Ice Hockey

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 …

Sports briefs for July 14, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 14, 2014, at 8:46 p.m.
Blackhawks hire Dineen as assistant coach The Chicago Blackhawks hired Kevin Dineen, who coached Canada’s women’s national team to a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday. Dineen was teammates with Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville from 1984 to 1990 when both were …

Maine men’s hockey team addresses size deficiency in incoming recruiting class

By Larry Mahoney on July 14, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
ORONO, Maine— The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team was the third smallest team among the 59 Division I hockey institutions last season. Just four of Maine’s 15 forwards were six feet tall or taller. But in hockey coach Red Gendron’s seven-member recruiting class announced on Monday, there are three …

Sports briefs for July 13, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 13, 2014, at 6 p.m.
Free agent Paul Pierce heading to Wizards Free agent forward Paul Pierce has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Wizards, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and several other media outlets. Stein tweeted late Saturday night that Pierce, who played last season with the Brooklyn Nets, will join …

‘A tough transition’: Bangor twin brothers to play on different teams

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.
Bangor twins Nick and Ryan Moore have played on teams together for virtually their entire lives. But that will change in the fall, when Nick Moore will attend Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and his brother Ryan will remain at the South Kent School in Connecticut. Both played …
Yarmouth native Oliver Wahlstrom is headed to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

14-year-old UMaine hockey recruit heading to prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
The list of hockey alumni at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota, is an impressive one and includes National Hockey League stars Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews, Jack Johnson and Kyle Okposo. That prep school will be the destination of 14-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom, who verbally committed to attend the …
University of Maine's Ryan Lomberg celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period of a hockey game hockey game against Boston University, at Frozen Fenway on Jan. 11, 2014.

Suspended UMaine hockey player Lomberg may leave school, return to junior league

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
University of Maine right-winger Ryan Lomberg, who was suspended from the team and other UMaine activities in May stemming from an assault charge, may be leaving the school. Rich McKenna, assistant general manager of the Muskegon (Michigan) Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, said Friday they have traded Lomberg’s …
Coach Richard Reichenbach talks to the University of Maine women's ice hockey team during a practice at Alfond Arena in this November 2013 file photo.

Co-coach takes over as head coach of UMaine women’s ice hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — When Richard Reichenbach was playing high school hockey near Syracuse, New York, there was a player a year older from the same area that he looked up to. His name was Todd Jackson and he went on to captain the University of Maine’s hockey team. Reichenbach followed …
Tyler Walsh

Following the family tradition: Tyler Walsh lands coaching position with USA Under-17 hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 09, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
No one should be surprised that Tyler Walsh is pursuing a hockey coaching career. After all, the University of Maine graduate is the grandson of USA Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Mason, the second winningest coach in college hockey history with 924 victories, and the oldest son of the late …

Sports briefs for Friday, July 4, 2014

By Wire Service reports on July 04, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
Women’s basketball player suspended for fighting with football player Texas Tech suspended women’s basketball guard Amber Battle for a month at the start of next season after fighting with a football player. Battle, who led the Red Raiders in scoring last season with a 16.4-point average, acknowledged that she made …

Sports briefs for July 4, 2014

By Ernie Clark on July 03, 2014, at 9:58 p.m.
Union St. golf range opens BANGOR — The Union Street Golf Range located next to the Airport Mall behind McDonald’s has opened for the season after having barrier nets repaired and installed. Their large grass tee area is 200 feet by 75 feet, allowing for 22 golfing stations. Target flags …
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