Hockey East

Boston University forward Jack Eichel (9) skates up ice past North Dakota forward Brendan O'Donnell (21) and forward Connor Gaarder (13) during a Frozen Four semifinal on April 9 at TD Garden in Boston. North Dakota will play in the Ice Breaker Tournament in Portland on Oct. 9-10.

National hockey powers to join UMaine in Portland ‘Ice Breaker’

By Larry Mahoney on May 18, 2015, at 8:47 p.m.
The University of Maine will be one of four teams that have combined for 15 NCAA Division I ice hockey championships to play in the Ice Breaker Tournament Oct. 9-10 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. The Ice Breaker traditionally marks the start of the college hockey season. The Black …
Senior Katy Massey of Waterville, a member of the University of Maine women’s ice hockey team, has been named the salutatorian for the Class of 2015.

Waterville hockey player named UMaine salutatorian

on April 15, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
ORONO, Maine —- The University of Maine announced that Katy Massey of Waterville has been named the 2015 salutatorian. She was a member of the women’s ice hockey team the past four seasons, serving as an assistant captain last winter. Massey is a psychology major with a concentration in development …
Providence College Friars goalie Jon Gillies (32) celebrates with defenseman Kyle McKenzie (5) and forward Steven McParland (15) after defeating the Boston University Terriers 4-3 in the championship game of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston.

South Portland native leads Providence by BU for national hockey title

By Jess Myers, The Sports Xchange on April 11, 2015, at 11:26 p.m.
BOSTON — Trailing by a goal in the latter half of the third period, Providence scored twice in 2:19 to shock Boston University and win the NCAA Frozen Four 4-3 on Saturday. It is the first national hockey title for the Friars (26-13-2), who got 49 saves from goalie Jon …

Providence, BU earn berths in Frozen Four

on March 29, 2015, at 9:39 p.m.
Providence College snapped a 1-1 tie with three third-period goals to beat Denver 4-1 and capture the East Regional title for a berth in the Frozen Four Sunday at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence will play in the national semifinal round against Midwest Regional champ Nebraska …
The University of Maine's Devin Shore takes a shot on goal against the University of Connecticut during their game on Jan. 30 at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Former UMaine player Devin Shore earns All-Hockey East second-team honors

By Larry Mahoney on March 19, 2015, at 9:43 p.m.
University of Maine junior center Devin Shore, who recently signed a contract with the NHL’s Dallas Stars, was named to the All-Hockey East second team at the league’s awards banquet in Boston on Thursday night. Junior defenseman Ben Hutton, who has signed with Vancouver, was named as an honorable mention. …

Maine, Vermont men’s hockey summary

on March 08, 2015, at 11:41 p.m.
COLLEGE Vermont 3, Maine 2 (OT) Maine (14-22-3) 0-0-2-0 — 2 Vermont (20-13-4) 1-1-0-1 — 3 First period — 1. UVM, Shaw 16 (Paliotta, A. Privitera), 11:25 (pp). Second period — 2. UVM, Irwin 7 (Markison, Paliotta), 8:37. Third period — 3. Maine, Hutton 9 (Renouf, Vesey), 2:05; 4. Maine, …
Devin Shore

Overtime goal sends Vermont past Maine and into Hockey East quarterfinals

By Larry Mahoney on March 08, 2015, at 10:42 p.m.
Junior center Jonathan Turk’s goal with 3:55 remaining in the first overtime gave the University of Vermont a 3-2 victory over the University of Maine on Sunday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont, sending the Catamounts to the Hockey East quarterfinals. Seventh seed Vermont is now 20-13-4, while the …

Maine, Vermont men’s hockey summary

on March 08, 2015, at 10:27 a.m.
Maine 4, Vermont 2 COLLEGE Maine (14-21-3) 1-2-1 — 4 Vermont (19-13-4) 1-1-0 — 2 First period — 1. Maine, Lacroix 5 (Swavely, Rutt), :55; 2. UVM, Markison 9 (Paliotta, Luukko), 7:46 (pp). Second period — 3. Maine, Leen 9 (Brown, Byron), :36; 4. UVM, Bradley 5 (Shaw, A. Privitera), …
Connor Leen

Leen scores twice to lead Maine hockey team past Vermont to deciding game Sunday night

By Larry Mahoney on March 07, 2015, at 10:11 p.m.
University of Maine senior left wing Connor Leen picked a perfect time for his first career two-goal game. Leen scored a pair of second-period goals, including the game-winner with 3:44 left in the period, to lead the Black Bears to a 4-2 Hockey East playoff win over the University of …

Maine, Vermont men’s hockey summary

on March 06, 2015, at 10:48 p.m.
COLLEGE Vermont 4, Maine 2 Maine (13-21-3) 1-0-1 — 2 Vermont (19-12-4) 0-1-3 — 4 First period — 1. Maine, Rutt 4 (Brown, Byron), 12:42. Second period — 2. UVM, A. Privitera 7 (Fallon, Bradley), 18:41 (pp). Third period — 3. Maine, Merchant 5 (Vesey, Hutton), 6:55 (pp); 4. UVM, …

Maine vs. Vermont: A capsule look at the playoff series

on March 05, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
College hockey Hockey East first-round series MAINE vs. No. 17 VERMONT Time, site: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary), 7:05 p.m., Gutterson Fieldhouse, Burlington, Vt. Records: 10th seed Maine 13-20-3 (8-12-2 Hockey East), 7th seed Vermont 18-12-4 (10-9-3 HE) Series, last meeting: Vermont leads 23-21-4, UVM 4-1 on Nov. 29, …
The University of Maine’s Blaine Byron (right) and the University of Vermont’s Jake Fallon battle for control of the puck during a November game in Orono. The two teams begin a first-round Hockey East series at 7:05 p.m. Friday in Burlington, Vermont.

Maine hockey team looks to erase forgettable regular season with playoff opener at Vermont

By Larry Mahoney on March 05, 2015, at 11:50 a.m.
ORONO | The beauty of the playoffs in any sport is that it can erase the memory of a forgettable regular season. The University of Maine men’s hockey team has definitely had a regular season it would like to forget. And the University of Vermont Catamounts would love to …

UConn eliminates Maine women in Hockey East playoffs

on March 01, 2015, at 9:53 p.m.
ORONO | Senior center Rebecca Fleming’s goal at the 10:31 mark of overtime gave the UConn Huskies a 1-0 women’s hockey victory over the Maine Black Bears and a sweep of their Hockey East quarterfinal series Saturday at Alfond Arena. UConn won 3-2 on Friday night. Fleming provided UConn …

Providence, Maine men’s hockey summary

on March 01, 2015, at 1:36 a.m.
COLLEGE Providence 5, Maine 2 Providence (21-11-2) 2-2-1 — 5 Maine (13-20-3) 0-2-0 — 2 First period: 1. PC, Mauermann 11 (Walman), 6:21; 2. PC, Jankowski 5 (Hennessey, Monk), 6:30. Second period — 3. PC, Luke 11 (Mauermann), 7:03 (sh); 4. Maine, Renouf 3 (Brown, Leen), 8:13 (pp); 5. Maine, …

Friars sweep Black Bears; Maine will visit Vermont for first-round Hockey East series

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 28, 2015, at 10:08 p.m.
Junior right wing Nick Saracino scored a pair of goals and the Providence College Friars relegated the University of Maine hockey team to a 10th-place finish in Hockey East by virtue of a 5-2 victory at Schneider Arena in Providence Saturday night. Maine, which wound up 13-20-3 and 8-12-2 in …

Providence, Maine hockey summary

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 10:50 p.m.
COLLEGE Providence 5, Maine 2 Providence (20-11-2) 1-3-1 — 5 Maine (13-19-3) 1-0-1 — 2 First period — 1. Maine, Higgins 1 (Campbell), 4:54; 2. PC, Mauermann 10 (Luke, Pinho), 7:23. Second period — 3. PC, Pinho 5 (Luke, Mauermann), 11:18; 4. PC, Luke 10 (McParland, Walman), 15:55; 5. PC, …

Providence dominates UMaine Black Bears with 5-2 Hockey East triumph

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 27, 2015, at 9:37 p.m.
Providence College’s mastery over the University of Maine Black Bear men’s hockey team continued Friday night. The Friars spotted the Black Bears a Stu Higgins goal in the first period before answering with four straight goals to cruise to a 5-2 Hockey East victory at Schneider Arena in Providence, Rhode …

Maine hockey team seeks to snap scoring woes vs. Providence

on Feb. 26, 2015, at 5:50 p.m.
Men’s college hockey MAINE vs. No. 13 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE Time, site: Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m., Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I. Records: Maine 13-18-3 (8-10-2 Hockey East), Providence 19-11-2 (11-8-1 HE) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 66-44-7, PC 4-2 on March 15, 2014 Key players: Maine — C Devin Shore (13 goals, …
The University of Maine's Cedric Lacroix (left) tries to slide the puck past Canisius' Keegan Asmundson during their hockey game on Jan. 3 at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Hard-working forward having solid freshman season as Black Bears prep for Providence

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 26, 2015, at 5:33 p.m.
ORONO | Cedric Lacroix had spent most of his career as a defenseman. Last year was his first full season as a forward, when he played both wing and center for the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, notching eight goals and 11 assists in 54 …

Maine, Northeastern men’s hockey summary

on Feb. 22, 2015, at 12:49 p.m.
Maine 6, Northeastern 3 Maine (13-18-3) 2-2-2 — 6 Northeastern (15-12-4) 1-1-1 — 3 First period — 1. Maine, Vesey 8 (Shore, Renouf), 3:34; 2. NU, Sikura 4 (J. Stevens, Darou) 14:37; 3. Maine, Leen 8 (Schurhamer), 15:49. Second period — 4. Maine, Vesey 9 (Swavely, Shore), 3:15 (pp); 5. …
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