The new Maine Mariners hockey team kicks off their inaugural season at the Cross Insurance Arena on October 13th. The new team is part of the ECHL and is an affiliate of the New York Rangers.

Excitement has been building for the return of professional hockey to Portland since the Portland Pirates moved to Springfield MA, in 2016.

Now that excitement has kicked into high gear today as the Mariners have revealed their mascot. Introducing Beacon the Puffin!

 

Beacon already has his own Twitter page too.

What do you think