Ice Hockey

Autumn Clark, 4½, gazes at the Stanley Cup trophy at Colby College's Alfond Arena in Waterville on Tuesday afternoon as her grandmother, Joanne Jurdak, gently tries to draw her attention to waiting cameras.

Waterville native brings Stanley Cup to Colby

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
Waterville native Andy Saucier brought the Stanley Cup to Colby College on Tuesday and the line was long to see the National Hockey League’s trophy, according to a news release from the college. Saucier, the video coach for the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins, had the Stanley Cup …
Tyler Walsh

North Yarmouth Academy names Tyler Walsh ice hockey coach

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
“We will compete at the highest level while helping develop these young men on and off the ice. “

Sports briefs for Aug. 1, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 01, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
Report: Dodgers leave Puig at home ahead of trip Right fielder Yasiel Puig did not travel with the Los Angeles Dodgers to Colorado on Monday after he was told he would be traded or demoted, FOX Sports reported. Puig was not dealt prior to Monday’s trade deadline, but the Dodgers …

Sports briefs for July 29, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on July 29, 2016, at 7:18 p.m.
NHL players: Bettman can’t restore defenseman’s ban NEW YORK — The National Hockey League’s players union on Friday urged a U.S. court not to grant Commissioner Gary Bettman broad power to override arbitrators when deciding how severely to discipline players for improper on-ice conduct. Citing a recent appeals court ruling …
Oliver Herner

UMaine men’s hockey adds Hungarian national team defenseman

By Larry Mahoney on July 29, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Oliver Herner, who played for Hungary in the World Under-20 Division II Tournament, has verbally committed to play at Maine this season.

Fall league of ice hockey starts Aug. 29 in Brewer

on July 28, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
BREWER — Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer is running a Fall 3 on 3 hockey league for Mite, Squirt, Pee-Wee/Bantam Brackets. This is a fast pace “skill-based” league played cross ice. Players get increased puck touches, team play, have to think very fast, and goaltenders see a lot of shots. There will be …

Sports briefs for July 27, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 27, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Brewer’s Moore wins Speedway 95 feature race HERMON | Brewer’s Anthony Moore took the lead from Clifton’s Alvin McNevin on lap four of the 20-lap Road Runner feature at Speedway 95 Wednesday night and held it through three red-flag restarts to claim his first win of the season. Moore’s …

Sports briefs for July 26, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 26, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Tickets on sale for Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction BANGOR | The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame invites the public to attend its third annual induction ceremony at noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Cross Insurance Center. Basketball greats Raymond Alley, Julie Bradstreet, Richard “Doc” Costello, Joey DeRoche, …

Sports briefs for July 25, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on July 25, 2016, at 9:50 p.m.
Maine college football coaches to kick off luncheon BRUNSWICK | The Howard Vandersea Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation will host its 10th annual Kick-Off Luncheon featuring the head football coaches of the seven football playing colleges in Maine at noon Thursday, Aug. 4 at Season’s Event and …

TV radio sports schedule for July 25, 2016

on July 24, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE DETROIT at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; ESPN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) …

Sports briefs for July 22, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 22, 2016, at 8:08 p.m.
Oklahoma State forward dies following workout Oklahoma State basketball junior college transfer Tyrek Coger died after he collapsed following a team workout Thursday afternoon. Coger, 21, was transported to Stillwater Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m. “Tyrek was excited to be at Oklahoma State and had …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 21, 2016

on July 21, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
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 this January 2016 file photo.

NCAA puts proposed hockey overtime format change on hold

on July 20, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
UMaine coach Red Gendron said in June that he was opposed to the implementation of the four-on-four overtime proposal.
University of Maine's Matt Morris makes a save on a Princeton University shot during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this November 2015 file photo.

UMaine hockey goalie practices in NHL team’s development camp

By Pete Warner on July 19, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey goaltender Matt Morris continued preparations for his senior season by participating in the New Jersey Devils development camp last week. Morris was on hand for the sessions, which ran July 12-16 at the Barnabas Health Hockey House at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The …
University of Maine hockey's Brian Morgan celebrates after scoring a second period goal as the Black Bears took on the Wildcats of New Hampshire at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in this December 2015 file photo.

Veteran UMaine men’s hockey center transfers to UConn

By Pete Warner on July 19, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
Brian Morgan is eligible immediately and doesn’t have to sit out a season because he is a graduate transfer.

Sports briefs for July 18, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 18, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
Area boxers compete in Lewiston Fighters representing Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs and Thunderpig Boxing/Young’s MMA in Bangor were among those competing on a 13-fight amateur boxing card in Lewiston on Saturday. Christian Fisk, an 18-year-old from Rockport, improved his record to 5-1 with a three-round victory by unanimous …

Sports briefs for July 17, 2016

By Joe McLaughlin on July 17, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
Alabama offensive lineman Taylor arrested for DWI Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was arrested for driving while intoxicated Sunday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Taylor’s bond was set at $1,000, according to multiple outlets. The 6-foot-5, 345-pound senior from Mobile, Ala., started each of the Crimson Tide’s 15 …

Sports briefs for July 15, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 15, 2016, at 8:22 p.m.
Sea Dogs to host baseball/softball equipment drive PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs, in conjunction with Baseball Miracles, will host the third annual Baseball/Softball Equipment Drive at Hadlock Field on July 23-24. Fans are encouraged to bring new or old baseball equipment to the ballpark to be donated to …
St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) fights with Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie (11) during the third period in game three of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

New AHL rules on fighting unlikely to change much in pro hockey

By Larry Mahoney on July 15, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
The American Hockey League, which is the top minor league for the NHL, approved some rules for the upcoming season last week designed to curb fighting, but University of Maine assistant men’s hockey coach Ben Guite, who played in 653 AHL games and 175 NHL games, said the new rules “aren’t going to change things a whole lot.”

Sports briefs for July 14, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 14, 2016, at 9:03 p.m.
Orono fencer cracks top 100 at national competition Orono’s Erin Gerbi cracked the top 100 nationally during the United States Fencing Association’s Summer Nationals in Dallas last week. The 13-year-old competed in the sabre division for the older Y14 group and finished 94th in the event. However, Gerbi wasn’t able …