Not making the hockey east playoffs this year is not surprising given Head Coach Richard Reichenbach record past four years 2013-2014 overall .297, 2014-2015 overall .348, 2015-2016 overall .314, 2016-2017 overall .325. Time for the University of Maine's Athletics department to clean house with this coaching staff. Start fresh for the 2017-2018 season stop the embarrassment.
they only have 3 less wins than UCONN & UVM, 1 less than Merrimack. They beat BC, BU & Northeastern. Their leading scorer is a Freshman thus program might be on the up. Maine is not an easy place to recruit to.
"A ROCK BAND IS NOT A PERFECT DEMOCRACY. IT'S LIKE A SPORTS TEAM. NO ONE CAN DO WITHOUT THE OTHER, BUT EVERYBODY DOESN'T GET TO TOUCH THE BALL ALL THE TIME." Don Henley
Long term, Maine needs to develop women's hockey in the state so that they can develop and attract high quality players that want to stay local. For years, the Maine youth hockey association (whatever they are called) crapped all over women's hockey and refused to do anything to promote the sport - they in fact went to great lengths to PREVENT its development. The few high quality Maine female players that developed playing boys hockey (Strabley, Violette, etc.) generally went south to NH, MA, or CT to prep school and club hockey and never even considered returning to Maine. For goodness sake, Katherine Pate grew up in southern ME (Biddeford?), went to Assabet and Westminster and ended up at UVM as a scholly player!!! That's just embarrassing for U Maine. You could argue whether she is a good D1 player or not, but she certainly would have helped U Maine.
Hockey is one of the important sport games and lack of promotion is the main reason for the failure. There are so many well talented hockey players around us. My opinion school authorities give more importance to it to develop best players from childhood itself.
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