PORTLAND, Maine — The ECHL has canceled the remainder of its 2019-2020 hockey season amid COVID-19 concerns. The Maine Mariners, who play at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, are thus done for the season.
In a statement to NEWS CENTER Maine, the Mariners' franchise company Comcast Spectacor said in part:
"The Mariners organization is obviously disappointed that play has come to a halt, especially amid such an exciting season with promising playoff possibilities. That being said, some things are bigger than hockey, and it is our utmost priority to be community teammates at this time.
All Mariners Season Ticket Members will receive a credit for cancelled games that will be rolled onto their account for next season. Fans with single game or group tickets for any of the three cancelled home games may elect to receive a credit to their account for next season or may opt for a refund. The Mariners Ticket Service Team will be in touch with all ticket holders in the coming weeks."
The Maine Center for Disease Control sent a press release Saturday that says Maine now has three presumptive positive cases of coronavirus and three preliminary presumptive positive tests.
College, school, sports, and various other closings and cancellations have been continually reported throughout the state.
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