"I Want to Live in a World" by Male Athletes Against Violence - University of Maine - 2013
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine announced the 2013–2014 men’s ice hockey schedule today, which includes a Frozen Fenway game and a trip to new Hockey East member Notre Dame.
WAKEFIELD, Mass. —Maine had 17 student-athletes named to the Hockey East 2012–2013 All-Academic Team announced recently. Each of the student-athletes had a grade point average of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods in which he was competing. Black Bear rookies Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) and Kyle Williams (Bowdoinham, Maine) were named co-recipients of the league’s Top Scholar-Athlete Award as each posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the previous year.
Shore and Williams were also named to the 2012–2013 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team, which honors the top seven grade point averages by position. Williams was named to the team as a defenseman, while Shore earned the honor as a forward.
Maine had 17 of the student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team, the most of any school. Maine was followed by New Hampshire who had 15 honored and Vermont with 14 student-athletes honored.
Mark Nemec (Rouses Point, N.Y.) was one of six student-athletes that received “Distinguished Scholar” status. He achieved a 3.0 or better in each semester over four varsity seasons.
Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ontario), Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario), Will Merchant (Eagan, Minn.), Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolye, Quebec), Nick Pryor (St. Paul, Minn.), Conor Riley (Massena, N.Y.), Shore, Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.), and Williams were honored for the first time.
ESTERO, Fla. — The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team shut out Minnesota Duluth 1-0 on Friday night in the first round of the 2012 Florida College Classic. The game was a rematch of Maine’s 2012 NCAA Regional game. Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) was outstanding for the Black Bears, stopping all 31 shots that he faced in goal.
The two teams skated through a scoreless first period. Both teams registered eight shots on goal in the frame.
Maine took a 1-0 lead at 13:26 of the second period. Steven Swavely (Reading, Pa.) chipped the puck up to Ryan Lomberg (Richmond Hill, Ontario), who was just stepping out of the penalty box. Lomberg skated in alone on Minnesota Duluth goalie Matt McNeely, beating him for his first collegiate goal. The goal was short-handed, as Maine had just killed off a five-on-three.Maine goalie Martin Ouellette also picked up an assist on the play as he directed the puck to Swavely.
Maine nearly added an insurance goal in the final minute, but Bill Norman's (Stockholm, Sweden) shot deflected off the goal post twice, with McNeely pulled in favor of an extra attacker.
Minnesota Duluth outshot Maine 31-22 in the game. Both teams finished the game 0-for-5 on the power play.
Ouellette recorded his first shutout of the season and second of his career with the win. He improves to 2-5-2 on the season. McNeely made 21 saves and falls to 5-5-1.
Maine improves to 3-11-2 on the season, while Minnesota Duluth falls to 7-9-3.
Maine returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 29 when it faces Cornell in the championship game of the 2012 Florida College Classic. The Black Bears, which won the title in 2011, look to defend the championship. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM.
@jswaves18 started on the mound and shared time there with one of Maine’s newest player Steven Swavely..