With the Maple Leafs in the rear view mirror now, the Boston Bruins turn their attention to Coach John Tortorella and his Columbus Blue Jackets for the second round of the NHL playoffs. CBJ played giant killer in round, sweeping #1 seed Tampa Bay.
It happened 20 years ago today. April 3rd, 1999 in Anaheim, California. The UMaine hockey team captured a second NCAA national championship. A 3-2 overtime win over New Hampshire which made it double sweet for Black Bears fans.
13 days ago, Brady Keeper was a defenseman for the UMaine Black Bears trying to help his team keep its season going in the quarterfinal round of the Hockey East playoffs. Last night, Brady Keeper was a defenseman in the NHL playing for the Florida Panthers.
Hockey East has unveiled its 35th Anniversary Team and it won't surprise UMaine fans that Paul Kariya was the top vote-getter. In fact, the Black Bears have three of the top 10 players in the special team.