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Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) eyes the puck during the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden on Thursday night. The Colorado Avalanche won 4-2.

Avalanche continue to dominate Bruins in Boston

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 09, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.

Avalanche continue to dominate Bruins in Boston

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 08, 2016, at 10:38 p.m.
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) checks Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) in the second period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime.

Backstrom’s overtime goal ends Boston’s comeback

By Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.

UMaine men’s hockey team set to host AIC

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
The Black Bears are in desperate need of wins and the Yellow Jackets of first-year coach Eric Lang can’t be taken lightly.
Bangor's Nick Cowperthwaite (left) dives in an attempt to disrupt the shot of Lewiston's Alex Rivet (center) on Bangor goalie Derek Fournier during the first period of their boys hockey game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in this January 2016 file photo.

Seasoned goalie, veteran defense lead Bangor hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 06, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
There are plenty of new faces in the Bangor High School hockey lineup this season.
Colgate University's Hunter Racine (center) tries to get a shot past the University of Maine's Rob McGovern (right) while Eric Schurhamer puts high pressure on during their hockey match at Alfond Arena in Orono in January 2016.

Penalties, ineffective ‘kill’ plague UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:54 a.m.
“We have to be more disciplined and do a better job on the penalty kill.”
Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (left) high fives center Ryan Spooner after scoring a goal during the third period against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden in Boston on Monday night.

Bruins beat Panthers on Pastrnak’s OT goal

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 05, 2016, at 10:31 p.m.

UMaine’s ‘Male Athletes Against Violence’ to host White Ribbon Campaign

By Pete Warner on Dec. 05, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
The University of Maine’s “Male Athletes Against Violence” will be hosting “White Ribbon Campaign” week from Dec. 5 to 9, an effort focused on ending men’s violence against women.

New Hampshire, UMaine men’s hockey summary

on Dec. 04, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.

UNH completes sweep of penalty-prone UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 03, 2016, at 10:43 p.m.

New Hampshire, Maine men’s hockey summary

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 11:09 p.m.
University of Maine's Rob McGovern makes a save from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this October 2016 file photo. UMaine lost to UNH on Friday night in New Hampshire.

Penalties again plague UMaine in loss to New Hampshire

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 02, 2016, at 9:49 p.m.
The Black Bears saw their futility on the road extend to 15 games (0-12-3) as UNH cruised to a 5-1 triumph at the Whittemore Center.

TV, radio schedule for Dec. 2, 2016

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
Sukee Arena in Winslow, which hosted the pictured Class B East hockey semifinal between Waterville and Presque Isle in 2014, has closed because of equipment failure. Four central Maine high schools had to scramble to find adequate game and practice time at three other area rinks for the 2016-17 season.

Rink managers help schools salvage hockey season after Winslow arena closes

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“We can’t thank the three arenas enough. What they have done to enable four high school teams to be able to practice and play is a huge commitment for them.”
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University of Maine's Will Merchant (second from left) tries to get the puck by University of New Hampshire goalie Danny Tirone (left) at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in this December 2015 file photo.

UMaine, UNH renew intense hockey rivalry with home-and-home series

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 01, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
“We have a love-hate relationship with them,” said UMaine senior right wing Blaine Byron. “We hate them, but we love playing them.”

TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 29, 2016

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
University of Maine hockey defenseman Rob Michel spars with a Wildcat from the University of New Hampshire as the two teams duked it out at the Cross Insurance Arena on Dec. 29, 2015, in Portland.

UMaine defenseman flourishes after netting first collegiate goal

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“It’s definitely nice to get a couple,” said Rob Michel.

UMaine, Brown men’s hockey sum

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
Cedric Lacroix of the University of Maine (left), pictured during a recent game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the Black Bears to a 5-1 victory over Brown at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Lacroix propels UMaine men’s hockey team past Brown

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 11:16 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) takes a shot against Calgary Flames goalie Chad Johnson (31) during the second period at Nationwide Arena.

Flames’ Johnson shuts down Bruins

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 26, 2016, at 7:31 a.m.
Chad Johnson continued his hot goaltending, stopping 35 shots, 19 in the third period, to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night.