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MARINERS COMEBACK SPOILED BY ADMIRALS

Saturday, March 11th
MARINERS COMEBACK SPOILED BY ADMIRALS

PORTLAND, ME – March 10, 2023 – Despite rallying from a multi-goal deficit in the third period, the Mariners dropped a topsy-turvy 6-4 contest to the Norfolk Admirals on Friday night at the Cross Insurance Arena. Grant Gabriele’s late game-tying goal was answered by Norfolk’s Mathieu Roy to break a 4-4 tie.

The Admirals jumped to a 2-0 lead in the opening period with a pair of goals less than two minutes apart. At 14:38, defenseman Josh McDougall beat Francois Brassard with a slap shot from the right wall for his first professional goal. Then, at 16:29, Darick Louis-Jean picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and led a 2-on-1 that was finished by Brian Bowen. The Admirals pelted Brassard with 14 first period shots.

Skating 4-on-4, the Mariners got on the board at 7:04 of the 2nd period when Fedor Gordeev broke in alone and backhanded one past Tomas Vomacka. The Admirals struck back on a shorthanded goal from Bowen at 12:47 and entered the third with a 3-1 lead.

Reid Stefanson scored at 5:07 of the third to make it a 3-2 game, setting off Nico Blachman who took a major penalty, giving Maine a five minute power play. After the Mariners failed to score, Eric Cooley snuck one through Brassard at 11:47 to put Norfolk back up two. Tyler Hinam cashed his second goal in as many games, tipping one through Vomacka’s pads at 12:05 to bring it back to a one-goal game yet again. A late delay of game call against Norfolk gave the Mariners one last power play and with Brassard pulled, Grant Gabriele’s blue line shot found the net at 18:15 to tie the score. Roy beat Brassard less than a minute later for the game-winner. Bowen completed his hat trick with an empty netter at 19:04.

Despite the loss, the Mariners “magic number” to clinch a playoff spot fell to 18 thanks to Adirondack’s loss at Worcester.

 

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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