Went to the game last night. Black Bears certainly deserved a better fate but shots on goal can be a deceiving stat at times. Millan was able to see a lot of the shots.
Oullette played well for the few shots he faced.
Van Dyk fanned on a glorious opportunity with just 6 seconds left. Think he had half the next open.
Topic for another thread but I hope the NCAA adopts 4-4 ot and shootouts. Maine started playing for the tie from the last 5 min in the 3rd. OT was dull with only one good scoring chance.
Maine receive a trio of commitments; drop in polls Published on: 1st February, 2011 by Nathan Fournier
The University of Maine Black Bears men’s ice hockey team received three verbal commitments on Friday as Devin Shore, a 16-year old forward, and Daniel Renouf, a 16-year old defenseman, both teammates at Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario gave verbal commitments to Maine along with Matt Morris, a 17-year old goaltender of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League.
Amateur player making tough decisions Published on: 1st February, 2011 by Nathan Fournier
In the world of amateur hockey, players have decisions to make. Do they want to turn what the NCAA calls professional hockey in the Canadian Hockey League or hold onto their NCAA eligibility by playing in the Junior A ranks.
Maine lands another verbal commitment Published on: 14th March, 2011 by Nathan Fournier
For Ryan Badger his goal was always to play in Hockey East. In a few years, he will be playing in one of the premiere college hockey conferences in the country as he’s verbally committed to play for the University of Maine Black Bears in the fall of 2013 or 2014.
Nyquist signs with Detroit Published on: 25th March, 2011 by Nathan Fournier
The Detroit Red Wings have signed University of Maine junior forward Gustav Nyquist to a two-year, two-way contract which will kick in this summer according to multiple media reports. He will join Detroit’s AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins for the remainder of the regular season on a amateur tryout contract (ATO).
Multiple sources have confirmed Jan. 7 as the date for a Hockey East doubleheader at Fenway Park involving the Black Bears and three other teams.
It will be the first time Maine has played an outdoor hockey game, and will be the second outdoor hockey event in three years involving Hockey East.
Laura Reed, the assistant athletic director for media relations at Maine, declined to comment Wednesday on an outdoor game, but when Hockey East released its schedule Friday, games between New Hampshire and Maine, and Vermont and Massachusetts, were scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 7.
Schurhamer’s gut takes him to Maine By Nathan Fournier Published: 21st November 2011
Eric Schurhamer just had that feeling.
The 17-year-old Minnesota native verbally committed to the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team for the fall of 2013 last Friday.
“It’s a great school, a great community and the coaches were great,” said Schurhamer. “I had that gut feeling when I was there. It was the right size school, not to big, not to small. I had the feeling I could see myself walking around the campus.”
Black Bears future roster taking shape By Nathan Fournier Published: 23rd November 2011
The freshmen class for 2012 is starting to take shape for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team.
Ryan Lomberg, last week, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maine next season.
“It feels awesome to finally be official,” said Ryan Lomberg on signing his National Letter of Intent. “I pretty much had my mind made after I visited Maine for the first time. I fell in love with the school and the atmosphere.”
When I saw Maine in the Icebreaker vs. Notre Dame, I could see some areas of concern. But I chalked it up to be the season opener with a lot of new faces, veterans in new roles, etc. Since then, they have been really struggling. Hopefully they'll turn it around quickly. They'll get their first HE test tonight at Schneider against what looks like an improved Friars team. Not saying that Providence will win, but they will test the Black Bears you can count on that.
BC will be going up to Maine and play them on Friday. They're 4-1 right now and are 2-1 on the road so far.
Let's see how the teams will match up in their first meeting of the season. I know Maine is struggling and looking for offense, while BC coming off a sweep of Lowell this past weekend.
Wait til you see this roster. They are truly inept. I really hope BC strolls into orono and humiliates them. the faster we get this half-assed regime out of there the better.
The writing has been on the wall for years. Obviously the AD Abbott has no balls, he's in over his head, he needs to go. The school president is asleep at the wheel and allowing Abbott to drop the ball so he's no help. At this point I'm praying for one of the trustees to get a pair and say enough is enough.