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… Read More
    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. Read More
    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,… Read More
    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… 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
    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… 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
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… 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