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University of Maine's Matt Morris (right) makes a save from Boston University's Matt Lane (center) while UMaine's Mark Hamilton keeps pressure during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

College hockey 4-on-4 overtime not a done deal

By Larry Mahoney on June 24, 2016, at 7:42 p.m.
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee recommendation to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel to go to four-on-four overtime in regular-season games beginning this season may not be approved when it goes to the panel on July 20, according to Hockey East Commissioner and committee member Joe …

Las Vegas awarded NHL expansion franchise

By The Sports Xchange on June 22, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
Professional hockey will be coming to Las Vegas as the NHL announced on Wednesday that it has granted an expansion franchise to the city. The franchise, which will begin play in 2017-18 as a member of the Pacific Division, received a unanimous vote by the league’s Board of Governors in …

Sports briefs for June 15, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 15, 2016, at 8:32 p.m.
Former Acadian LL all-star drafted by Houston Astros Chaz “Charlie” Pal, a former all-star in the Acadian Little League, has been selected in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Houston Astros. Pal, a 6-foot senior outfielder, was taken by the Astros after two standout seasons …

Sports briefs for June 14, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 14, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
U.S. judge dismisses fans’ lawsuit against NFL over Deflategate BOSTON — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the National Football League by a group of New England Patriots fans angry about the league’s handling of the Deflategate scandal, saying they lacked legal standing to sue. The suit challenged …

Biddeford native will join another Mainer on the Stanley Cup

on June 14, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
When Biddeford native Brian Dumoulin’s name is inscribed on the Stanley Cup, he will be the first player from Maine to achieve the honor, but he won’t be the first Maine native on the Cup. Dumoulin helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup Sunday night, and another Maine native, …
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A triumphant Shawn Walsh, with his son, Tyler, waves to fans at Alfond Arena in Orono after the University of Maine Black Bears returned home on April 5, 1993, after winning the national men’s hockey championship.

Michigan State hockey coach nurtured the potential in UMaine’s Shawn Walsh

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
Ron Mason will be missed, but his legacy will live on.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) shoots and scores a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period of game six of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center in San Jose, California.

Biddeford native helps lift Penguins in Stanley Cup run

By Larry Mahoney on June 13, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
Brian Dumoulin, who led Biddeford High School to state Class A titles in 2007 and 2008, will be the first Maine native to have his name on the Stanley Cup.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period of game six of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final Sunday night at SAP Center at San Jose.

Penguins beat Sharks to claim Stanley Cup with help from Maine player

By Ross McKeon, The Sports Xchange on June 12, 2016, at 11:04 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Speed kills, and it wins a Stanley Cup. “We are going to have a little party tonight,” Penguins owner Mario Lemieux said. Pittsburgh earned its fourth NHL crown on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center, a victory accomplished in …

Dedham native to play women’s hockey at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on June 10, 2016, at 8:39 p.m.
  When she was a youngster growing up in Dedham, Sierra Semmel used to have her birthday parties at University of Maine women’s ice hockey games. She also had a ton of UMaine T-shirts and hockey cards. Now she will have her own hockey card as she will play for …

NCAA takes major step toward overtime change in college hockey

on June 10, 2016, at 8:34 p.m.
College hockey may be headed to four-on-four for overtime games after a recommendation from the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee that all regular-season games follow that format for the five-minute extra session, according to an ncaa.com report. If the game remains tied after the overtime, the committee …
Former Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe signs autographs for fans in celebration of his 85th birthday before the start of the Red Wing's NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Detroit, Michigan, March 31, 2013.

NHL legend Gordie Howe dead at 88

By Tim Wendel, Washington Post on June 10, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
NHL legend Gordie Howe has died at the age of 88.
The San Jose Sharks' Paul Martin (7) helps goaltender Martin Jones (31) make a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) in the third period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Thursday night. The Sharks won, 4-2, to cut the Pens' series lead to 3-2.

Goalie sensational as Sharks stay alive vs. Penguins

By Alan Robinson, The Sports Xchange on June 10, 2016, at 4:28 a.m.
PITTSBURGH — Martin Jones’ biggest save of all for the San Jose Sharks was the series. Jones turned aside a flurry of Penguins shots during a frantic but scoreless final two periods in a potential clinching game for Pittsburgh and the Sharks kept the Stanley Cup finals going, winning 4-2 …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 9, 2016

on June 09, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
BASEBALL BREWER — The Brewer Falcons American Legion baseball team will hold tryouts at 6 p.m. Sundays, June 12, at Heddericg Field in Brewer. Players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, and attend Brewer or Bucksport High Schools. Call Coach Shane Graham at 991-4006 for details. BANGOR …

TV, radio sports schedule for June 9, 2016

on June 08, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL OXFORD HILLS vs. MT. ARARAT, 3:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE BOWIE at PORTLAND, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 & 1450 AM) radio GOLF European PGA, Lyoness Open, …
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (left) celebrates with left wing Carl Hagelin (62) and defenseman Ben Lovejoy (12) after defeating the San Jose Sharks in game four of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final Monday night at SAP Center at San Jose.

Penguins beat Sharks to take 3-1 series lead

By The Sports Xchange on June 06, 2016, at 11:09 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from their fourth Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh’s suffocating speed stifled the San Jose Sharks again Monday night, in a 3-1 win in Game 4 at SAP Center the pushed its advantage to 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 will …
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Several Mainers taken in QMJHL draft

on June 05, 2016, at 6:52 a.m.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League held its annual Entry Draft on Saturday in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island which saw a slew of local ties hearing their name called. Falmouth native Oliver Wahlstrom was selected in the fourth round by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. This past season he completed …
San Jose Sharks right wing Joonas Donskoi (27) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the overtime period of game three of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final Saturday night at SAP Center at San Jose.

Sharks beat Penguins in OT, trim series deficit to 2-1

By The Sports Xchange on June 05, 2016, at 12:30 a.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joonas Donskoi’s turnaround shot at 12:18 of overtime from the left circle gave the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Donskoi’s sixth goal of the playoffs enabled San Jose to cut …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 2, 2016

on June 02, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
BASEBALL BREWER — The Brewer Falcons American Legion baseball team will hold tryouts at 6 p.m. Sundays, June 5 and 12, at Heddericg Field in Brewer. Players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, and attend Brewer or Bucksport High Schools. Call Coach Shane Graham at 991-4006 for …
University of Maine hockey defenseman Rob Michel (right) spars with a Wildcat from the University of New Hampshire as the two teams duked it out at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in this December 2015 file photo.

AHL team’s Portland exit opens door for UMaine hockey

By Larry Mahoney on June 02, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
“Nobody was happy to see the Pirates leave town, but that created an opportunity to bring more quality hockey to Portland.”

Sports briefs for May 31, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on May 31, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Texans waive lineman in cancer remission Offensive lineman David Quessenberry was waived by the Houston Texans one year after entering cancer remission. The Texans, who drafted Quessenberry in 2013, planned to bring the offensive tackle back if he clears waivers. The procedural move was necessary to assign Quessenberry to the …