UMaine men to host UNH at Portland’s Cross Arena

The University of Maine men’s hockey team will play a home game in Portland, and welcome the defending national champions to Orono this next season.

The schedule includes Oct. 17 and 18 home games against Union College, which won the Frozen Four in April. The Black Bears, a preseason top-10 team in some polls, will host Hockey East foe Notre Dame for the first time on Feb. 6 and 7. The Black Bears also host Hockey East newcomer Connecticut on Jan. 30.

Maine will play UNH at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Dec. 12 and at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Dec. 13. The rivals play twice more in January at their normal campus sites.

The season opens with an exhibition against New Brunswick at Alfond Arena on Oct. 5. Maine then begins its 36-game regular-season slate with a trip to Alaska on Oct. 10-11, where the Black Bears will face Alaska-Anchorage and Alaska-Fairbanks. The season concludes Feb. 27 and 28 at Providence College.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won his second Hart Trophy as most valuable player at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

Crosby also collected the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer and the Ted Lindsay Award as the players’ choice for most outstanding player.

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask won the Vezina Trophy, and teammate Patrice Bergeron won his second Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward. Chicago’s Duncan Keith won his second Norris Trophy as the top defenseman.

Colorado Coach Patrick Roy won the Adams Award, while 18-year-old Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon became the youngest player to win the Calder Trophy as the top rookie.

• Los Angeles Kings goalie and Stanley Cup hero Jonathan Quick will be off the ice for up to three months after undergoing wrist surgery.

• Carolina reached a three-year, $8.5 million deal with 33-year-old defenseman Ron Hainsey, one of just two Hurricanes to play all 82 games.


NBA: Utah Jazz Coach Quin Snyder completed his staff with the naming of assistant coaches Brad Jones, Antonio Lang, Alex Jensen, Mike Wells and Johnnie Bryant.


WORLD TEAM TENNIS: Billie Jean King’s summer league got a boost from ESPN, which agreed to a four-year deal to stream 20 matches live annually on ESPN3 and show the final July 27 on ESPN2.


BIG TEN: In a statement signed by its 14 presidents, the league said it supports guaranteed four-year scholarships and improved medical coverage for its athletes.


PGA: University of Toledo Coach Jamie Broce shot a 1-under 71 to increase his lead to three strokes in the Professional National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


FCBL: Rahiem Cooper was 2 for 4 with a run as the host Old Orchard Beach Raging Tides (6-10) came from behind to edge the Wachussett Dirt Dawgs, 2-1.

Paul McDonough’s double drove in the winner. Ben Greenberg picked up the win.

NECBL: A three-run rally in the top of the eighth inning, highlighted by Steven Berman’s RBI double, was the difference as the Sanford Mainers (7-7) defeated the North Adams Steeplecats (6-7) 7-4 at North Adams, Massachusetts.