After a 14 day break, the University of Maine men's ice hockey team returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 28 when it faces Princeton in the first round of the 2013 Florida College Classic. The Black Bears, who have won back-to-back Florida College Classic titles, look for their third straight championship. Cornell and New Hampshire round out the 2013 field. Maine enters the tournament riding a season-high three game-winning streak.
FLORIDA COLLEGE CLASSIC: Maine heads to Florida to participate in the Florida College Classic for the 14th straight season. Maine won the tournament for the sixth time in school history last season, defeating Cornell 6-4 in the title game. Maine has an overall record of 15-8-3 in the tournament.
A LOOK BACK: Maine completed a weekend sweep of American International with a 5-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, Dec. 14. AIC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 31 seconds into the first period when Chris Porter scored on the first shot of the game. Maine countered less than two minutes later on a goal by Blaine Byron (Manotick, Ontario). Cam Brown (Natick, Mass.) and Brian Morgan (Windham, N.H.) each assisted on the goal. Maine grabbed the lead at 8:19 of the second period when Stu Higgins (Troy, Mich.) scored on the rebound of a Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) shot. Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario) also assisted on the goal. Lomberg tallied a goal of his own less than two minutes later to extend Maine's lead to 3-1. Morgan and Lomberg each scored third period goals as the Black Bears earned the 5-1 win.
Maine outshot AIC 44-19 in the game. The Yellow Jackets were scoreless in two power play chances, while Maine did not have a power play opportunity.
Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.) got the start in goal for the Black Bears and made 18 saves. He moves to 1-0-0 on the season. Ryan Kerpan made 39 saves for AIC.
A LOOK AT THE BLACK BEARS: Maine is led by sophomore Devin Shore, who has seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points. Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ontario) is chipping in with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points. Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) also has 14 points via three goals and 11 assists. Mark Anthoine has six goals and seven assists for 13 points. Blaine Byron has six goals and five assists for 11 points, while Cam Brown has 11 points via two goals and nine assists. Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.) has five goals and five assists for 10 points. Stu Higgins and Brian Morgan each have four goals and three assists for seven points. Ryan Lomberg is adding four goals and two assists for six points, while Dan Renouf has a goal and five assists for six points as well. Eric Schurhamer (St. Paul, Minn.) has two goals and three assists for five points, while Josh Henke (Trenton, Mich.) is adding a goal and four assists for five points.
Martin Ouellette has played in 15 games in goal. He is 8-6-1 with a 2.06 goals against average and a .929 save percentage. Dan Sullivan has played in one game. He is 1-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and a .947 save percentage.
SHORE NAMED HOCKEY EAST WARRIOR HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Maine sophomore Devin Shore was named the Hockey East Player of the Week on Monday, Dec. 17. It is the second time that Shore has received the honor this year, as he as named co-Player of the Week on Nov. 25. Shore had a goal and five assists in Maine's weekend sweep of AIC.
BLACK BEARS HAD A SHOT AT IT: Maine finished with 59 shots on goal on Friday, Dec. 13 against AIC. The shot total was two shy of the school record for shots in a game of 61, set on March 20, 2004 in the Hockey East title game against Massachusetts. The Black Bears won that game in triple overtime.
SHORT-HANDED SUCCESS: Maine has six shorthanded goals, while ties the number that it finished with during the 2012-2013 season. The Black Bears trail just Mercyhurt, for most shorthanded goals in the country. The Lakers have eight shorthanded goals.
PLAYING IN 100 GAMES: Senior Jon Swavely (Reading, Pa.) needs just one more game to reach the 100-games played plateau. He will become the second Black Bear to reach the milestone, joining Mark Anthoine, who has played in 127 career games.
NINE STRAIGHT BY THE SOPHOMORES: Maine's sophomore class recently scored nine straight goals. The streak was broken when rookie Cam Brown scored Maine's first goal against UML. Steven Swavely and Devin Shore combined to score all four of Maine's goals at Vermont. Shore and classmate Ben Hutton each scored a pair in Maine's win over Boston College, while Ryan Lomberg chipped in with the game's other goal against the Eagles.
HUTTON TIED FOR THE NATION LEAD IN GOALS BY A DEFENSEMAN: Sophomore Ben Hutton is tied for the team lead in goals scored with seven. He is tied for the national lead in goals scored by a defenseman, joining Minnesota's Mike Reilly. He ranks eighth in the nation in points per game by a defenseman.
SELLING OUT THE ALFOND: Maine had a sellout crowd of 5,125 fans on hand to see the game on Nov. 23 against Boston College. It marked the first time that Maine has sold out Alfond Arena since Dec. 10, 2010 against New Hampshire.
SEVEN IS SUPER: Sophomores Devin Shore has tallied points in seven straight games He has six goals and eight assists for 14 points over that span.
BLACK BEARS IN THE TEN: Maine ranks 10th in the nation in team defense, allowing just 2.19 goals per game.
FIVE-ON-THREE GOALS -- SHORT-HANDED: Maine scored a three-on-five goal Nov. 15 in its 7-0 win over Boston University. With a pair of Maine players in the penalty box, a Boston University defender lost control of the puck and his stick on the blueline. Hutton gained control of the puck, beating a defender and BU goalie Sean Maguire to score his fourth goal of the season.
CAREER NIGHT FOR SEVERAL BLACK BEARS: Devin Shore recorded a career-high five points on Friday night against AIC. His previous high was three points with a goal and two assists against Boston University last season. Connor Leen tallied a career-high four points against the Yellow Jackets last night. His previous high was three points with a goal and two assists against Cornell last season.
WHAT A LINE: Maine's line of Connor Leen, Devin Shore and Steven Swavely combined to score three goals and dish out eight assists for 11 points in Maine's 7-1 victory over American International on Dec. 13.
FRIENDLY CONFINES OF ALFOND ARENA: Maine is 9-1-0 at Alfond Arena this season, after starting the year 4-0-0. The Black Bears also won their lone exhibition game at home this year as well.
IRON BLACK BEARS: Maine has several players who are in the midst of impressive consecutive games streaks. Devin Shore and Steven Swavely have not missed a game in their careers as Black Bears. Here are some current numbers:
Player Consecutive Games Played
Mark Anthoine 109
Devin Shore 54
Steven Swavely 54
Ryan Lomberg 39
Jon Swavely 39
Conor Riley 33
Ben Hutton 27
SCORING THREE ON THE POWER PLAY: Maine scored a season-high three power play goals in its win over #6 UMass Lowell on Sunday. It is the first time that Maine has scored three power play goals in a game since netting three on March 2, 2013 against Northeastern.
34 GAMES FOR OUELLETTE: Maine goalie Martin Ouellette got the start in 34 straight games for the Black Bears, before seeing that streak come to an end on Dec. 14 against AIC. Blair Allison holds the Maine record for consecutive games played by a goal at 51, while Ben Bishop once played 40 consecutive games for the Black Bears.
BEATING RANKED TEAMS: Maine has played two ranked teams on the season in Boston College (7) and UMass Lowell (6). The Black Bears won both games.
HUTTON CHASING GOALS RECORD: Ben Hutton leads Maine in goals with seven in 14 games. The school record for goals scored in a season by a defenseman is 13. It was set in 1979-80 by Dwight Montgomery and tied in 1987-88 by Jack Capuano and 1994-95 by Jeff Tory. Here is a list of defenseman goal scoring leaders:
Goals Name Year
13 Dwight Montgomery 1979-80
13 Jack Capuano 1987-88
13 Jeff Tory 1994-95
12 Eric Weinrich 1986-87
12 Chris Imes 1992-93
12 Jeff Dimmen 2009-10
11 Dave Walsh 1977-78
11 Andre Aubut 1980-81
11 Jacques Rodrigue 1994-95
11 Jason Mansoff 1996-96
11 David Cullen 1998-99
10 Andre Aubut 1978-79
10 Jack Capuano 1986-87
10 Bob Beers 1988-89
10 David Cullen 1997-98
10 Francis Nault 2002-03
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE CLASSIC: This will mark the 14th-straight season the Black Bears will play in Florida over the semester break. The Tournament is hosted by the Florida Everblades, a member of the ECHL and played at Germain Arena. Maine has won the tournament six times, in 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Black Bears have played in the championship game eight years. Overall Maine has a 15-8-3 record in the Tournament.
2012-2013 Maine 1, Minnesota Duluth 0
Maine 6, Cornell 4*
2011-2012 Maine 6, Clarkson 1
Maine 5, UMass 2 *
2010-2011 Miami 4, Maine 1
Maine 3, Cornell 2 (OT)
2009-2010 Maine 6, Princeton 6 (OT)
(Maine advances in shootout)
Maine 3, Colorado College 2*
2008-2009 Maine 3, St. Cloud 3 (OT)
(SCSU advances in shootout)
Colgate 3, Maine 2
2007-2008 Maine 5, Clarkson 3
UMass Lowell 6, Maine 0
2006-2007 Maine 8, Western Michigan 4
Maine 6, Cornell 3*
2005-2006 Minnesota-Duluth 4, Maine 1
Maine 4, Northeastern 2
2004-2005 St. Cloud State 1, Maine 1 (OT)
(SCSU advances in shootout)
Cornell 4, Maine 3
2003-2004 Ohio State 4, Maine 2
Notre Dame 1, Maine 0
2002-2003 Maine 3, Cornell 2
Maine 8, Massachusetts 3 *
2001-2002 Maine 6, Ohio State 2
Northern Michigan 5, Maine 4
2000-2001 Maine 4, Clarkson 2
Maine 2, Cornell 1*
*Denotes years Maine won the FCC Championship
A SEVEN GOAL WIN: Maine recorded its most lopsided victory in nearly four years when it downed Boston University 7-0 on Friday, Nov. 15. The last time Maine won a game by more than seven goals was when it defeated St. Lawrence 10-1 on Nov. 28, 2009.
A SIX GOAL OUTBURST: Maine tallied six goals in the second period on Saturday against UMass. It is the first time that Maine has scored six goals in a period since recording six on Nov. 15, 2002 in an 8-2 win over Northeastern.
SCORING EIGHT: Maine scored eight goals in its 8-4 win over UMass on Saturday, Oct. 26. It is the first time that the Black Bears have scored eight goals since defeating UMass Lowell 8-2 on Oct. 8, 2010 in the season-opener.
MARTIN OUELLETTE LOGGING THE MINUTES FOR MAINE: Senior goalie Martin Ouellette has started all 15 games in goal for the Black Bears this season. He has played 901:48 minutes. He ranks 12th in the nation in total minutes played this season by a goalie.
A CUT ABOVE IN CONFERENCE: Martin Oullette has been a cut above in conference play this season. He is 4-2-1 with a 1.42 goals against average and a .952 save percentage. He has posted a pair of shutouts.
FOUR POINT NIGHT: Maine had three different players tally four points on Saturday, Oct. 26 against UMass. Mark Anthoine had two goals and two assists, while Cam Brown and Blaine Byron each had a goal and three assists.
FIRING AWAY: Maine recorded a season-high 59 shots on goal on Friday, Dec. 13 against AIC. Maine has tallied 30 or more shots in 13 of its 16 games this season.
TWO SHORT-HANDED GOALS: Maine notched a pair of short-handed goals in its 8-4 win over UMass last Saturday night. It is the first time that the Black Bears had scored a pair of short-handed goals in a game since tallying a pair against UConn in a 3-3 draw on Oct. 9, 2010. Maine also had two short-handed goals on Dec. 13 against AIC.
MAKING HIS RETURN FELT: Junior Stu Higgins missed the first weekend of the 2013-14 season, but made a big impact in his return on Saturday, Oct. 19 against Bentley. Higgins scored both of Maine's goals in the 2-1 win. Higgins had scored just four goals in his first 75 career games for the Black Bears. In addition, Higgins won 10 of the 14 face-offs that he took in the game.
PICKING UP WIN NUMBER ONE: Maine head coach Red Gendron picked up his first career win as a head coach of the Black Bears on Saturday, Oct. 19 against Bentley. The Black Bears defeated Bentley 2-1 in the Alfond Arena opener.
CAPTAINS OF THE BLACK BEARS: The team voted on captains the last week of September and Brice O'Connor was selected as captain while Mark Anthoine and Devin Shore were selected as alternate or assistant captains.
CAPITALIZING WITH THE MAN ADVANTAGE: Maine converted two of its seven power play chances on Friday, Oct. 25, including the game-winning goal which was scored on the power play. Maine also scored a pair of power play goals on Saturday night. It is the first time that Maine has had two or more power play goals in back-to-back games since scoring two at BU on Jan. 27, 2012 and three against Boston College on Jan. 21, 2012. Maine had a string of four straight games with two or more power play goals Dec. 29, 2011 through Jan. 7, 2012.
109 GAMES AND COUNTING FOR ANTHOINE: Maine senior assistant/alternate captain Mark Anthoine has currently played in 108 consecutive games for the Black Bears, the longest stretch on the Maine team.
BROTHERLY LOVE: Jon and Steven Swavely are the 11th set of brothers to play hockey at Maine. They join: David and Jack Capuano, Chris and Peter Ferraro, Barrett and Chris Heisten, John and Keenan Hopson, Paul, Steve and Martin Kariya, Anders and Magnus Ludback, Mike and Matt Lundin, Jason and Shawn Mansoff, Jim and John Tortorella and Eric and Jason Weinrich. Of the 23 players nine of them have played in the NHL (David and Jack Capuano, Chris and Peter Ferraro, Barrett Heisten, Paul and Steve Kariya, Mike Lundin and Eric Weinrich. In addition, both Jack Capuano and John Tortorella are current NHL coaches.
A NEW LOOK TO THE MAINE STAFF: Maine enters the 2013-2014 season with an entirely new coaching staff. Red Gendron (New England College '79) was named head coach of the Black Bears in late May. Gendron previously served as an assistant coach at Maine under Shawn Walsh and was on the staff of Maine's 1992-93 national championship team. After his initial stint at Maine, Gendron went on to coach in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils, where he was part of their Stanley Cup team in 1995. Last season, he won a NCAA Championship as an associate head coach with the Yale Bulldogs.
Jay Leach (New Haven '78) was named associate head coach in late June. Leach also served as an assistant coach under legendary Maine coach Shawn Walsh and then went on to coach 22 years in the National Hockey League. He brings 30 years of coaching experience to the Black Bears.
Ben Guite (Maine '00), who was part of Maine's 1999 National Championship team, joins the coaching staff this season as well. Following his graduation from Maine, Guite when on to play professional hockey for 13 years. Guite played 175 career games in the NHL for the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators.
Ray Jean (Bentley '07) joins the staff as Maine's volunteer/goaltending coach. Jean played collegiate hockey at both Maine and Bentley. He now runs his own goaltending school, Own the Crease.
Paul Culina (Norwich '91) will serve as director of hockey operations and athletic trainer for the Black Bears. Matt Murray (Endicott College '10) joins the staff for his first season as strength and conditioning coach for the men's ice hockey team. Laura Reed (Maine '98) returns as assistant athletic director for public relations and works primarily with the men's ice hockey program. Cristina Kerluke (Maine '03) serves as the team's liaison for academic support services, while Kevin Ritz returns as Maine's equipment manager.
SCOUTING THE PRINCETON TIGERS: Princeton is 3-12-0 on the season and 2-8-0 in ECAC play. The Tigers are led by Tucker Brockett who has two goals and nine assists for 11 points. Andrew Ammon has six goals and two assists for eight points. Jonathan Liau also has eight points via a goal and seven assists. Jack Berger is adding four goals and three assists for seven points. Aaron Kesselman also has seven points with two goals and five assists. Aaron Ave is chipping in with three goals and three assists for six points. Tyler Maugeri has three goals and two assists for five points, while Mike Ambrosia and Ryan Siiro each have two goals and three assists for five points as well.
Sean Bonar has played in 11 games in goal. He is 2-6-0 with a 3.89 goals against average and a .877 save percentage. Colton Phinney is 1-6-0 with a 4.03 goals against average and a .879 save percentage.
Princeton is coached by Bob Prier (St. Lawrence '99), who is in his second season. He has a record of 22-44-12. He is assisted by Scott Garrow (Western Mich. '92), Greg Gardner (Niagara '00) and Matt Farris (Princeton '14).
BLACK BEAR SLAP SHOTS: Maine and Princeton have played 10 times with the Black Bears holding a 5-4-1 lead in the all-time series... The two teams last met on Dec. 29, 2009 in the 2009 Florida College Classic. The game finished in a 6-6 tie, but Maine advanced via a shoot out.
SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire is 9-9-1 on the season and 5-5-0 in Hockey East play. The Wildcats are led by Nick Sorkin who has 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points. He has four power play goals. Kevin Goumas is adding seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points as well. Trevor van Riemsdyk is chipping in with four goals and 15 assists for 19 points from the blueline. Grayson Downing has nine goals and six assists for 15 points. Matt Willows has six goals and seven assists for 13 points, while Eric Knodel is chipping in with three goals and nine assists for 12 points. Dalton Speelman has three goals and seven assists for 10 points, while Justin Agosta and Tyler Kelleher each have 10 points on two goals and eight assists.
Casey DeSmith has played in 15 games in goal for the Wildcats. He is 7-7-0 with a 2.13 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. He has a pair of shutouts. Jeff Wyer has played in six games. He is 2-2-1 with a 2.89 goals against average and a .883 save percentage.
UNH is coached by Dick Umile (New Hampshire '72) who is in his 24th season. He has a record of 528-285-95. He is assisted by Scott Borek (Dartmouth '85), Jim Tortorella (Maine '81) and Dan Lupi (Assumption '02).
BLACK BEAR SLAP SHOTS: Maine and New Hampshire have met 115 times with the Black Bears holding a 59-50-6 lead in the all-time series... The two teams split the series 1-1-1 last year.. The two teams have never met in the Florida College Classic.
SCOUTING CORNELL: Cornell is 7-4-2 on the season and 4-3-2 in ECAC play. The Big Red is led by Joel Lowry who has six goals and nine assists for 15 points. John McCarron has three goals and 12 assists for 15 points as well. Brian Ferlin is chipping in with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points. Joakim Ryan also has 14 points via four goals and 10 assists. Dustin Mowrey has three goals and eight assists for 11 points, while Cole Bardreau has nine points on five goals and four assists.
Andy Iles has played in 12 games in goal. He is 6-4-2 with a 2.39 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.
Cornell is coached by Mike Schafer (Cornell '86) who is in his 19th season. He has a record of 354-202-68. He is assisted by Ben Syer (Western Ontario '98), Topher Scott (Cornell '08) and Matt Michno (Ohio '12).
BLACK BEAR SLAP SHOTS: Maine and Cornell have met 16 times with the series tied 7-7-2. The two teams played in the 2012 FCC championship game where Maine defeated the Big Red 6-4. The last six meetings have meet in the FCC and Maine holds a 5-1-0 lead in those games.
WINNING THE HOME OPENER: Maine won its home opener on Saturday, Oct. 19. Prior to the Oct. 19 game against Bentley, the last time the Black Bears were victorious in their home opener was when they defeated UMass Lowell 8-2 on October 8, 2010.
COACHING DEBUT: Head Coach Red Gendron made his collegiate debut on Oct. 11 in Maine's game at St. Lawrence.
HOCKEY EAST TOP SCHOLAR-ATHLETES: Maine sophomores Devin Shore and Kyle Williams shared the honor of 2013 Hockey East Top Scholar-Athlete. Both compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average during their freshman seasons. Each was also named to the 2012-2013 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team, honoring the top grade point averages by position.
MAINE WELL REPRESENTED ON THE 2012-2013 HOCKEY EAST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM. Mark Nemec was named a Hockey East Distinguished Scholar, for having a 3.0 or better in each semester over his four varsity seasons. Brice O'Connor, Dan Sullivan and Jon Swavely were honored for the third time in their career. Mark Anthoine, Andrew Cerretani, Connor Leen and Adam Shemansky were all honored for the second time. Ben Hutton, Ryan Lomberg, Will Merchant, Martin Ouellette, Nick Pryor, Conor Riley, Devin Shore, Steven Swavely and Kyle Williams were honored for the first time in their career.
MAINE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES: Men's ice hockey was well represented last March when Maine announced it scholar-athletes. Ben Hutton, Ryan Lomberg, Will Merchant, Matt Morris, Conor Riley, Devin Shore, Steven Swavely and Kyle Williams were all named *Rising Stars* having a 3.0 or higher GPA in their first semester at Maine. Andrew Cerretani, Stu Higgins, Connor Leen, Bill Norman and Jake Rutt received bronze medals as they were honored for the first time. Mark Anthoine, Kyle Beattie, Brice O'Connor, Nick Pryor, Dan Sullivan and Jon Swavely earned silver medals as they received recognition for the second time. Mike Cornell and Adam Shemansky earned gold medals as they were honored for the third time. Mark Nemec received a double gold as he was honored for the fourth time.
SOPHOMORE CAPTAIN: It is rare that a sophomore has been named a captain. Prior to Shore, the last sophomore to wear a letter was Jeff Mushaluk during the 2003-04 season. He actually wore an 'A' on his jersey prior to appearing in a game for the Black Bears. Mushaluk transferred from Lake Superior State University and was forced to sit out a year. He was a captain his sophomore and junior seasons, but did not use his final year of eligibility. Paul Kariya was also named a sophomore captain during the 1993-94 campaign.
DRAFTED BEARS: Four members of the University of Maine men's ice hockey team are currently drafted by NHL teams. The following is the list of drafted Black Bears:
Name Year Round Overall Team
Blaine Byron 2013 6 179 Pittsburgh
Devin Shore 2012 2 61 Dallas
Ben Hutton 2012 5 147 Vancouver
Martin Ouellette 2010 7 184 Columbus
SHORE LEADS TEAM IN SCORING IN 2012-13: Then freshman Devin Shore led the team in scoring last season. He scored six goals and dished out 20 assists for 26 points. Prior to last season, Gustav Nyquist was the last rookie to lead the team in scoring when he accomplished the feat during the 2008-09 season.
BLACK BEARS ON NHL OPENING DAY ROSTERS: Maine had five different players listed on 2013 NHL opening day roster. Ben Bishop and Teddy Purcell were on the roster of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brian Flynn was on the Buffalo Sabres roster, while Jimmy Howard was Detroit's opening day starter in goal. Dustin Penner is playing this season for the Anaheim Ducks. Spencer Abbott made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, Oct. 5. Gustav Nyquist was called up by the Detroit Red Wings and made his season debut on Nov. 21. He had two goals in the game, including the game-winner.
BLACK BEARS ON TELEVISION: Maine will have numerous games televised this season.
Date Opponent Station
Fri., Oct. 25 Massachusetts NBCSN
Sat., Oct 26 Massachusetts WVII ABC 7 / FCS
Sat., Nov. 15 Boston University WVII ABC 7 / FCS
Sat., Nov. 23 Boston College WFVX FOX 22 / FCS
Sun., Dec. 8 UMass Lowell WVII ABC 7
Fri., Dec. 13 American International WFVX FOX 22 / FCS
Sat., Jan. 11 vs. Boston University (FF) NESN
Sat., Jan. 25 New Hampshire WFVX FOX 22 / FCS
Fri., Feb. 7 at Notre Dame NBCSN
Sat., Feb. 8 at Notre Dame NBCSN
Fri., Feb. 14 Merrimack WVII ABC 7 / FCS
FOLLOW THE BLACK BEARS: The University of Maine men's ice hockey team will appear on television numerous times during the 2013–14 season. The games will be carried on WVII ABC 7, WFVX Fox Bangor and FCS nationally. Maine is also scheduled to appear on the NBCSN three times during the 2013-14 season. NESN will carry Maine's game against Boston University at Citi Frozen Fenway.
All University of Maine hockey games are carried live over the air by WVOM 103.9 FM in Bangor, WVQM 101.3 (Augusta), WSYY 1240 AM (Millinocket), WLOB 1310 AM (Portland), WJJB 96.3 (Portland), WRED 1440 AM (Portland) and WVOM-AM 1450 (Rockland). Internet audio can be found through www.GoBlackBears.com.
Dan Hannigan returns to handle the play-by-play duties for his 18th season. He has called many memorable moments in Maine hockey history, including the overtime game-winner in the 1999 National Championship game. Joining Hannigan in the booth for most games will be Bangor Daily News beat writer Larry Mahoney. Mahoney has been covering the Black Bears for more than 30 years.
Many home games and select road games will also be broadcast by the University of Maine student radio station, WMEB (91.9 FM).