MARINERS ISSUE STATEMENT REGARDING SUSPENSION OF PLAY FOR 2020-21 SEASON
PORTLAND, ME –– The six ECHL teams in the North Division, including the Maine Mariners, have elected a suspension of play for the 2020-2021 ECHL Season under the League's policy for COVID-19. The Mariners will return to play in the 2021-2022 ECHL Season.
“We are saddened to have had to make this decision with our fellow division teams,” said VP of Hockey Operations for the Maine Mariners, Danny Briere. “With the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the increasing rates in our region, and after consulting with local officials, we did not see a clear path toward hosting fans at Mariners games. We want to thank our fans for their passion and loyalty as we continue to navigate returning to the ice. The future for this franchise is bright, and we are already making exciting plans for the 2021-22 season.”