PORTLAND, ME – December 17, 2019 – “Hockey Day in Maine” takes place on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Cross Insurance Arena and is a celebration of the great sport of hockey and the fans in Maine that support it in diehard fashion. The Mariners, University of Maine, and the Cross Insurance Arena have come together to offer special deals for fans across the state, plus are offering the ultimate prize package to the biggest hockey fan in Maine.
The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team will host the University of Nebraska-Omaha at the Cross Insurance Arena at 12:00 PM on January 4th to kick off the festivities. The Black Bears’ tradition of playing a regular season game at the Cross Insurance Arena is longstanding. Last season, UMaine defeated Yale University (and current Mariners forward Ted Hart), 4-3 in overtime.
The Mariners will host the Jacksonville Icemen at 6:00 PM. The Icemen, who play in the South Division are making their first ever visit to Portland, as the two teams play their inaugural head-to-head meeting the night before. The Mariners theme is also “Witchcraft and Wizardry Night” for the game.