PORTLAND, ME – January 29, 2024 – Maine Mariners forward Alex Kile was recalled to the American Hockey League’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Monday. Kile, who is in his third season on a contract with the Phantoms, earns his first call up of 2023-24.
Kile is enjoying a career year in his age 29 season, leading the ECHL in goals, with 23. He’s just four shy of breaking the Mariners single-season goals record and is already the franchise leader in most major statistical categories, including games played, points, goals, and assists. After a pair of assists on Sunday afternoon in a 4-2 Maine win over Newfoundland, Kile has 48 points on the season, just three off the league lead of Toledo’s Brandon Hawkins. Kile is also tied for 2nd in the league in power play goals, with nine.
Signing with Lehigh Valley in 2021-22, Kile has played 46 games for the Phantoms over the last two seasons, putting up 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists). In his career, Kile has played 97 career AHL games, also suiting up for Rochester, Utica, Hartford, and Laval.
A Troy, MI native, Kile became the first player to sign with the Mariners back in July of 2018. He’s the only player to have appeared on the team in all five of their seasons.
The Mariners are home all weekend for $3 Deweys “Threekend,” against the Rapid City Rush. It begins on Friday, February 2nd with “Dinosaur Night” at 7:15 PM. Single game tickets for all regular season home games are on sale at MarinersOfMaine.com or at the Ware-Butler Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Arena. More information on ticket packages and group discounts can be found by calling 833-GO-MAINE or visiting the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland. The 2023-2024 season is presented by Hannaford to Go.