University of Maine Black Bear Sports

 
University of Maine hockey head coach Red Gendron yells instructions to his team during a game against Merrimack College on March 8 at Alfond Arena in Orono.  University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech wants to boost attendance at men’s hockey games.

Creech exploring ways to put more fans in seats at UMaine hockey games

By Larry Mahoney on April 20, 2014, at 9:22 a.m.
University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech wants to fill Alfond Arena for Black Bear men’s hockey games. And he said he won’t leave any stone unturned in his quest to do so. Maine’s average attendance of 4,092 this past season, which included 15 regular-season games and the Hockey East …
The University of Maine's Liz Wood (right) goes up for a shot over Yale University's Zenab Keita during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

UMaine basketball teams attract larger crowds in first season at Cross Insurance Center

By Pete Warner on April 20, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The University of Maine men’s hockey team may have experienced its lowest attendance in 22 seasons last winter, but things appear to be on the upswing for the Black Bears basketball programs. Attendance was up nearly 28 percent for women’s basketball, while the men’s program enjoyed a …
Senior right-hander Tommy Lawrence pitched a six-hit shutout on Saturday as the University of Maine split an America East baseball doubleheader against Binghamton.

Thomas powers Binghamton past Maine in series finale

on April 19, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior left fielder Jake Thomas hit two home runs — one a grand slam — and drove in career-high six runs as Binghamton defeated the University of Maine baseball team 8-2 Sunday in the final game of their three-game America East weekend series. The teams split two …

Capsule box for UMaine games

on April 18, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.
Baseball MAINE vs. BINGHAMTON Time, site: Saturday (2) noon, Sunday, 1 p.m.; Varsity Field, Vestal, N.Y. Records: Maine 13-19 (4-5 America East); Binghamton 9-18 (4-7) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 28-21, Binghamton 4-0 on 5/26/13 Key players: Maine — 2B Troy Black (.353, 17 runs batted in, 9 stolen bases), …
Maine native and current Standish resident Brian Butterfield congratulates David Ross as he rounds the bases after slugging the ball over the Green Monster at Fenway Park on April 13, 2013.

Butterfield, Kinney, Casavant among Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

on April 18, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome nine new members at its 44th Ceremony and Banquet, to be held Aug. 3 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. The 2014 inductees into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame are: Brian Butterfield of Boston is the third base …
Bella Swan, a transfer from Salt Lake Community College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Maine

Junior college transfer Bella Swan joins UMaine women’s basketball team

on April 18, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine women’s basketball program has announced that it has received a National Letter of Intent from junior college transfer Isabella (Bella) Swan. Swan transfers to the Black Bears from Salt Lake Community College. “We are all very excited about Bella joining us,” head coach …

Stevens homer sparks UMaine softball team past Husson

on April 17, 2014, at 9:34 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Jean Stevens cranked a two-run home run to highlight a four-run fifth inning that lifted the University of Maine to a 6-1 softball victory over Husson University at Kessock Field. EmJ Fogel knocked in two runs with a single and Felicia Lennon stroked two doubles while Jessica …
Former University of Maine All-America goaltender Jimmy Howard, pictured in an April 11 game, leads the Detroit Red Wings into their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Bruins beginning Friday night at TD Garden.

Former UMaine All-America goalie Howard hopes to spark Red Wings to playoff upset vs. Bruins

By Larry Mahoney on April 17, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
Ten years ago, Jimmy Howard took center stage at TD Garden in Boston. In what is considered one of the best finals in Hockey East history, Howard made 63 saves as the University of Maine beat Massachusetts 2-1 in triple overtime. He led that Black Bears team to a berth …

UMaine’s New Balance Field House and Memorial Gym to close for 16 weeks

on April 16, 2014, at 7:29 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The New Balance Field House at the University of Maine will close May 12 for approximately 16 weeks to complete exterior improvements as part of the $15 million renovation project that includes Memorial Gym, the school announced in a news release Wednesday. The facility’s exterior renovations include …
The University of Maine men's basketball coaching staff in 2009 included Chris Markwood (second left), Doug Leichner, and Ted Woodward.

Leichner, Markwood, Sorrentine among possible candidates to fill UMaine men’s basketball post

By Pete Warner on April 16, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
With Ted Woodward out as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine, speculation is rampant about a possible successor. Woodward had been a fixture in the Black Bears program, having served eight years as an assistant and the last 10 as the head coach. With the program …
Tim Whitehead

Former Maine men’s hockey coach Whitehead leads Kimball Union Academy to title

By Larry Mahoney on April 16, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.
Tim Whitehead made a smooth and successful transition to coaching at the prep school level. Whitehead, who was fired after 12 years as the head coach at the University of Maine last April, led his Kimball Union Academy team to its second New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Small School …
Dimitry Akanda-Coronel

Former UMaine men’s basketball player heading to Bryant

By Pete Warner on April 15, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
It didn’t take long for former UMaine basketball player Dimitry Akanda-Coronel to choose his next school. College Basketball Magazine has reported on its Twitter feed that the 6-foot-5 guard has verbally committed to attend Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. On March 27, Akanda-Coronel became the first of three prominent UMaine …
ANALYSIS
Maine men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward calls a timeout and talks to his team during a game in December 2011. Woodward was fired by the university on Monday.

Player departures signalled internal problems with Woodward’s UMaine men’s basketball teams

By Pete Warner on April 15, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
Ted Woodward’s tenure as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine was fairly typical compared to his two predecessors. His stint lasted longer than those of John Giannini and the late Rudy Keeling, but on Monday, Woodward became the first among them to be fired from the position. …

Black Bear hockey team lands hard-nosed winger whose father played in NHL

By Larry Mahoney on April 15, 2014, at 6:23 a.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron continues to add size to his lineup for next season. Six-foot-one, 178-pound left winger Cedric Lacroix, son of former National Hockey Leaguer and current New York Rangers assistant coach Danny Lacroix, has verbally committed to attend Maine in the fall. Maine was …

Statement from Ted Woodward

on April 14, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
The statement of University of Maine men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward, who was fired on Monday after 10 seasons: “It has been an honor and a privilege to be the head coach of the Maine men’s basketball team for the past 10 years, and be associated with the program for …
The University of Maine on Monday fired men's basketball head coach Ted Woodward, buying out his contract to end his 10-year tenure in the position.

UMaine fires men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward

By Pete Warner on April 14, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
UMaine President Paul Ferguson announced Monday that the university will buy out Woodward’s contract, ending his tenure as coach, effective immediately.
Senior right-hander Tommy Lawrence pitched 7 2/3 innings Saturday in the University of Maine's 5-4 America East baseball victory over UMass Lowell at Lowell, Mass.

UMaine baseball team records weekend sweep over UMass Lowell

By Pete Warner on April 12, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
The University of Maine’s Jeff Gelinas and Scott Heath combined to four-hit UMass Lowell as the Black Bears defeated the River Hawks 2-1 on Sunday in baseball action to complete the weekend sweep at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. Gelinas got the start and went six innings, allowing just one …
UMAINE HOCKEY BEAT (blog)

Recap of Everything Maine Black Bears

on April 12, 2014, at 9 a.m.
Hello folks, sorry for the hiatus without posting, I’ve been busy with academics and life in general as my time in my third year here at the University of Maine nears its conclusion. There’s been a lot going on since the season ended almost a month ago. Here’s a shortlist …

UMBC, UMaine softball summary

on April 11, 2014, at 8:06 p.m.
COLLEGE UMBC 3, MAINE 0 UMBC 000-201-0 —3 4 1 Maine 000-000-0 — 0 4 2 Holte and Hall; Hill and Harvey E: Holte; S. Ralphs; Hill; LOB: UMBC 4, Maine 5; DP: UMBC 1; PB: Harvey; Repeat hitters: Lane 2; RBI: Lane 2 Win: Holte (14-6.); Loss: Hill (6-2); …
University of Maryland Baltimore County pitcher Taylor Hall delivers a pitch to a UMaine player on Friday at Orono.

Freshman lefty pitches four-hitter as UMBC ruins UMaine’s softball home opener

By Larry Mahoney on April 11, 2014, at 8:05 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maryland-Baltimore County went 3 for 7 with runners on base and all three hits produced runs while the University of Maine went just 1 for 8. The result was a 3-0 softball victory for the Retrievers in Maine’s home-opener at Kessock Field Friday afternoon. …
 
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