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Maine Hockey | Black Bears’ Emotional Roller-coaster week.

By Larry Mahoney, Bangor Daily News Staff
Posted Feb. 10, 2014:

“For the University of Maine men’s hockey team, the last three games have represented the best of times and the worst of times….

Logo of the UMO Black Bears.
University of Maine Black Bears Hockey Maine.
The University of Maine Black Bears defeated the Boston University Terriers in their Hockey East semi-final 5-3 (EN) on Friday, March 16, 2012, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Spencer Abbott (Maine – 13) | announced as a starter for the Black Bears.

On Jan. 25, Maine became the first team to beat New Hampshire when the Wildcats took a lead into the third period. The Black Bears rallied for three third-period goals to win 4-2. UNH had been 12-0 when leading after two periods.

The Black Bears survived an extra-attacker goal and benefited from having a potential game-tying second extra-attacker goal overturned by video review, to collect their first road win of the campaign, 2-1 over Notre Dame on Friday night. Maine had been 0-8-2 at opposing rinks.

White and Blue Uniforms - University of Maine Black Bears
UMO Black Bears.

On Saturday night, the Black Bears surrendered yet another extra-attacker goal with 1:08 left, and that set the stage for a deflating game-winning goal by the same player, Bryan Rust, just 24 seconds later…”  [more]

Bangor Marks 38-Year Anniversary of the Great Flood

38 Year Anniversary of the Great Bangor Flood
38 Year Anniversary of the Great Bangor Flood

It was on this day 38 years ago that Bangor experienced a flash flood of historical proportions.

The Great Bangor Flood hit on February 2, 1976.

The Kenduskeag Stream in downtown Bangor was severely impacted.

In a matter of 15 minutes water levels rose to 12 feet in the Kenduskeag Plaza area.

Office workers were left stranded and some two-hundred cars were submerged.

The height of the Penobscot River caused both bridges between Bangor and Brewer to be closed.

When all was said and done, flood damage was estimated at more than $2 million.

No deaths were reported.    [more & video]