University of Maine Black Bear Sports


UMaine releases women’s soccer schedule

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 17, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
The women’s soccer schedule includes eight home games.
University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron, pictured in 2015, underwent successful surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles to repair a tiny hole in his skull that has been the cause of numerous health problems in recent months.

UMaine women’s basketball coach undergoes successful skull surgery

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 13, 2017, at 4:49 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.
 University of Maine's Danny Evans (right) floats a shot past Columbia's Luke Petrasek during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

UMaine sophomore to play in European basketball championships

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Danny Evans is a veteran of British national team play.
Tanesha Sutton (right), pictured during a November 2016 game in Bangor, will be among the few upperclassmen who will lead the University of Maine women's basketball team into a daunting non-conference schedule during the 2017-2018 season.

Powerhouses dot UMaine women’s basketball non-league schedule

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
Former University of Maine player Courtney Anderson.

Former UMaine player hired as women’s basketball assistant

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 07, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
Courtney Anderson is one of three new assistant coaches joining interim head coach Amy Vachon’s staff, the school announced on Friday.
Amy Vachon, pictured at an April 5 press conference, has faced numerous challenges during her first four months as the interim women's basketball coach at the University of Maine.

‘It has been a little crazy:” UMaine coach endures whirlwind first four months

By Larry Mahoney on July 07, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
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.
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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.
Sigi Koizar (right) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in February 2017, recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary.
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Former UMaine star to play professional basketball in Hungary

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 28, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
University of Maine's Alyssa Derrick throws a ball to first during  softball practice in April.

UMaine softball player wows social media with football toss

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
“They were all in awe of when I would throw it,” Derrick said. “I was like, ‘this is normal for me.’”
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.

Ex-UMaine player transfers again

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
Kevin Little, the former University of Maine men’s basketball player who transferred to Colorado State University, is on the move again.
Nick Derba was named the University of Maine's head baseball coach on Friday.

Derba named UMaine baseball coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The ‘interim’ has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.
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.
The University of Maine football team will have to make only slight adjustments to its preseason practice regimen this season after rules changes enacted by the NCAA eliminating contact in more than one session per day.

UMaine football adapting to rules changes as NCAA limits ‘double sessions’

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
The Division I Council voted in April to limit teams to only one contact practice per day during the preseason.