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… 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
    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… Read More
    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,… Read More
    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… 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
    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… 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
    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… 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 – 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… Read More
    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… 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
    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