Former Black Bear and NHL player stops by ice cream social

Former Blackbear hockey player returns to Maine.

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Former UMaine Black Bear and NHL player Eric Weinrich made a special appearance at an ice cream social in Orono Thursday afternoon.
The hockey star popped into Maine Savings Federal Credit Union to meet with fans and sign autographs. The credit union throws the event every year to welcome back current UMaine students and alumni. Weinrich said it was extra special to come back to his old stomping grounds and hopes the black bears have a great year on the ice.
"Every time I come up it brings back a lot of memories" Weinrich said. "We're all hoping the team can get back to the way it was in the 90's and if theres anyway that this helps the team than I'm happy to be here".

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