Athletics

October 14, 2021

Seven UMaine Men’s Ice Hockey Games to Air on Local Television

Black Bear hockey fans will be able to watch seven home games live on Portland and Bangor television channels. Thanks to a partnership with UMaine Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Black Bear Sports Properties, the select games will air live on WVII ABC 7 or WFVX FOX 22 Bangor and Maine’s CW – WPXT…

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October 14, 2021

UMaine Inducts New Members into Sports Hall of Fame

The university inducted seven outstanding individuals as well as the 1998-1999 women’s basketball team into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame, hosted by the University of Maine M Club, on September 17. The event honored athletes from football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, softball, baseball, and men’s track & field.  The induction ceremony and banquet…

September 17, 2021

Catch Up on Alumni News in the Latest Magazine

The summer edition of the MAINE Alumni Magazine is now available online.  This expanded, special issue features profiles of Alumni Award honorees Judge George Singal ’67, Dr. Paul Plourde ’73, ’74G, and Ernie Scheyder ’06 as well as other stories and class notes.  It also examines the college experiences of alumni of color and their…

September 17, 2021

Homecoming Festivities Set for October

Come back to UMaine for the Homecoming fun and festivities on October 15-16.  See what’s new and what’s familiar at the college of our hearts always!  Outdoor activities are planned for Friday and Saturday, including a football game against the College of William and Mary, beginning at noon.   For more information and to register, visit…

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August 17, 2021

Ben Barr Named Men’s Ice Hockey Coach

Ben Barr becomes the fifth head coach in the modern era of Maine Hockey.  Ben Barr was named UMaine’s head coach for men’s ice hockey in May. Barr comes to UMaine from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the past five years. “We are thrilled to…

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August 17, 2021

Video Showcases Plans for Alfond Gift

UMaine Athletics released a video in February outlining plans for the $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The funds will advance the state’s only Division 1 athletics program and benefit athletes in addition to providing a space for community events. UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy noted that when completed, the master plan and the…

August 17, 2021

Reflections on a Father Figure

I FIRST SAT DOWN with Coach Red in 2013 at Tim Horton’s. He had just been named the new head coach at Maine. I was retiring from playing pro hockey and was excited to discuss becoming one of his assistant coaches at my alma mater. I prepared for our meeting to talk hockey strategies, recruit-ing,…

August 12, 2021

Alfond Golf Classic Brings Together Alums

UMaine Athletics recently hosted its fifth annual Alfond Golf Classic fundraiser at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club in central Maine. The event benefits the Alfond Fund, which provides scholarships and other forms of support for UMaine athletics. This year’s event attracted 168 players, including Black Bear Award recipients Skip Chappelle ’62 and Phil Morse ’64, 2018…

August 12, 2021

Inductees to be Added to the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame

Six outstanding individual athletes, a former coach, and members of a women’s basketball team will be inducted into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame. The 2021 UMaine Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will take place on Friday, Sept. 17, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, at 5:30-8:30 pm. Space is limited, and tickets are available…

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August 12, 2021

Letendre ’78 Receives High Honor for Athletic Training

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recently inducted Mark “Rookie” Letendre ’78 into the NATA Hall of Fame. The induction is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive, and recognizes Letendre’s outstanding career, providing the best medical care, and being an advocate for the athletic training profession. Rookie spent 18 years as head athletic…

August 12, 2021

This Homecoming You Should be “Coming Home”

Save the date! Plan a return to UMaine for Homecoming on October 15-16. Join the campus festivities, including events planned by different colleges, and tailgating and a football game against the College of William and Mary, beginning at noon. Learn more at UMaineHomecoming.com.