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MAINE HOCKEY JOURNAL (blog)

Morris stops 40 to shut out UNH

on Jan. 25, 2015, at 4:58 a.m.
Redshirt junior goalie Matt Morris made 40 saves to post his second shutout in his last three starts as the University of Maine beat the University of New Hampshire 4-0 Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 6,501 at the Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire. The Black …
University of Maine goalie Matt Morris, here in a game last October, made 40 saves Saturday night to lead Maine by the University of New Hampshire in a 4-0 victory in Durham, N.H.

Morris posts second shutout in last three starts as UMaine hockey team tops UNH 4-0

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 24, 2015, at 10:11 p.m.
Redshirt junior goalie Matt Morris made 40 saves to post his second shutout in his last three starts as the University of Maine beat the University of New Hampshire 4-0 Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 6,501 at the Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire. The Black …
The Mount Desert Island girls basketball team, shown celebrating their Eastern Maine Class B championship win over Presque Isle, continued their recent success against the Wildcats in Saturday's 84-60 victory.

MDI girls cruise past Presque Isle, stay unbeaten

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 24, 2015, at 8:07 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | The only team that has caused any misery for the Presque Isle High School girls basketball team over the last four seasons has been Mount Desert Island. That trend continued on Saturday afternoon. Sierra Tapley, Kelsey Shaw and Sarah Phelps combined for 57 points and the …

Shore rallies Maine hockey team from two-goal deficit for 6-4 win over UNH

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 23, 2015, at 9:56 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine senior center and captain Devin Shore notched his first four-point of the season with two goals and two assists, helping the Black Bears men’s hockey team rally from a 3-1 deficit to beat New Hampshire 6-4 at Alfond Arena Friday night. Shore scored what …
Cassius Clark climbs out of his car after being hit from behind on turn three in the last lap of the Hight Chevorlet 150 at Speedyway 95 in Hermon Sunday. Clark crossed the finish line to win the race before leaving the track in this 2014 BDN file photo.

PASS Super Late Models returns to Hermon’s Speedway 95 in June

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 23, 2015, at 5:57 p.m.
The Pro All-Stars Series North Super Late Model tour will return to Hermon’s Speedway 95 this season. The series returned last season after a five-year absence and Tom Mayberry, founder and president of the PASS Tour, said after the race that he was impressed with the crowd and the improvements …
UMaine's Will Merchant makes Providence goalie Jon Gilles pay for stopping a puck with a spray of ice in a Feb. 1, 2013 file photo.

UMaine’s Merchant reinvents himself by becoming effective penalty-killer, checker

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 22, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
ORONO | When he stepped on the University of Maine campus three years ago, Will Merchant’s resume included 69 goals and 59 assists in three seasons at Eagan High School in Minnesota and a Mr. Minnesota Hockey finalist slot. Goals have been hard to come by for Merchant in …
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University of Maine quarterbacks Drew Belcher (left) and Dan Collins both said that a slightly deflated ball can provide an advantage in rainy weather.

Maine players: Under-inflated footballs easier to grip, harder to throw in wind

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 21, 2015, at 9:55 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove said he is confused about the circumstances surrounding the NFL’s investigation of the New England Patriots. “How did the air come out of the balls?” asked Cosgrove, a former high school and college quarterback. “Why didn’t the referees recognize …
MDI's Kelsey Shaw takes the ball to the hoop against Lake Region's Tiana-Jo Carter during the Class B girls state championship game last year.

MDI basketball standouts spend long hours on road to improve their skills

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 20, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
Mount Desert Island girls basketball coach Brent Barker calls juniors Kelsey Shaw and Sierra Tapley “gym rats.” And he is certainly thankful that they are. Shaw and Tapley have led the defending Eastern Maine Class B champion Trojans to a 13-0 record, which included a 70-64 win in Presque Isle …
MAINE HOCKEY JOURNAL (blog)

Special teams point UMaine in right direction

on Jan. 20, 2015, at 10:39 a.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team had been one of the nation’s worst penalty-killing teams through its first 12 games. Maine had been killing off penalties at a subpar 77.3 percent rate as opponents scored 10 power-play goals on 44 chances. But over the last 12 games Maine has …
Fans watch intently as Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin (7) and Maine player Connor Leen (29)  fight for the puck against the boards in the second period of their game at the Alfond Arena in Orono on Sunday.

Penalty killing has sparked Maine hockey team’s improved play

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 19, 2015, at 6:44 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team had been one of the nation’s worst penalty-killing teams through its first 12 games. Maine had been killing off penalties at a subpar 77.3 percent rate as opponents scored 10 power-play goals on 44 chances. But over the last 12 games Maine has …
MAINE HOCKEY JOURNAL (blog)

A balance attack gives UMaine a needed win

on Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:38 p.m.
ORONO —- The University of Maine put together a thorough 60-minute performance on Sunday afternoon as the Black Bears scored timely goals and received a stellar 34-save performance from freshman Sean Romeo to upset No. 17 Boston College 4-2 at Alfond Arena. Maine improved to 8-15-1 overall and 3-7 in …
Boston College winger Zach Sanford (24) skates past Maine players Devin Shore (94) and Mark Hamilton (47) as they mob teammate Jake Rutt (4) after he scored a goal in the second period at the Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, Sunday, January 18, 2015. Maine won 4-2.

UMaine hockey team knocks off Boston College 4-2

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 18, 2015, at 5:55 p.m.
ORONO, Maine —- The University of Maine put together a thorough 60-minute performance on Sunday afternoon as the Black Bears scored timely goals and received a stellar 34-save performance from freshman Sean Romeo to upset No. 17 Boston College 4-2 at Alfond Arena. Maine improved to 8-15-1 overall and 3-7 …
UMass Lowell celebrates after scoring on University of Maine's Matt Morris (right) during their hockey game Friday at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Lowell scores two first-period goals to sink UMaine hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 16, 2015, at 9:38 p.m.
ORONO | Junior right wing Adam Chapie scored goals 1:18 apart in the first period and the nationally ranked University of Massachusetts Lowell played stifling team defense to beat the University of Maine Black Bears 2-0 in a Hockey East game at Alfond Arena on Friday night. UMass Lowell, …
Former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankee baseball player, Johnny Damon answers questions from baseball fans Thursday at Husson University's Gracie Theatre in Bangor.

Former Red Sox star Damon recalls career, magical 2004 season

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 15, 2015, at 7:40 p.m.
BANGOR | A little over 10 years ago, a fun-loving band of self-proclaimed “idiots” captured the hearts of Boston Red Sox fans as they ended an 86-year drought by winning the World Series. They also were the first team in major league history to come back from a 3-0 …
Updated cutline: Defenseman Ben Hutton (10) of the University of Maine is congratulated by teammate Devin Shore after scoring a goal during an Oct. 25, 2014 game in Orono. The Black Bears' defense corps has helped boost the team's offense of late.

Defense corps looks to augment offense as Maine men’s hockey team hosts UMass Lowell, Boston College

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 15, 2015, at 7:09 p.m.
ORONO | Goals haven’t been easy to come by for the University of Maine men’s hockey team this season. The Black Bears are tied for 36th among 59 Division I teams in scoring with an average of 2.5 goals per game, and they have been held to three goals …
The Maine Majestix Field Hockey Club's U16 team has qualified for the National Indoor Tournament after finishing 7-0 and winning a regional tourney in Providence, Rhode Island. Team members are (from left) coach Katie McCabe, Hannah Minns, Haley Lowell, Delaney Keithley, Kiley Nelson, Lydia Dexter, Ally Corbett and Autumn Littlefield and goalie Kelsey Thaller.

Maine Majestix Field Hockey Club qualifies three teams for national tournament

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 14, 2015, at 12:19 p.m.
Katie (Flaherty) McCabe remembers when she began coaching in the Maine Majestix Field Hockey Club program seven years ago, “we’d go to [regional] tournaments and wouldn’t win a game.” But things have changed dramatically over the past seven years as evidenced by the fact three Maine Majestix teams have qualified …
NASCAR driver Austin Theriault, a Fort Kent native, prepares to speak last September in Portland during a news conference to unveil a Maine-branded car that he drove in a nationally televised race on Sept. 20, 2014.

Fort Kent’s Theriault to run 13 races for Brad Keselowski Racing in NASCAR Truck Series

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 13, 2015, at 5:51 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault will run 13 races for Brad Keselowski Racing in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series this coming season. Theriault, who will turn 21 on Jan. 23, had spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as a developmental driver in the Super Late Model program for Brad Keselowski Racing …
Bangor High School soccer standout Allison Boulier (10) will play soccer at Husson University in Bangor this fall.

Bangor High soccer standout to join sister on Husson University team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 13, 2015, at 6:03 a.m.
Bangor High School striker Allison Boulier, who helped lead the Rams to three Eastern Maine Class A championships and one state title, will join her older sister Erin on the Husson University women’s soccer team in Bangor this fall. Erin Boulier, a center back who will be a senior at …
University of Maine goalie Matt Morris could be seeing more playing time after recording a shutout against the University of Massachusetts on Saturday night.

Shutout thrusts Morris back into goaltending picture at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 12, 2015, at 5:44 p.m.
Freshman Sean Romeo had been carrying the load in goal for the University of Maine men’s hockey team, but redshirt junior Matt Morris posted his first career shutout in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the University of Massachusetts and has thrust himself back into the picture. Morris was named the Hockey …
Competitors speed over a customized groomed oval track at Bass Park during the East Coast Snocross in Bangor Sunday.

‘It’s incredible’: Fans enjoy first East Coast Snocross event in Bangor

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 11, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Bangor’s Nelson Savage remembers when he and other members of the Bangor Jaycees would spend weeks preparing Bass Park in Bangor for the annual snowmobile races around the harness track oval in the 1960s and ‘70s. “Every winter, people would look forward to it. When they stopped, …
 
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