BOSTON — Defending NCAA and league tourney champion Boston College got second-period goals by Steven Whitney and Tommy Cross before holding on to defeat Northeastern 5-4 in the semifinals of Hockey East tournament on Friday. The Eagles (29-7-1) will face the Merrimack-New Hampshire winner on Saturday night… Read More
    University of Maine senior captain Tanner House centered one of the most prolific lines in college hockey between Brian Flynn and Gustav Nyquist. But he also excelled in the defensive aspect of the game and was named the Gladiator Best Defensive Forward in Hockey East on… Read More
    BOSTON — A tie can feel like a win or a loss. The players on the University of Maine’s men’s hockey team could have justifiably experienced both emotions after Saturday night’s 2-2 overtime tie with Boston University at Agganis Arena. Freshman center and NHL… Read More
    ORONO — Josh Van Dyk has shown consistent improvement during his four years along the blue line for the University of Maine men’s hockey team. But he has been overshadowed by point-producing defensemen Will O’Neill and Jeff Dimmen. Not any more. “He… Read More
    BURLINGTON, Vt. – It is a faceoff play called U.S.A. "I think the U.S. National (Under-18) Team used it against us once," recalled University of Maine men's hockey coach Tim Whitehead, explaining how it got its name.  The play worked to… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine Black Bears were the fourth-highest scoring team in the nation a year ago (3.67 goals per game). That average was helped by 11 goals in their last two Hockey East Tournament games. The Bears picked up where they left off… Read More
    2010-11 BLACK BEARS SCHEDULE OCTOBER 8: UMass Lowell, 7 p.m. 9: Connecticut, 7 p.m. 14: at Michigan State, 7 p.m. 15: at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m. 22: North Dakota, 7:30 p.m. 23: North Dakota,… Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine men’s hockey team far exceeded expectations a year ago by finishing in a third-place tie in Hockey East after being picked eighth in the preseason coaches poll. But the Black Bears fell a goal short… Read More
    ORONO — Six of the University of Maine’s seven freshmen made their Alfond Arena debuts Sunday evening in the 5-1 exhibition victory over Acadia University of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and they impressed their peers. “I thought the freshmen played very well,” said Maine coach Tim Whitehead. Read More
    ORONO — Kelen Corkum hasn’t played in a hockey game since October, 2008. That will change on Sunday afternoon when he suits up for the University of Maine Black Bears for their exhibition game at Alfond Arena against Acadia University of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Read More
    ORONO — Joey Diamond had his ups and downs as a freshman right winger for the University of Maine men’s hockey team last season as he made the transition from junior hockey to college hockey. But he played his best hockey at the end of the… Read More
    The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team has been selected second in the 2010 Hockey East Men’s Preseason Poll released Wednesday at Hockey East Media Day at the TD Garden in Boston. The Black Bears, who return 11 of their top 12 scorers and their… Read More
    ORONO — By his own admission, Shawn Sirman wasn’t in the physical condition he needed to be in when he stepped onto the Alfond Arena ice surface for the first time a year ago. The freshman goaltender was expected to contend with returnees Scott Darling and… Read More
    ORONO — The five seniors on the University of Maine men’s hockey team are looking to avoid a dubious distinction this season. If they don’t make the NCAA Tournament, they would be the first class that failed to qualify for an NCAA Tournament berth in its… Read More
    ORONO — The five seniors on the University of Maine men’s hockey team are looking to avoid a dubious distinction this season. If they don’t make the NCAA Tournament, they would be the first class that failed to qualify for an NCAA Tournament berth in its… Read More