There will be another inductee to the 2017 University of Maine Athletics Hall of Fame class in the fall, and it includes a very influential player to the Black Bears men's ice hockey program.

joining the Class of 2017 after UMaine announced that the committee will be including him to the previously announced honorees.

Standbrook served for 21 years with the UMaine men's ice hockey program, spending 18 as a full-time assistant.  During his time as a full-time assistant, Maine compiled a record of 506-234-69 and was part of two National Championship teams.  He also was present on the staff for the Hobey Baker winning seasons for Paul Kariya and Scott Pellerin.

He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on September 8th, along with the 1993 men's ice hockey team and seven other individuals including Mike Devito.

Current Maine Head Coach Red Gendron joined the Morning Pitch on Tuesday morning to talk about Kariya's selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame and credited Standbrook for discovering the forward and bringing him to Orono.

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