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Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey
Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey athletic logo

University University of Maine
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Dennis "Red" Gendron
1st year, ––
Captain(s) Brice O'Conner (C), Mark Anthoine (A), Devin Shore (A)
Arena Harold Alfond Sports Arena
Capacity: 5,124
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Orono, Maine
Student section The Maine~iaks
Colors Navy Blue and Maine Blue and White

                     

NCAA Tournament Champions
1993, 1999
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012.
Conference Tournament Champions
1989, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2004
Conference Regular Season Champions
1988, 1993, 1995
Current uniform
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The Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Maine. The Black Bears are a member of Hockey East. They play at the Harold Alfond Sports Arena—commonly known as Alfond Arena or "The Alfond"—in Orono, Maine.

The Black Bears have appeared in eleven Frozen Fours, have a 28–18 record in NCAA Tournament games, and have won two national championships—in 1993 and 1999.

Program history[edit]

Birth of Maine ice hockey (1977–84)[edit]

The University of Maine, then known as the University of Maine at Orono, officially developed an NCAA sanctioned men's ice hockey program in 1977. Creation of this program occurred simultaneously with the construction of the Harold Alfond Sports Arena (See Alfond Arena), the facility that is still used for home games today.

This was not, however, the first attempt at birthing a permanent hockey program in Orono. Maine played two seasons of recognized college hockey in 1922 and 1923 totaling 17 games, and primarily playing other Maine colleges such as Bowdoin, Colby and Bates. This program did not stick, and it would be over 5 decades before organized hockey would become a staple at the state's flagship university.

Upon foundation in 1977, the program was coached by Jack Semler (University of Vermont '68). Maine enjoyed modest success under Semler boasting winning records in 3 of their first 4 regular seasons. The Black Bears competed in The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) during their first 7 years of existence, all of which were under Semler. The ECAC was recognized as Division-II hockey until 1979 at which point the conference, and thus Maine, became Division-I - the level of competition they have competed in ever since.

Shawn Walsh era (1984–2001)[edit]

Following the 1983-84 season, head coach Jack Semler submitted his resignation.[1] With Maine set to join the newly formed Hockey East Association, Maine hired Shawn Walsh, a 29 year old assistant at Michigan State University and ex-3rd string goalie at Bowling Green State University. Walsh served as assistant coach for Ron Mason at his alma mater and Michigan State where he and Mason turned the Spartan's program from being sub-.500 performers to national contenders in only half a decade.

He inherited a struggling team, so win/loss improvement was not immediate; Maine posted a 23-57-2 record over Walsh's first two years with the program. However, Walsh was attracting top recruits, and convincing the school, the state, and its fans that UMaine had the potential to become a powerhouse in college hockey.

1986 brought the first of many significant accomplishments for Walsh and the program. At 24-16-2, he posted his first winning season as a head coach. The team also made its first NCAA tournament appearance this season, ironically losing in the first round to Michigan State.

After finishing as the conference runner up in '87 and '88 they brought home their first significant championship during the 1988-89 season. Walsh's Black Bears skated past Boston College in a 5-4 win for their first of 5 HEA Championships. 4 of these would come under Walsh. Due to the success and popularity of the program, Alfond Arena expanded its capacity from 3,800 to well over 5,000 in 1992.

1993 National Championship[edit]

Maine was a heavy favorite to win their first national championship during the 1991-1992 season. Unfortunately, their hopes were broken when they suffered a surprise first-round loss to MSU. After losing the likes of Hobey Baker Award winner Scott Pellerin, threatening scorer Jean-Yves Roy, and many other impact players following the season, expectations for the team dropped entering '92-'93.

However, college hockey would soon learn that the Black Bears had an exceptionally gifted freshman class on their hands in 1992. This included future NHL Star Paul Kariya, and highly touted identical twin forwards, Peter and Chris Ferraro. This caliber of talent joining Maine's all time leading scorer Jim Montgomery, "Little" Cal Ingraham, defensive stud Chris Imes, and arguably one of the best goaltending tandems in college hockey history in Garth Snow and Mike Dunham, Maine was set up to make a historic run.

Kariya scored a single season school record 100 points, while Montgomery put an exclamation point on the end of his successful college years finishing with a school record 301 career points. All this was en route to an amazing 42-1-2 season record, a HEA regular season championship, the HEA conference championship, and their first ever national championship.

Their destiny was almost blown during the Frozen Four semi-finals against the University of Michigan when the referees disallowed an otherwise legitimate Maine goal. The backside of the net raised when the puck slid in causing deception as to whether or not it really went in. As a result, the game was tied at the end of regulation when Maine felt they should have won. In overtime, Lee Saunders made everything right by scoring the game winner and sending Maine to the title game against defending champ Lake Superior State University.

Maine's near-perfect season found itself in jeopardy once again in championship game. Despite an early and promising 2-0 lead, the Bears found themselves trailing the seasoned Lakers 4-2 after two periods. Working double shifts for period number three, two likely heroes emerged. Jim Montgomery scored a natural hat-trick in the third period lifting Maine to a 5-4 win. All three goals were assisted by Paul Kariya.

There was a crackdown on many big college hockey programs during the 1990s for playing players that were deemed ineligible. Maine was one of these teams, and they suffered consequences including forfeited losses both retroactively and in future seasons. Some questioned the legitimacy of the 1993 title, but the NCAA did not touch it because the players in question were from previous seasons and did not participate in Maine's championship.

1999 National Championship[edit]

The middle years of the 1990s were bittersweet for the Black Bears. They enjoyed some on-ice success and finished the national runner up in 1995, but due to sanctions and penalties for reasons previously mentioned, they were unable to compete in the NCAA tournament in 1996 and '97.

The 1998-1999 season crowned a much less likely champion than that of 1993. Maine did not win the regular season crown, nor did they even finish 2nd in the conference tournament. They advanced to the NCAAs on an at-large bid due to a successful regular season, but were not most analysts' favorite to win the national championship.

Following wins over Ohio State and Clarkson University, Maine advanced to the 1999 Frozen Four in Anaheim, California where they would meet some familiar foes. Not long after Maine and Boston College met in the Hockey East semi-finals, they squared off again (this time) in the national semi-finals. This result would fare better for Maine as goalie Alfie Michaud bested Scott Clemmensen lifting the Black Bears past the Eagles 2-1 in overtime.

Though Maine's traditional nemesis for years was Boston University (not only through meaningful games, but because of a well documented rivalry between Shawn Walsh and BU Head Coach, Jack Parker), an even bigger feud was emerging between Maine and the neighboring New Hampshire Wildcats.

Led by Hobey Baker Award winner Jason Krog and future NHL goaltender Ty Conklin, #1 ranked UNH was primed to win their program's first national championship. Goals by Ben Guite and Niko Dimitrakos (Maine), and more outstanding goaltending by eventual tournament MVP Alfie Michaud kept Maine competitive and the scoreboard read 2-2 at the end of regulation.

Shortly after the 10 minute mark in OT, a careless play by UNH in their defensive zone turned into Maine's opportunity as Cory Larose swiped a drifting puck off the nearside boards and made a cross-ice pass to Marcus Gustafsson. Conklin made the initial save but with no defensive help, Gustafsson collected his own rebound and scored the game winner to clinch Maine's 2nd National Championship.

The Death of Walsh[edit]

Coach William 'Shawn' Walsh inherited a relatively new and obscure hockey program at The University of Maine in 1984 and he was convinced that it could be built up to greatness. His finger was clearly on the pulse of every aspect of the program, and he held a sincere understanding of what it would take to develop success.

It would take a diligent combination of recruiting the right players, a proper coaching staff to develop talent, the support of the University and the Athletic Department, and a highly engaged fan-base and student fan-base to create a one of a kind experience in college hockey.

He took personal ownership in each of these categories. During its grassroots, there are even great stories passed on of Shawn marching into the student dining commons, standing up and shouting on the tables- rallying students down to the games, and encouraging them to create a loud and hostile environment for Maine's opponents. The light blue "Maine-iak" shirts[2] worn by the students at UMaine were one of his many ideas.

Most supporters and enthusiasts of the program credit the foundation of greatness held by the Black Bear Men's Ice Hockey team almost exclusively to Shawn Walsh.

In June 2000, Shawn was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (cancer of the kidneys). Knowing that his time may be limited, he hand selected the coach he wanted to take over the team if anything were to happen. Always known as a fiery coach, some were surprised when he selected mild mannered UMass Lowell River Hawks coach Tim Whitehead (Hamilton '85). Whitehead earned his graduate degree in education at The University of Maine approximately 10 years prior, and during this time he worked with Walsh as a graduate assistant coach.

Shawn Walsh lost his battle with cancer on September 24, 2001.

A green clover with his name underneath is hung with the other 3 retired numbers in Alfond Arena in his honor. In 2006, The Shawn Walsh Hockey Center, a new extension of Alfond Arena with coaching and administrative offices, meeting areas, and brand new player facilities opened. This several million dollar project was funded through private donations --- many donations coming from dozens of players Walsh coached through his 17 years with Maine.

Tim Whitehead era (2001–2013)[edit]

As expected,[by whom?] Tim Whitehead became the interim head coach following the death of Shawn Walsh at the start of the 2001-2002 season. He was later named the permanent head coach after a very successful first campaign in a year where he was eventually honored with the Spencer Penrose award which recognizes the NCAA coach of the year. Walsh won the Penrose award in 1995.

The team reached the championship game in 2002, the first season under Whitehead. Attempting to "win it for Shawn", they had to play The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in their home state for the finals. They were 1 minute away from a win when Minnesota tied the game with their goalie pulled. In overtime, after a tripping penalty on Michael Schutte of Maine, the Gophers scored the winning goal on the power play.

Two years later, backed by the most statistically strong single-season goalie tandem in the NCAA record books (Jimmy Howard 1.19GAA .953 Save pct *both NCAA records; Frank Doyle 1.81GAA), future NHL player Dustin Penner, a slew of popular forwards including Todd Jackson, Colin Shields, Maine's own Greg Moore and Derek Damon, conference rookie of the year Michel Leveille, and tough-guy defenseman Prestin Ryan, Maine found itself back in the big game.

The Bears controlled the tempo and jumped on the board early against Denver University on a Derek Damon goal, but the referees disallowed the goal explaining that part of the skate of Mike Hamilton crossed a line on the goalie crease as the goal went in. Though Howard only allowed 1 goal, Maine's offense could not find its rhythm after the disallowed goal and they lost 1-0.

That offseason, the NCAA reviewed the rule it followed to call off Maine's goal. They decided to adjust the rule to emulate the NHL's policy on this type of play, that is, only making a "man-in-the-crease" call if the player whose skate crosses the crease actually affects the outcome of the play or the goalie's ability to make the save.

Maine Recession[edit]

In the summer of 2008, Assistant Coach Guy Perron and Volunteer Assistant Coach Grant Standbrook both stepped aside from the program. Standbrook retired, while Perron was hired as an amateur scout for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.[3] In 2006 and 2007 Maine would go to the Frozen Four but hit a regrouping session in 2008. 2008 was a dark year as Maine finished 9th in Hockey East and didn't even qualify for the playoffs, then in 2009 Maine entered the Hockey East Playoffs 8th and was eliminated in the first round by BU.

In 2010 Maine reversed their two-year drought and finished 4th in Hockey East, Maine would go all the way to the Hockey East Championship but would lose to BC. The next year a resurgent Merrimack team finished 4th and eliminated Maine from the Hockey East Tournament and once again dashed their hopes of getting back to the national tournament. Going into the 2012 Maine didn't look very likely to break the 4 year drought, especially with the early departure of junior standout Gustav Nyquist, but Spencer Abbott would step up and have an incredible campaign. Abbott would lead the nation in scoring, and lead Maine to 4th in Hockey East, Maine would go all the way to the Hockey East championship, but would once again be beat by future national champion Boston College.

Even though Maine lost in the Hockey East championship they had a good enough record to qualify for the national tournament breaking a four-year drought. The terrific 2012 season ended in the first round of the national tournament with a loss to defending national champion University of Minnesota Duluth. Whitehead was fired on Tuesday April 9, 2013 after going 11-19-8.

Red Gendron Era (2013-present)[edit]

On May 17, 2013, University of Maine Paul W. Ferguson and Director of Athletics Steve Abbott introduced Red Gendron as the fifth men's hockey head coach in the history of the University of Maine.[4] Gendron's first major step towards rebuilding Maine hockey came on June 10, 2013 when he named former Maine Black Bear and NHL player Ben Guité as his first assistant coach.[5] On June 25, 2013, Gendron announced, longtime NHL coach and scout Jay Leach as associate head coach.[6] Like Gendron, Leach previously served as an assistant coach for UMaine hockey under Shawn Walsh.

Championships[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena
1993 Maine 5–4 Lake Superior State Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
1999 Maine 3–2 (OT) New Hampshire Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim

Runners-up in 1995, 2002, 2004

Hockey East Tournament Championships[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Notes
1989 Maine 5–4 Boston College Lost to Minnesota in Frozen Four
1992 Maine 4–1 New Hampshire Lost in Regionals
1993 Maine 5–2 Boston University defeated Lake Superior State in National Championship game
2000 Maine 2–1 Boston College lost to North Dakota in Frozen Four
2004 Maine 2–1 (3OT) Umass Amherst Lost to Denver in National Championship game

Runners-up in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2012

Rivalries[edit]

Border War/ New Hampshire Wildcats[edit]

The Border War refers to the rivalry between The UNH Wildcats and the Maine Black Bears. College Hockey News has ranked it as the seventh best Division I college hockey rivalry. The Rivalry is extremely intense because of the proximity of the states and the overall success of the two programs. The two programs have also met many times in meaningful post-season games. In 1999 Maine defeated UNH 3-2 in overtime to claim their second national championship, this essentially started the chant "we have 2 how about you!" chanted by Maine fans. Then again in 2002 Maine beat UNH in the national semifinals for a chance at the national championship. Maine and UNH has also met in the hockey east playoffs many times fueling the rivalry even more. in 2012 Maine once again defeated UNH in a large scale game at Fenway Park winning 5-4 in overtime.

Boston College Eagles[edit]

The rivalry between Maine and BC is not one of as much publicity as that of Maine/UNH or BC/BU but is till intense all-the-same. Maine and BC have met in 7 Hockey East Championship games with Maine winning 2 of those championships, The teams have also met in 4 Hockey East semifinals with Maine winning 1 semifinal against BC. This rivalry is another rivalry where the success of both teams has contributed to the intensity of the games between the two teams. Maine and BC have also met in 2 national semifinals, Maine won both meetings, but never in a national championship game. Maine and BC have 7 combined National championships.

Boston University Terriers[edit]

The rivalry between Maine and BU is one much like Maine/BC. They've only met in 2 Hockey East Championship, games each team winning one. In 1993 Maine lost only one game all year to BU, this loss came after taking a large lead and blowing it. Maine and BU also met in the 1995 National Championship game, BU won the game 6-2. Maine and BU have met 6 times in the Hockey East semifinals, Maine has won all 6 semifinals. The intensity of the games, combined with the mutual dislike of the fans results in very heated games every time they meet.

Florida College Classic[edit]

The Florida College Classic is an annual single elimination tournament played in Estero, Florida at Germain Arena. The Tournament is co-hosted by Maine and Cornell each year, also 2 other teams will play to form a semifinal format. Since Shawn Walsh was so instrumental to the inception of the tournament the Most Outstanding Player receives the Shawn Walsh Memorial Trophy. Maine has won 6 Florida College Classics and has been to 8 title games in the tournaments first 13 years.

Hobey Baker Award Winners[edit]

The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to college hockey's most valuable player. The award is named after World War I hero Hobey Baker

Hobey Baker Award Winners
1992 Scott Pellerin
1993 Paul Kariya
Hobey Baker Award Finalists
1988 David Capuano
1988 Mike Golden
1989 David Capuano
1991 Jean Yves-Roy
1992 Jean Yves-Roy
1993 Jim Montgomery
1995 Chris Imes
1999 Steve Kariya
2006 Greg Moore
2010 Gustav Nyquist
2011 Gustav Nyquist
2012 Spencer Abbott

Black Bears in the NHL[edit]

As of the 2009-2010 season, there are 47 former Black Bears who have played in the National Hockey League. Two of them won the Stanley Cup- Dustin Penner, twice, and John Tortorella(as a coach). Jimmy Howard was given a 2008 Stanley Cup ring, was included in the Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup photo, and was given a day with the Cup, but does not have his name engraved as he did not meet the games played requirements to do so.

Former Black Bears who have played in the NHL

First Name Last Name Last Year at Maine
Shawn Anderson 1986
Bob Beers 1989
Ben Bishop 2008
Dave Capuano 1989
Jack Capuano 1988
Keith Carney 1991
Brett Clark 1996
Bob Corkum 1989
David Cullen 1999
Matt DelGuidice 1990
Niko Dimitrakos 2002
Mike Dunham 1993
Chris Ferraro 1994
Peter Ferraro 1994
Brian Flynn 2012
Ben Guite 2000
Barrett Heisten 2000
Jim Howard 2005
Doug Janik 2001
Paul Kariya 1994
Steve Kariya 1999
Scott King 1990
Cory Larose 2000
Jeff Libby 1997
Mike Lundin 2007
Bruce Major 1989
Matt Martin 1993
Jay Mazur 1987
Mike McHugh 1988
Alfie Michaud 1999
Jim Montgomery 1993
Greg Moore 2006
Mike Morrison 2002
Gustav Nyquist 2011
Scott Pellerin 1992
Dustin Penner 2004
Teddy Purcell 2007
Jean-Yves Roy 1992
Prestin Ryan 2004
Claudio Scremin 1990
Garth Snow 1993
Patrice Tardif 1994
Stephen Tepper 1992
Mario Thyer 1989
Eric Weinrich 1988
Brian White 1998
Matthew Yeats 2002

Current roster[edit]

As of August 17, 2014.[7]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 Ontario Renouf, DanDan Renouf Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994-06-12 Pickering, Ontario Youngstown (USHL)
4 Maine Rutt, JakeJake Rutt Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991-04-26 Scarborough, Maine New Hampshire (EJHL)
5 New Hampshire Cerretani, AndrewAndrew Cerretani Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-07-08 Pelham, New Hampshire Lawrence (USHS–MA)
10 Ontario Hutton, BenBen Hutton Junior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993-04-20 Prescott, Ontario Nepean (CCHL) VAN, 147th overall 2012
11 Pennsylvania Swavely, StevenSteven Swavely Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-12-04 Reading, Pennsylvania Jersey (EJHL)
12 Sweden Norman, BillBill Norman Junior (RS) D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992-06-27 Stockholm, Sweden Rochester-Mayo (USHS–MN)
14 Quebec Lacroix, CedricCedric Lacroix Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1994-11-02 Shefford, Quebec Sioux City (USHL)
17 New Jersey Tegeler, AndrewAndrew Tegeler Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992-08-05 Sewell, New Jersey Vernon (BCHL)
21 Massachusetts Brown, CamCam Brown Sophomore F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1993-03-25 Natick, Massachusetts Youngstown (USHL)
22 Michigan Higgins, StuStu Higgins Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992-05-08 Troy, Michigan Youngstown (USHL)
25 Minnesota Schurhamer, EricEric Schurhamer Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1993-12-14 Saint Paul, Minnesota Lincoln (USHL)
27 England Musil, JackJack Musil Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-08-22 Hull, England New England Wolves (Midget AAA)
28 Minnesota Merchant, WillWill Merchant Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-01-12 Eagan, Minnesota Eagan (USHS–MN)
29 New York Leen, ConnorConnor Leen Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1992-06-03 Chester, New York New Jersey (EJHL)
30 North Carolina Romeo, SeanSean Romeo Freshman G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1994-11-07 Cary, North Carolina Youngstown (USHL)
31 Massachusetts Nugnes, NikNik Nugnes Freshman G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993-06-07 West Barnstable, Massachusetts Connecticut (EHL)
33 Massachusetts Vesey, NolanNolan Vesey Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1995-03-28 North Reading, Massachusetts South Shore (USPHL) TOR, 158th overall 2014
36 New Jersey Morris, MattMatt Morris Junior G 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-05-16 Ridgewood, New Jersey Dubuque (USHL)
39 Massachusetts Pecararo, LiamLiam Pecararo Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 164 lb (74 kg) 1996-04-06 Canton, Massachusetts Waterloo (USHL)
44 New York Riley, ConorConor Riley Junior F/D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992-10-08 Massena, New York Valley (EJHL)
47 Massachusetts Hamilton, MarkMark Hamilton Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1994-01-03 Winthrop, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL)
59 Ontario Campbell, BradyBrady Campbell Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-06-10 Blenheim, Ontario Elmira (GOJHL)
67 Georgia (U.S. state) Hayes, MalcolmMalcolm Hayes Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995-04-21 Atlanta, Georgia Cushing (USHS–MA)
88 New Hampshire Morgan, BrianBrian Morgan Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1994-04-01 Windham, New Hampshire Muskegon (USHL)
89 Ontario Byron, BlaineBlaine Byron Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-02-21 Osgoode, Ontario Smiths Falls (CCHL) PIT, 179 overall 2013
94 Ontario Shore, DevinDevin Shore Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-07-19 Ajax, Ontario Whitby (OJHL) DAL, 61st overall 2012

Season-by-season record[edit]

|| 46 || 33 || 11 || 2 || Hockey East Finalist/NCAA Quarterfinalist

Season GP W L T Playoffs
1977-78 27 15 12 0 N/A
1978-79 34 25 8 1 N/A
1979-80 32 15 16 1 N/A
1980-81 34 23 11 0 N/A
1981-82 29 8 21 0 N/A
1982-83 29 5 24 0 N/A
1983-84 34 14 20 0 N/A
1984-85 42 12 29 1 N/A
1985-86 40 11 28 1 1st Round of Hockey East Tournament
1986-87 42 24 16 2 NCAA Tournament Participant
1987-88 44 34 8 2 NCAA Tournament Participant
1988-89 45 31 14 0 Hockey East Champion
1989-90 46 33 11 2 Hockey East Finalist/NCAA Quarterfinalist
1990-91 43 32 9 2 Hockey East Finalist/NCAA Semifinalist
1991-92 37 18 17 2 Hockey East Champion/NCAA Tournament Participant
1992-93 45 42 1 2 Hockey East Champion/NCAA National Champion
1993-94 36 6 29 1 1st Round of Hockey East Tournament
1994-95 44 32 6 6 NCAA Finalist
1995-96 39 26 9 4 N/A
1996-97 34 23 10 1 N/A
1997-98 36 17 15 4 Hockey East Finalist
1998-99 41 31 6 4 NCAA National Champion
1999-00 40 27 8 5 Hockey East Champion/NCAA Semifinalist
2000-01 39 20 12 7 NCAA Tournament Participant
2001-02 44 26 11 7 NCAA Finalist
2002-03 39 24 10 5 NCAA Tournament Participant
2003-04 44 33 8 3 Hockey East Champion/NCAA Finalist
2004-05 40 20 13 7 NCAA Tournament Participant
2005-06 42 28 12 2 NCAA Semifinalist
2006-07 40 23 15 2 NCAA Semifinalist
2007-08 34 13 18 3 N/A
2008-09 39 13 22 4 1st Round of Hockey East Tournament
2009-10 39 19 17 3 Hockey East Finalist
2010-11 33 16 11 6 1st Round of Hockey East Tournament
2011-12 40 23 14 3 NCAA Tournament Participant
2012-13 38 11 19 8 1st Round of Hockey East Tournament
Totals 1384 774 510 101

Hockey East season-by-season record

Season GP W L T
1984-85 34 8 26 0
1985-86 34 8 25 1
1986-87 32 19 12 1
1987-88 26 20 4 2
1988-89 26 17 9 0
1989-90 21 14 6 1
1990-91 21 15 5 1
1991-92 21 12 7 2
1992-93 24 22 1 1
1993-94 24 3 20 1
1994-95 22 15 3 6
1995-96 24 14 6 4
1996-97 24 16 7 1
1997-98 24 10 11 3
1998-99 24 17 5 2
1999-00 24 13 7 4
2000-01 24 12 7 5
2001-02 24 14 5 5
2002-03 24 14 6 4
2003-04 24 17 5 2
2004-05 24 13 6 5
2005-06 27 17 8 2
2006-07 27 14 12 1
2007-08 27 9 15 3
2008-09 27 7 17 3
2009-10 27 13 12 2
2010-11 27 14 8 5
2011-12 27 15 10 2
2012-13 27 7 12 8
Totals 733 396 265 72

Award winners/finalists[edit]

Steve Kariya:

  • 1996 NCAA Hockey East All-Rookie.
  • Winner of NCAA Sportsmanship Award in 1997, 1998, and 1999.
  • NCAA All-America First Team in 1999.
  • NCAA All-Star Team Hockey East in 1999.

Paul Kariya:

  • NCAA Hockey East First All-Star Team in 1993.
  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner in 1993.
  • 1993 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Scott Pellerin:

  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner in 1992.

Chris Imes:

  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Runner-Up in 1995.
  • 1993 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team
  • 1995 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Jean-Yves Roy:

  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 1991.
  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 1992.
  • 1991 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Jim Montgomery:

  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 1993.
  • 1993 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Mike Golden:

  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 1988.

Dave Capuano:

  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 1988.
  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 1989.
  • 1988 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Jim Leger:

  • 2000 College Hockey Humanitarian Award Winner.

Garth Snow:

  • 1992 Hockey East Second All-Star Team
  • 1993 Hockey East Second All-Star Team
  • 1993 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Blair Allison:

  • 1995 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Dan Shermerhorn:

  • 1995 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Alfie Michaud:

  • 1999 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

David Cullen:

  • 1999 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Niko Dimitrakos:

  • 1999 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Michael Schutte:

  • 2002 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Peter Metcalf:

  • 2002 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Robert Liscak:

  • 2002 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Michel Leveille:

  • 2006-07 first team All-American
  • 2005-06 second team All-American
  • 2003-04 Hockey East Rookie of the Year
  • 2006-07 NCAA East Regional MVP

Greg Moore:

  • 2005-06 first team All-American

Jimmy Howard:

  • 2003-04 second team All-American
  • 2002-03 Hockey East Rookie of the Year
  • 2004 Hockey East tournament MVP

Prestin Ryan:

  • 2003-04 second team All-American
  • 2003-04 Old Time Hockey Hockey East best defensive defenseman

Todd Jackson:

  • 2003-04 second team All-American
  • 2003-04 Hockey East best defensive forward

Spencer Abbott:

  • 2011-12 Hockey East First-Team All-Star
  • 2011-12 Athletic Republic Player of the Year
  • 2011-12 First team All-American
  • Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 2012.

Colin Shields:

  • 2003-04 second team All-American
Season Player GP G A TP
1978-79 Gary Conn 20 19 21 40
1979-80 Gary Conn 31 21 24 45
1980-81 Gary Conn 34 30 33 63
1981-82 Robert Lafleur 29 27 23 50
1982-83 Ray Jacques 29 15 18 33
1983-84 Todd Bjorkstrand 32 15 37 52
1984-85 Ray Jacques 41 14 27 41
1985-86 John McDonald 39 11 24 35
1986-87 Dave Capuano 38 18 41 59
1987-88 Dave Capuano 42 34 51 85
1988-89 Dave Capuano 41 37 30 67
1989-90 Jean-Yves Roy 46 39 26 65
1990-91 Jean-Yves Roy 43 37 45 82
1991-92 Jim Montgomery 37 21 44 65
1992-93 Paul Kariya 39 25 75 100
1993-94 Mike Latendresse 33 20 19 39
1994-95 Jeff Tory 40 13 42 55
1995-96 Shawn Wansborough+ 36 27 16 43
1995-96 Dan Shermerhorn+ 39 20 23 43
1996-97 Steve Kariya 35 19 31 50
1997-98 Steve Kariya 35 25 25 50
1998-99 Steve Kariya 41 27 38 65
1999-00 Cory Larose 39 15 36 51
2000-01 Martin Kariya 39 12 24 36
2001-02 Niko Dimitrakos 43 20 31 51
2002-03 Martin Kariya 39 14 36 50
2003-04 Colin Shields 44 18 26 44
2004-05 Derek Damon 39 14 13 27
2005-06 Greg Moore 41 28 16 44
2006-07 Josh Soares+ 40 20 25 45
2006-07 Michel Levielle+ 40 19 26 45
2007-08 Wes Clark 30 10 11 21
2008-09 Gustav Nyquist 38 13 19 32
2009-10 Gustav Nyquist 39 19 42 61
2010-11 Gustav Nyquist 36 18 33 51
2011-12 Spencer Abbott 39 21 41 62
2012-13 Devin Shore 38 6 20 26

The (+) denotes a tie in total points at the end of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press. "Maine hockey coach will resign". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Maine Shirts
  3. ^ Bangornews.com
  4. ^ Mahoney, Larry. "Red Gendron receives four-year contract as UMaine’s fifth head men’s ice hockey coach". Bangor Daily News. 
  5. ^ Mahoney, Larry. "Ben Guite returns to UMaine as assistant hockey coach". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Announces the Hiring of Associate Head Coach Jay Leach". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "2014-2015 Maine Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Maine Athletics. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 

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