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Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey

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Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey
Current season
Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey athletic logo
UniversityUniversity of Maine
ConferenceHockey East
Head coachRed Gendron
7th season, 92–123–29 (.436)
Captain(s)Mitchell Fossier
Alternate captain(s)Tim Doherty
Jack Quinlivan
Ryan Smith
ArenaHarold Alfond Sports Arena
Capacity: 5,124
Surface: 200' x 85'
LocationOrono, Maine
ColorsMaine Blue, White, and Navy[1]
NCAA Tournament championships
1993, 1999
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1995, 2002, 2004
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 championships
1989, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2004
Conference regular season championships
1988, 1993, 1995
Current uniform

The Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey is a (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 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

Birth of Maine ice hockey (1977–84)

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)

Following the 1983–84 season, head coach Jack Semler submitted his resignation.[2] 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 Spartans' 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 college hockey powerhouse.

In 1986 Walsh and the program saw the first of many significant accomplishments. At 24–16–2, he posted his first winning season as a head coach. The team also made its first NCAA tournament appearance that season, coincidentally losing in the first round to Michigan State.

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

1993 National Championship

Maine was a heavy favorite to win its first national championship during the '91–'92 season. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed when they suffered a surprise first-round loss to Michigan State. 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 stalwart 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, an HEA regular season title, the HEA conference championship, and their first-ever national championship.

Their destiny was almost blown during the Frozen Four semifinals 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 confusion 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 scored the game winner and sent 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 Kariya.

There was a crackdown on many big college hockey programs during the 1990s for playing athletes who 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 let it stand because the players in question were from previous seasons and did not participate in Maine's championship.

1999 National Championship

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 land in their own conference tournament final. 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 title.

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 semifinals, they squared off again in the national semis, with Maine goalie Alfie Michaud besting Scott Clemmensen and 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 second National Championship.

The Death of Walsh

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 highly engaged fan bases both on and off campus to create a top college-hockey program.

He took personal ownership in each of these categories. During its grassroots, there are even great stories passed on of Walsh 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[3] 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 Walsh 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 were he unable to continue. Always known as a fiery coach, Walsh surprised some 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 in his honor along with the three retired players' numbers in Alfond Arena. In 2006 the Shawn Walsh Hockey Center, a new extension of Alfond Arena with coaching and administrative offices, meeting areas, and new player facilities opened. This several-million-dollar project was funded through private donations—many coming from dozens of players Walsh coached through his 17 years with Maine.

Tim Whitehead era (2001–2013)

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 the Gophers' home state for the finals. They were one 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 University of Denver 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 one 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

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.[4] 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)

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.[5] 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.[6] On June 25, 2013, Gendron announced, longtime NHL coach and scout Jay Leach as associate head coach.[7] Like Gendron, Leach previously served as an assistant coach for UMaine hockey under Shawn Walsh.

The program has continued to struggle under Red Gendron; the Black Bears have posted just two winning seasons since 2012, and in 2014-15, they finished dead last in the Hockey East standings, with an abysmal 8-24-6 overall record, their worst season since 1982. In April 2017, Jay Leach announced his retirement from the program. Coach Guite replaced him as Associate Head Coach. That July, the program hired former Maine goaltender Alfie Michaud as assistant coach. In the 2017-18 season, the team began to make progress, posting an 18-16-4 record, including a nine game unbeaten streak. The team's overall record fell back slightly to 15-17-4 in the 2018-19 season, but their Hockey East conference record climbed to 11-9-4, good for sixth place out of eleven teams.

Season-by-season results[8]


All-time coaching records

As of the completion of 2018–19 season[8]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1922–1923 Joseph Murphy 1 2–3–0 .400
1923–1924 Stanley Wallace 1 4–8–0 .333
1977–1984 Jack Semler 7 105–112–2 .484
1984–1995, 1995–2001 Shawn Walsh 17† 399–215–44 .640
1995–1996 Greg Cronin 1† 21–13–2 .611
2001–2013 Tim Whitehead 12 250–171–54 .583
2013–Present Red Gendron 7 87–117–26 .426
Totals 7 coaches 44 seasons 863–637–128 .569

† Greg Cronin served as the interim head coach for the 1 year that Shawn Walsh was suspended.


National Championships

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

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


Border War/ New Hampshire Wildcats

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

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

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

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.

Current roster

As of August 17, 2019.[9]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Alaska Jeremy Swayman Junior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998-11-24 Anchorage, Alaska Sioux Falls (USHL) BOS, 111th overall 2017
2 Czech Republic Jakub Sirota Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-12-20 Přerov, Czech Republic Lone Star (NAHL)
4 Massachusetts Jack Quinlivan (A) Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-05-20 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)
5 Virginia Ryan Smith (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1997-04-04 Roanoke, Virginia Green Bay (USHL)
6 Pennsylvania Simon Butala Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1998-08-01 Downingtown, Pennsylvania Central Illinois (USHL)
7 Pennsylvania A. J. Drobot Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-04-14 Churchville, Pennsylvania Fargo (USHL)
10 Massachusetts Kevin Hock Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-11-09 Braintree, Massachusetts South Shore (USPHL)
11 Georgia (U.S. state) Mitchell Fossier (C) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1996-12-21 Alpharetta, Georgia Sioux City (USHL)
12 British Columbia Ben Poisson Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1999-08-31 Vancouver, British Columbia Prince George (BCHL)
13 Michigan Samuel Rennaker Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-04-28 Grand Rapids, Michigan Niagara (AHA)
14 Denmark Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1998-01-18 Charlottenlund, Denmark Fargo (USHL)
15 Massachusetts Brady Gaudette Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1999-03-19 Braintree, Massachusetts Northeast (NAHL)
16 Saskatchewan Levi Kleiboer Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-07-17 Martensville, Saskatchewan Minot (NAHL)
17 Rhode Island Tim Doherty (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1995-07-10 Portsmouth, Rhode Island Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)
18 New York (state) J. D. Greenway Junior D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1998-04-27 Canton, New York Dubuque (USHL) TOR, 72nd overall 2016
20 Finland Veli-Matti Tiuraniemi Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1997-06-17 Pietarsaari, Finland Dubuque (USHL)
21 Sweden Edward Lindelöw Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-06-10 Stockholm, Sweden Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
22 Alberta Dawson Bruneski Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1999-06-24 Camrose, Alberta Drumheller (AJHL)
23 New Jersey Remy Parker Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1998-04-27 Montclair, New Jersey Jersey (NCDC)
24 Newfoundland and Labrador Adam Dawe Sophomore F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 161 lb (73 kg) 1999-01-18 Gander, Newfoundland Sioux Falls (USHL)
25 North Carolina Perry Winfree Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1999-11-24 Cary, North Carolina Jersey (NCDC)
26 Colorado Cameron Spicer Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-02-22 Erie, Colorado Islanders (USPHL)
27 Massachusetts Patrick Shea Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1997-03-25 Marshfield, Massachusetts Kimball Union (USHS–NH) FLA, 192nd overall 2015
28 Slovakia Adrián Holešinsky Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1996-02-11 Čadca, Slovakia Janesville (NAHL)
29 Ontario Adrien Bisson Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1999-01-18 Cornwall, Ontario Ottawa (CCHL)
30 Sweden Emil Westerlund Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1998-02-16 Linköping, Sweden Linköpings J20 (J20 SuperElit)
33 New York (state) Stephen Mundinger Senior G 6' 8" (2.03 m) 253 lb (115 kg) 1995-04-26 Smithtown, New York New York (NA3HL)
34 Latvia Eduards Tralmaks Junior F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997-02-17 Riga, Latvia Chicago (USHL)
35 Manitoba Matthew Thiessen Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 2000-06-09 Altona, Manitoba Dubuque (USHL) VAN, 192nd overall 2018

Awards and honors

Hockey Hall of Fame


Individual Awards

All-American Teams

AHCA First Team All-Americans

AHCA Second Team All-Americans

ECAC Hockey

All-Conference Teams

First Team All-ECAC Hockey

  • 1979–80: Andre Aubut, D
  • 1980–81: Gary Conn, F

Second Team All-ECAC Hockey

  • 1980–81: Jeff Nord, G; Andre Aubut, D

Hockey East

Individual Awards

All-Conference Teams

First Team All-Hockey East

Second Team All-Hockey East

Third Team All-Hockey East

Hockey East All-Rookie Team

Statistical Leaders[8]

Career points leaders

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Jim Montgomery 1989–1993 170 103 198 301
Scott Pellerin 1988–1992 167 106 117 223
Gary Conn 1977–1981 127 107 114 221
Dave Capuano 1986–1989 122 89 122 211
Jean-Yves Roy 1989–1992 124 108 95 203
Cal Ingraham 1989–1994 131 90 97 187
Steve Kariya 1995–1999 150 78 109 187
Cory Larose 1996–2000 146 61 119 180
Martin Robitaille 1988–1992 165 69 106 175
Joe Crespi 1977–1981 125 78 90 168

Career Goaltending Leaders

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

minimum 30 games played

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Jimmy Howard 2002–2005 82 4825 47 23 10 148 15 .931 1.84
Frank Doyle 2002–2004 44 2504 29 8 5 279 7 .919 1.96
Mike Morrison 1998–2002 64 3095 32 8 9 113 1 .915 2.19
Ben Bishop 2005–2008 98 5607 55 34 7 21 5 .918 2.29
Martin Ouellette 2010–2014 82 4529 28 33 14 190 7 .913 2.52

Statistics current through the start of the 2018–19 season.

Maine Sports Hall of Fame

The following is a list of people associated with the Maine men's ice hockey program who were elected into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame (induction date in parenthesis).[10]

Black Bears in the NHL

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[11] = NHL All-Star[11] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

Team Scoring Champions

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
2013–14 Devin Shore 35 14 29 43
2014–15 Devin Shore 39 14 21 35
2015–16 Blaine Byron 38 8 16 24
2016–17 Blaine Byron 36 18 23 41
2017-18 Mitchell Fossier 37 12 22 34
2018-19 Mitchell Fossier 36 8 28 36

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


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  3. ^ Maine Shirts
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  5. ^ Mahoney, Larry. "Red Gendron receives four-year contract as UMaine's fifth head men's ice hockey coach". Bangor Daily News.
  6. ^ Mahoney, Larry. "Ben Guite returns to UMaine as assistant hockey coach". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Announces the Hiring of Associate Head Coach Jay Leach". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
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  9. ^ "2019–20 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Retrieved September 13, 2016.
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  11. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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