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NESN 30: University Of Maine Wins First NCAA Division I Hockey Title (Video)

It was a storybook season for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team. In 1993, the Black Bears were competing against Lake Superior State for their first NCAA Division I hockey title. They were down 4-2 in the third period, but they weren’t done yet. Maine scored three times in four-and-a-half minutes, solidifying a spectacular ending for their first title and finishing...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Stays Alive; Stony Brook Advances to Title Game on Day 2 of America East Baseball Championship

LOWELL, Mass.- No. 1 seed Stony Brook advanced to the championship game, while third-seeded Binghamton staved off elimination in the 2014 America East Baseball Tournament at LeLacheur Park on Friday. The Seawolves came out of the winners bracket with a, 10-6, victory over No. 2 Hartford. Binghamton defeated Maine, 6-3, in an elimination game. The Bearcats and Hawks will play Saturday...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching, rain the story on Day 1 of America East Championship

(Photo/Joshua Kummins) LOWELL, Mass. – The top two seeds in the 2014 America East Baseball Championship made their roads to a title easier on Thursday at LeLacheur Park as No. 1 Stony Brook and No. 2 Hartford rode outstanding pitching to victories. Both winning teams endured lengthy rain delays before play got underway, much like last year’s championship in which Binghamton...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Maine Wide Receiver Derrick Johnson As Undrafted Free Agent

Maine’s Derrick Johnson must have had an impressive showing at his New England Patriots rookie minicamp tryout. The Patriots signed the wide receiver as an undrafted free agent, his agent, Josh Stevens, confirmed Sunday on Twitter. Johnson, 22, had an impressive showing at his pro day in May. He ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash with a 6.60-second three-cone drill and 4.20-second...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine names Bob Walsh as next coach

The Black Bears have found their coach. Bob Walsh is taking over the program, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $420,000. The school made its announcement Wednesday morning. Walsh takes over for Ted Woodward, who was terminated after 10 seasons on the job, amassing a 117-178 record. The Black Bears went 6-23 last season. Walsh went 204-63 the past nine seasons while coaching...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell River Hawks fall to Maine in a pair of one-run games

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) LOWELL – Saturday marked the rise of a new era for UMass Lowell baseball. 20 games into the season, the River Hawks made their maiden voyage at LeLacheur Park as a Division I program, hosting America East rival Maine in a home-opening doubleheader. However, the results favored the Black Bears (12-9, 3-5 AE) as the visitors scored a 5-4 win in...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: UMass Lowell vs. Maine

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) The UMass Lowell River Hawks dropped two one-run games to the Maine Black Bears on Saturday afternoon in the first home games of UMass Lowell’s Division I debut. The River Hawks fought back in both games but were unable to stage the full comeback. UMass Lowell vs. Maine The post Photo Gallery: UMass Lowell vs. Maine appeared first on Down on the Yarn.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bivins, UMass Lowell upend Maine 84-72

Antonio Bivins came off the bench to put in 24 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in leading UMass-Lowell to an 84-72 win over Maine on Thursday night. DJ Mlachnik added 19 points for the River Hawks, who shot 54 percent from the field. Maine (5-22, 3-12 America East), who lost to the River Hawks earlier in the season, led 38-35 at the break, but UMass-Lowell (10-18, 8-8) broke...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Albany (NY) hangs on for 74-63 win over Maine

Peter Hooley scored 21 points, including a key 3-pointer, as Albany held on for a 74-63 win over Maine on Saturday. After blowing a 47-27 halftime advantage, Albany (13-13, 7-6 America East) clung to a one-point lead with 7:44 to go when Hooley hit a 3-pointer that made it 60-56 and quelled the Maine rally. The Great Danes pulled away, preserving the win in the final 2 minutes by...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes Baseball Starts Season Strong with 6-3 Win Over Maine Black Bears

The Miami Hurricanes had a solid first inning that propelled them into their first victory of the 2014 season. They beat the Maine Black Bears 6-3 on Friday night at Mark Light Field in Coral Gables. Maine starting pitcher Tommy Lawrence had 41 pitches in the first inning and walked five. Miami went through their entire batting order to go up 4-0. Tyler Palmer had a home run in the...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine holds on for 83-80 win over UMBC

Xavier Pollard and Zarko Valjarevic scored 18 points each as Maine held on for an 83-80 victory over University of Maryland, Baltimore County Saturday afternoon. UMBC had closed to 77-75 following a Chase Plummer jump shot, but Valjarevic quickly followed with a 3-pointer to extend the lead. UMBC made five free throws to close the gap to 81-80 with 55 seconds remaining. Troy Reid...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pollard keys surge, Maine tops New Hampshire 68-60

Xavier Pollard's jumper midway through the second half gave Maine the lead and he added eight of the Black Bears final 19 points to spark a 68-60 win over New Hampshire Wednesday night. Maine held the Wildcats scoreless for almost three minutes down the stretch on their home court to secure the win. The game was the 184th meeting between the rivals. Maine holds a 117-67 advantage...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bivins leads UMass Lowell over Maine 74-62

Antonio Bivins scored 25 points as Massachusetts-Lowell rallied in the second half to defeat Maine 74-62 on Thursday night. Bivins made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and all five of his free-throw attempts. Chad Holley added 12 points and Akeem Williams 11. Kerry Weldon had 13 rebounds. Lowell (5-13, 4-3 America East) snapped a two-game losing streak. Xavier Pollard scored 15 points...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Late goal sends UMass Lowell and Maine home with a tie

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) LOWELL, Mass.  – UMass Lowell and Maine returned from Fenway Park to battle each other at the Tsongas Center. However, Maine continued to struggle on the road as the River Hawks and Black Bears skated to a 1-1 tie on Friday night. Entering Friday night, Maine was winless while in an opponents venue and it remained the same following the tie...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blog: University of Maine at UMass Lowell

#10 Massachusetts Lowell (14-6-1, 4-3-0 HEA) vs #19 University of Maine (11-7-2, 5-2-1 HEA) UMass Lowell is back in action following their upsetting loss to the Northeastern Huskies at Frozen Fenway 2014. The River Hawks welcome the University of Maine Black Bears into the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. for a Hockey East clash on Friday night. Maine is coming off...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: University of Maine at UMass Lowell

#10 Massachusetts Lowell (14-6-1, 4-3-0 HEA) vs #19 University of Maine (11-7-2, 5-2-1 HEA) When: Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:15PM EST Venue: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell City/State: Lowell, Mass. Notes: Conference game Tickets: Click Here Radio/TV: 980AM WCAP Listen Online: ESPN Radio Watch Online: Click Here Live Stats: Click Here Live Blog: Coming 1/17   Top Forwards ...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Frozen Fenway: Maine Defeats Boston University 7-3 With Impressive Special Teams Performance

Great special teams play has been an integral part of Maine’s success this season and it was the deciding factor in its decisive 7-3 victory over Boston University during Saturday’s Frozen Fenway doubleheader. The Black Bears entered the matchup as the only Hockey East squad ranked in the top five of power-play percentage and penalty killing success, and it wasn’t hard to see...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

13-year-old hockey prodigy verbally commits to University of Maine

The University of Maine hockey program received a verbal commitment from an emerging star on Friday. It should also be noted that the current age and grade level of this aforementioned player is 13 years and seventh, respectively.Yes, Oliver Wahlstrom has pledged to the Black Bears at the ripe old age of 13, making him the nation's youngest NCAA hockey commit of all-time.“Oliver...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Frozen Fenway Live: Boston University, Maine Square Off In Iconic Outdoor Setting

The Boston University Terriers and the Maine Black Bears will conclude Frozen Fenway 2014 with a fantastic matchup featuring two of Hockey East’s top programs. This is the first time these two schools have played since Maine defeated BU 7-0 on home ice in mid-November. At 7-10-2 (2-4-1 in Hockey East), Saturday afternoon’s game is incredibly important for the Terriers as they...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

YouTube sensation Oliver Wahlstrom makes college commitment

For 13-year-old shootout phenom Oliver Wahlstrom, hockey is just plain fun. The University of Maine will make sure he keeps playing for a long time. According to Chris Peters of CBS Eye on Hockey, Wahlstrom made a verbal commitment to play collegiate hockey for the University of Maine. Obviously, the kid isn’t going to college any time soon – the seventh grader will be a college...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Wahlstrom, 13-Year-Old YouTube Hockey Sensation, Verbally Commits to University of Maine (Videos)

Anyone who has watched his or her fair share of Boston Bruins games over the past few years remembers Oliver Wahlstrom, the undisputed champion of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 circuit. The young phenom, who was just 9 years old when he made his debut on the Bruins’ intermission showcase, will be taking his talents to Hockey East — in 2019. Wahlstrom, who now plays on the North Yarmouth...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine rolls by Binghamton 82-66

Dimitry Akanda-Coronel scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Maine used a strong first half to take down Binghamton 82-66 on Sunday. Maine (3-10, 1-0 America East Conference) opened a 49-28 halftime lead, led by 13 points from Kilian Cato. The Black Bears shot 56 percent in the first half and forced 13 first-half turnovers by Binghamton (3-11, 0-1). After falling behind...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawk Squawk: Weekend Predictions #6

Well now that we are in a new year, it is time to pick up the weekly predictions again. Before the break, we looked at the game against the University of Maine in the unforgiving Alfond Arena. While the Black Bears had beaten us, I expect them to go into a deep hibernation soon enough. After Dan and Andrew had picked UMass Lowell to beat the Black Bears in Alfond and I went the other...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine defeats Middle Tennessee 89-85 in OT

Dimitry Akanda-Coronel scored 27 points, including three in overtime as Maine defeated Middle Tennessee 89-85 Sunday in the first game of the Dr. Pepper Classic. Maine (2-9) snapped an eight-game losing streak, and will play either tournament host Chattanooga or Grand Canyon in the championship game Monday. Akanda-Coronel opened overtime with a three-point play to give Maine a...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Army defeats Maine 90-80

Kyle Wilson scored 24 points to help Army beat Maine 90-80 on Friday night. Kevin Ferguson had 15 point and 6 rebounds for the Black Knights (2-6). Mo Williams had 11. Maine (1-7) was led by Xavier Pollard with 19 points. Troy Reid-Knight and Garet Beal each scored 11. Maine shot 51 percent from the field in the first half and only trailed Army 46-44 at the break. The Black Knights...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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