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MARINERS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 16th
MARINERS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

PORTLAND, ME – April 16, 2023 – For the second consecutive postseason, the Maine Mariners will take on the Reading Royals in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The North Division Semifinals best-of-seven series begins on Friday, April 21st in Reading, PA, with the Royals as the #2 seed and the Mariners as the #3.

Home ice advantage was decided last night with the Royals defeating Newfoundland to clinch the #2 seed. As a result, games one and two will be played in Reading on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. The middle games of the series: three, four, and five (if necessary) will be held at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland from April 24-April 26. If the series requires a six or seventh game, it will shift back to Reading on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. The full series breakdown is below:

Game #DateTimeArenaCity
Game 1Fri, Apr. 217:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA
Game 2Sat, Apr. 227:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA
Game 3Mon, Apr. 247:00 PMCross Insurance ArenaPortland, ME
Game 4Tues, Apr. 257:00 PMCross Insurance ArenaPortland, ME
Game 5 (if nec.)Weds, Apr. 267:00 PMCross Insurance ArenaPortland, ME
Game 6 (if nec.)Sat, Apr. 297:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA
Game 7 (if nec.)Sun, Apr. 303:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA

In last season’s first round series, the top-seeded Royals defeated the #4 Mariners in six games. The home team won the first four contests, before Reading won the pivotal Game 5 in Portland and then closed out the series back on home ice. The two teams met six times during the 2022-23 regular season, with the Royals winning four. The last time the teams faced off was on January 16th at Reading, a 4-2 Mariners victory.

In the #1 vs. #4 matchup in the North Division, the Newfoundland Growlers await the winner of Sunday’s game between the Worcester Railers and Adirondack Thunder, which will decide the final playoff spot.

 

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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