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UConn men’s hockey coach, Bowdoin grad looking forward to series with Maine

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 29, 2015, at 11:03 a.m.
Mike Cavanaugh is no stranger to the state of Maine. The second-year head coach of the University of Connecticut’s men’s hockey team captained the hockey and football teams at Bowdoin College in Brunswick and spent 18 seasons as an assistant coach at Boston College. Cavanaugh and his Huskies, in their …

UMaine women’s ice hockey team lands two Canadian national team players

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 28, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
Stephane Matteau played an important role in the New York Rangers’ 1993-94 Stanley Cup title by scoring two double-overtime goals in the seven-game Eastern Conference championship series triumph over the New Jersey Devils. That included the game-winner in game seven. The University of Maine women’s hockey team will have a …

Five freshmen key contributors in John Bapst girls’ 13-2 record

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 27, 2015, at 6:03 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- The John Bapst High School Crusaders are in the midst of a youth movement. And it is certainly paying dividends. The Bangor-based Crusaders went 10-10 last year and are 13-2 this season thanks to the infusion of five freshmen. Their only two losses were to Eastern Maine …
University of Maine's Devin Shore (left) and Steven Swavely (center) slam into teammate Matt Morris with UMass Lowell's Dylan Zink during their hockey game Jan. 15 at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Swavely-Shore-Vesey line shines during UMaine hockey’s 3-game win streak

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 26, 2015, at 5:12 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine line of Devin Shore between Steven Swavely and Nolan Vesey hadn’t played together since the season-opening trip to Anchorage, Alaska. Maine head coach Red Gendron reunited them for the Boston College game two Sundays ago, and they have racked up eight goals and …
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 …
 
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