University of Maine Ice Hockey

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Maine's long winters would seem the ideal place for hockey to develop, but blistering winter conditions, frigid temperatures, and windchill made the sport unpleasant and even dangerous. The problem was not solved until 1976, when Harold Alfond donated a large sum of money for the establishment of a suitable facility for indoor hockey. University of Maine Ice Hockey tells the story of how a small school from Maine with a student body of under 12,000 rose to be one of the top-tier hockey programs in the nation, one of the great success stories in modern collegiate sports.
ISBN: 9780738555157
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this pictorial tribute, Bob Briggs, a University of Maine alumnus and sports enthusiast, chronicles the rise of one of the best hockey programs in the country. Briggs illustrates the devotion and commitment of the locals and students with images from the Fogler Library archives and from veteran photographer Michael York.
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