The 23rd season for the Portland Pirates will features a new affiliate and new opponents.

This season for the Portland Pirates will be their first as the American Hockey League affiliate of the Florida Panthers. They will play 76 games, including 38 home games at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

The Pirates will open their 2015-16 season on the road Sunday, October 11 against their Atlantic Division rivals, the Providence Bruins, AHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins, at the Dunkin Donuts Center.

The following weekend, the Pirates will play their first home games of the season, with Opening Night on Saturday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. against the Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals.

The Pirates’ annual New Year’s Eve Game will be on Thursday, December 31 at 5:00 p.m. against Providence. The celebration will once again feature an indoor fireworks show after the game.

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