey in the midst of his sophomore season.

Cecere was a part of three USHL organizations (Sioux Falls, Tri City, and Dubuque), as well as the Janesville Jets of the NAHL. He’s originally from West Des Moines, IA, and played for the storied Shattuck St. Mary’s Program in Minnesota prior to his junior career.

Cecere’s older brother Nick (also a defenseman), had a brief ECHL career, playing 12 games for the Alaska Aces (the former Mariners membership) in 2015-16.

The second season of Maine Mariners ECHL hockey kicks off October 11th at home when the Adirondack Thunder visit the Cross Insurance Arena for a 7:15 PM faceoff. Full and half season plans along with 12-game mini plans and group tickets are on sale now by calling 833-GO-MAINE or visiting the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland. Single game tickets will go on sale September 16th.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
School Day - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 5th
School Day - SOLD OUT
Puck Drops:
10:30 AM EST
Cross Insurance Arena
Worcester Railers
WOR Worcester Railers
at
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
Cross Insurance Arena
Underwear/Sports Bra Toss
Friday, March 8th
Underwear/Sports Bra Toss
Puck Drops:
7:15 PM EST
Cross Insurance Arena
Adirondack Thunder
ADK Adirondack Thunder
at
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
Cross Insurance Arena
World Record Night/Irish Heritage Night
Friday, March 15th
World Record Night/Irish Heritage Night
Puck Drops:
7:15 PM EDT
Cross Insurance Arena
Adirondack Thunder
ADK Adirondack Thunder
at
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
Cross Insurance Arena
Battle of the Badges
Saturday, March 16th
Battle of the Badges
Puck Drops:
6:00 PM EDT
Cross Insurance Arena
Reading Royals
REA Reading Royals
at
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
Cross Insurance Arena
St. Paddy's Day/Postgame Open Skate
Sunday, March 17th
St. Paddy's Day/Postgame Open Skate
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EDT
Cross Insurance Arena
Reading Royals
REA Reading Royals
at
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
Cross Insurance Arena
Wands and Wizards Night
Friday, March 22nd
Wands and Wizards Night
Puck Drops:
7:15 PM EDT
Cross Insurance Arena
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
at
Maine Mariners
MNE Maine Mariners
Cross Insurance Arena

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