One of the by-products of the $4.85 million renovation to the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena is left over seat sections.
And they are on sale for a limited time only.
Chairback seats from the lower section of the arena are available in groups of seven or 14 seats, which cost $70 and $140, respectively. Bench seating is available for $5 for sections less than 10 feet and $10 for sections longer than 10 feet.
The sale ends Friday at 2 p.m.
Interested fans are encouraged to call ahead (581-1104) to make seating purchases. For their safety, patrons should use the entrance closest to the Alfond Family Lounge and the women’s ice hockey office when entering the facility, which is undergoing renovations.
Those who wish to buy seats should ask for the arena operations office.
Gillick joins Bentley football staff
Former University of Maine football player Garrett Gillick has been hired as an assistant coach at Division II Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.
Gillick, a native of Lowell, Mass., was a linebacker at UMaine from 1996-99 and in his final season earned the Woody Carville Senior Achievement Award.
He has spent the last seven years coaching at the high school level, most recently as the defensive coordinator at Lowell High. He previously spent four seasons as an assistant at Methuen (Mass.) High School, where he also serves as an assistant baseball coach.
Gillick was a football assistant at UMass Lowell in 2001 after spending a season as a graduate assistant at UMaine. He works as a special education teacher in the Lowell school department.
Shorey named to NABC Honors Court
Cal Shorey of Calais, a sophomore forward at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., has been named to the the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, which recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2010-11 season.
In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, an athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year as well as having spent at least one year at his or her institution.
Shorey, the son of Kevin and Kirsten Shorey, has a 3.44 GPA in American studies.
Before going to Union, Shorey led Calais to 2009 Class C state championship and was named to the Bangor Daily News All-Maine team as a senior. During his high school career, he helped the Blue Devils win three state championships and four Eastern Maine titles.
Stuebner joins Black Bear Sports Properties
Learfield Sports has announced Andrew Stuebner has been hired as the general manager for UMaine’s Black Bear Sports Properties, which administers the multimedia rights for UMaine athletics.
Stuebner, who replaces Justin Barnes, has considerable sports business experience under his belt. He recently completed a stint as the director of sales for CSL Marketing Group in Lincoln, Neb.
Previously, he was the executive vice president and GM for the Class AAA Fresno Grizzlies, where he also worked three years as their VP of tickets. Stuebner also worked as an assistant GM and director of ticketing operations for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Quakes and was the director of group sales of the Class A Potomac Cannons.
He was a four-year starter at Kenyon College in Ohio.