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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.
Former University of Maine assistant hockey coach Jay Leach.

UMaine associate men’s hockey coach Jay Leach resigns

By Larry Mahoney on April 10, 2017, at 6:25 p.m.
Jay Leach, the University of Maine’s associate head men’s hockey coach, is leaving the university after four seasons.
The Denver Pioneers and head coach Jim Montgomery (lower left) celebrate their 3-2 win over the Minnesota-Duluth Pioneers in the national championship at the Frozen Four at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night.

Ex-UMaine star guides Denver to eighth national hockey title

By Jess Myers, The Sports Xchange on April 09, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.

Capitals stay hot with win over Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 08, 2017, at 8:02 p.m.

Former UMaine star guides Denver to Frozen Four final

By The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
Ottawa's Mark Stone (left) gets his stick up on Boston's Frank Vatrano during the second period of Thursday's game at TD Garden in Boston. The Senators won 2-1 in a shootout.
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Senators beat Bruins in shootout, clinch playoff berth

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.

Bruins forward Brad Marchand suspended for spearing

By The Sports Xchange on April 07, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will sit out the remainder of the regular season after being suspended two games by the NHL on Thursday for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.

Bruins shut out Lightning, clinch playoff berth

By The Sports Xchange on April 04, 2017, at 10:06 p.m.
Chicago goalie Corey Crawford protects the net against Boston's Patrice Bergeron (37) in the second period of Sunday's NHL game at the United Center in Chicago.
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Bruins down Blackhawks for fifth straight win

By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange on April 02, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
Torey Krug (47) of Boston celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Thursday night's game against Dallas at TD Garden in Boston. The Bruins shut out the Stars 2-0.
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Bruins continue push toward playoffs, blank Stars

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 31, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.
Patrice Bergeron (left) celebrates his goal against Nashville with Boston teammate Brad Marchand during the first period of Tuesday night's NHL game at TD Garden in Boston.
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Rask steps up as Bruins down Predators

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2017, at 10:17 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings defensemen Dan Renouf (77) and forward Mitch Callahan (57) go after the puck during the first period of play against Chicago Blackhawksduring a preseason game at United Center.

Former UMaine defenseman called up by NHL’s Detroit Red Wings

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 27, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Dan Renouf, who spent three years with the Black Bears, was called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins, the organization announced on Sunday.
Andrew Ladd (16) of the New York Islanders controls the puck against Boston's Brad Marchand (63) during the third period of Saturday's game at Barclays Center. The Bruins won 2-1.

Bruins top Islanders, move ahead in wild-card race

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange on March 26, 2017, at 7:29 p.m.
Emma Waddell

Mainers claim prestigious collegiate swimming, hockey honors

on March 24, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
Emma Waddell of Bangor has been named a 2017 DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee, while Brady Fleurent of Biddeford won the 17th Joe Concannon Award.
Boston's David Backes (42) prepares to shoot on Tampa Bay goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the third period of Thursday night's NHL game at TD Garden in Boston. The Lightning won 6-3.
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Resilient Lightning hand Bruins fourth straight defeat

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 24, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
Quinnipiac's K.J. Tiefenwerth (left) looks back at the puck over his shoulder after losing it to University of Maine's Cam Brown during their game at Alfond Arena in October.

Former UMaine hockey captain signs with ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 23, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
Cam Brown, who served as the captain of the University of Maine hockey team this season, has signed with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder.
Boston's Brad Marchand (left) and Ottawa's Bobby Ryan (9) battle for position during the second period of Tuesday night's NHL game at TD Garden in Boston.

Senators get important win over slumping Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 22, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
Craig Anderson made 34 saves and Kyle Turris scored his second goal of the game 4:04 into the third period, allowing the Ottawa Senators to end a four-game losing streak with an important 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, pictured here in a 2016 game against the University of Maine, is again among the Black Bears’ non-conference opponents next season.

UMaine to play 24-game schedule in 11-team Hockey East next season

By Larry Mahoney on March 21, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
The Black Bears play 24 Hockey East games instead of 22 because Notre Dame is leaving the league to join the Big Ten.
Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid (right) knocks the puck away from Toronto's James van Riemsdyk during the second period of Monday night's game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Maple Leafs won 4-2.

Maple Leafs complete season sweep of Bruins

By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange on March 20, 2017, at 10:47 p.m.
Ryan Lomberg

Former UMaine hockey player signs deal with NHL’s Calgary Flames

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 20, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.
Ryan Lomberg, who played two seasons with the Black Bears, has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames.