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UMaine goaltender prospect selected by Canucks in NHL draft

Goaltender Matthew Thiessen, who has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine, was elated to be selected in the seventh round of the National Hockey League draft on Saturday by the Vancouver Canucks.

He was the 192nd pick overall and the only current or future Black Bear chosen.

It marks the second straight year a UMaine goalie recruit has been drafted. Jeremy Swayman was a fourth-round pick of the Boston Bruins (111th overall) a year ago and went on to earn a spot on the Hockey East All-Rookie team last season.

Yarmouth native Oliver Wahlstrom, son of …read more

Norwegian company behind Belfast salmon farm hires first two Mainers

Nordic Aquafarms, the European firm vying to build one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms, has hired its first two Mainers to fill high-level posts.

Carter Cyr, a Cumberland native, will be the aquaculture facility’s production manager, and David Noyes of Kenduskeag is expected to join in October as the chief technology officer, the company announced Monday.

Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
Carter Cyr, production manager for Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed Belfast indoor salmon farm.


Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
David Noyes, chief technology officer for Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed Belfast salmon farm.

“We are very fortunate to have David and …read more

2018-2019 UMaine men’s hockey schedule

Hockey

COLLEGE

University of Maine

2018-2019 Men’s Schedule

(Times TBA)

October

8 — Prince Edward Island (exhib.)

12 — St. Lawrence

13 — St. Lawrence

19 — at Minnesota Duluth

20 — at Minnesota Duluth

26 — at Connecticut*

27 — at Connecticut*

November

2 — UMass Lowell*

3 — UMass Lowell*

16 — at Boston University*

17 — at Boston University*

23 — Quinnipiac

24 — Quinnipiac

30 — at Vermont*

December

1 — at Vermont*

28 — at Princeton

29 — at Princeton

January

2 — Colorado College

7 — Yale (at Portland)

11 — Northeastern*

12 — Northeastern*

17 — at Boston College*

21 — New Hampshire*

25 — Massachusetts*

26 — Massachusetts*

February

1 — at New Hampshire*

2 — at New Hampshire*

8 — Providence*

9 — Providence*

15 — at Merrimack*

16 — at …read more

Norwegian company behind Belfast salmon farm hires first two Mainers

Nordic Aquafarms, the European firm vying to build one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms, has hired its first two Mainers to fill high-level posts.

Carter Cyr, a Cumberland native, will be the aquaculture facility’s production manager, and David Noyes of Kenduskeag is expected to join in October as the chief technology officer, the company announced Monday.

Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
Carter Cyr, production manager for Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed Belfast indoor salmon farm.


Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms
David Noyes, chief technology officer for Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed Belfast salmon farm.

“We are very fortunate to have David and …read more

2018-2019 UMaine men’s hockey schedule

Hockey

COLLEGE

University of Maine

2018-2019 Men’s Schedule

(Times TBA)

October

8 — Prince Edward Island (exhib.)

12 — St. Lawrence

13 — St. Lawrence

19 — at Minnesota Duluth

20 — at Minnesota Duluth

26 — at Connecticut*

27 — at Connecticut*

November

2 — UMass Lowell*

3 — UMass Lowell*

16 — at Boston University*

17 — at Boston University*

23 — Quinnipiac

24 — Quinnipiac

30 — at Vermont*

December

1 — at Vermont*

28 — at Princeton

29 — at Princeton

January

2 — Colorado College

7 — Yale (at Portland)

11 — Northeastern*

12 — Northeastern*

17 — at Boston College*

21 — New Hampshire*

25 — Massachusetts*

26 — Massachusetts*

February

1 — at New Hampshire*

2 — at New Hampshire*

8 — Providence*

9 — Providence*

15 — at Merrimack*

16 — at …read more

Series with defending national champion highlights nonconference schedule for UMaine men’s hockey

The defending national champion and a team that finished seventh in its league but wound up reaching the NCAA tournament highlight the nonconference portion of the 2018-2019 University of Maine men’s hockey schedule.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, who swept the Black Bears 2-1 and 2-0 last October in Orono, will entertain UMaine next Oct. 19 and 20.

UMaine also visit Princeton University (Dec. 28-29), which finished seventh in the ECAC Hockey League but won six straight tournament games to capture the league title and earn the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. The Tigers (19-13-4) lost to Ohio State 4-2 …read more

Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy that begin in childhood. But it’s not quite medical marijuana.

The strawberry-flavored syrup is a purified form of a chemical ingredient found in the cannabis plant — but not the one that gets users high. It’s not yet clear why the ingredient, called cannabidiol, or CBD, …read more

Affidavit: John Williams ‘eliminated’ Cpl. Cole after the deputy fell down

Somerset County sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole was on the ground when John D. Williams shot and killed him, an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant revealed.

Information in the document, unsealed Tuesday and made public Monday, detailed what Williams told investigators about his encounter with Cole on April 25.

The affidavit was filed seeking a search warrant for Williams’ clothes and a 9 mm Ruger handgun that allegedly was found when Williams was captured on April 28 at a Norridgewock camp owned by a Massachusetts man.

Williams, 29, of Madison has pleaded not guilty to murder in connection …read more

Alleged attack using car door ups shoplifting charge to felony, police say

KITTERY, Maine — A Portsmouth, New Hampshire, man is charged with robbery after an alleged shoplifting incident at Kittery Trading Post ended in the injury of a store employee.

Robert Chase, 31, of 229 Raleigh Way, now faces a felony charge. According to Kittery police Lt. John Desjardins, a scuffle that occurred in the store parking lot after the alleged June 17 theft upped the charge from a misdemeanor to felony.

[Man accused of trading post theft, altercation with security guard]

Police were called to the Kittery Trading Post around 3:15 p.m., when Chase was allegedly stealing clothing items with a female …read more

Suarez propels Uruguay past Russia; Saudis edge Egypt

SAMARA, Russia — Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0 on Monday, finishing undefeated in group play and handing the host nation its first loss of the World Cup.

Both teams were already assured of spots in the knockout round, but Uruguay’s victory put it at the top of Group A and looking toward a match in Sochi on Saturday against the second-place finisher from Group B.

Uruguay, which also benefited from an own-goal in the first half, had its third straight shutout of the tournament after consecutive 1-0 victories over Egypt …read more