The Portland Pirates game scheduled for tonight against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers has been postponed due to travel restrictions in place because of Winter Storm Nemo.
The Pirates, who traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut Friday, were scheduled to play the Providence Bruins last night, however, that game was postponed and rescheduled for Monday in anticipation of the storm which dropped 30-to-40 inches of snow throughout New England.
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have travel bans in place until further notice, which prompted the cancellation of the game.
“Due to the travel ban put in place by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, at the urging of the City of Bridgeport, and keeping the best interests of our fans, players, and employees in mind, we are compelled to reschedule tonight’s game,” Sound Tigers President Howard Saffan said. “We expect conditions to improve in time for tomorrow’s game vs. Worcester.”
No makeup date has been announced for tonight’s game and no word yet on the status of the Pirates’ game against the Springfield Falcons in Springfield on Sunday.