Fox Sports Maine 97.1, the flagship station for the Black Bear Sports Network, will broadcast a Maine hockey pre-season special Saturday night Sept. 25 from 5-5:30 p.m. Fox Sports Maine’s Jon Shields will host the program, a commercial-free conversation with Black Bear head coach Tim Whitehead. They will talk about the upcoming season, the Maine roster, Hockey East, and more about this year’s Black Bear hockey team. The Maine hockey pre-season special will lead into the Black Bear Sports Network’s coverage of Maine football vs. William & Mary with Rich Kimball, Bob Lucy, and Jim Churchill. The hockey program will air on WAEI-FM 97.1 (Bangor), WAEI-AM 910 (Bangor), and WFAU-AM 1280 (Augusta) with the Maine football pre-game show beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Maine hockey program will air again on Sunday Sept. 26 from 6:30-7 a.m. on those same stations, plus WRKD-AM 1450 (Rockland), and WIGY-FM 97.5 (Madison).