Friday, September 19, 2014

Husson football to play Alfred State in home opener

BANGOR-- The Husson University Eagles football team will be looking for their first victory of the season when they host Alfred State in their home opener on Saturday afternoon.

Husson (0-1) lost 34-17 against Alfred in their season opener Alfred had 439 total yards of offense compared to 185 for the Eagles.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

University of Maine Women's Hockey: 2014-2015 Season Preview

ORONO, ME-- The University of Maine Women's hockey team finished last year with a record of 7-20-5, while going 5-14-3 in Hockey East play. As someone who frequently attended their games, I can attest that they are a much better team than their record indicated. The Black Bears were more than capable of winning big games. They proved this as they traveled to Storrs, CT to play two games against the University of Conneticut in the last weekend of the regular season. The Black Bears showed what they were capable of doing as they won 4-1 and 5-2 to end the regular season as the #5 seed. The Black Bears traveled to Burlington, VT to take on a very talent University of Vermont team. Despite giving the Catamounts a two goal cushion, the Black Bears fought back to tie the game in regulation. The Black Bears and Catamounts battled into the third overtime period, before Vermont was able to score the game winner.

In the off-season, the University of Maine lifted the interim tag off of Richard Reichenbach and formally annouced him as Head Coach. The Black Bears graduated senior forwards Missy Denk and Brianne Kilgour as well as defenseman Kelly McDonald and forward/defenseman Kayla Kaluzny. The Black Bears will return a very strong team lead by second year captain Jennifer More. Leading goal scorer Audra Richards, who scored 15 goals and assisted on another 3 for 18 points, will look to again be one of the key offensive catalysts in her junior year. Other returning players are Waterville's Katy Massey, senior forward Hailey Browne, and junior goalie Meghann Treacy, who posted an impressive 3.03 GAA and a .907 SV%. Eve Boissonneault, who spent a majority of her freshman season on the team's top line, will also look to make an impact in her sophomore season.

A bright spot for the Black Bears this season will be their defense, as Brittney Huneke, Brooklyn Langlois, Kelsey Macsorley, and Jessica Vallotton are all back to man the blue line. To go along with the returners, the Black Bears also have 5 incoming freshmen who will look to contribute as well.

The Black Bears will begin the 2014-2015 campaign on Saturday, September 27, as they play host to conference rival New Hampshire. The puck will drop at 4:00 PM at Alfond Arena. Admission to all home games is free, so definitely make it out and see this talented team at some point during the season.  

Week 3 - 2014 Eastern Maine high school football predictions

    Last week was a difficult one for our panel. Chris Popper and Matt Schilmoeller were the only ones to go 8-2 with the week two picks.

    Aaron Howard, Darren Pare, and Popper share the overall lead with a 17-3 record after two weeks.

    This week, a LTC clash between Bucksport and MCI highlight the schedule. Both teams were picked to finish at the top of the conference, both come into the contest without a loss.

    Brewer knocked off defending state champion Cony last week. They will have another tough test this week, when Lawrence comes to town.

    Foxcroft Academy will look for some redemption when they travel to Belfast. Last season, the Lions knocked the Ponies out of the playoffs.

    Hermon and Camden Hills will both be going for their first win.

    Here is a look at the week three predictions.

    Houlton's first varsity football game- at Orono- 9/5/14

    Houlton's first varsity football game- at Orono- 9/5/14