The Bangor Daily News reported three former University of Maine hockey players will take part in the winter Olympics. Goalie Jimmy Howard, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings and played for UMaine from 2002 to 2005, will play for Team USA in Sochi. Howard’s Detroit teammate Gustav Nyquist was named to the Swedish Olympic team. Matthias Trattnig, a member of UMaine’s 1999 national championship team, will make his second Olympic appearance as an assistant captain for Team Austria. The Portland Press Herald carried an Associated Press report on Nyquist being named to the Swedish team.
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Fifty-six University of Maine student-athletes were named to the 2013 fall America East Honor Roll for obtaining a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher.
A conference-record 708 student-athletes competed in fall sports for America East institutions, and 68 percent of all competitors garnered honor roll recognition.
Student-athletes from the UMaine women’s cross-country team took the title for most Black Bears named to the list, as 19 student-athletes qualified. Women’s soccer was next highest with 15, followed by field hockey with 13 and men’s cross-country with nine members qualifying for the honor.
Below is a full list of Maine’s honorees:
*Denotes Commissioner’s Honor Roll
The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) were among news organizations to report on the University of Maine’s unveiling of the renovated New Balance Field House. The construction included the installation of a new track with an added fourth lane, a second long jump/triple jump pit, a permanent throwing circle with retractable cage, new netting, an updated air circulation/heating system and ADA accessibility. Members of the UMaine track and field team and coach Mark Lech spoke about the building’s changes. Lech said the field house now fulfills all of the team’s needs. Will Biberstein, UMaine’s associate athletic director, told the BDN the field house is essential for UMaine and the whole eastern Maine community.
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network spoke with Oliver Wahlstrom, a seventh-grader who plays varsity ice hockey at North Yarmouth Academy. Earlier this year, Wahlstrom verbally committed to attend the University of Maine and play hockey in 2019. Wahlstrom, 13, said he realized he was a good hockey player when he was 8 or 9 years old. He wants to play hockey in college, win a world championship and play in the NHL.
WABI (Channel 5) reported members of the University of Maine women’s basketball team and head coach Richard Barron visited Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden to raise money for Play 4Kay, an initiative that gives coaches and teams the opportunity to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research through games and community events. The middle school students took part in a free throw shootout to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the official charity of the initiative. The women’s basketball team’s annual Play 4Kay game will be held Feb. 9.
WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the Skate with the Bears event held at the Alfond Arena. Fans of all ages were invited to meet members of the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams during the free event Sunday afternoon. Also at the Alfond Arena on Sunday were Red Sox staff, mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions. WVII (Channel 7), Bangor Daily News and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the trophy visit in Orono and Bangor.
WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Oliver Wahlstrom, a seventh-grader who plays varsity ice hockey at North Yarmouth Academy and who earlier this year verbally committed to attend the University of Maine and play hockey, in 2019.
Wahlstrom, 13, told WABI that he wants to enroll at UMaine because he loves the school, is not a city guy and that the Black Bear coaching staff is “unbelievable.”
The Bangor Daily News wrote about Saturday morning’s scheduled opening of the renovated University of Maine New Balance Field House.
The public will get its first look at the nearly $5 million in renovations at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League.
The Portland Press Herald, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal reported Red Sox staff and mascot Wally the Green Monster will bring the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions — to the University of Maine on Sunday, Jan. 26. The trophy will be available for public viewing from 2–4 p.m. in the Alfond Arena on the Orono campus, as well as from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
WLBZ (Channel 2) reported Red Sox staff and mascot Wally the Green Monster will bring the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions — to the University of Maine on Sunday, Jan. 26. The trophy will be available for public viewing from 2–4 p.m. in the Alfond Arena on the Orono campus, as well as from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.