Here's a happy Throwback Thursday memory for you. 23 years ago this week the Portland Pirates won their one and only AHL Calder Cup Championship! It was the very first year of the franchise. A magical year to be sure with team members that became household names in Maine: Killer Kevin Kaminski, Kent Hulst, Jeff Nelson, Kerry Clark, Byron Dafoe and Olaf Kolzig. The Pirates totally owned the town in the first three years in Portland, with sell-outs at the CCCC most of the time. Portland was Hockeytown! You see, we actually used to have PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY in this town.

Here's a great video from the night the Pirates won the Calder Cup. It's narrated by now NESN and New England Sports Broadcaster Superstar Tom Caron, who was one of the very first Pirate employees!


Happy Anniversary Pirates fans! Killer still remembers;