PORTLAND, ME – January 12, 2024 – The Maine Mariners announced on Friday that they have signed forward Scott Kirton to a contract, out of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In addition, three players: forward Adam Mechura, defenseman Ryan Mast, and goaltender Kyle Keyser were recalled to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
Kirton, a 27-year-old forward from Scarborough, ON is currently the second leading scorer for the Evansville Thunderbolts of the SPHL, in his third season with the team. So far in 25 games, Kirton has 11 goals and 13 assists, following up a 49-point campaign in 2022-23. Since turning pro in 2021-22, he has seen three brief ECHL stints with the Norfolk Admirals, Cincinnati Cyclones, and Newfoundland Growlers.
Adam Mechura earns his first career AHL call up with Providence. The 20-year-old forward from the Czech Republic has enjoyed a productive rookie season so far with the Mariners, posting 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) in 29 games, good for fourth on the team. Mechura signed a two-year contract with Providence on October 11th.
Defenseman Ryan Mast and goaltender Kyle Keyser, both on NHL contracts with Boston, were also recalled to Providence.
The Mariners will face the Reading Royals for the next six games. A three-game series in Pennsylvania begins Friday at Santander Arena with a 7 PM faceoff, followed by games Saturday night and Monday afternoon. The Mariners return home for a $3 Deweys “Threekend” starting on Friday, January 19th with “Country Night” presented by UNUM, featuring Canadian Tuxedo specialty uniforms and a denim can koozie giveaway to the first 1,000 fans. Game time is 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.