Ice Hockey


Incoming UMaine freshman earns hockey playoffs MVP award

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
University of Maine's Nolan Vesey (left) tries to move the puck past New Hampshire's Dylan Maller during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono on Dec. 3, 2016.

Former goalie offered assistant hockey coaching job at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine goalie Alfie Michaud, who was the school’s first-year volunteer goalie coach this past season, could be named the full-time assistant replacing Jay Leach as soon as Thursday.

Mainer tapped for coach with USA Hockey development program

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Ben Bishop (31) guards his net during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Former UMaine star signs six-year, $29.5M deal with Dallas

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 12, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
The team announced the deal on Friday morning in a statement posted on its website.
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) makes a save on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) during the third period at the United Center in March. Chicago won 4-1.

Former UMaine goaltender inks 4-year deal with Hurricanes

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 09, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
Scott Darling, a former UMaine goaltender, has been signed to a 4-year, $4.15 million contract by the Carolina Hurricanes.

UMaine women’s basketball announces signing of German forward

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2017, at 7:57 p.m.
The program announced Thursday evening the signing of 6-foot-3 forward Kira Barra.
Mike Mantenuto in a 2001 photo

Hockey player, actor remembered by former UMaine teammates

By Larry Mahoney on May 02, 2017, at 2 a.m.
Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy reacts from the bench during a 2017 game at Toronto.  The Bruins removed the interim tag from Cassidy's title and appointed him as the head coach on Wednesday.

Bruins bring back Cassidy as coach

By The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.
Ottawa's Clarke MacArthur (16) celebrates with teammates Bobby Ryan (9) and Mike Hoffman (68) after scoring the winning goal against Boston during overtime of Sunday's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff game at TD Garden in Boston. The Senators won 3-2.

Senators finish off Bruins behind MacArthur’s OT goal

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2017, at 8:25 p.m.
Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) celebrates after scoring the  game-winner against Ottawa in Friday's NHL playoff game. The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-2 in two overtimes at Canadian Tire Centre.

Bruins stay alive with 2OT win over Senators

By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange on April 22, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Ottawa's  Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) is pushed into the glass by Boston's Colin Miller (6) during Game 4 of their NHL first-round series on Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Senators take command of series with Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck as the Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson (7) looks on during the second period during Game 4 in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins want to start fast, finish off Blue Jackets

By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
The finish, the Pittsburgh Penguins are convinced, is linked to the start.

UMaine men’s hockey team signs two more players

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 19, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
The signing of the two players gives coach Red Gendron an incoming class of eight.
The University of Maine plays the University of North Dakota at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine in 2015. The University of Maine has submitted a bid to make the venue a future site of the NCAA hockey regional tournament.

NCAA announces hockey regional sites; UMaine bid unaffected

By Larry Mahoney on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The bid submitted by the University of Maine and the Maine Sports Commission for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 regionals have not yet been addressed.
Boston Bruins left wing David Pastrnak (88) is brought down during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden in Boston on Monday night.

Ryan’s OT goal lifts Senators to 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 17, 2017, at 10:41 p.m.

Senators rally past Bruins to win in OT

By The Sports Xchange on April 16, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.

UMaine women’s basketball signs point guard from Israel

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 14, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
Dor Saar has spent three years with the Team Israel International Team, averaging 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) warms up prior to the start of the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Former UMaine hockey stars join Team USA for World Championships

By Larry Mahoney on April 14, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
Two former University of Maine men’s hockey All-Americans will be part of the United States team that participates in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships.
Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson (41) gives up goal by Boston's Frank Vatrano (not pictured) in the third period of game one of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Bruins won 2-1.
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Bruins rally to defeat Senators in playoff opener

By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange on April 12, 2017, at 10:53 p.m.
Jim Montgomery, pictured during a game on March 20, coached the University of Denver to the NCAA Division I hockey championship on Saturday. Montgomery, who played on the University of Maine's 1993 national title team, was in touch with former Black Bears assistant Grant Standbrook via text messages during the championship game.

UMaine’s influence felt in Denver’s Division I hockey title win

By Larry Mahoney on April 11, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
“It feels awesome. It was like ’93 all over again. I’m happy to be a part of both,” Jim Montgomery, who captained the Black Bears to a 42-1-2 season, said.