With one year remaining on his current contract, the University of Maine announced that it has signed hockey coach Red Gendron to a 2-year extension.Terms of the deal are said to be the same as his current contract with the extension taking him through the 2019 season.

In a press release issued by the university, Athletic Director Karlton Creech said "We are confident in Coach Gendron's ability to continue to build the men's ice hockey program, we believe he is on the right path to success and we are committed to continuing to grow under his leadership."

In his first two seasons guiding the UMaine program the Bears went 30-37-7. This season Mane is 4-12-2 going into this weekends series against Merrimack.

Gendron said in the release, "It is an honor to coach at this outstanding university and to work with so many dedicated faculty, administrators, staff and, of course, with dedicated alumni and fans who support us, the magnificent young men we are charged with recruiting, coaching,and mentoring to hockey success and toward a degree make this job one of the greatest in the world. To be afforded this opportunity to continue implementing our plan for ultimate and consistent success is something for which I am extremely grateful."