Ice Hockey

ORONO, Maine -- 01/27/2017 -- University of Maine's Rob McGovern (right) makes a save from University of Massachusetts' Niko Hildenbrand during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

UMaine men’s hockey to open season with 8 of first 10 games at home

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.

2017-2018 UMaine men’s ice hockey schedule

on July 11, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
Members of the Waterville High School Hockey team celebrate after defeating Old Town-Orono for the Class B North championship at Alfond Arena in Orono in March. Waterville is merging with Winslow to form a co-op team.

Waterville-Winslow hockey co-op merger is sign of the times

By Larry Mahoney on July 08, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
Waterville-Winslow will be the state’s 14th co-op boys hockey program among 37 teams.
Olivia King, pictured playing for the Old Town High School softball team in 2016, is transferring to the Taft School in Connecticut to play hockey, field hockey and softball.

Old Town hockey standout to join Trimper twins at Taft School

By Larry Mahoney on July 04, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
Taft will add Old Town defensewoman Olivia King next season.
University of Maine's Rob McGovern makes a save from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono, Oct. 7, 2016.

Bruins invite UMaine’s McGovern to Development Camp

By Mike Loftus, The Patriot Ledger on July 04, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Montreal's Brian Flynn (32) celebrates with right wing Michael McCarron after scoring a goal in an October 2016 game. Flynn has signed a contract with the Dallas Stars, joining two other former University of Maine standouts.
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Former UMaine forward signs 1-year deal with Dallas Stars

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 01, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
Brian Flynn, a former Black Bear forward who was released by the Montreal Canadiens earlier this summer, has signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the Stars.
Members of the 1999 University of Maine national championship hockey team, along with some of their family members, are honored before the start of Maine's game against Boston University in November 2014 at Alfond Arena in Orono. Participating guests include (from left) Magnus Lundback, Steve Kariya, Robert Ek, Niko Dimitrakos, Anders Lundback, Eric Turgeon, Eilene Flaherty (obscured), Lynne Walsh, Sean Michael Walsh, Grant Standbrook, Andy Britt, Bobby Stewart (blue plaid shirt), Jimmy Leger (behind Stewart), Dan Kerluke, Marcus Gustafsson, Brendan Walsh (holding daughter) and Ben Guite (holding child).

Hockey coach added to UMaine Sports Hall of Fame class

on June 27, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Grant Standbrook often worked behind the scenes during his 21 seasons as an assistant hockey coach at the University of Maine.
Paul Kariya , flanked by University of Maine President Peter Hoff,  waves to hockey fans after his No. 9 jersey was retired by the school during a ceremony at Alfond Arena in March 2009.

Paul Kariya to become UMaine’s first Hockey Hall of Famer

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
Paul Kariya played a significant role in leading the 1992-1993 Black Bears to the program’s first national championship.
Former New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano coaches against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period at Barclays Center.

Former UMaine hockey player, ex-Islanders coach joins Florida Panthers’ staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 23, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Jack Capuano, a former University of Maine defenseman and Bangor resident who was deposed by the Islanders in January, has been named an associate head coach with the Florida Panthers.
University of Maine's Tereza Vanisova (right) moves in position around Union College's Ava Reynolds during their hockey game in December.

UMaine star chosen Czech Republic’s top hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.
University of Maine freshman Tereza Vanisova was named the Czech Republic’s Female Hockey Player of the Year.
A sign encouraging University of Maine fans to purchase season memberships for the Black Bear men's hockey team is placed in a traffic island in downtown Bangor not far from City Hall.

University of Maine athletics probes Bangor for season ticket-holders

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Beginning three weeks ago, the University of Maine has posted 100 signs in Bangor, Old Town and Orono urging locals to purchase season tickets for football and men’s hockey games.

Maine Junior Black Bears expanding opportunities for girls hockey players

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
The Maine Junior Black Bears is making a dramatic push with the addition of three new teams.
The Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, which for decades was the home to professional hockey, will be the new home for an ECHL franchise starting with the 2018-2019 season, it was announced on Thursday.

Professional hockey returning to Portland in 2018

on June 15, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) greets fans during the Stanley Cup championship parade and rally in downtown Pittsburgh.

650,000 fans cheer on Penguins at victory parade

By The Sports Xchange on June 15, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
Sidney Crosby has seen it all during his decorated hockey career, but the “Face of the NHL” was blown away by the estimated 650,000 faces staring back at him Wednesday.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) kisses the Stanley Cup after defeating the Nashville Predators in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins blank Predators, repeat as Stanley Cup champs

By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange on June 12, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.

UMaine men’s hockey adds volunteer assistant coach to staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 09, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) hits Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) as he moves the puck during the first period in game five of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win

By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange on June 09, 2017, at 10:18 a.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) collides with goalie Matt Murray (30) during play against the Nashville Predators in the third period in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Gaudreau’s goal helps Predators draw level in Final

By John Glennon, The Sports Xchange on June 06, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.

Predators frustrated but confidence not shaken

By Frank Pingue, Reuters on June 02, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
The Nashville Predators are frustrated at coming up empty after outplaying the Pittsburgh Penguins for most of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final but remain confident in their ability to turn things around.

John Bapst appoints new ice hockey coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 01, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.