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Re: Hockey - Men: 2017-18

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:34 am
by Tom Nolette
Black Bear Hockey‏ @MaineIceHockey
Congratulations to future Black Bear @JeremySwayman who has been drafted in the 4th round by the @NHLBruins

#BlackBearNation #NHLDRAFT2017


Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: future Black Bear Swayman drafted

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:07 am
by Tom Nolette
Incoming UMaine goaltender selected in 4th round by Boston Bruins in NHL draft

... He was the third NCAA goaltender to be selected, after Boston University’s Jake Oettinger (first round) and Quinnipiac University commit Keith Petruzzeli (third round).

The selection of Swayman by the Bruins gives UMaine five NHL draft picks on its roster next fall. Chase Pearson and Pat Holway (Detroit), Pat Shea (Florida) and Nolan Vesey (Toronto) are the others.

Swayman is one of eight players who will start their UMaine careers this fall.

Swayman will join goaltenders Rob McGovern and Stephen Mundinger. ... nhl-draft/

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: Players at 2017 Development Camps

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:01 am
by Tom Nolette
College Hockey Inc.‏ @collegehockey
We'll keep updating this as camp rosters are announced, but NCAA players at development camps: ... -camps.php

NCAA Players at 2017 Development Camps
The following current, former and future college players are taking part in NHL Development Camps in the summer of 2017 as announced by the NHL or NCAA team. Updated June 26, 2017, with updates to come as they are announced.

NYI Steve Mundinger G Maine Free Agent So.
FLA Patrick Shea F Maine Draft So.
LA Brady Keeper D Maine Free Agent Fr.
NYI Ben Meyers F Maine Free Agent 2018 ... -camps.php

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: KAWAMURA POWELL RIVER BOUND FOR 17

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:38 am
by Tom Nolette

“Guys are bigger, faster and stronger here at this level, more experienced too and so it’s a huge step coming up from midget to Junior” said Kawamura. “I feel I’ve done a good job making that transition so far and I’m hoping to carry that on in Powell River.”

“Kyle is a highly skilled player that we’re excited to add to our organization” said Kings Head Coach Kent Lewis. “He is creative, offensively gifted and sees the game well. Having an offensive threat like him to compliment the returning guys gives us more options to be effective in the offensive zone.”

In addition to helping the Kings this season, Kawamura will use his time in Powell River to ready himself for the NCAA. Kawamura is slated to join the University of Maine for the 2018/2019 season. ... VA.twitter

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: Rob McGovern to attend Bruins cam

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:02 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine goaltender Rob McGovern to attend Bruins camp

BRIGHTON, Mass. - The Boston Bruins have invited 29 players to attend their 2017 Developmental Camp, and a key piece to the University of Maine men's hockey team is one of them. ... ruins-camp

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: Rob McGovern to attend Bruins cam

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:19 am
by Tom Nolette
Bruins invite UMaine’s McGovern to Development Camp

...“I got called about it toward the end of the [NCAA] season,” said McGovern, who played for Thayer Academy and the junior-level South Shore Breakers before Maine. “As it gets closer, I’m definitely getting more excited.”

McGovern, an undrafted free agent, carries a bit of experience with him into camp. He attended the Blackhawks’ camp for prospects on an invitation basis last summer.

“It definitely opened my eyes to see the pro mentality kids have,” McGovern said. “It was fun to be around a professional organization, to see how things work.”

McGovern won’t be the only Black Bear goalie in camp. Maine-bound Jeremy Swayman, the Bruin’s fourth-round choice (No. 111 overall) in last month’s NHL Entry Draft, will also attend. ... ment-camp/

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: Rob McGovern to attend Bruins cam

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:47 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Goalie McGovern Invited to Bruins Development Camp

Black Bears netminder Rob McGovern is going to be at Bruins Development Camp after receiving an invitation.

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Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18: Rob McGovern to attend Bruins cam

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:16 am
by Tom Nolette

3. Incoming University of Maine goaltender Jeremy Swayman really looked good in his first day on the ice with the Bruins organization. He obviously has good size at 6-3 and looks the part in goalie equipment, but he also looked athletic and very steady tracking the puck in the drills as one of just two goalies on the ice. Swayman wasn’t beaten cleanly by many shots and showed good competitiveness battling to keep everything out of the net when the puck got close to him. It’s always a challenge for goaltenders to stand out in development camps full of offensive prospects, but Swayman looked like the real deal in his first go-through prior to jumping in with the Black Bears. ... pment-camp

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:18 am
by Tom Nolette
Bruins notebook: Trent Frederic raises team’s expectations

...Maine decision

Goalie Jeremy Swayman, the B’s fourth-round pick (111th overall) last month, will be playing for the University of Maine in the fall, attracted to the school that’s produced Ben Bishop, Jimmy Howard and Garth Snow.

“I think the main thing that led me there is just their tradition of having great goaltenders and having an opportunity to make a legacy of myself there in a Maine uniform is pretty intriguing,” said Swayman. “It’s pretty exciting and I can’t wait to get there and do my job.” ... XE.twitter

Re: Hockey - Men 2017-18:

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:32 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine goalie McGovern takes part in Bruins development camp

...Heading into next season, there is optimism in Orono, and it is due in part to McGovern’s play. For the Bruins to take notice, something is going right for the Weymouth native.

Unlike some of the younger goalies in camp, such as USHL player and draft pick Jeremy Swayman, or Walpole, Mass. high school graduate James Corcoran, McGovern was used to facing the talent level he saw, facing up against Bruins prospect Anders Bjork of Notre Dame regularly.

“Just compete and work hard, that’s the type of game I like to play,” he said. “I’m not very technical, just stop the puck and good things usually happen. That’s my mindset.”

That mindset is looking to lead the Black Bears next season. ... mp/2163333