Maine Hockey Celebrates Successful Alumni Weekend Gathering
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine hockey program held a successful alumni gathering this past weekend. Members of teams spanning the 30-plus-year history of Maine hockey were on hand to participate in the festivities.
"It was a wonderful weekend for Maine Hockey," said head coach Red Gendron. "The alums that came back had a terrific time reminiscing about their successes and renewing old friendships. As a program, we are extremely grateful for their support in returning to dear old Maine."
At Saturday night's barbecue, head coach Gendron spoke, introducing his assistant coaches, Jay Leach and Ben Guite, both of who have Maine ties. He also introduced longtime assistant coach Grant Standbrook, who spoke to the gathering.
Gendron introduced several people who were instrumental in the formation of Maine hockey in the early 1980's including coach Jack Semler, Art Demoulas, Mark Son and Tom LeBlond.
Next those on some of Maine's first NCAA Tournament teams were introduced including Bob Beers, Jack Capuano, Bob Corkum and Mario Thyer.
Members of Maine's 1992–93 national championship team were introduced and given a memento celebrating the 20th anniversary of their NCAA title. Some of those in attendance included Garth Snow, Eric Fenton, Dan Murphy and Kent Salfi.
Ben Guite, Peter Metcalf, Mike Morrison and Jim Leger from Maine's 1999 national championship team were also recognized.
On Sunday morning, the alumni returned to Alfond Arena, participating in an alumni hockey game.