Portland Jr. Pirates
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City: Saco, Maine
League: United States Premier Hockey League
Conference: USPHL Premier
Founded: 2000 (EJHL)
2004 (AtJHL)
Home Arena: MHG Ice Centre
Colors: Black, red, silver, white
Owner(s): Selects Sports Management
General Manager: Brad Church
Head Coach: Kent Hulst
Franchise history
2000–2012: Green Mountain Glades
2012–present: Portland Jr. Pirates
 : AtJHL franchise
2004–2012: Portland Jr. Pirates

The Portland Jr. Pirates are a Tier III Jr. A ice hockey playing in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). The team plays their home games at the MHG Ice Centre, located in Saco, Maine.[1][2]


The team was founded in 2000 and participated Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) as the Green Mountain Glades until 2012, when Selects Sports Management, the owners of the Glades hockey club, announced that they would move the team to Saco, Maine and merge the team the Portland Jr. Pirates organization.[3]

From 2004 to 2012,[4] the Jr. Pirates organization had a Tier III Junior A team playing in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AtJHL). With the relocation of the EJHL franchise, the Jr. Pirates dropped their membership in the AtJHL and only played in the EJHL. However, after only one season, there was a major re-shuffling in Tier III junior hockey scene that led to the dissolution of the EJHL caused by several teams leaving to form the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). After the reorganization of leagues, the former EJHL Jr. Pirates joined the Premier Division of the USPHL.

The Jr Pirates organization also fielded a Tier III Junior B team in the Empire Junior Hockey League (EmJHL). When the USPHL was founded, it also absorbed the EmJHL which led to this team becoming part of the USPHL Elite Division. The Pirates organization also has youth hockey select teams at the Midget 18U, Midget 16U, Bantam, Peewee, and Squirt and other various levels.[5]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Eastern Junior Hockey League
2012–13 45 10 33 2 0 23 114 202 7th of 7, North
13th of 14, EJHL
Did not qualify
USPHL Premier
2013–14 44 14 30 3 1 32 182 186 8th of 9
USPHL Premier
Lost Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Boston Jr. Bruins
2014–15 50 16 29 5 37 132 218 9th of 11
USPHL Premier
Did not qualify
2015–16 44 12 28 4 28 126 168 10th of 12
USPHL Premier
Lost Play-in Game, 1-3 vs. Connecticut Jr. Rangers
USPHL - Elite Division
2015–16 44 26 18 0 52 153 141 6th of 10, North
T-9th of 19, USPHL-Elite
Lost Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. South Shore Kings


The Jr. Pirates have produced a number of alumni playing in higher levels of junior hockey, NCAA Division I, Division III college and professional programs.[6]


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