Ice Hockey


Bruins name former Avs head coach as new assistant coach

By The Sports Xchange on July 24, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
The Boston Bruins hired former Colorado Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco as an assistant coach, the team announced Thursday. Sacco, 45, spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres. The former NHL forward served as the head coach of the Avalanche from 2009 to 2013 where …

Bruins re-sign Caron, five others

By The Sports Xchange on July 18, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
The Boston Bruins re-signed forwards Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham and Tyler Randell, along with defenseman Tommy Cross, to one-year contracts, the team announced Friday. The Bruins also signed defenseman Zach Trotman to a two-year contract. In addition, the Bruins agreed to terms with forward Justin Florek on a one-year, two-way …

Sports briefs for July 17, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on July 17, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
UMaine’s Ondish recognized ORONO, Maine — University of Maine senior punter Jeff Ondish of Elkton, Maryland, has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards FCS Awards Watch List. In 2013, Ondish punted 57 times with an average of 40.4 yards per punt, including a 66-yarder against Stony Brook. …

UMaine assistant named to Maine Maritime Academy football posts

on July 16, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Dave Uimonen has been named defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach at Maine Maritime Academy. Uimonen spent last season as an assistant linebackers and defensive line coach at the University of Maine, which posted a 10-3 record and won the Colonial Athletic Association championship. The Black …

Sports briefs for July 15, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 15, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
Mavericks re-sign Nowitzki The Dallas Mavericks confirmed Tuesday that All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki signed a new contract with the team. The Mavericks did not release details of the contract, but it was believed to be a three-year deal worth $25 million, according to multiple reports. The 36-year-old Nowitzki made $22.72 …

Sports briefs for July 14, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 14, 2014, at 8:46 p.m.
Blackhawks hire Dineen as assistant coach The Chicago Blackhawks hired Kevin Dineen, who coached Canada’s women’s national team to a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday. Dineen was teammates with Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville from 1984 to 1990 when both were …

Maine men’s hockey team addresses size deficiency in incoming recruiting class

By Larry Mahoney on July 14, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
ORONO, Maine— The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team was the third smallest team among the 59 Division I hockey institutions last season. Just four of Maine’s 15 forwards were six feet tall or taller. But in hockey coach Red Gendron’s seven-member recruiting class announced on Monday, there are three …

Sports briefs for July 13, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 13, 2014, at 6 p.m.
Free agent Paul Pierce heading to Wizards Free agent forward Paul Pierce has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Wizards, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and several other media outlets. Stein tweeted late Saturday night that Pierce, who played last season with the Brooklyn Nets, will join …

‘A tough transition’: Bangor twin brothers to play on different teams

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.
Bangor twins Nick and Ryan Moore have played on teams together for virtually their entire lives. But that will change in the fall, when Nick Moore will attend Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and his brother Ryan will remain at the South Kent School in Connecticut. Both played …
Yarmouth native Oliver Wahlstrom is headed to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

14-year-old UMaine hockey recruit heading to prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
The list of hockey alumni at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota, is an impressive one and includes National Hockey League stars Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews, Jack Johnson and Kyle Okposo. That prep school will be the destination of 14-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom, who verbally committed to attend the …
University of Maine's Ryan Lomberg celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period of a hockey game hockey game against Boston University, at Frozen Fenway on Jan. 11, 2014.

Suspended UMaine hockey player Lomberg may leave school, return to junior league

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
University of Maine right-winger Ryan Lomberg, who was suspended from the team and other UMaine activities in May stemming from an assault charge, may be leaving the school. Rich McKenna, assistant general manager of the Muskegon (Michigan) Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, said Friday they have traded Lomberg’s …
Coach Richard Reichenbach talks to the University of Maine women's ice hockey team during a practice at Alfond Arena in this November 2013 file photo.

Co-coach takes over as head coach of UMaine women’s ice hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — When Richard Reichenbach was playing high school hockey near Syracuse, New York, there was a player a year older from the same area that he looked up to. His name was Todd Jackson and he went on to captain the University of Maine’s hockey team. Reichenbach followed …
Tyler Walsh

Following the family tradition: Tyler Walsh lands coaching position with USA Under-17 hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 09, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
No one should be surprised that Tyler Walsh is pursuing a hockey coaching career. After all, the University of Maine graduate is the grandson of USA Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Mason, the second winningest coach in college hockey history with 924 victories, and the oldest son of the late …

Sports briefs for Friday, July 4, 2014

By Wire Service reports on July 04, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
Women’s basketball player suspended for fighting with football player Texas Tech suspended women’s basketball guard Amber Battle for a month at the start of next season after fighting with a football player. Battle, who led the Red Raiders in scoring last season with a 16.4-point average, acknowledged that she made …

Sports briefs for July 4, 2014

By Ernie Clark on July 03, 2014, at 9:58 p.m.
Union St. golf range opens BANGOR — The Union Street Golf Range located next to the Airport Mall behind McDonald’s has opened for the season after having barrier nets repaired and installed. Their large grass tee area is 200 feet by 75 feet, allowing for 22 golfing stations. Target flags …
Josh Henke

UMaine hockey winger Henke leaves team after one season

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
University of Maine freshman winger Josh Henke has left the program, according to head coach Red Gendron. Henke, who had a goal and seven assists last season, played in 21 games but didn’t dress for four of the last five games. He was a scholarship player. Gendron wouldn’t discuss the …

Sports briefs for July 2, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on July 02, 2014, at 7:42 p.m.
Two Sea Dogs move up to Pawtucket PORTLAND, Maine — Portland Sea Dogs shortstop Deven Marrero and right-handed reliever Miguel Celestino have been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday. Marrero leaves the Sea Dogs with a .287 average (77-for-268), five home runs, 39 RBI, and 12 …
Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla skates with the puck in game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston in this May 2014 file photo.

Bruins’ Iginla returns to Western Conference with Avalanche

By Reuters on July 01, 2014, at 8:50 p.m.
American goaltender Ryan Miller, Canadian center Jason Spezza and veteran right wing Jarome Iginla were the biggest names on the move on Tuesday as National Hockey League’s free agency opened with a flurry of player signings. Iginla, an All-Star in 2002, 2008 and 2009 who scored 30 goals and had …

Sports briefs for June 30, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on June 30, 2014, at 7:55 p.m.
UMaine recruit chosen in sixth round of NHL draft by Toronto Left wing Nolan Vesey, who will be a freshman on the University of Maine’s men’s hockey team this fall, was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the NHL draft in Philadelphia over the weekend. …

Sports briefs for June 27, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on June 27, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
Ellsworth’s Curts finishes 9th at national meet Ellsworth running standout Dan Curts recorded a ninth-place finish in the 2-mile at the Brooks PR Invitational in Renton, Washington, Saturday. Curts, who was seeded fourth in the meet in 8 minutes, 51.2 seconds, finished the race in 9:00.18 in a talented field …
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