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UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional bid

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:06 am
by Media
UMaine submits bid to host NCAA men's hockey regional in Portland

PORTLAND - The University of Maine men's hockey team is set to play several games at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland this year, and if the school has its way, games of larger magnitude could soon follow.

http://www.foxbangor.com/sports/item/16 ... n-portland

Re: UMaine submits bid to host NCAA men's hockey regional in

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:17 am
by Media

Re: UMaine submits bid to host NCAA men's hockey regional in

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:40 am
by Media
UMaine submits NCAA hockey regional bid

... UMaine has partnered with the Maine Sports Commission on the bid.

“We have submitted a bid to host a regional in the 2019-20, 20-21 and 21-22 seasons,” said Seth Woodcock, UMaine’s senior associate athletic director for development. “If the NCAA chooses us, it could be for one of the three years, two of them or all three.”

He said the fate of UMaine’s bid will be known in December.

Bids were received by the NCAA starting with the 2017-18 season, but the Black Bear program has been in a downward spiral for several years, and it would certainly be better for attendance if UMaine was a participant in a Portland regional.

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/08/19/s ... ional-bid/

Re: UMaine submits bid to host NCAA men's hockey regional in

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:24 am
by Tom Nolette
Strong attendance in Portland catalyst for Maine NCAA bid
http://www.foxbangor.com/sports/item/16 ... e-ncaa-bid

Re: UMaine submits bid to host NCAA men's hockey regional in

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:17 am
by Media
UMaine smart to bid for NCAA hockey regional

... In my opinion, the University was smart to have its earliest bid come in 2019-20. East-coast regional sites in 2017 are in Providence, R.I., and Manchester, N.H. Maine is still another year or two away from being an NCAA tournament contender, and the Bears certainly would want to be in contention should Portland be awarded a regional a few years down the road.

In college hockey, if a team makes the NCAA tournament in a year they are hosting a regional, it gets placed in that regional regardless of its seed. Even if Maine was the last team into the field during a season in which Portland hosted a regional, the Black Bears would be placed there.

Traditionally, the Northeast Regional alternates between Manchester and Worcester, and I could easily see Portland figuring into that rotation. While UMaine’s campus is about a two-hour drive from Portland, you have several other Hockey East, Atlantic Hockey and ECAC institutions that are between a two and four-hour drive from the city. Fans from the Boston schools would also have the option of taking the Amtrak Downeaster, on which I’ve never had bad service

http://getpumpedwithryan.bangordailynew ... -regional/

Re:UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional bi

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:48 am
by Tom Nolette
UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional bid

...The NCAA announced its selections for Frozen Four bids through 2022, including regional bids for 2018 and 2019. UMaine had hoped its bid to host a regional at Portland's Cross Insurance Arena in 2019 would be granted, but the entity opted to award it to the University of New Hampshire instead. The 2019 game will be held at SNHU Arena in Manchester instead.

http://www.foxbangor.com/sports/item/19 ... gional-bid

Re: UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional b

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:46 am
by mainejeff
Thankfully they lost the bid. The hockey program is such a dumpster fire right now that nothing good could have come from this. It was the best result for all involved (UM, Portland, Maine Sports Commission). It also demonstrates how poor the State of Maine is and that there is very little corporate money & support available to fund events like this. The State of Maine should know its place.....just keep serving lobster rolls & blueberry pies to tourists and call it a day. :oops:

Re: UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional b

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:48 am
by Tom Nolette
NCAA announces hockey regional sites; UMaine bid unaffected

The NCAA on Tuesday announced the sites for its Division I ice hockey regionals for the 2017-2018 and 2018-19 seasons.

The decision had no bearing on the University of Maine’s bid to host a tournament in Portland.

The bid submitted by the University of Maine and the Maine Sports Commission for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 regionals have not yet been addressed.

The bid to hold a regional at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland didn’t include the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons according to Seth Woodcock, the senior associate athletic director for development, and Will Biberstein, the senior associate AD for internal operations.

Re: UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional b

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:52 am
by mainejeff
Tom Nolette wrote:NCAA announces hockey regional sites; UMaine bid unaffected

The NCAA on Tuesday announced the sites for its Division I ice hockey regionals for the 2017-2018 and 2018-19 seasons.

The decision had no bearing on the University of Maine’s bid to host a tournament in Portland.

The bid submitted by the University of Maine and the Maine Sports Commission for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 regionals have not yet been addressed.

The bid to hold a regional at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland didn’t include the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons according to Seth Woodcock, the senior associate athletic director for development, and Will Biberstein, the senior associate AD for internal operations.


So WTF??? The super secretive UM athletic dept. now says that it didn't bid on these reigionals....despite the fact that everyone thought that they did. :roll: Does it really matter what these buffoons in Orono do at this point? :oops: :oops: :oops: Hockey in Orono is dead. :|

Re: UMaine and Portland unsuccessful in 2019 NCAA Regional b

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:01 am
by mainejeff
The headline from the PORTLAND PRESS HERALD.........

Maine loses bid to host 2019 NCAA hockey regional

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/18/m ... /comments/

Either reporters in the city that was supposed to host don't know what they are talking about or Seth Woodcock is liar. Which is it? :o :oops: :o