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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:53 am

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Postby Twitter » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:33 am

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Here is former @BlackBearsFB fullback Carlton Charles' TKO from tonight. Beat Josh Jones in 23 seconds. #mesports #UMaine
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Postby BDN » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:42 am

Former UMaine football player makes successful transition to MMA

BANGOR, Maine — When Carlton Charles visited football practice at the University of Maine last Friday, his presence was a mystery to some.

Not that veteran players and coaches didn’t know the former Black Bear fullback. They just didn’t know it was him at first.

“A lot of the guys didn’t even recognize me because I’m 60 pounds lighter than when I played,” Charles said.

That’s understandable, because while the Windham native arrived on the Orono campus in 2010 as a 268-pound defensive tackle before ultimately finding his place within the program as a 240-pound blocking, Charles was at a fit 185 pounds last weekend as he made his mixed martial arts debut.

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Re: after Maine: keeping up on former UMainers

Postby WFVX » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:36 am

Carlton Charles receives support from UMaine in MMA debut

BANGOR - When Carlton Charles stepped into the octagon for the first time at NEF 30 in Bangor this past weekend, he brought a piece of apparel to the cage to remember his past: a Maine Black Bears hat.

Charles after all was a fullback with the University of Maine football team, and graduated in 2014. Back then, he looked more like a grid iron warrior, rather than a cage fighter.


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Postby WABI » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:58 am

UMaine Hockey Standout Byron Becomes NHL Free Agent

ORONO UMaine men's hockey leading scorer Blaine Byron decided not to sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team that drafted him, and has gone past the deadline making him a free agent. According to The Hockey News there are 4 teams expressing interest in Byron. It sounds like he'll be getting paid to play hockey soon.

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Re: after Maine: keeping up on former UMainers

Postby BDN » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:09 am

Former UMaine hockey captain Cam Brown signs with ECHL team

Former University of Maine men’s hockey captain Cam Brown has signed a contract with the ECHL’s Wheeling (West Virginia) Nailers, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The Nailers are an affiliate of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 24-year-old native of Natick, Massachusetts, made his professional debut last spring with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder, joining that team for the end of the regular season and the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs.

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Postby WFVX » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:11 am

Cam Brown signs with ECHL's Wheeling Nailers

WHEELING, West Virginia - Former Maine ice hockey captain, Cam Brown, has signed with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

Brown had seven points in nine games last spring for the Adirondack Thunder also of the ECHL. He added three assists in four playoff games as well.

Despite the Black Bears struggles, Brown was able to make the most of his time at Maine. The gritty forward scored twenty-three goals and eighty-three assists for just over one-hundred points.

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Re: after Maine: keeping up on former UMainers

Postby Twitter » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:27 am

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Thunderbirds announce the signing of F from U. of Maine, @blainebyron.

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Re: after Maine: keeping up on former UMainers

Postby UMaine » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:30 am

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Blaine Byron signs with @ThunderbirdsAHL, joining classmates Cam Brown and Eric Schurhamer in the pros!

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Re: after Maine: keeping up on former UMainers

Postby WABI » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:01 am

Blaine Byron Signs to AHL Deal With Florida Panthers Organization


Blaine Byron has finally signed a pro contract. The former UMaine alternate captain will join the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL next season, after inking a deal with the affiliate for the NHL's Florida Panthers. Springfield is where the Portland Pirates moved.

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