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TV Radio schedule for September 24, 2014

on Sept. 23, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TAMPA BAY at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …

Hockey East preseason polls

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 10:01 p.m.
Men Coaches Poll (First-place votes in parenthesis) 1. Providence (7) 127 points 2. Boston College (3) 120 3. Notre Dame 94 4. Northeastern (1) 90 5. New Hampshire 86 6. Boston University 83 7. UMass Lowell (1) 79 8. Vermont 75 9. MAINE 74 10. Merrimack 37 11. Massachusetts 33 …
Maine's Brady Campbell (59), Eric Schurhamer (25) and Jon Swavely try to help out goalie Martin Ouellette as Providence's Mark Jankowski eyes the puck in the second period during Hockey East playoff action in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hockey East coaches pick Maine men’s team to finish ninth

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 22, 2014, at 6:20 p.m.
Despite the fact the University of Maine’s men’s hockey team is one of just two programs in the country with more than one returning All-American, the Hockey East coaches don’t feel the Black Bears will be much of a factor this season. Maine, which finished sixth a year ago and …
Jack Musil

First English forward on UMaine hockey team has adapted to life in North America

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 19, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
ORONO | The Hull City Tigers are much better known in that northeast English city of 256,100 than the Hull Stingrays. The Tigers play in the prestigious Barclay’s Premier League, England’s top professional soccer league and one of the world’s best leagues. The Stingrays are a hockey team and …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 18, 2014

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.
BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and …

Sports briefs for Sept. 17, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Sept. 17, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.
Winkin remembrance service set Saturday at Husson BANGOR — Husson University will be hosting a remembrance service and a jersey retirement ceremony for former head baseball coach John Winkin at 9 a.m. Saturday. The ceremony will be at the Winkin Baseball Complex and is open to the public. Former players …
University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech

UMaine lowers hockey ticket prices for 12 games in attempt to stem attendance decline

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 17, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
The University of Maine has lowered its season ticket prices and has cut the prices on single-game seats for 12 of its 21 home games this season in an attempt to increase attendance at Alfond Arena. Ticket prices will decrease $3 per game for eight of the 12 games and …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 11, 2014

By Joe Mclaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:51 p.m.
BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and …

UMaine men’s hockey team lands big, offensive-minded defenseman

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 11, 2014, at 5:37 a.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team has landed a 6-foot-5, 195-pound defenseman for the 2016-17 season. Patrick Holway, who plays for coach Tim Lovell’s Boston Advantage U-18 AAA team, has verbally committed to attend Maine on a scholarship. Holway, a native of Cohasset, Massachusetts, had eight goals and 11 …

Miracle on Ice defenseman Bob Suter dies

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 10, 2014, at 7:06 a.m.
Bob Suter, a defenseman on the 1980 Miracle on Ice team that stunningly won the Olympic gold medal in hockey, died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday at age 57 in Madison, Wisconsin. Suter played in all seven games during the U.S. team’s improbable run to the gold and …
Maine winger Spencer Abbott tries to force the puck past Merrimack goalie Joe Cannata with defenseman Jordan Heywood (4) trying to squeeze Abbott out in Orono in 2012.

Former UMaine hockey standout signs one-year deal with Maple Leafs

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 09, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed former University of Maine star Spencer Abbott to a one-year contract on Tuesday, according to David Nonis, senior vice president and general manager of the Leafs. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the team. The 26-year-old Abbott, a left winger, spent the …
Parker Sanderson wipes down his hockey stick after putting on fresh tape in between periods of a preseason game.

Former Bangor hockey player earns spot to play for County Aces

By Tim Cox on Sept. 08, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.
ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick — The pieces are starting to fall into place for Houlton native Parker Sanderson, who is working his way up the ranks as a young, aspiring hockey player with the goal to play at the college level. Sanderson, 19, who transferred to Bangor High School for …
Ryan Lomberg

UMaine hockey player loses appeal of suspension

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 04, 2014, at 8:59 p.m.
Ryan Lomberg’s University of Maine hockey career officially came to an end Thursday when he lost his appeal of a 1 1/2-year suspension to UMaine President Susan Hunter. “Ryan was obviously disappointed,” said Peter J. Cyr, Lomberg’s lawyer. “He wanted to thank [head] coach Red Gendron, his teammates and the …
Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla slides into Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the first period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden in this April 2014 file photo.

Maine summer provides valuable respite for Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 03, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
Jimmy Howard knows what it is like to play under the intense spotlight of Hockeytown U.S.A. Hockeytown U.S.A. is a nickname for Detroit, where the former University of Maine All-American goaltender mans the net for the National Hockey League’s Red Wings. He has been their No. 1 goalie for the …
Casey DeSmith

UNH goalie suspended after being charged with assault, resisting arrest

By Morgan Palmer, Foster’s Daily Democrat on Sept. 03, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
DURHAM, New Hampshire — Casey DeSmith, the goalie for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, was arrested over the university’s move-in last weekend after a domestic dispute. At 12:59 a.m. on Aug. 31, Durham police officers received a call from a woman who stated she was a domestic …

Sports briefs for Aug. 27, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 27, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
Two Maine roller derby matches set Saturday PORTLAND — Maine roller derby kicks off the fall season with a doubleheader Saturday at the Portland Expo. The R.I.P. Tides (Portland) will battle Central Maine Derby (Bangor) at 5 p.m. and then the Calamity Janes (Portland) take on The Perfect Storm (Rock …
From the community

Travel with the University of Maine Black Bears to Alaska

By Richard Smith on Aug. 27, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
A group of community volunteers is raising funds for the benefit of children in Maine battling cancer and other blood disorders. Eastern Maine Medical Center Raish Peavey Haskell Children’s Cancer & Treatment Center in Brewer, Maine, which opened in December 2012, is one of just two pediatric oncology centers in …
A rendering of a possible indoor ice rink proposed on land next to Scarborough High School.

Scarborough puts plan for $5.5 million indoor hockey rink on ice

By Shelby Carignan, The Forecaster on Aug. 21, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
The Town Council put a temporary freeze Wednesday on plans for an indoor ice hockey rink at Oak Hill. Councilors also scheduled a workshop on whether to allow cellular phone towers in residential districts, approved a contract to provide dispatch services to Old Orchard Beach and received …

Sports briefs for Aug. 18, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 18, 2014, at 8:03 p.m.
Free UMaine football clinic set Aug. 20 ORONO | The University of Maine football team will host its annual Meet the Black Bears free football clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Alfond Stadium. All ages are welcome and participants will have the opportunity to meet players and …

Former St. Cloud State University goalie joins UMaine women’s hockey team as assistant coach

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 6:47 p.m.
ORONO | Kendall Newell, a former standout goalie at St. Cloud State University, has been named a University of Maine women’s hockey assistant coach, head coach Richard Reichenbach announced in a news release Monday. Newell spent the past four seasons as head coach of the Banff Hockey Academy Female …
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