Ice Hockey

 
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.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — 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, Maine — 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, Maine — 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 …
Ryan Lomberg

UMaine hockey player appeals to school president to end ‘overly harsh’ 1½-year suspension

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Suspended forward Ryan Lomberg wants to return to the University of Maine to continue his hockey career and earn a degree. Lomberg indicated his desire to return to Orono in a letter sent by his lawyer, Peter J. Cyr, to Megan Sanders, who is President Susan Hunter’s …
A rendering of a possible indoor ice rink proposed on land next to Scarborough High School.

High school hockey boosters want to build $5.5 million, NHL-sized indoor ice rink in Scarborough

By SHelby Carignan, The Forecaster on Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Local youth ice hockey players may soon have a rink to call home. Friends of Scarborough Hockey, a pending nonprofit, hopes to raise $5.5 million to build an ice arena to support school programs in Scarborough and surrounding communities struggling to get ice time. The Town Council …

Sports briefs for Aug. 12, 2014

BDN staff and wire reports on Aug. 12, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
Free UMaine football clinic set Aug. 20 ORONO, Maine — 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 …
From the community

LobsterFest provides opportunity to meet the UMaine hockey team

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 12, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The Friends of Maine Hockey and McLaughlin’s at the Marina will host LobsterFest, with the opportunity to meet the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team, Sunday, Sept. 28, at McLaughlin’s, 100 Marina Road. A social hour with cash bar begins at noon, and dinner will be served …
Ryan Lomberg

UMaine hockey player transfers to UNE; Lomberg’s rights traded

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2014, at 7:39 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine defenseman Kyle Williams of Bowdoinham has decided to transfer to the University of New England in Biddeford and suspended winger Ryan Lomberg appears headed to the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Williams played in just three games as …

Sports briefs for August 6, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:22 p.m.
Mass. team reaches Ripken 11U final SKOWHEGAN — The team from Riverside, Massachusetts scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to earn a 7-6 victory over Andy Valley and advance to the championship of the Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball regional tournament. Zach D’Urso singled three …
Former University of Maine goaltender Ben Bishop has received a two-year contact extension from the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.

Former UMaine goalie Bishop signs extension with Lightning

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 02, 2014, at 10:11 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension Saturday. Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, went 37-14-7 with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 63 games last season and was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie. The former …
University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech

UMaine negotiates deal with Portland TV station to air football, men’s hockey games

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 01, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine fans in the southern part of the state will be able to watch their Black Bears on TV, thanks to a new deal consummated between the university and Portland station WPME, Channel 35. The university and its multimedia partner, Learfield Sports, announced Friday that …

Sports briefs for July 30, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 30, 2014, at 9:05 p.m.
Tigers’ Reed charged with sexual assault Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel in March. Reed allegedly sexually assaulted an “incapacitated” woman in his hotel room on March 30 before ordering her to leave, Wayne County Prosecutor …

Sports briefs for July 29, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 29, 2014, at 7:32 p.m.
Lakers named Byron Scott as new head coach LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their “extensive and thorough” search for Mike D’Antoni’s replacement. Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers …

Sports briefs for July 28, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 28, 2014, at 7:49 p.m.
Patriots claim RB Gaffney off waivers The New England Patriots claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from Carolina on Monday. Gaffney, 23, was originally drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Stanford. He was injured in training camp and was released …
University of Maine women's ice hockey coach Sara Simard Reichenbach watches her team participate in a drill last season at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Hockey East says no to new NCAA rule allowing women players to hit puck with high stick

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved several rule changes that were recommended by the Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee and one of them is an experimental rule that allows women to legally hit the puck with a high stick. All the rule changes will be effective beginning …

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 …
 
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