PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - With the declining attending at Alfond Ice Arena in Orono, the University of Maine's head hockey coach Red Gendronis taking a tour of Southern Maine this week.

The 55-year old stoped at Brian Boru's in Portland on Thursdayto meet and talk to recent UMaine graduates.

"Everybody knows our attendance has been down in Orono, so being visible to the public is very important, but perhaps the biggest reason is this program is unlike any other in college hockey. It belongs to the people of the state of Maine," Gendron said.

He'll have a similar speaking engagement in Falmouth on Friday.