Posts Tagged ‘men’s hockey’


UMaine’s O’Neill returns for Florida hockey tourney

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.
Last season, University of Maine men’s hockey defensemen Will O’Neill and Jeff Dimmen combined for 61 points. The University of Wisconsin defense duo of Hobey Baker Award finalist Brendan Smith and Justin Schultz were the only set to outscore the Black Bear pair with their 74 points, 52 by Smith. …

Freshman Anthoine contributes for UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 24, 2010, at 7:25 p.m.
BANGOR — The University of Maine men’s hockey team practiced at Bangor’s Sawyer Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday and it brought back memories for freshmen left wing Mark Anthoine. The Lewiston native played for Saint Dominic High School before leaving to play Junior hockey. “It’s funny. I was on the …

UMaine men’s hockey playing with confidence

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 15, 2010, at 9:03 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine men’s hockey team hasn’t been a come-from-behind team in recent years. Over the previous three seasons, Maine was 14-39-5 when it surrendered the game’s first goal and 1-36-4 when trailing after two periods. But, so far this season, Maine is 3-1-3 when the opponents …
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 …

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 …

UMaine men’s hockey quick on the draw

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 01, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
ORONO — The importance of faceoffs was showcased in the University of Maine's 3-2 men's hockey overtime win over Vermont on Saturday night. Maine's second and third goals came directly off faceoffs. The Black Bears have won 55.1 percent of their faceoffs this year thanks to senior centers Robby Dee …
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 …

UMaine capsule looks

on Oct. 29, 2010, at 8:05 p.m.
Men’s basketball MAINE vs. CAPE BRETON Time, site: Saturday, 3 p.m. (exhibition); Alfond Arena, Orono Team records (2009-10): Maine 19-11, Cape Breton 20-2 Key players (2009-10 statistics): Maine — 6-3 G Gerald McLemore (14.6 ppg, .398 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-7 F Sean McNally (10.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg), 6-3 G Terrance …

Abbott set record vs. Michigan State

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 22, 2010, at 9:09 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has certainly had its share of outstanding forwards, including Hobey Baker Award winners Paul Kariya and Scott Pellerin along with career points leader Jim Montgomery (301 points), Gary Conn (221), Dave Capuano (211) and Jean-Yves Roy (203). Kariya finished with 124 points in …

Spartans topple Black Bears

BDN staff reports on Oct. 16, 2010, at 12:43 a.m.
EAST LANSING — University of Maine coach Tim Whitehead had hoped that his team would benefit from a couple of needed lessons entering its men’s hockey series finale against Michigan State on Friday night. First, Whitehead had hoped that the No. 8 Black Bears (1-1-2) would display more urgency after …

House, Dimmen CLASS Award finalists

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:18 p.m.
University of Maine senior center and captain Tanner House and senior defenseman and assistant captain Jeff Dimmen are two of 20 men’s hockey finalists for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be Division I …

Bears, Spartans skate to 4-4 tie

BDN staff reports on Oct. 15, 2010, at 12:02 a.m.
By JACK EBLING Special to the BDN EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Maine Black Bears were fit to be tied. Despite three scores in a span of 4:38 late in the first period and a two-goal lead late in the second, the nation’s No. 8 hockey team had …

UMaine athletics to announce $5.5M donation from Alfond Foundation

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
The University of Maine is expected Friday morning to announce a major gift to support the Memorial Gymnasium and Alfond Arena restoration projects. The gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation reportedly will total $5.5 million — $3.5 million for improvements to the hockey facility and $2 million toward the gymnasium …

Trio hit road to save UMaine money

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 14, 2010, at 5:41 p.m.
Josh MacDonald has done his duty to save the financially strapped University of Maine some money. The director of hockey operations rented a 12-foot box truck and drove with all the Black Bears’ men’s hockey equipment to East Lansing, Mich., for the Thursday-Friday night series against Michigan State University. He …

Bears see need for better intensity, penalty-killing

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 11, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team sent out mixed messages over the weekend. And the Black Bears also received a useful wake-up call. Maine followed an impressive 8-2 victory over UMass Lowell with a disappointing 3-3 tie against nonscholarship UConn. “We’ve got to come ready to play every night …

Bartus keeps Bears at bay as UConn earns tie

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 09, 2010, at 11:07 p.m.
ORONO — On paper, Saturday night’s 3-3 overtime tie between the University of Maine men’s hockey team and the University of Connecticut should have been a complete mismatch.The nationally ranked Black Bears, with the full allotment of 18 scholarships, entertained a UConn team that doesn’t have any scholarships and won …
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 …
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