Posts Tagged ‘hockey’


Hockey teams already inquiring about move to Portland after news of Pirates departure, according to a report

By Seth Koenig on May 05, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
WCSH TV’s Lee Goldberg, who broke the news the Pirates are leaving, has since reported that other hockey teams have expressed interest.

Old Town hockey undergoing resurgence

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 19, 2011, at 7:22 p.m.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Old Town High School hockey program dominated Class B. During one five-year stretch, Old Town went 94-10 and won four Eastern Maine titles and two state championships. However, when Sockalexis Arena on Indian Island closed its doors to hockey in the fall …

‘On Deck’ Sports Calendar, Dec. 24, 2010

on Dec. 24, 2010, at 12:56 a.m.
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American Hockey League coach Jack Capuano on the bench with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during a game against Worcester on Oct. 9, 2010. Capuano will serve as interim head coach for the New York Islanders.

Ex-UM player, Bangor resident to coach NHL team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 15, 2010, at 9:34 p.m.
Bangor resident and former University of Maine All-American defenseman Jack Capuano is ready to begin his life as a head coach in the National Hockey League after he was named the interim head coach of the New York Islanders on Monday. Scott Gordon was fired by Islanders general manager and …
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 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 10/21/06Story continues below advertisement. Key players: Maine — LW Spencer Abbott (4 goals, 3 assists), C …

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 …

Bruins beat Capitals 3-1, finally headed home

By JOSEPH WHITE on Oct. 19, 2010, at 10:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont. Belfast. Prague. Jersey. D.C. That’s more than enough road-trip bonding. Sure, it was a success, but it’s high time the Boston Bruins played a game at home. The Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 Tuesday night, running their winning streak to three games as they prepare …

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 …
Ryan Hegarty returns to the lineup Thursday night as the University of Maine men's hockey team opens a two-game series at Michigan State.

UMaine hockey to battle Michigan State

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 13, 2010, at 9:25 p.m.
University of Maine junior defenseman Ryan Hegarty spent two years in Michigan playing for the United States National Team Development Program’s Under-18 and U-17 squads. He was in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan. Hegarty will return to the Maine lineup and to Michigan this weekend after missing …

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.Story continues below advertisement. 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 …

Ex-Maine goalie Howard to start for Wings Friday

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 06, 2010, at 6:58 p.m.
Last season was a breakthrough season with a capital “B” for former University of Maine All-American goalie Jimmy Howard. After spending four years honing his craft for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League, Howard became the starting goalie for the Detroit Red Wings and was the runner-up …

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 …
Maine's Matt Mangene (57) looks to capitalize on a rebounding puck blocked by Acadia goalie Michael Chiasson (29) in the third period of their exhibition game in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2010.  Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Bears convert on power play for exhibition victory

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 03, 2010, at 5:11 p.m.
ORONO – The University of Maine led the nation in power-play percentage at 27.7 percent last season and nine of the 10 players who manned their top two units have returned. Acadia University (Nova Scotia) made the mistake of giving the Black Bears 13 power-play chances on Sunday night and …

Maine hockey capsule look

BDN staff reports on Oct. 01, 2010, at 9:46 p.m.
No. 7 MAINE vs. UMASS LOWELL, CONNECTICUT Time, site: UML, Friday, 7 p.m.; UConn, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 0-0, UML 0-0, UConn 0-0 Series, last meeting: Maine leads UML 71-29-3, Maine 3-2 (OT) on March 14; Maine leads UConn 2-0, Maine 10-4 on Nov. 29, 1978Story …

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 …
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 …