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Sports briefs for June 26, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on June 26, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
UMaine’s Cullenberg gains academic honor CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – University of Maine graduate Kelton Cullenberg continues to gain accolades for his senior track and field season and has been named an America East Scholar Athletes for the spring term. Cullenberg joins eight other elite athletes who excelled academically and athletically during …

TV, radio schedule for June 27, 2014

on June 26, 2014, at 4 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Nationwide Series: John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, final practice, 9 a.m., FS1-TV, race, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Quaker State 400, final practice, 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m., qualifying, FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at NEW …

Sports briefs for June 24, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on June 24, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
Three UMaine football players gain preseason honors ORONO, Maine — Defensive end Trevor Bates, kicker Sean Decloux and linebacker Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga have all garnered sports on the Beyond Sports Network Colonial Athletic Association Preseason All-Conference team. Bates earned All-CAA third team recognition following the 2013 season as he made …
Union Dutchmen forward Kevin Sullivan (16) holds the NCAA Championship trophy after defeating the Minnesota Gophers 7-4  in the Frozen Four final at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on April 12. Union will play the University of Maine hockey team Oct. 17-18 at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Defending champion Union, Alaska trip highlight UMaine hockey schedule

on June 24, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — A home series with the defending national champions and a trip to Alaska are among the highlights of the 2014-15 University of Maine men’s ice hockey schedule, which the university released on Tuesday. The Black Bears, who finished the 2013-14 campaign with a 16-15-4 record, will open …

John Bapst names new ice hockey coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 19, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
Andy Stephenson, son of former NHL goaltender Wayne Stephenson and son-in-law of Husson University football coach Gabby Price, has been named the new hockey coach at Bangor’s John Bapst High School. He replaces Gene Fadrigon, who retired after three seasons during his second stint as the head coach. Fadrigon directed …
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) scores the game-winning goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the second overtime period in game five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles Friday night.

Kings beat Rangers in double overtime to clinch Stanley Cup

By Jahmal Corner, Reuters on June 14, 2014, at 1:18 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings reclaimed the Stanley Cup on Friday night with a double overtime win over the New York Rangers that capped one of the most remarkable postseasons in National Hockey League history. With both teams close to exhaustion and fans at the Staples Center roaring …
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night during the first period in Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers won 2-1.

Lundqvist’s 40 saves help Rangers edge Kings, stave off elimination

By Everett Merrill, The Sports Xchange on June 11, 2014, at 11:34 p.m.
NEW YORK — The New York Rangers avoided a four-game sweep in the Stanley Cup finals, knocking off the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in Game 4 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. Wingers Martin St. Louis and Benoit Pouliot scored for the Rangers. The Kings received a goal from left …

TV Radio schedule for June 12, 2014

on June 10, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CLEVELAND at BOSTON, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV, NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) and New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) look back for the puck as they collide during the second period in game three of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals at Madison Square Garden in New York Monday night.

Kings shut out Rangers, take 3-0 series lead

By Everett Merrill, The Sports Xchange on June 09, 2014, at 10:57 p.m.
NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from capturing the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons. Los Angeles turned back the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 on Monday night, taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Wednesday …

Sports briefs for Monday, June 9, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on June 09, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
Former UMaine hockey standout in Calder Cup ORONO, Maine — Former University of Maine hockey standout Will O’Neill is currently playing for the Calder Cup, awarded to the champions of the AHL. O’Neill plays for the St. John’s Icecaps who are currently playing the Texas Stars in the AHL finals. …
Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown (second left) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Willie Mitchell (second right) and Slava Voynov as New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis skates away during the second overtime period in Game 2 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals  series in Los Angeles Saturday night.

Brown’s goal in second OT propels Kings over Rangers, 5-4

By Steve Zipay, Newsday on June 08, 2014, at 12:31 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Right now, the Los Angeles Kings are in a really good place. They have not led in regulation for even a second in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final — but for the second straight game, they emerged victorious. They rallied for a 5-4 …
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College hockey making minor changes to rules for 2014-15 season

By Larry Mahoney on June 06, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.
There will be a few subtle changes to the rules for college hockey next season. The NCAA men’s and women’s ice hockey rules committee met earlier this week and forwarded those changes to the playing rules oversight panel for approval and adoption at its July 16 meeting. Rules are implemented …

John Wayne played a Mainer in forgotten hockey movie

By James Hughes, Slate magazine on June 06, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
As two star-studded stadiums host the first-ever coastal clash between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings for the Stanley Cup, it’s a rare opportunity to revisit a time when one of the biggest stars Hollywood ever produced strapped on the skates and claimed a title for New York. …

‘Friends’ groups provide financial, moral support for UMaine athletics programs

By Pete Warner on June 06, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine sponsors 15 Division I varsity athletic programs. For most, the combination of the school’s geographic isolation from its opponents and budget constraints create considerable challenges. A handful of Black Bear sports programs are better able to cope with those issues with the help …
Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Quick (32) makes a save on the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, center, as Benoit Pouliot helps on offense in the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The Kings won, 3-2, in overtime.

Kings tip Rangers in overtime to win Stanley Cup finals opener

By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange on June 04, 2014, at 11:40 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Right winger Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals before a sellout crowd of 18,399 at the Staples Center on Wednesday night. After a turnover by …
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) watches as the puck shot by defenseman Alec Martinez (not pictured) gets past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and defenseman Nick Leddy (8) for the game-winning goal during the overtime period in game seven of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center in Chicago Sunday night.

Kings win series for ages, get another shot at Cup

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times on June 02, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
CHICAGO — Words failed them Sunday, but their faith in one another never wavered. The Los Angeles Kings, capable of so much this spring, were unable to describe the exhilaration they felt after completing the most stunning in a series of remarkable comebacks, too dazed to sum up how they …
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates with teammates after beating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden.

Lundqvist shuts out Canadiens, leads Rangers into Stanley Cup finals

By SportsDirect on May 29, 2014, at 11:26 p.m.
NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist recorded his ninth career postseason shutout and fourth-liner Dominic Moore scored late in the second period as host New York won Game 6 to advance to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh notched an assist for his …

TV radio sports schedule for May 30, 2014

on May 29, 2014, at 5 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, FedEx 400, practice, 11 a.m., qualifying 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR Truck Series, Lucas Oil 200, qualifying, 12:30 p.m., race, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR Nationwide Series, Dover 200, practice, 2 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL BREWER at HAMPDEN, 6 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet …

TV, radio sports schedule for May 29, 2014

on May 28, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL ORONO at OLD TOWN, 4:30 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet ( BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE ATLANTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), …
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Hockey story ‘Power Play’ takes center stage at Bangor Public Library on Saturday

By Larry Mahoney on May 28, 2014, at 6:24 a.m.
Shane Reilly is a talented freshman goalie who is leading his fictional Vermont-based Hockey East school to a resurgence. That is until he finds himself facing an academic crisis. The new coach won’t cut him any slack. He insists on academic integrity. The athletic director supports the coach to a …
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