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SERIES PREVIEW | NOVEMBER 16, 18 & 19 VS. MAINE MARINERS

The Newfoundland Growlers put their perfect home record on the line this week as they host the Maine Mariners for a three-game set beginning on Wednesday night at the Mary Brown’s Centre.

Newfoundland come into the series a stellar 6-0-0-0 at home so far this season, most recently taking down the Norfolk Admirals in three straight contests this past weekend, concluding with a 5-3 win on Sunday afternoon.

Zach O’Brien continues to lead the ECHL point race with 22 points in 11 games played, while sitting in second and third place behind O’Brien are his linemates Orrin Centazzo (6G, 11A) and Tyler Boland (9G, 7A) on 17 and 16 points respectively.

Maine have struggled of late with four straight defeats, their most recent game a 4-1 loss to the Reading Royals on Saturday night, but despite their shaky start to the season, the Mariners do own a 3-1-0-0 record on the road through four away games.

Playing twice already this year against one another, the Growlers took both games against the Mariners earlier this month down at Cross Insurance Arena – a 3-1 victory on November 4 followed by a 5-2 win the following night.

While it’s been advantage Newfoundland to this point in the year, the Mariners will have plenty of motivation heading into Wednesday as they look to hand their divisional rivals their first regulation defeat of 2022-23.

Puck drops is set for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. Growlers fans can watch all games live on FloSports (subscription required), listen to the call on Mixlr, or follow along on Twitter (@NLGrowlers) for game updates and highlights. Tickets for all three games can be purchased at nlgrowlers.com/tickets.

WHO TO WATCH:

NFL – Todd Skirving (F): Fresh off ECHL Player of the Week honours, Skirving looks to continue his hot start to the season. With nine points in the opening 10 games, all of which have come at even strength, the 30-year-old has served as a key source of depth scoring for this high flying forward group.

MNE – Matthew Santos (F): Maine’s top scorer last season despite spending parts of the year in the AHL, Santos is once again off to a decent start for Maine with seven points in 10 games.

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