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UncleRay
11-25-2012, 08:26 PM
....I don't want to see it.

Ma#1ne Hky
11-26-2012, 02:24 AM
....I don't want to see it.It has already started...put on the seat belt.

spongemaine
11-26-2012, 04:42 AM
Maine will recover.They have a good core of freshman.Its not gonna happen over night. Go Bears beat Cats:cool:

BearNecessity
11-26-2012, 07:02 AM
Maine will recover.They have a good core of freshman.Its not gonna happen over night. Go Bears beat Cats:cool: Goaltending starting to come on,.,,starting..., D will be good, but not as productive on offensive end...Pryor is no O'Neil.... PP has to score....stop rimming the puck around, work on another approach...Forwards have to score....simple as that...can't win if you aren't scoring.....beattie, Anthoine, Shemansky, Diamond...all upper classman..but playing selfishly...trying to do too much on their own...use the whole surface, get point engaged.....bigger question, now that Bill norman is back, who gets knocked out of lineup.....and add Klass liedermark to the milk Carton team....

Ma#1ne Hky
11-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Goaltending starting to come on,.,,starting..., D will be good, but not as productive on offensive end...Pryor is no O'Neil.... PP has to score....stop rimming the puck around, work on another approach...Forwards have to score....simple as that...can't win if you aren't scoring.....beattie, Anthoine, Shemansky, Diamond...all upper classman..but playing selfishly...trying to do too much on their own...use the whole surface, get point engaged.....bigger question, now that Bill norman is back, who gets knocked out of lineup.....and add Klass liedermark to the milk Carton team....imo,Norman brings NOTHING to this Team at all. He should get a application for the Milk Carton Team.

blackbearbandie
11-26-2012, 06:37 PM
Veteran Maine forwards hope to snap scoring slumps against Vermont this weekend

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 7:10 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Last season, forwards Joey Diamond, Kyle Beattie, Adam Shemansky and Mark Anthoine combined for 54 goals, 60 assists and 114 points in the University of Maine’s 40 hockey games.

But points have been hard to come by for seniors Diamond, Beattie and Shemansky and junior Anthoine, the team’s top four returning point-getters as they have combined for a paltry three goals and five assists. They haven’t been able to fill the void left by the departed Spencer Abbott, Brian Flynn, Matt Mangene and Will O’Neill, who teamed up for 58 goals and 119 assists.

Diamond has a goal and three assists in 11 games; Beattie, who has been slowed by two concussions, has an assist in six games; Shemansky has a goal in 12 games and Anthoine has a goal and an assist in 12 games.

Diamond and Anthoine each had 11 power-play goals a year ago to share the national lead with three other players but both are looking for their first power-play goals of the season.

The Black Bears, 2-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in Hockey East, has the nation’s worst power play (5.4 percent) and is 58th among 59 teams in offense (1.42 goals per game).

They will try to break out when they entertain Vermont for a pair on Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.).

Maine will need the quartet to snap out of their slumps if they are going to climb out of the Hockey East cellar and make an ascension in the standings.

Beattie, a center who had 6-21-27 a year ago, said it will take “hard work and focus” to do so.

“We need to be more poised and collected with the puck. That’s something the whole team can do,” said Beattie. “We need to have confidence in ourselves. Everyone is a good hockey player. Everyone has had success at some level, either here or in juniors.

“We shouldn’t just be trying to survive shifts and we shouldn’t be satisfied with getting the puck deep and getting after it. We have to make plays, take the puck to the net and do the little things that can produce goals,” added Beattie. “We need to shoot the puck more and get into those scoring areas.”

Diamond said they can’t be satisfied with getting a good cycle going in the offensive zone.

“We need to create as many chances as we can. As long as we’re getting chances, the goals will come,” said Diamond, who had 25 and 22 a year ago and his 25 goals were tied for fifth-best in the country.

Diamond is a marked man and his line is often matched up against the opposing team’s top checking line.

“We knew that coming into this season. But having to play against the other team’s top checking line is going to make us better players,” said Diamond.

Anthoine admitted that when the goals aren’t coming, “you start pressing and gripping your stick too tight. It’s a mental game.”

He also said they have to avoid spending too much time dwelling about their offensive struggles.

“You have to think defensively and about the team first and if we do that, good things will come. We have plenty of skill. It just isn’t showing yet. I’m anxious for it to happen” said Anthoine, who had 12 and 7 a year ago.

Shemansky acknowledged that it is hard to “play with confidence when you aren’t putting up points,” but said he can’t get discouraged.

“I think I’ve been playing well and creating opportunities but the puck hasn’t been going in.

“You just have to do anything you can to help the team win, whether it means having a big defensive shift or trying to kill off a penalty,” added Shemansky, who was 11 and 10 a year ago. “I’m not going to worry about my numbers. If I can do the little things, [the numbers] will get there at the end.”

The Black Bears will enter the Vermont series with a two-game unbeaten streak (1-0-1).

Something will have to give because Maine is winless at home (0-5-1) and Vermont (2-7-2, 2-5-2) has yet to dent the victory column on the road (0-3-2).

“This is a great opportunity to move up in the standings but every game is going to be a test for us,” said Beattie.

rufus
11-26-2012, 07:18 PM
Timmay!!!!!

rufus
11-26-2012, 07:23 PM
Shemansky acknowledged that it is hard to ďplay with confidence when you arenít putting up points,Ē but said he canít get discouraged.

ďI think Iíve been playing well and creating opportunities but the puck hasnít been going in.

Well yeah, when you're constantly missing the net, it's hard for the puck to go in.

Ma#1ne Hky
11-27-2012, 02:27 AM
Veteran Maine forwards hope to snap scoring slumps against Vermont this weekend

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 7:10 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Last season, forwards Joey Diamond, Kyle Beattie, Adam Shemansky and Mark Anthoine combined for 54 goals, 60 assists and 114 points in the University of Maine’s 40 hockey games.

But points have been hard to come by for seniors Diamond, Beattie and Shemansky and junior Anthoine, the team’s top four returning point-getters as they have combined for a paltry three goals and five assists. They haven’t been able to fill the void left by the departed Spencer Abbott, Brian Flynn, Matt Mangene and Will O’Neill, who teamed up for 58 goals and 119 assists.

Diamond has a goal and three assists in 11 games; Beattie, who has been slowed by two concussions, has an assist in six games; Shemansky has a goal in 12 games and Anthoine has a goal and an assist in 12 games.

Diamond and Anthoine each had 11 power-play goals a year ago to share the national lead with three other players but both are looking for their first power-play goals of the season.

The Black Bears, 2-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in Hockey East, has the nation’s worst power play (5.4 percent) and is 58th among 59 teams in offense (1.42 goals per game).

They will try to break out when they entertain Vermont for a pair on Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.).

Maine will need the quartet to snap out of their slumps if they are going to climb out of the Hockey East cellar and make an ascension in the standings.

Beattie, a center who had 6-21-27 a year ago, said it will take “hard work and focus” to do so.

“We need to be more poised and collected with the puck. That’s something the whole team can do,” said Beattie. “We need to have confidence in ourselves. Everyone is a good hockey player. Everyone has had success at some level, either here or in juniors.

“We shouldn’t just be trying to survive shifts and we shouldn’t be satisfied with getting the puck deep and getting after it. We have to make plays, take the puck to the net and do the little things that can produce goals,” added Beattie. “We need to shoot the puck more and get into those scoring areas.”

Diamond said they can’t be satisfied with getting a good cycle going in the offensive zone.

“We need to create as many chances as we can. As long as we’re getting chances, the goals will come,” said Diamond, who had 25 and 22 a year ago and his 25 goals were tied for fifth-best in the country.

Diamond is a marked man and his line is often matched up against the opposing team’s top checking line.

“We knew that coming into this season. But having to play against the other team’s top checking line is going to make us better players,” said Diamond.

Anthoine admitted that when the goals aren’t coming, “you start pressing and gripping your stick too tight. It’s a mental game.”

He also said they have to avoid spending too much time dwelling about their offensive struggles.

“You have to think defensively and about the team first and if we do that, good things will come. We have plenty of skill. It just isn’t showing yet. I’m anxious for it to happen” said Anthoine, who had 12 and 7 a year ago.

Shemansky acknowledged that it is hard to “play with confidence when you aren’t putting up points,” but said he can’t get discouraged.

“I think I’ve been playing well and creating opportunities but the puck hasn’t been going in.

“You just have to do anything you can to help the team win, whether it means having a big defensive shift or trying to kill off a penalty,” added Shemansky, who was 11 and 10 a year ago. “I’m not going to worry about my numbers. If I can do the little things, [the numbers] will get there at the end.”

The Black Bears will enter the Vermont series with a two-game unbeaten streak (1-0-1).

Something will have to give because Maine is winless at home (0-5-1) and Vermont (2-7-2, 2-5-2) has yet to dent the victory column on the road (0-3-2).

“This is a great opportunity to move up in the standings but every game is going to be a test for us,” said Beattie.Could be a scoreless weekend for both Teams this weekend...0-0 Friday,0-0 Saturday.

Ma#1ne Hky
11-27-2012, 02:28 AM
Well yeah, when you're constantly missing the net, it's hard for the puck to go in.Some of these guys won't even score in soccer...thats how far off the mark their shots are.

Ma#1ne Hky
11-27-2012, 02:30 AM
Veteran Maine forwards hope to snap scoring slumps against Vermont this weekend

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 7:10 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Last season, forwards Joey Diamond, Kyle Beattie, Adam Shemansky and Mark Anthoine combined for 54 goals, 60 assists and 114 points in the University of Maine’s 40 hockey games.

But points have been hard to come by for seniors Diamond, Beattie and Shemansky and junior Anthoine, the team’s top four returning point-getters as they have combined for a paltry three goals and five assists. They haven’t been able to fill the void left by the departed Spencer Abbott, Brian Flynn, Matt Mangene and Will O’Neill, who teamed up for 58 goals and 119 assists.

Diamond has a goal and three assists in 11 games; Beattie, who has been slowed by two concussions, has an assist in six games; Shemansky has a goal in 12 games and Anthoine has a goal and an assist in 12 games.

Diamond and Anthoine each had 11 power-play goals a year ago to share the national lead with three other players but both are looking for their first power-play goals of the season.

The Black Bears, 2-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in Hockey East, has the nation’s worst power play (5.4 percent) and is 58th among 59 teams in offense (1.42 goals per game).

They will try to break out when they entertain Vermont for a pair on Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.).

Maine will need the quartet to snap out of their slumps if they are going to climb out of the Hockey East cellar and make an ascension in the standings.

Beattie, a center who had 6-21-27 a year ago, said it will take “hard work and focus” to do so.

“We need to be more poised and collected with the puck. That’s something the whole team can do,” said Beattie. “We need to have confidence in ourselves. Everyone is a good hockey player. Everyone has had success at some level, either here or in juniors.

“We shouldn’t just be trying to survive shifts and we shouldn’t be satisfied with getting the puck deep and getting after it. We have to make plays, take the puck to the net and do the little things that can produce goals,” added Beattie. “We need to shoot the puck more and get into those scoring areas.”

Diamond said they can’t be satisfied with getting a good cycle going in the offensive zone.

“We need to create as many chances as we can. As long as we’re getting chances, the goals will come,” said Diamond, who had 25 and 22 a year ago and his 25 goals were tied for fifth-best in the country.

Diamond is a marked man and his line is often matched up against the opposing team’s top checking line.

“We knew that coming into this season. But having to play against the other team’s top checking line is going to make us better players,” said Diamond.

Anthoine admitted that when the goals aren’t coming, “you start pressing and gripping your stick too tight. It’s a mental game.”

He also said they have to avoid spending too much time dwelling about their offensive struggles.

“You have to think defensively and about the team first and if we do that, good things will come. We have plenty of skill. It just isn’t showing yet. I’m anxious for it to happen” said Anthoine, who had 12 and 7 a year ago.

Shemansky acknowledged that it is hard to “play with confidence when you aren’t putting up points,” but said he can’t get discouraged.

“I think I’ve been playing well and creating opportunities but the puck hasn’t been going in.

“You just have to do anything you can to help the team win, whether it means having a big defensive shift or trying to kill off a penalty,” added Shemansky, who was 11 and 10 a year ago. “I’m not going to worry about my numbers. If I can do the little things, [the numbers] will get there at the end.”

The Black Bears will enter the Vermont series with a two-game unbeaten streak (1-0-1).

Something will have to give because Maine is winless at home (0-5-1) and Vermont (2-7-2, 2-5-2) has yet to dent the victory column on the road (0-3-2).

“This is a great opportunity to move up in the standings but every game is going to be a test for us,” said Beattie.Excuses=Bad Hockey,ala Maine Hockey to date.

Gusforhobey
11-27-2012, 11:12 AM
The Black Bears will enter the Vermont series with a two-game unbeaten streak (1-0-1).



nice..

thetruthhurts
11-27-2012, 01:44 PM
How is the "ghost" doing?

Hockeyman99
11-27-2012, 06:02 PM
Should be a good test this weekend. A good opportunity for the team to prove that they are improving and coming together. They should be fresh and ready to go.

Fishman'81
11-28-2012, 12:58 AM
Saw UVM twice on the tube last weekend v. Minnesota. They looked woeful in the first game, but seemed to find themselves during the latter part of the second contest.

Having said that, Vermont is definitely going to be a non-factor this year, just the same... Those guys are essentially all grinders.

The Warden ( who is actually my ex- these days) and I will still make it a point to camp-out together in front of a TV for Maine games, but neither of us will be harboring too much excitement about this one. The Bears are going nowhere this season, and neither is Vermont. You can take that to the bank.

Betcha CBSCS is hating themselves for scheduling these teams, and won't be making the same mistake again anytime soon. ( Thanks, Blake, for burying the program with that awful extension.)

Ma#1ne Hky
11-28-2012, 02:19 AM
BDNews has article today on Montgomery...think TW feels the Pressure now..? What is the stakes this weekend...???>>..Battle for 9th/10th place at the end of the year in Hockey East,the nightmare continues.

all bear
11-28-2012, 05:45 AM
BDNews has article today on Montgomery...think TW feels the Pressure now..? What is the stakes this weekend...???>>..Battle for 9th/10th place at the end of the year in Hockey East,the nightmare continues.

.http://i165.***********.com/albums/u43/walrus_07/178925_10151251559632608_1083699835_n.jpg

This kind of stuff deserves front and center:

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/27/sports/montgomery-pulling-for-black-bears-resurgence/



Abbott is beginning to make his moves. Discussions with Cosgrove about whether he wants to remain at UMaine or apply for BC job. Sounding like he wants to stay and face the challenge. Hockey program waaaaaaaaay too important for the University to let it wither away the way it is now.

all bear
11-28-2012, 06:42 AM
Saw UVM twice on the tube last weekend v. Minnesota. They looked woeful in the first game, but seemed to find themselves during the latter part of the second contest.

Having said that, Vermont is definitely going to be a non-factor this year, just the same... Those guys are essentially all grinders.

The Warden ( who is actually my ex- these days) and I will still make it a point to camp-out together in front of a TV for Maine games, but neither of us will be harboring too much excitement about this one. The Bears are going nowhere this season, and neither is Vermont. You can take that to the bank.

Betcha CBSCS is hating themselves for scheduling these teams, and won't be making the same mistake again anytime soon. ( Thanks, Blake, for burying the program with that awful extension.)

Yep, I guess this weekend we can dub as the toilet bowl. :D aka, who is swirling around it the fastest, UVM or UMaine?

Drew S.
11-28-2012, 07:36 AM
.http://i165.***********.com/albums/u43/walrus_07/178925_10151251559632608_1083699835_n.jpg

This kind of stuff deserves front and center:

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/27/sports/montgomery-pulling-for-black-bears-resurgence/



Abbott is beginning to make his moves. Discussions with Cosgrove about whether he wants to remain at UMaine or apply for BC job. Sounding like he wants to stay and face the challenge. Hockey program waaaaaaaaay too important for the University to let it wither away the way it is now.

Is Cosgrove a candidate for the BC job? I would be shocked if he even got an interview.

all bear
11-28-2012, 08:00 AM
Is Cosgrove a candidate for the BC job? I would be shocked if he even got an interview.

From the BC end, cant say. But IIRC, he was an assistant there for a time. As an aside, isnt ex-Maine coach Ferentz still at Iowa? Again, IIRC he's struggled a bit lately, but has generally been successfull at that program. Whos to know how successful Cos could be at BC, but its a non issue anyway since indications seem to be he wasnt interested anyway.