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West Virginia Black Bears Release Their Logo

The West Virginia Black Bears, the new minor league affiliate in Morgantown, released their team logo today. The logo can be seen below. The Black Bears are replacing the team in Jamestown, playing in the New York-Penn League. Their first game will be on June 19th against Mahoning Valley. It’s still way too soon to tell who will be on the roster, and a lot of that will be determined...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos-MHOC: UConn Huskies vs Maine Black Bears – 2/1/15

Here are photos from the UConn men’s hockey game versus the Maine Black Bears at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on February 1, 2015. The UConn Huskies and Maine tied 2-2. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
Via Sox and Dawgs
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Maine again? and other links

BCI picked up on a tweet out of Maine reporting that BC will face the Black Bears again in 2015. My preference is to rotate the FCS patsies, but it really doesn't matter. Next year's non-conference schedule is very soft, but that will help our young team.Sad and strange news as former BC Basketball reserve Nate Fox was killed two days before Christmas. Police are investigating. After...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Maine Scores Five Unanswered Goals, Defeats UNH 5-2

New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday, but Maine did the rest of the work from there. The Black Bears (4-12-1) scored five unanswered goals, holding off the Wildcats (4-10-1) en route to a 5-2 win. All five goals were scored by different skaters. UNH got on the board early, as junior forward Collin MacDonald scored just 4:58...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Louria’s overtime goal lifts UMass Lowell past Maine

(Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. – It took extra time, but in the end the UMass Lowell River Hawks managed to defeat the University of Maine Black Bears, 3-2 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. At the 3:57 mark of the overtime period, freshman forward Michael Louria gathered a loose puck off a side shot from Evan Campbell and stick-handled to get...
Via Mill City Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Maine Black Bears

After a rare midweek game against the University of Connecticut Huskies, the UMass Lowell River Hawks will face the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday night live on NBC Sports Network. Due to the television broadcast, Saturday night’s game will start at 8:00 p.m. rather than the normal 7:00 p.m. start. The River Hawks enter the weekend the only team left without a...
Via Mill City Sports
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MCS Live Faceoff: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Maine Black Bears

The fourth episode of MCS Live Faceoff pregame show brought to you by Beast from the Northeast! Co-hosts Justin Soderberg and Greg Celona will touch on last weekend’s game between the UMass Lowell River Hawks and Harvard Crimson, and Wednesday night’s game against the University of Connecticut Huskies and preview Saturday night’s game between...
Via Mill City Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Maine Black Bears

After a rare midweek game against the University of Connecticut Huskies, the UMass Lowell River Hawks will face the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday night live on NBC Sports Network. Due to the television broadcast, Saturday night’s game will start at 8:00 p.m. rather than the normal 7:00 p.m. start. The River Hawks enter the weekend...
Via Mill City Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UMaine Football Fans Try, Fail To Set World Record For Flannel-Wearing

File this one under: only in Maine. Fans of the University of Maine football team attempted Saturday to set the Guinness world record for most fans wearing flannel in one place. Black Bears supporters needed to be wearing at least two articles of plaid-pattered clothing to qualify — a stipulation the school assisted with by handing out flannel “spirit bands” to the first 1...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Jack Eichel Scores In Overtime, Lifts BU Over Maine 3-2

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Jack Eichel led Boston University to victory Friday night at Agganis Arena. BU (7-1-1) trailed Maine (3-8-1) by a score of 2-0 heading into the third period, but the Terriers scored three unanswered goals and pulled off the come-from-behind win over the Black Bears. Junior forward Ahti Oksanen scored 4:50 into the third period with...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Late score lifts Maine past Rhode Island 20-14.

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jerickson Fedrick's 10-yard touchdown run with just under 2 minutes remaining lifted Maine to a 20-14 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Fedrick's score capped an 11-play, 70-yard drive to help the Black Bears (3-5, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the Rams (0-8, 0-4) for the eighth-straight time. Myles Holmes had given Rhode Island a 14-6 lead by returning...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pirates New Affiliate in Morgantown Will Be Called The West Virginia Black Bears

A few weeks ago, the Morgantown franchise (which just relocated from Jamestown) held a naming contest. Today, the franchise announces that the new team will be called the West Virginia Black Bears. The team is the new Pittsburgh Pirates’ affiliate in the New York-Penn League, which is the level just below their other team in West Virginia, the Power. It'S OFFICIAL! We will take...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stony Brook rallies to beat Maine 19-7

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) Stony Brook gave up a lightning-fast touchdown less than a minute into the game, but rallied to beat Maine 19-7 Saturday night. The Seawolves (3-4, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) were down 7-0 after Maine's Daniel Collins connected with Jeremy Salmon for 73 yards on their second play. It was the Black Bears (2-4, 1-2) longest play from scrimmage this season...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 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...
Via CaneInsider
February 14, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Around The Rink
January 10, 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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