Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Portland Pirates announced their opponents for the 2010-11 season today.
All of the Pirates 80 regular season games will be contested in the Eastern Conference.
A total of 64 of the Pirates games will be played against Atlantic Division competition including 12 games (six on home ice and six on the road) against each of Manchester, Providence and Worcester. The Pirates will also face Springfield and Bridgeport 10 times (five home, five road) each and Hartford eight times (four and four).
The Pirates will play their remaining 16 games against teams from the East Division, including four contests (two home, two road) against the Charlotte Checkers (formerly the Albany River Rats, and the Norfolk Admirals.
The complete 2010-11 American Hockey League game schedule is slated for release in August.
With the additions of the Checkers and Oklahoma City Barons, and the relocation of the Devils from Lowell to Albany, the league’s Board of Governors approved the following conference and division alignment for 2010-11 (number of home/away games listed in parenthesis):
Atlantic Division (64 games)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 5 home/5 away
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 4 home/4 away
Manchester Monarchs (LA) 6 home/6 away
Providence Bruins (BOS) 6 home/6 away
Springfield Falcons (CBJ) 5 home/5 away
Worcester Sharks (SJ) 6 home/6 away
East Division (16 games)
Adirondack Phantoms (PHI) 1 home/1 away
Albany Devils (NJ) 1 home/1 away
Binghamton Senators (OTT) 1 home/1 away
Charlotte Checkers (CAR) 2 home/2 away
Hershey Bears (WSH) 1 home/1 away
Norfolk Admirals (TB) 2 home/2 away
Syracuse Crunch (ANA)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT)