Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Bud Holloway, Justin Azevedo, Thomas Hickey and Corey Elkins also scored for the Monarchs while Andrew Campbell collected two assists.
Luke Adam and Mark Mancari replied for the Pirates.
Manchester jumped out quickly and posted a 2-0 advantage at the end of one on goals by Meckler and Holloway. They added to the advantage with three goals in the opening half of the second period (Hickey, Azevedo and Elkins did the damage) to up the count to 5-0 after two. Adam and Mancari, on the power play, got the Pirates on the board in the third to complete the scoring.
David Leggio started and allowed five goals before being replaced midway through the second period by Alex Petizian. Petizian, a training camp invite, did not allow a goal in the final 30:25.
The Pirates open their 18th season of competition, the 34th season of AHL action at the Cumberland County Civic Center this Saturday (October 9th) when the Manchester Monarchs visit the Cumberland County Civic Center for a 7 p.m. contest. Join the Pirates for the first Bud Light Hockey Night in Portland game of the season. The first 2,500 fans into the game receive a free Pirates magnetic schedule courtesy of JobsInME.com, the “Official Job Board” of the Pirates and the first 5,000 fans receive a free Portland Press Herald Pirates Preview Section. Tickets for the home opener, as well as each of the 39 other Pirates home games, are on sale now at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office or on-line at ticketmaster.com.