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Maine Mariners announced as newest ECHL franchise

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PORTLAND - Comcast Spectacor, owner of Portland Hockey LLC, has announced the name of their recently purchased ECHL franchise as the Maine Mariners. The name was chosen through a collection of fan submitted names and a vote since the team was introduced in July of this year.

The Maine Mariners first played in Portland 40 years ago in 1977 before eventually moving to Providence.

“Announcing the Maine Mariners name today is an important step in connecting with the community and building our team identity,” said Paul Holmgren, President of the Philadelphia Flyers and Maine Mariners. “The hockey fans of the area have always been passionate and supportive starting back when the Mariners arrived 40 years ago. I am happy to be a part of bringing professional hockey back to Portland, Maine.”

“We have a lot of work to do before the puck drops next fall,” said Danny Briere, Maine Mariners Vice President of Hockey Operations, “but we could not be more excited to have a name and one that means so much to the area.”

Now that the name Mariners has been decided, Comcast Spectacor will soon unveil a logo, color scheme, updated website and mascot. The new logo and website will be released in November.

The team is currently collecting deposits on full season tickets as they prepare for their inaugural season starting October 2018. The $50 deposits can be placed at PortlandMaineHockey.com. A full pricing model and seating chart will be released in the near future.

Follow the Maine Mariners on Twitter and Instagram: @MarinersOfMaine.

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