The Mariners open their season Friday.
Months after their trip to the league final and the completion of their most successful season in years, the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners will be starting their hunt for the playoffs all over again when the puck drops on a new season this Friday in Yarmouth.
Fans will be introduced to the 2018- 2019 roster following the completion of the Mariners training camp – although the roster will still be a work in progress up until the January MHL trade deadline.
During training camp the Mariners took four of five exhibition games against the South Shore Lumberjacks and the Val- ley Wildcats. Their one loss was a road game against the Jacks.
Head coach Laurie Barron says there is a lot of excitement now that the regular MHL season is officially getting under- way.
“Exhibition is what it is but the first night of the season, the first season game of the year, is always exciting,” he said. “This weekend is a tough two games with Campbellton (Friday night) who has a very good team and Summerside ( Saturday night) who may be possibly be the best team in the other division. We’ll need to be ready to go.”
Mariners defenceman Noah McMullin keeps control of the puck despite being tangled up by two opposing South Shore Lumberjacks players during exhibition play at the Mariners Centre last week. The Yarmouth Mariners won this game 5-4.
Shelburne County’s Chris Goreham rounds the boards with an opposing South Shore player during pre-season exhibition play.
Yarmouth’s Matt Barron tallied eight points in three exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season. He had two goals and six assists during those games.
Ben Charles of Yarmouth, a 2018 territorial pick for the Mariners, was on the ice for exhibition games with the team before being reassignment after the Sept. 5 exhibition game back to his South Shore Mustangs major midget team.