University of Maine Black Bear Sports

UMaine hockey player Dan Renouf.

Junior defenseman’s first career two-goal game gives UMaine its first hockey win

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 20, 2015, at 10:36 p.m.
ORONO | Finally. Junior defenseman Dan Renouf recorded his first career two-goal game and senior goalie Matt Morris made 39 saves as the University of Maine hockey team notched its first win of the season and snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Vermont Friday night …
University of Maine football player Sherrod Baltimore (right) runs through a drill during practice Aug. 21 at Alfond Stadium in Orono. The UMaine football team faces an emotional battle against New Hampshire in its game on Saturday.

UMaine football team faces emotional battle against NH

By Pete Warner on Nov. 20, 2015, at 6:51 p.m.
Coach Jack Cosgrove’s team looks to send its seniors out on a winning note in their traditional rivalry game against New Hampshire.

LIU Brooklyn holds off Maine men’s basketball team

on Nov. 19, 2015, at 9:44 p.m.
Black Bears fall to 0-2.
Skip Chappelle shows the ring he received in 1961 from Old Town after being named an All-American at the University of Maine. The ring was recently found at Broadway Park in Bangor.

Brewer man’s detection unearths former athlete’s cherished possession

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 19, 2015, at 4 p.m.
Skip Chappelle said it’s an incredible gesture by Brian Fogg to return the ring. “It says a lot about Mainers and how we operate,” he said.

Vermont at Maine hockey capsule look

on Nov. 19, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
Men’s college hockey MAINE vs. VERMONT Time, site: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 0-8-3 (0-4-0 Hockey East); Vermont 3-6-2 (2-2-2) Series, last meeting: Vermont leads 25-22-4 Key players: Maine — C Will Merchant (4 goals, 0 assists), C Cam Brown (1 & 3), LW …
 The University of Maine’s Blaine Byron (right) and the University of Vermont’s Jake Fallon battle for control of the puck during their hockey game last November at Alfond Arena in Orono. The two teams meet again this weekend in Orono.

UMaine hockey team hopes to play with a lead, get first win

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 19, 2015, at 3:40 p.m.
ORONO | If the University of Maine men’s hockey team is going to finally dent the win column this season against the visiting University of Vermont this weekend, it would certainly help if the Black Bears could play with a lead. The Black Bears, 0-8-3 overall, 0-4-0 in Hockey …

UMaine men’s hockey announces signing of five players, including three NHL draft picks

on Nov. 18, 2015, at 3:55 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine men’s hockey program announced the signing of five players expected to join the Black Bears for the 2016-17 season Wednesday afternoon, including three 2015 NHL draft picks. The players who signed National Letters of Intent to join coach Red Gendron’s club during the …
University of Maine hockey goalie Rob McGovern

No decision yet on starting goalie for UMaine against Vermont

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 17, 2015, at 6:32 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron said he isn’t sure who will start in goal on Friday night when his winless Black Bears entertain Vermont in the first of a two-game Hockey East set with the Catamounts. The teams will have a quick turnaround as …
Quarterback Dan Collins, pictured in the University of Maine’s Sept. 5 game at Boston College, passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns in the Black Bears’ 27-22 loss to Elon on Saturday.

Turnovers, inconsistency again plague UMaine football team

By Pete Warner on Nov. 16, 2015, at 12:23 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine football team found a handful more ways not to get a victory in Saturday’s Colonial Athletic Association game against Elon at Alfond Stadium. The Black Bears committed three turnovers, two of which the Phoenix converted into a total of 10 points, and suffered …

‘You never lose. You either win or you learn.’

on Nov. 16, 2015, at 11:16 a.m.
Losing is something every athlete hates more than anything. Losing to a team you know you can beat is painful. Losing to learn a lesson is sometimes exactly what you need. Yes, it hurts. Yes, you will cry. Yes, coach will get on you because he is not accepting anything …

UMass Lowell, Maine summary

on Nov. 15, 2015, at 9:24 p.m.
Men’s College Hockey UMass Lowell 6, Maine 0 UMass Lowell (8-1-2) 4-1-1 — 6 Maine (0-8-3) 0-0-0 — 0 First period — 1. UML, Dmowski 2 (Panico, Edwardh), 1:47; 2. UML, Louria 1 (Folin, Mueller), 5:11; 3. UML, Smith 4 (Zink), 12:21 (pp); 4. UML, Chapie 5 (White, Master), 15:15. …
While Maine goalie Rob McGovern (35) gets up off the ice, UMass Lowell's (back, left) AJ White, Michael Kapla (3), Ryan McGrath (10) and Adam Chapie celebrate their goal in the first period Sunday at Alfond Arena in Orono.

UMass Lowell scores early, often to drub UMaine hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 15, 2015, at 7:52 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s Alfond Arena faithful hadn’t even settled in their seats before their Black Bears fell behind UMass Lowell in UM’s home opener Sunday. Ryan Dmowski scored just 1:47 into the game and Michael Louria made it 2-0 3:24 later. And it went all downhill …
Liz Wood scored 14 points in Maine's 55-48 loss to Boston College Sunday.

Boston College women’s basketball team shuts down Black Bears

on Nov. 15, 2015, at 4:54 p.m.
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts — The Boston College Eagles went on a 15-0 scoring run in the second half and held off the University of Maine Black Bears in the final minutes to record a 55-48 women’s basketball victory Sunday. The Eagles shut down the Bears in the second half, holding …
University of Maine quarterback Drew Belcher (center) is tackled by Stony Brook's Dante Allen (left) and Kyle Vadis during their CAA football game on Oct. 24 at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Opportunistic Elon knocks off UMaine football team

By Pete Warner on Nov. 14, 2015, at 2:51 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s defense, offense and special teams all performed well at times on Saturday afternoon. However, each unit had critical breakdowns that collectively were too costly to overcome. Elon University discovered its running game just in time to manufacture the game-winning scoring drive in the …

UMaine hockey team finally scores but Lowell posts 2-1 victory

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 13, 2015, at 9:46 p.m.
The Black Bears fell to No. 5 UMass Lowell 2-1 Friday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Koizar sparks UMaine women’s basketball team to win opener

on Nov. 13, 2015, at 7:53 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Junior guard Sigi Koizar scored 22 points to lead the University of Maine Black Bears to a 64-53 women’s basketball victory over the Harvard University Crimson in a mutual opener Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion. Koizar also contributed with three assists, two steals and three rebounds while …

UMaine women’s basketball lands six players

on Nov. 13, 2015, at 5:36 p.m.
ORONO | With eight seniors graduating next spring, the University of Maine women’s basketball will have some major holes to fill. Coach Richard Barron and his staff on Friday announced the signing of six players to National Letters of Intent. “This class will ensure Maine’s continued success for the …

Brewer High grad joins UMaine softball staff

on Nov. 13, 2015, at 5:33 p.m.
University of Maine softball head coach Mike Coutts has announced the hiring of Jordan (McLain) Fitzpatrick as an assistant coach. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Brewer High School, played for the Black Bears from 2007 to 2010. “As a former player, she understands Maine and the challenges we face,” Coutts said …
University of Maine seniors Trevor Bates (right) and Mike Kozlakowski share a laugh during a practice at Alfond Stadium in Orono. They will play their final home game in Orono against Elon.

UMaine, Husson to honor seniors in-home football finales

By Pete Warner on Nov. 13, 2015, at 1:14 p.m.
It will be a celebration of seniors Saturday as the University of Maine and Husson University play their final home games.

UMaine basketball teams open respective seasons on road

on Nov. 12, 2015, at 6:23 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. HARVARD Time, site: Friday, 5:30 p.m., Lavietes Pavilion, Cambridge, Massachusetts Records (2014-2015): Maine 23-9, Harvard 14-14 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 7-5, Maine 65-46 on 12/7/14 Key players: Maine — 5-8 Sigi Koizar (14.3 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game), 5-10 …