Ice Hockey

 
University of Maine's Tereza Vanisova (right) moves in position around Union College's Ava Reynolds during their hockey game in December.

UMaine star chosen Czech Republic’s top hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.
University of Maine freshman Tereza Vanisova was named the Czech Republic’s Female Hockey Player of the Year.
A sign encouraging University of Maine fans to purchase season memberships for the Black Bear men's hockey team is placed in a traffic island in downtown Bangor not far from City Hall.

University of Maine athletics probes Bangor for season ticket-holders

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Beginning three weeks ago, the University of Maine has posted 100 signs in Bangor, Old Town and Orono urging locals to purchase season tickets for football and men’s hockey games.

Maine Junior Black Bears expanding opportunities for girls hockey players

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
The Maine Junior Black Bears is making a dramatic push with the addition of three new teams.
The Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, which for decades was the home to professional hockey, will be the new home for an ECHL franchise starting with the 2018-2019 season, it was announced on Thursday.

Professional hockey returning to Portland in 2018

on June 15, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) greets fans during the Stanley Cup championship parade and rally in downtown Pittsburgh.

650,000 fans cheer on Penguins at victory parade

By The Sports Xchange on June 15, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
Sidney Crosby has seen it all during his decorated hockey career, but the “Face of the NHL” was blown away by the estimated 650,000 faces staring back at him Wednesday.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) kisses the Stanley Cup after defeating the Nashville Predators in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins blank Predators, repeat as Stanley Cup champs

By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange on June 12, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.

UMaine men’s hockey adds volunteer assistant coach to staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 09, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) hits Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) as he moves the puck during the first period in game five of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win

By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange on June 09, 2017, at 10:18 a.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) collides with goalie Matt Murray (30) during play against the Nashville Predators in the third period in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Gaudreau’s goal helps Predators draw level in Final

By John Glennon, The Sports Xchange on June 06, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.

Predators frustrated but confidence not shaken

By Frank Pingue, Reuters on June 02, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
The Nashville Predators are frustrated at coming up empty after outplaying the Pittsburgh Penguins for most of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final but remain confident in their ability to turn things around.

John Bapst appoints new ice hockey coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 01, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
Nashville's Viktor Arvidsson (38) takes a shot against Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray (30) and defenseman Ron Hainsey (65) during the first period in game two of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange on June 01, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
University of Maine assistant men's hockey coach Alfie Michaud.

Michaud looking forward to challenge as full-time UMaine hockey assistant

By Larry Mahoney on May 26, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
The former University of Maine goalie led the Black Bears to their second and last NCAA championship in 1998-99, being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Incoming UMaine freshman earns hockey playoffs MVP award

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
University of Maine's Nolan Vesey (left) tries to move the puck past New Hampshire's Dylan Maller during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono on Dec. 3, 2016.

Former goalie offered assistant hockey coaching job at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine goalie Alfie Michaud, who was the school’s first-year volunteer goalie coach this past season, could be named the full-time assistant replacing Jay Leach as soon as Thursday.

Mainer tapped for coach with USA Hockey development program

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Ben Bishop (31) guards his net during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Former UMaine star signs six-year, $29.5M deal with Dallas

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 12, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
The team announced the deal on Friday morning in a statement posted on its website.
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) makes a save on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) during the third period at the United Center in March. Chicago won 4-1.

Former UMaine goaltender inks 4-year deal with Hurricanes

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 09, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
Scott Darling, a former UMaine goaltender, has been signed to a 4-year, $4.15 million contract by the Carolina Hurricanes.

UMaine women’s basketball announces signing of German forward

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2017, at 7:57 p.m.
The program announced Thursday evening the signing of 6-foot-3 forward Kira Barra.
Mike Mantenuto in a 2001 photo

Hockey player, actor remembered by former UMaine teammates

By Larry Mahoney on May 02, 2017, at 2 a.m.