(NEWS CENTER)-- It has been a rough couple of years for the Portland Pirates both on the ice and off.
Seven years ago Matt Mulligan and Mike DeVito met as strangers on the football field. With their friendship having only growns since, the best friends are passing along what they've learned together.
Two days after the final gold balls were handed out at the state high school basketball championships, the six finalists were revealed for the Mr. & Miss Basketball awards given to the best players in the state.
Three Maine basketball programs were guaranteed a berth in Division III's version of the "Big Dance." Two more teams received a bid to battle at the national tournament.
Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.
Less than a week after making his Olympic debut, Conway, New Hampshire, native Sean Doherty showed why he belonged in the Sochi Olympics by winning the 7.5 kilometer biathlon at the World Junior Championships and followed that up with another gold on Sunday.
d Claws coach Mike Taylor has referred to his point guard Abdul Gaddy as a playmaker. On Sunday, Gaddy lived up to that description with a team-high 23 points and triple-double in Maine's 113-104 win over Austin.
Two days after dropping to the bottom of the AHL standings, the Portland Pirates had their best result in a month with a 5-1 win over Hartford.
The McAuley Lions are your Class A basketball state champions again
The Portland Bulldogs are your Class A basketball state champions.
The Maine men's hockey team's road to through the Hockey East playoffs got a little more challenging on Sunday after the Black Bears were swept in their regular season finale by Providence.
Only 16 teams are left to vie for state championships in boys hockey. A pair of regional semi-finals get the weekend underway on Friday with the other six scheduled for Saturday.
(NEWS CENTER)-- Here is the Tourney Time schedule/results page for Gold Ball weekend in high school basketball.
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- All the snow and cold weather we've had this year makes it hard to find the motivation to get up and exercise, or to go out and meet new people. A group called fusion Bangor has solved both those problems with one sport: dodgeball. You may remember the game from your childhood, but this version is more about networking with other professionals than it is about winning. Jessica Gagne has more in this week's Everyday Athlete.
CALAIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Basketball is king in the town of Calais... or should we say queen? Over the past 27 seasons, the Lady Blue Devils have brought home 12 eastern Maine titles, and six gold balls.
The boys high school hockey quarter-finals got underway on Monday night with a Lewiston win. Here's the rest of the regional matchups that are all scheduled for Tuesday.
The South Portland boys hockey team has as many wins in 2013-14 as the previous three seasons combined. And they've done it with half the players.
A two goal lead heading into the final period became a three-goal deficit too deep to climb out of as the Portland Pirates suffered their straight loss in a 6-5 defeat to St. John's on Sunday.
A trio of Portland Pirates alums won Olympic gold with Team Canada while two others had to settle for silver with Sweden.
Gustav Nyquist's disappointment with losing the gold medal game in men's hockey to Canada at the Sochi Olympics comes with a silver lining: he's just the fourth UMaine alum to medal at the Winter Games.
SOCHI, Russia -- After weeks of competition, the Olympians entered Fisht Stadium as one for the Closing Ceremony. Check out the moment when the athletes unite in celebration.
Three weeks after winning back-to-back games for the first time in the 2013-14 season, the UMaine men's basketball finds team is mired in another lenghty losing streak after Sunday's loss to Stony Brook, 83-79.
(NEWS CENTER)-- Here is the Tourney Time schedule/results page for games played on Saturday, February 22nd:
(NEWS CENTER)-- Here is the Tourney Time schedule/results page for games played on Friday, February 21st:
SOCHI, Russia -- Russia's Adelina Sotnikova stole the show, but the scoring of her program soon came under fire.
(NEWS CENTER)-- Here is the Tourney Time schedule/results page for games played on Thursday, February 20th:
SOCHI, Russia (NBC) -- The U.S. and Canada women's hockey teams are on the ice battling it out for gold. The two teams have an ongoing rivalry which goes back to the 1998 Olympic games.
(NEWS CENTER) -- Here is the Tourney Time schedule/results page for games played on Wednesday, February 19th after Tuesday's postponments:
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Cumberland County Civic Center and Maine Principals Association Tournament is off to a rough start.
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches announced the semi-finalists for the 2014 Mr. And Miss Maine Basketball Awards at press conferences in Portland, Augusta and Bangor on Wednesday. The award is the state's highest basketball honor, and recognizes a player's performance on court as well as contributions to their team and to Maine basketball.