Ice Hockey

Quinnipiac's K.J. Tiefenwerth (left) looks back at the puck over his shoulder after losing it to University of Maine's Cam Brown during an October 2016 game.

Former UMaine hockey captain signs with ECHL team

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
The 24-year-old native of Natick, Massachusetts, made his professional debut last spring with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder.
Caroline Lerch holds a sign depicting one of the five final names for the hockey team, Watchmen.

New Portland pro hockey team narrows down name choices to 5

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 17, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
One of these five team names will be the one used by Portland’s new professional hockey team when it takes the ice in 2018.

Bryan Murray, the first coach to lead the Caps to the playoffs, dies at 74

By Matt Bonesteel, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2017, at 7:25 a.m.
Murray, who passed away after a lengthy battle with incurable colon cancer, almost immediately turned the Capitals into a constant presence in the Stanley Cup playoffs, leading the team to its first seven postseason appearances.
The University of Maine's Julie Brosseau (right) takes a shot over University of Massachusetts Lowell's Nicole Hayner in February.

UMaine’s Brosseau helps Team Quebec earn basketball silver at Ivory Coast tournament

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 02, 2017, at 5:15 a.m.
The event was held in the Ivory Coast and 53 countries were involved with more than 2,500 athletes competing.

Former UMaine goaltender added to Providence Bruins coaching staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 31, 2017, at 4:38 p.m.
Dunham played at UMaine from 1990-93.
Apr 23, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) and defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) celebrate after defeating the New York Rangers 6-3 in game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Why this Maine native is worth nearly $25M to the Pittsburgh Penguins

By Alex Sponseller, Journal Tribune on July 26, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
Dumoulin is among the most consistent young players in the National Hockey League.
Brian Dumoulin (right) of Biddeford and Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Bryan Rust  to the crowd during the Stanley Cup championship parade and rally in downtown Pittsburgh on June 14. Dumoulin on Monday signed a six-year contract extension with the Penguins worth $24.6 million.
Charles LeClaire | USA TODAY Sports

Biddeford defenseman signs 6-year deal to remain with champion Penguins

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 24, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
ORONO, Maine -- 01/27/2017 -- University of Maine's Rob McGovern (right) makes a save from University of Massachusetts' Niko Hildenbrand during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

UMaine men’s hockey to open season with 8 of first 10 games at home

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.

2017-2018 UMaine men’s ice hockey schedule

on July 11, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
Members of the Waterville High School Hockey team celebrate after defeating Old Town-Orono for the Class B North championship at Alfond Arena in Orono in March. Waterville is merging with Winslow to form a co-op team.

Waterville-Winslow hockey co-op merger is sign of the times

By Larry Mahoney on July 08, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
Waterville-Winslow will be the state’s 14th co-op boys hockey program among 37 teams.
Olivia King, pictured playing for the Old Town High School softball team in 2016, is transferring to the Taft School in Connecticut to play hockey, field hockey and softball.

Old Town hockey standout to join Trimper twins at Taft School

By Larry Mahoney on July 04, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
Taft will add Old Town defensewoman Olivia King next season.
University of Maine's Rob McGovern makes a save from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono, Oct. 7, 2016.

Bruins invite UMaine’s McGovern to Development Camp

By Mike Loftus, The Patriot Ledger on July 04, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Montreal's Brian Flynn (32) celebrates with right wing Michael McCarron after scoring a goal in an October 2016 game. Flynn has signed a contract with the Dallas Stars, joining two other former University of Maine standouts.
Marc DesRosiers | USA TODAY Sports

Former UMaine forward signs 1-year deal with Dallas Stars

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 01, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
Brian Flynn, a former Black Bear forward who was released by the Montreal Canadiens earlier this summer, has signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the Stars.
Members of the 1999 University of Maine national championship hockey team, along with some of their family members, are honored before the start of Maine's game against Boston University in November 2014 at Alfond Arena in Orono. Participating guests include (from left) Magnus Lundback, Steve Kariya, Robert Ek, Niko Dimitrakos, Anders Lundback, Eric Turgeon, Eilene Flaherty (obscured), Lynne Walsh, Sean Michael Walsh, Grant Standbrook, Andy Britt, Bobby Stewart (blue plaid shirt), Jimmy Leger (behind Stewart), Dan Kerluke, Marcus Gustafsson, Brendan Walsh (holding daughter) and Ben Guite (holding child).

Hockey coach added to UMaine Sports Hall of Fame class

on June 27, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Grant Standbrook often worked behind the scenes during his 21 seasons as an assistant hockey coach at the University of Maine.
Paul Kariya , flanked by University of Maine President Peter Hoff,  waves to hockey fans after his No. 9 jersey was retired by the school during a ceremony at Alfond Arena in March 2009.

Paul Kariya to become UMaine’s first Hockey Hall of Famer

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
Paul Kariya played a significant role in leading the 1992-1993 Black Bears to the program’s first national championship.
Former New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano coaches against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period at Barclays Center.

Former UMaine hockey player, ex-Islanders coach joins Florida Panthers’ staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 23, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Jack Capuano, a former University of Maine defenseman and Bangor resident who was deposed by the Islanders in January, has been named an associate head coach with the Florida Panthers.
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.