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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:24 am
by Tom Nolette
Fox 22 to air two UMaine men's hockey playoff games against UNH

ORONO - Maine Black Bears fans will have a chance to see the men's hockey team try to "beat UNH" at the Alfond as the teams open up the Hockey East playoffs, but if they can't make it there, they will be able to watch the games from the comfort of their home.

Fox 22 will be airing the two opening contests between the squads Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. The games will be part of a best-of-three playoff series to determine who moves on to the Hockey East Quarterfinals in the next round. The Black Bears enter the playoffs as the No. 6 seed, while the New Hampshire Wildcats come to Orono as the 11-seed. ... gainst-unh

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:23 am
by Tom Nolette
Vesey, Maine seniors prepare for potential final games at the Alfond

...Vesey and the Black Bears host UNH this weekend in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs. The Alfond faithful will once again be chanting "Beat UNH" on loop, in what could be the last home games for Vesey and the rest of the seniors. For Vesey, potentially closing the book on his career at home is something he wants get done for his team, but also the fans.

"You know the fans here are really special and there's a reason they are the best fans in college hockey and a lot of people think that, not just people that played at UMaine. So as much as you want to play for the guy in the locker room to the left and right, you want win for those fans as well because they've been here through the ups and downs," Vesey said. ... the-alfond

Re: MHockey vs UNH .. Hockey East playoffs...Mar 2-4

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:27 am
by Tom Nolette

Re: MHockey vs UNH .. Hockey East playoffs...Mar 2-4

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:54 am
by Tom Nolette
HockeyEastOnline.TV to Host Men's Playoff Rounds Once Again

WAKEFIELD, Mass. - The Hockey East Association announced today that Pack Network will stream up to 21 Hockey East playoff games live via HockeyEastOnline.TV during the 2018 Hockey East Tournament. Pack Network will once again be the exclusive streaming partner of the Hockey East Tournament's opening round and quarterfinals and will carry each game of the seven playoff series.

Fans can purchase a league pass for access of to up to 21 Hockey East playoff games for $59.95, beginning with this weekend's opening round series at Maine, UMass Lowell, and Massachusetts. Individual contests can be purchased for live viewing for $9.95 per game.

The following weekend, Boston College, Northeastern, Providence, and Boston University will host the quarterfinal round against the lowest remaining seeds.

Once again, NESN is set to air the Hockey East championship weekend from TD Garden, March 16-17. The first semifinal will game begins at 5 p.m., while the second semifinal begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16. The title game is set to be played at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

Tickets for the 2018 Hockey East Championship Tournament at the TD Garden on are sale now at the TD Garden Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745- 3000. ... 26pack.php

Re: MHockey vs UNH .. Hockey East playoffs...Mar 2-4

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:56 am
by Tom Nolette
Black Bear Hockey
Men's Hockey Set to Face UNH in Opening Round of Hockey East Playoffs

Re: MHockey vs UNH .. Hockey East playoffs...Mar 2-4

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:58 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine Hockey is Prepared to Face Rival UNH in Hockey East Playoff Series

ORONO, MAINE (WABI) - UMaine men’s hockey will be on the ice warming up tomorrow night at this time. The Black Bears have a first round home playoff series with New Hampshire. It's a best of three. The teams have been to overtime the last three meetings. ... 12343.html

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:42 am
by Tom Nolette
Hockey Helps UMaine's Doherty, and his Brother, Find a Home Away From Home ... 89893.html

Lacroix's Third Period Goals Push Men's Hockey Past UNH in G

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:44 am
by Tom Nolette
Lacroix's Third Period Goals Push Men's Hockey Past UNH in Game One

ORONO, Maine – Cedric Lacroix hadn't scored at Alfond Arena all season long, but on Friday night he scored the game-winning goal with 3:31 to play in the third period to lift Maine to a 4-1 win over rival New Hampshire in the first game of a best-of-three Hockey East Opening Round playoff series.

Lacroix's tally was one of three in the third period for the Black Bears, who moved to 17-14-4 overall. The Wildcats fell to 10-19-6 on the year. Lacroix added an empty-net goal to tie a career-high and put him at six on the season while Brady Keeper finished with two points on two assists and Brendan Robbins had one goal and one assist for two points. Mitchell Fossier, Alexis Binner and Rob Michel each had one assist while Tim Doherty had an empty-net goal. Jeremy Swayman finished with 26 saves.

The Black Bears pushed the pace in the early going of the opening frame, and at the midway point of the period held a 10-2 edge in shots on goal. Despite the edge in the shot column, the Wildcats earned the edge in the power-play column. The visitors took eight seconds to capitalize on the man-advantage, with Liam Blackburn banging home a loose puck off of a Jason Salvaggio shot.

Maine kept pressing to equalize by the end of the period – with Patrick Shea getting stopped at the doorstep by a strong left toe save from Daniel Tirone – and led in shots, 19-9, but trailed on the scoreboard, 1-0. However, the Black Bears carried that momentum into the second period and took just over three minutes to equalize. After Keeper hit Michel with a pass in Maine's defensive zone slot, the junior defenseman sent the puck the length of the ice towards Tirone. Robbins streaked through the defense – waving off the icing – and shoveled the puck between Tirone and the right post. The UNH goaltender lost track of the puck and Robbins got his 11th of the season.

In three regular season meetings, the two teams had played three overtime games and seemed destined for a fourth until Lacroix got the crowd on its feet.

As Fossier carried the puck up the right wing, a crashing Binner called for the puck in the slot. The freshman's one-timer struck the pad and the rebound fell inches to the right to Lacroix for a slam past the outstretched glove of left-handed Tirone.

Two minutes later, with Tirone on the bench in favor of an extra attacker, UNH won a face-off to the right of Swayman but Doherty quickly regained possession and worked with Robbins to get up the right wing towards center ice where Doherty fired the puck into the empty net.

Twenty-six seconds later, Lacroix finished off the scoring when he hustled down the ice, diving to knock in a long clearance from Keeper.

Tirone finished with 45 saves for the Wildcats. Maine hled the final edge in shots on goal, 49-27.

Maine and UNH will drop the puck on game two of the series tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ... e-one.aspx

Re: Lacroix's Third Period Goals Push Men's Hockey Past UNH

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:10 am
by Tom Nolette

Re: Lacroix's Third Period Goals Push Men's Hockey Past UNH

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:18 pm
by MaineRoots
Oh, fill the steins to Dear Old Maine
Shout as the Cats are gored
Stand and drink a toast once again
Let Dick Umile cry once more