The Portland Pirates have announced the resignation of team President Brian Petrovek, ending his run as leader of the franchise that has lasted the 14 years.Managing Partner/CEO Ron Cain said in a press release issued by the team Petrovek submitted his resignation which was accepted by the organization. Petrovek presided over the team and led the effort to bring the AHL all-star game to Portland on 2003 and 2010. This past season Petrovek and the team clashed with the Cumberland County Civic Center over a new lease resulting in the Pirates playing their games in Lewiston at the Colisee.

"Brian is at the top of his game - our loss will be another's gain," said Cain. "What Brian and his family have contributed to the business over the past fourteen years, from hosting two AHL All Star Classics, securing successful relationships with NHL affiliates during times when the team's future was uncertain, to his tireless efforts during the Civic Center's successful bond renovation campaign, let alone all the work he and his wife have done locally serving on a myriad of civic, community and charitable boards, has been second to none and will be missed."

"Brian is at the top of his game - our loss will be another's gain," said Cain. "What Brian and his family have contributed to the business over the past fourteen years, from hosting two AHL All Star Classics, securing successful relationships with NHL affiliates during times when the team's future was uncertain, to his tireless efforts during the Civic Center's successful bond renovation campaign, let alone all the work he and his wife have done locally serving on a myriad of civic, community and charitable boards, has been second to none and will be missed." - See more at: http://www.portlandpirates.com/news/feature/index.html?article_id=542#sthash.B1i5eQkC.dpuf

 

"Brian is at the top of his game - our loss will be another's gain," said Cain. "What Brian and his family have contributed to the business over the past fourteen years, from hosting two AHL All Star Classics, securing successful relationships with NHL affiliates during times when the team's future was uncertain, to his tireless efforts during the Civic Center's successful bond renovation campaign, let alone all the work he and his wife have done locally serving on a myriad of civic, community and charitable boards, has been second to none and will be missed." - See more at: http://www.portlandpirates.com/news/feature/index.html?article_id=542#sthash.B1i5eQkC.dpuf