Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Pirates Announce 2014 Labatt Blue AHL Bubble Hockey Tournament of Champions Events
This is the 3rd year of the Labatt Blue Bubble Hockey Tournament of Champions, with 11 teams participating. This year’s participating teams include Utica, Albany, Hershey, Worcester, Adirondack, Binghamton, Hartford, Springfield, Lake Erie, and the Pirates VIP Cup Rival, Manchester.
The tournament takes place in three stages. During the months of February and March, each participating team, including the Pirates, are hosting a series of qualifying nights in local sports bars, restaurants and taverns serving Labatt. A total of eight qualifiers from each city will advance to the team finals, which will be held in AHL arenas to determine each team champion. The Portland Pirates Labatt Blue Team Finals will be played live during the March 29th Pirates home game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee against the Manchester Monarchs. Following the Team Finals, Team Champions will be invited to compete in the Tournament Finals at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on April 19th. All games will follow the Official I.C.E. Super Chexx Singles Rules of Play
The qualifying rounds will be hosted at the following dates and times:
Blue Goose (69 Sabattus St, Lewiston) - Wednesday Jan 29th 7-9 pm
Gippers (120 Center St, Auburn) - Thursday Feb 6th 7-9 pm
Schemengees (551 Lincoln St, Lewiston) - Wednesday Feb 12th 7-9 pm
Cage (99 Ash St, Lewiston) - Thursday Feb 20th 7-9 pm
Mixers (136 Sabattus Rd, Lewiston) - Friday February 21st 10-12 pm
Barnies (1065 Sabattus St, Lewiston) - Thursday February 28th 8-10 pm
Little Joe's (740 Sabattus St, Lewiston) - Thursday March 6th 9-11 pm
Blue Goose - Thursday March 13th 8-10 pm
Gridiron (1567 Lisbon St, Lewiston) - Thursday March 20th 7-9pm
The Pirates get back to action on Friday against the St. John’s IceCaps for the first of three weekend home games. Puck drops at 7 PM. Take advantage of the three and three weekend with a special Pirates weekend deal – call 828-4665 or visit portlandpirates.com for more details!