There were high expectations this season for the University of Maine men’s hockey team. A year ago, the Black Bears finished fifth in Hockey East and swept New Hampshire in the first round of the playoffs — after being picked to finish 10th in the preseason poll. But after being overachievers last season, the Black Bears were underachievers during the 2018-19 season. UMaine had a 15-17-4 overall record and finished sixth after being chosen fifth in the Hockey East preseason poll.

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  • UMaine men’s hockey team lands Quebec center
    Thomas Pichette, a 16-year-old center from Yamachiche, Quebec, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine on a hockey scholarship, He is expected to join the Black Bears for the 2022-23 season. The 5-foot-11, 174-pound Pichette played for the Seminaire-St. Joseph Under-18 team last season and registered 12 goals and 10 assists in 30 games. He had two goals and three assists in four playoff games to tie for the team lead. More
  • 2 men charged in Aroostook County dog killing face separate hearings
    Nine months after two Houlton men were arrested and charged in connection with the alleged killing of a dog, their cases continue to wind through the court system. Kevin G. Cummings, 27, of Houlton and Brian Vrieze, 27, of Hodgdon are both facing separate court proceedings in the coming months in connection with the Nov. More
  • UMaine ice hockey goalie enjoys athletic trainer stint in baseball’s Cape Cod League
    During the winter, Carly Jackson tries to keep pucks out of the back of her net as the starting goaltender for the University of Maine women’s hockey team. This summer, her job was to try to keep baseball players on the field as head athletic trainer for the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod League. The Cape Cod League is a breeding ground for major leaguers as some of the nation’s best college players participate in the wooden-bat league. More
  • Red Sox beat the Orioles for their fourth-straight win
    BOSTON — Eduardo Rodriguez’s role in Boston’s rotation just got a lot bigger. Judging by his first start since ace lefty Chris Sale went on the 10-day injured list, he looks like he can take on the added responsibility. Rodriguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a two-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. More
  • Portland Sea Dogs snap 3-game slide with win over New Hampshire
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Daniel McGrath allowed just four hits over seven innings, leading the Portland Sea Dogs over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in a 2-1 win on Saturday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Sea Dogs and a four-game winning streak for the Fisher Cats. McGrath (6-0) allowed one run while striking out eight to pick up the win. Portland started the scoring in the first inning when Jarren Duran scored on a passed ball and Brett Netzer scored on a sacrifice fly. More
  • High expectations dashed as UMaine men’s hockey team underachieves
    There were high expectations this season for the University of Maine men’s hockey team. A year ago, the Black Bears finished fifth in Hockey East and swept New Hampshire in the first round of the ...
    03/19/2019 - 6:31 am | View Link
  • Calais girls basketball team unbeaten amid smooth transition to new coach
    The Calais High School girls basketball team has made a successful transition to a new coach this season. After serving for several years as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils, then taking last ...
    02/5/2019 - 12:00 pm | View Link
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