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Atlantic Division Preview: Portland Pirates Posted by IceCaps on


Atlantic Division Preview: Portland Pirates
2012-13 record: 41-30-3-2; 87 points; 230 GF, 233 GA; 2nd Atlantic, 6th Eastern
2011-12 record: 36-31-4-5; 81 points; 223 GF, 254 GA; 3rd Atlantic, 9th Eastern

All-time head-to-head
Home (at St. John’s): 5-3-0-0
Road (at Portland): 3-4-0-1

2013-14 games vs. Pirates

Wednesday, October 31st
IceCaps @ Pirates

Friday, November 1st
IceCaps @ Pirates

Saturday, January 4th
Pirates vs. IceCaps

Sunday, January 5th
Pirates vs. IceCaps

Tuesday, January 7th
Pirates vs. IceCaps

Friday, January 31st
IceCaps @ Pirates

Saturday, February 15th
IceCaps @ Pirates

Sunday, February 23rd
IceCaps @ Pirates

Wednesday, March 12
Pirates vs. IceCaps

Friday, March 14th
Pirates vs. IceCaps

Saturday, March 15
Pirates vs. IceCaps

Saturday, April 19
IceCaps @ Pirates

Top Expected Returning Skaters (2012-13 stats): C Andy Miele (19G, 34A, 53PTS), C Chris Brown (29G, 18A, 47PTS) D Brandon Gormley (5G, 24A, 29PTS)


Between the Pipes (2012-13 stats): Mark Visentin (15-12-1, 2.98 GAA, .903 SV%), Mike Lee (9-6-0, 2.72 GAA, .915 SV%)

Newfoundland Connection: St. John’s native James Melindy, who was signed to an amateur tryout contract at the end of last season, will get a chance to earn regualar minutes with the Pirates this season. The 6’3 blueliner notched 24 points (4G, 20A) and 90 penalty minutes in 67 games with Moncton (QMJHL) last season.

Fast Fact: The IceCaps have won three straight meetings with the Pirates including a two-game sweep at Mile One Centre last April. St. John’s is 8-7-0-1 vs. Portland all-time.

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