Posts Tagged ‘Alfond Arena’

 
Maine's Gerald McLemore (32) puts up a second-half shot over Stony Brook's Anthony Mayo (32) in Orono, Maine Saturday night, Jan. 22, 2011. Maine won 70-59.

Strong start helped Maine men win 13th

By Pete Warner on Jan. 22, 2011, at 9:53 p.m.
ORONO — Coming off Wednesday night’s eye-opening victory at Vermont, the University of Maine might have been ripe for a letdown Saturday night. The Black Bears weren’t about to let that happen. UMaine played well early and built a 19-point lead on its way to a 70-59 America East men’s …

Big crowd energizes Maine men in win

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.
ORONO — With first place in the America East standings riding on the outcome and the largest crowd of the season in the seats, the University of Maine men’s basketball team did not disappoint Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears suffocated Binghamton University with their tight-knit defense and turned in a …
Maine's Jaymie Druding attempts to put up a shot over Binghamton's Kara Elofson in the first half of their game in Orono Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

Maine defense struggles in loss to Binghamton women

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2011, at 4:21 p.m.
ORONO — Binghamton University may have been playing its second straight road game Saturday afternoon, but the Bearcats quickly warmed to the surroundings in Alfond Arena. Binghamton took advantage of its aggressiveness and unselfishness in the open court, shredding the University of Maine’s defense while breezing to a 78-52 America …
The University of Maine's Katelyn Vanderhoff blocks University of Maryland Baltimore County's Meghan Colabella during the first half on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Ross basket lifts UMaine women by UMBC

By Pete Warner on Jan. 09, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
ORONO — To win tight games, a team must execute down the stretch. Sunday afternoon, the University of Maine made just enough clutch plays to get the job done. Senior Tanna Ross of Newburgh banked in a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left, lifting Black Bears to a 60-57 …
Alasdair Fraser of the University of Main e(12) tips a rebound away from Hartford's Morgan Sabia (23) during the second half of Wednesday's America East game at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Hawks edged the Black Bears 61-59.

Hartford men’s basketball slips past Maine

By Pete Warner on Jan. 05, 2011, at 7 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine has won seven men’s basketball games this season in large part because of its defensive efforts. The Hartford Hawks were able to make the Black Bears do some extra work on that end of the floor Wednesday night and took advantage of their own …
Erin Edwards (3) of Navy spins away from defensive pressure by Katelyn Vanderhoff of the University of Maine during the second half of Friday's Dead River Co. Classic game at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Midshipmen won 65-43.

Navy sinks Maine, Florida tops So. Alabama in Dead River Classic

By Pete Warner on Nov. 26, 2010, at 5:08 p.m.
ORONO — Navy coach Stefanie Pemper had one word for the first half of the Friday’s Dead River Co. Classic game against the University of Maine: Brutal. The Midshipmen responded to their coach’s challenge to make a better showing in the second half. Navy shot 61 percent from the field …
Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (30) makes a point-blank save on Northeastern's  Drew Daniels (24) in the first period of their game in Orono, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. (BDN Photo by Michael C. York)

Maine hockey team gets unusual scoring boost

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 13, 2010, at 9:56 p.m.
ORONO — Entering Saturday night’s Hockey East game against Northeastern University, University of Maine junior defenseman Ryan Hegarty had one goal in 64 career games and sophomore center Klas Leidermark had two in 39 contests. Hegarty’s previous goal was an empty-netter against Merrimack on Jan. 9. Leidermark last scored on …

Several newcomers in mix for UMaine hoop teams

By Pete Warner on Nov. 01, 2010, at 7:35 p.m.
Judging from the weekend’s exhibition action, there are likely to be some new faces making significant contributions to the University of Maine men’s and women’s basketball teams this season. Both of the Black Bears’ first-year players played often and played well for Ted Woodward’s squad, while Cindy Blodgett’s women incorporated …
Husson's Brianna Hanscom , left, and Halley McGee, right, try to corral Maine's Ali Nalivaika (33) in the first half of their game at the University of Maine, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. Maine won 88-44. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

UMaine basketball teams win exhibitions

By Pete Warner on Oct. 31, 2010, at 6:47 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Amber Smith knew last December she wouldn’t be playing until the 2010-11 basketball season. The University of Maine freshman guard demonstrated Sunday afternoon that she has made considerable strides in her game, contributing eight points, eight steals and six rebounds in the Black Bears’ 88-44 exhibition victory …

Abbott is consistent offensive threat for Black Bears

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 29, 2010, at 7:09 p.m.
ORONO — Spencer Abbott began evolving into a consistent offensive threat at the end of last season for the University of Maine men’s hockey team. The junior left winger registered at least one point in four of Maine’s five Hockey East playoff games, notching two goals and three assists. And …
Bangor native Pete Babcock watches as the University of Maine men's basketball team goes through a Monday afternoon practice session at Memorial Gym in Orono. Babcock, a scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was believed to be looking at Black Bears junior Gerald McLemore. (BDN Photo by Gabor Degre)

Cavaliers scout, Bangor native visits UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 25, 2010, at 8:26 p.m.
    ORONO — Pete Babcock's dream was to make it to the National Basketball Association.     While he admittedly didn't have the physical skills to play at that level, his knowledge of the game, inner drive and polished communication skills have made him a fixture in the NBA for more …
Maine's goalie Shawn Sirman (33) covers up the puck in a power play in the final minutes of the third period of their hockey game against North Dakota Friday night in Orono. Maine went on to win 7-3 and 4-2 on Saturday, a sweep sparked by a maintaining a simple approach and some line changes. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

Simple approach, line changes sparked Bears’ turnaround

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 25, 2010, at 7:41 p.m.
ORONO — Over the weekend, the University of Maine Black Bears became just the fourth team to sweep the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team over the Fighting Sioux’s last 81 two-game series dating back to the 2005-2006 season. Maine triumphed 7-3 and 4-2. The Bears straggled into the …

UMaine men show defensive intensity in Blue-White scrimmage

By Pete Warner on Oct. 24, 2010, at 6:19 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine men’s basketball team will play 12 regular-season home games on its home court at Alfond Arena. Coach Ted Woodward’s Black Bears got their first opportunity to get re-acclimated to the floor and the atmosphere during Sunday’s annual Blue-White scrimmage. Approximately 150 fans turned out …
Maine's Spencer Abbott (13) and Brian Flynn (10) celebrate their third-period goal in front of the North Dakota bench and goalie Brad Eidsness (31) in Orono, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.

Freshman goalie strong for Bears vs. North Dakota

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 23, 2010, at 9:58 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine Black Bears knew they would have their hands full with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Saturday night following Friday night’s convincing 7-3 men’s hockey triumph. But the Black Bears weathered a strong first period showing by the nation’s second-ranked team and erased …

UMaine men’s hockey capsule vs. North Dakota

on Oct. 21, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
N0. 11 MAINE vs. NO. 2 NORTH DAKOTA Time, site: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 1-1-2, North Dakota 3-0-1 Series, last meeting: UND leads 11-6-1, Maine 3-1 on 10/21/06 Key players: Maine — LW Spencer Abbott (4 goals, 3 assists), C Robby Dee (3 …

UMaine hockey hosts No. 2 North Dakota for two-game series

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 21, 2010, at 7 p.m.
ORONO — Robby Dee recalls attending games between the University of Minnesota and archrival North Dakota when he was a teenager growing up in Plymouth, Minn. “I’ve seen them play so many times,” said Dee, the University of Maine’s senior center. “Back then, 10 years ago, North Dakota and Minnesota …

Maine, North Dakota hockey programs are similar

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 19, 2010, at 4:42 p.m.
On Oct. 13, 2000, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux were in Orono for a two-game set against the University of Maine. With Black Bear coach Shawn Walsh away in California getting treatment for kidney cancer, which would claim his life less than a year later, UND coach Dean …

UMaine women cancel hoop scrimmage

By Pete Warner on Oct. 18, 2010, at 8:43 p.m.
    Cindy Blodgett wants every available player in uniform when the UMaine women's basketball team opens its season Nov. 13 at home against Harvard.     For that reason, the Black Bears' fourth-year coach has canceled the annual Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage.     Coach Ted Woodward's men's squad will play its scrimmage …

Bears’ top line seeks scoring boost

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 18, 2010, at 8:12 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine men’s hockey team didn’t expect to be just 1-1-2 after its first four games, especially after a resounding game-opening 8-2 win over UMass Lowell. But the Black Bears have scored only two even-strength goals in their last three games: a 3-3 overtime tie against …
University of Maine President Robert Kennedy (right), flanked by (from left) interim athletic director Steve Abbott, women's basketball coach Cindy Blodgett and men's basketball coach Ted Woodward, talks about a $5.5 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation during a Friday morning press conference in Orono. The money will go toward improvements at Alfond Arena and the Memorial Gym.

$5.5M Alfond donation boosts UMaine athletic facilities projects

By Pete Warner on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:35 p.m.
The Memorial Gymnasium and field house complex has been a hub of activity and the architectural anchor on the north end of the University of Maine’s Orono campus since it was dedicated in 1933. Time and extensive use have taken a toll on the facility over the years, but the …
 
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