I've been to Fitzpatrick Stadium (the old Portland Stadium) for many football, soccer and lacrosse games in my lifetime. I've even been to a few rock concerts and a couple of drum and bugle corps competitions. I've watched the ending of the Maine Marathon and some high school track meets on this field too, but I've never gone to a hockey game here. You could today. The entire field, goalpost to goalpost is a solid mass of ice. Blame it on Saturday's mild temperatures and rain. Then the mercury dropped, and well, you GET the picture. The city could use some hockey too. From 1977- 2013 Portland had an American Hockey League affiliate, but due to major contract issues between the Portland Pirates hockey team and CCCC (Cumberland County Civic Center). They've had a parting of the ways. I call it a pissing war. The Pirates moved, this year, to Lewiston, Maine to play in a much smaller arena. Negotiations continue to get the Pirates back. Hopefully, they'll return next winter. Stop screwing around! Drop that puck!