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The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based in Portland, Maine. They play in the Cumberland County Civic Center. They were founded in 1993 as an affiliate of the Washington Capitals, a year after the Maine Mariners folded, and after the Baltimore Skipjacks decided to relocate to Maine. The Capitals affiliation ended after 12 seasons in 2005. The American Hockey League (AHL) became the major affiliation league for the National Hockey League upon its amalgamation with the International Hockey League in 2001. ... The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are a National Hockey League team based in Anaheim, California. ... Portland, Maine - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Cumberland County Civic Center is a 6,746-seat multi-purpose arena in Portland, Maine. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League team based in Washington, D.C. Founded: 1974 Formerly Known As: Arena: MCI Center Uniform colors: Blue, black, and bronze Logo design: Two logos: 1) The United States Capitol dome, crossed hockey sticks, a puck, and the words WASHINGTON CAPITALS, and 2... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


The team colors are red, black, silver and white and the logo is a cartoonish pirate with a hockey stick.


Their first season proved to be their most successful one, as they won the Calder Cup with a 43-27-10 record. Their next season they had 104 points, but were upset in the 1st round of the playoffs. In the 1995-96 season they again reached the Calder Cup Finals despite a subpar record of 32-34-10, but lost to the Rochester Americans. The Calder Cup -- named after Frank Calder, first president of the National Hockey League -- is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. ... The Rochester Americans are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the American Hockey League, winner of six Calder Cups. ...


Since then, it has been a roller coaster ride for the Pirates. Despite an excellent 100 point season, they were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round in 1999-2000.


For the first four seasons, they were coached by current Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz. They played host to the AHL All-Star Classic in 2003, and there are talks of building a new civic center in Portland to help keep the Pirates in town. The Nashville Predators are a National Hockey League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Barry Trotz (born July 15, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is the coach of NHL ice hockey team Nashville Predators. ...


In 2005 the Pirates announced a 5-year lease extension at the Cumberland County Civic Center, ending speculation the team may relocate to another city. They also signed a 5-year affiliation agreement with Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2005. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Cumberland County Civic Center is a 6,746-seat multi-purpose arena in Portland, Maine. ... The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are a National Hockey League team based in Anaheim, California. ...

American Hockey League
2005-06 teams: Albany River Rats | Binghamton Senators | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Chicago Wolves | Cleveland Barons | Grand Rapids Griffins | Hamilton Bulldogs | Hartford Wolf Pack | Hershey Bears | Houston Aeros | Iowa Stars | Lowell Lock Monsters | Manchester Monarchs | Manitoba Moose | Milwaukee Admirals | Norfolk Admirals | Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights | Peoria Rivermen | Philadelphia Phantoms | Portland Pirates | Providence Bruins | Rochester Americans | San Antonio Rampage | Springfield Falcons | Syracuse Crunch | Toronto Marlies | Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Trophies and Awards: Calder Cup

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