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.