University of Maine goalie Jeremy Swayman was named Hockey East player of the year and Coach Red Gendron received the Bob Kullen Award for coach of the year on Thursday.

Swayman and Gendron helped the Black Bears to an 18-11-5 record and a fourth-place finish in Hockey East (12-9-3), its best finish since 2011-12.

Maine’s 2.33 goals allowed per game was third best in 24 league games, and its 2.21 goals-against average overall ranked 10th nationally among Division I schools.

Swayman, who was named one of 10 Hobey Baker Award finalists on Wednesday, led the league in saves (782) and save percentage (.932), tied for the lead in shutouts (3), and was second in wins (12). Swayman will skip his senior season after signing an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

Gendron has a 100-126-30 record in seven seasons at Maine.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Sabrina Ionescu joined an elite group, becoming a three-time All-American.

The Oregon senior shattered the NCAA career triple-double mark and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. She earned a spot on The Associated Press women’s basketball All-America team as a unanimous choice from the national media panel that votes on the Top 25 each week.

She was joined on the first team by Oregon teammate Ruthy Hebard, Baylor’s Lauren Cox, Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard and UConn’s Megan Walker.

Ionescu is the eighth player in women’s basketball history to earn AP All-America honors three times. The last was South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson.

 Detroit Mercy fired Coach Bernard Scott.

Athletic Director Robert C. Vowels, Jr. announced that Scott’s contract would not be renewed.


The Titans went 18-14 in 2016-17, losing in the title game of the Horizon League Tournament. But in the three seasons since, they have gone 9-80, including 3-27 this season.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: UConn point guard Alterique Gilbert is transferring from the program.

Gilbert, who was honored on senior night, still has one year of eligibility after shoulder injuries limited him to just nine games over his first two seasons at Connecticut. He lost his job as a starter in the middle of this past season but still played an average of more than 27 minutes a game and averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 assists in helping the Huskies to a 19-12 record.


NHL: The Nashville Predators signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2020-21 season.

Smith, 24, just finished his senior season at North Dakota with a career-high 11 goals and had 18 points in 34 games.


He finished with 51 points in 137 games over four years at North Dakota.


INVESTIGATION: Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic is being investigated by Serbian authorities for allegedly flouting a mandatory self-isolation measure after returning home from a coronavirus-infected country, authorities said Thursday.

Jovic, 22, returned from Spain last week and was seen on the streets of Belgrade and pictured at his girlfriend’s birthday party.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed that Jovic is one of two Serbian soccer players who are under investigation for skipping quarantine.

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