Montgomery’s Denver debut stellar

Jim Montgomery notched a pair of wins in his debut weekend for the University of Denver men’s hockey team. (Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post)

You can’t help but wonder if Jim Montgomery had visions of romping Merrimack 14-2 during the 1993 season when his Denver Pioneers took the ice against the Warriors over the weekend. Continue reading


Howard shines to notch third win; Nyquist secures win for Grand Rapids

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 32 stops and allowed two goals in a 5-2 Detroit win Saturday against Philadelphia, giving Howard his third win of the season. Howard sported a pink mask and pink pads in support of breast cancer awareness.

Ben Bishop remains day-to-day with a lower body injury.

Gustav Nyquist came through int he clutch for the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night as he scored the lone goal in a shootout against Hamilton to give the Griffins the 4-3 win. Nyquist also had a goal and an assist in the game.

Will O’Neill registered a goal for St. John’s Saturday night, and Spencer Abbott picked up assists on a game-tying and the game-winning goal for Toronto as the Marlies beat the visiting IceCaps 6-3 in AHL action.

Bishop notches first assist of NHL career

In a not-so-quite night of offense in the NHL, two former Black Bears played big roles in big wins for their respective clubs — and an assist in the Tampa Bay-Florida game came from an unlikely source. Continue reading


Maine hockey looks to reverse trend of losing non-conference openers

St. Lawrence swept Maine at Alfond Arena last season. Will Maine pay back the favor this weekend? (Photo: Bangor Daily News)

The University of Maine men’s hockey team hasn’t won back-to-back non-conference games to open a season since 2006, when the black bears begun their Frozen Four run with a 7-1-1 record.

Red Gendron and the Black Bears will travel to Canton, N.Y. this weekend to open the regular season against St. Lawrence of the ECAC — the first time Maine will play a true road game against SLU in 10 years. Continue reading


Ben Bishop, Teddy Purcell stay hot for Tampa Bay

Teddy Purcell netted the game-tying goal to force overtime, as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night. Continue reading


Diamond nets first goal as Bridgeport gets SO win

Former Black Bear captain Joey Diamond gave the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 3-2 advantage in the second period Sunday with his first goal of the season.

Bridgeport, coached by Scott Pellerin, picked up the win in a shootout against Norfolk.


Bishop stellar in Tampa Bay win

Former Black Bear Ben Bishop made 37 saves against Chicago Saturday night. (Photo: Associated Press)

Ben Bishop earned the Tampa Bay Lightning its first win of the season Saturday night, standing tall in a shootout to help secure a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Nyquist fuels Grand Rapids blowout


Gustav Nyquist didn’t start the season in Detroit, but more night’s like last night will see Nyquist in a Wings uniform soon enough. Continue reading


Montgomery, Denver not ranked to start the season

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First-year coach, and 1993 National Championship game hero, Jim Montgomery has started the official “Kariya Count.” Continue reading


Islander fans hoping for more success under Jack Capuano

Former Bear Jack Capuano will enter his third full season on the bench for the Islanders, months after a surprise appearance in the playoffs. Continue reading