Maine Hockey Journal

Pirates continue to shuffle the roster

The Portland Pirates made a couple of roster moves on Thursday as they reassigned Bobby Bolt and Ryan Dingle to the Augusta Lynx, Portland ECHL affiliate.

Bolt, 20, has yet to play a game for the Pirates this season after suffering a hand fracture during a pre-season game against Manchester.

Selected in the 5th round (127 overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, he played five games with the Pirates in 2006-07, scoring two points (1G,1A). In 62 games with the Kingston Frontenacs, he scored 22 goals, 28 assists from 50 points.

Dingle, 23, played seven games with the Pirates this season season, scoring two points (2A). Last season, Dingle played four games with the Pirates after finishing his junior season with the University of Denver.

Dingle’s departure to Augusta signifies that Matt Christie will sticking around with Pirates a little longer. In two games, he scored a goal, two assists for three points.

NOTES: Earlier in the week, the Anaheim Ducks reassigned Petteri Wirtanen and Jason King to the Pirates after short stints with the Ducks. It the second time both players were recalled to Anaheim this season.

The Portland Pirates announced yesterday that they along with the Lewiston MAINEiacs have submitted a bid to host the 2009 Memorial Cup. The nine day event will be held at the Cumberland County Civic Center from May 15 – May 24, 2009. If the consortium should win the rights to hold the event, it would be an economic windfall for the city in the area of 10 million dollars or more. Chicoutimi, PQ, Halifax, NS, Rimouski, PQ Shawinigan, PQ and St. John’s, NL are among five other cities are currently bidding for the rights to hold the Memorial Cup. A winning bid will be announced in April.

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