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ECHL’S CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, THE KELLY CUP VISITS PORTLAND SUNDAY

Tuesday, February 25th
ECHL’S CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, THE KELLY CUP VISITS PORTLAND SUNDAY

PORTLAND, ME – February 25, 2020 – The “holy grail” of the ECHL, the Kelly Cup, will make an appearance at the Cross Insurance Arena this Sunday, March 1st for the Mariners game against the South Carolina Stingrays at 3 PM. The Kelly Cup is the league’s championship trophy, awarded to the winner of the postseason tournament each year since 1997.

Named after the ECHL’s first commissioner, Patrick J. Kelly, the Kelly Cup took place of the “Riley Cup,” which served as the league’s championship trophy for the first eight seasons. The Mariners divisional rival, the Newfoundland Growlers captured the Kelly Cup in 2018-19. Eighteen different teams have hoisted the ECHL championship trophy. Two teams have won the Kelly Cup three times – one is Sunday’s opponent, the South Carolina Stingrays, and the other is the former Mariners membership, the Alaska Aces.

On Sunday, the Cup will be on display in the Saco & Biddeford Savings Hall of Fame Lounge, located just to the right of the Spring Street entrance to the Cross Insurance Arena. Fans are invited to view the Cup and take photos (one per person, assisted by a Mariners promo team member) from doors open (2:00 PM, 1:45 for season ticket holders) until five minutes remaining in the third period.

“We are excited to welcome the Kelly Cup to Maine,” said Mariners Vice President of Business Operations, Adam Goldberg. “We want our great fans to start thinking playoffs and motivate the team to finish strong. This is the goal every season and it is always an exciting opportunity to get your picture with a championship trophy. It is so much more than a piece of metal.”

Sunday is also “Reading Night,” presented by Northeast Charter & Tour Co., as the Mariners will recognize members of their summer “Read with ME” program. In addition, the Captain Joel Barnes Community Service Award will be handed out to one of three finalists, on the one year anniversary of the tragic passing of Berwick’s heroic firefighter. Following the game, fans can skate with the Mariners players. Sunday is the only meeting of the season with the Stingrays, who play in the South division, and currently hold the best record in the ECHL.

Groups of 10 or more can get discounted tickets for Sunday and all games by calling 833-GO-MAINE. Individual tickets can be purchased at MarinersOfMaine.com, at the Trusted Choice Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Arena, or by calling 207-775-3458. All Saturday and Sunday home games feature the Family Four Pack – four tickets, four food and drink vouchers, and four Mariners beverage koozies, starting at $80, and must be purchased in advance of game day.

Upcoming Home Games

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School Day
Tuesday, March 5th
School Day
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
Adirondack Thunder
Maine Mariners
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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