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Boston College beats Northeastern, ends UMaine’s NCAA hopes

BDN staff and wire reports on March 18, 2011, at 10:03 p.m.
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 for an automatic …

Hockey East honors four Black Bears

By Larry Mahoney on March 16, 2011, at 10:08 p.m.
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 Wednesday night. He was …
Jeff Dimmen (center) celebrates his unassisted goal at 6:12 of the third period with teammates Joey Diamond (39) and Robby Dee during Saturday night's Hockey East game against Boston University in Boston. The teams battled to a 2-2 overtime tie.

Bears persevere for 2-2 tie against BU

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 07, 2010, at 6 p.m.
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 first-round draft pick Charlie Coyle alertly …

UMaine defenseman Van Dyk has stepped up his game

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 05, 2010, at 7:11 p.m.
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 has had a great year. He has very …
Spencer Abbott scored on a breakaway in overtime as the UMaine Black Bears defeated Vermont 3-2 at Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday night.

Faceoff play helped Bears tip Vermont in OT

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 30, 2010, at 9:58 p.m.
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 perfection Saturday night as junior left wing Spencer Abbott …

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 …
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 …
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 …

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 …

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 …

Maine hockey team opens with 8-2 victory

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 08, 2010, at 8:05 p.m.
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 against a youthful UMass …

Maine college schedule

BDN staff reports on Oct. 07, 2010, at 9:30 p.m.
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, 7 p.m. 30: at Vermont, 7 p.m. NOVEMBER 6: at Boston Univ., 7 p.m. 12: Northeastern, …
UMaine junior right wing Gustav Nyquist will lead the Bears when their quest to return to the NCAA Tourney begins Friday night when they host the University of Massachusetts Lowell at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Veteran UMaine team eyes return to NCAA tourney

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 07, 2010, at 7:52 p.m.
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 of earning the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since …

Maine hockey freshmen solid in first game

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 04, 2010, at 8:16 p.m.
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. “I was pleased with …

New players relish chance to hit the ice with Bears

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 01, 2010, at 5:49 p.m.
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. Game time is 4 p.m. Corkum, …
University of Maine freshman forward Carlos Amestoy wipes shaving cream from his face after Black Bear captain Tanner House shoved a towel of shaving cream into his face while he was doing a television interview on media day at Alfond Arena in Orono Thursday.

Diamond eager to contribute for Bears

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 30, 2010, at 8:37 p.m.
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 year and hopes to …
Maine's Tanner House (center) celebrates his goal with teammates Robbie Dee, Gustav Nyquist and Will O'Neill during their Hockey East quarterfinal game last March in Orono. Maine has been picked to finish second in Hockey East in a preseason coaches poll announced by the league Wednesday.

Coaches pick Maine second in Hockey East poll

BDN staff reports on Sept. 29, 2010, at 4:58 p.m.
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 entire defense corps, received …
Goalie Shawn Sirman of the University of Maine makes a save on a shot by Brett Watson of the University of Massachsuetts during a game last season. Sirman has the inside edge for the job as starting goalie this season.

UMaine’s Sirman has edge for job as starting goalie

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 27, 2010, at 5:16 p.m.
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 Dave Wilson for playing …

Maine seniors don't want dubious distinction

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 20, 2010, at 6:44 p.m.
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 four years during the …

Maine seniors don’t want dubious distinction

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 20, 2010, at 6:44 p.m.
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 four years during the …
 
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