Maine Hockey Journal

Ducks sign senior forward from Niagara

Portland, ME – Who ever lands the Anaheim Ducks affiliation next season, they’re certainly going to be getting a good and entertaining team as the Portland Pirates have experienced over the last three years.

The Ducks have begun to rebuild their minor league club when they signed Matt Caruana to a one-year contract earlier this week. Caruana, a senior, spent all four seasons with the Niagara Purple Eagles where he was the captain this past season.

Caruana was instrumental to the Purple Eagles run as he led them to the second best win total in school history and a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they fell to top ranked Michigan. He was ranked second on the team in scoring for the Purple Eagles with 17 goals, 22 assists for 39 points in 37 games and ended his colligate career with 51 goals, 78 assists for 129 points.

He is scheduled to arrive in Portland and be in the lineup for the Pirates when they play Worcester tonight.

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The Pirates have a third jersey, which they will unveil before the end of the regular season. Dubbed the “red” jersey, it will give the Pirates different look and maybe a little bit of good luck as they head toward the playoffs.

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