January 13, 2011

Pirates Notebook: Making the most of an opportunity

By Paul Betit pbetit@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Justin Bowers is making the most of his second promotion to the Portland Pirates this season from the ECHL, contributing two goals and three assists in six games.

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T.J. Brennan

Gendron, who spent most of his 16-year professional career in the minors or playing in Europe, played two seasons for the Pirates in the mid-1990s. Mancari is in his third season with Portland.

LEFT WING Nigel Dawes was named AHL player of the week after getting five goals and an assist in three games for the Chicago Wolves.

Portland defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani was nominated for the award after getting a goal and five assists to lead the Pirates to three wins.

FORMER PIRATE Tyler Ennis is among 12 rookies invited to participate in the skills competition as part of the NHL All-Star Weekend Jan. 29-30 at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina.

Ennis, last season's AHL rookie of the year, has nine goals and 10 assists in 42 games with the Buffalo Sabres, the Pirates' NHL parent team.

GAME PROMOTIONS: At Friday night's game against the Connecticut Whale at the Cumberland County Civic Center, fans will receive two tickets to a future game for donating a nonperishable food item to benefit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank.

At Saturday night's game against the Worcester Sharks, the first 500 fans at the Civic Center will receive a free seat cushion courtesy of the Portland Press Herald.

Staff Writer Paul Betit can be contacted at 791-6424 or at:



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