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B. L. Elfring, Editor

Bob Creteau, Editor


University Press

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Orono, Maine

Abstract/ Summary

A new and exciting challenge faces the Black Bears as they head into the 1979-80 season . After two very successful years in Division Two, the Bears join the ranks of Division One.

Head coach Jack Semler moves into his third season at the helm of the Bears, after compiling a 40-20-1 his first two campaigns. He and his staff are keenly aware of what it will take to do well in Division One. "The exciting aspect is the question of how we will fare in Division One. I feel the players, coaches, and fans feel a sense of excitement by this fact. It is similar to the question mark we faced two years ago with a new team, a new division, and all freshmen on the team."

"Signs that are encouraging in what we know is a big challenge are that we feel Division Two hockey is much tougher than is sometimes assumed, and that our players have shown great improvement and maturity with age and experience," commented Semler.

With eighteen returning veterans from last year's 25-8-1 team, along with three players from the first team who missed last season, Semler has good reason to be excited and optimistic. Three top recruits and one transfer will give the Bears depth, more speed, and scoring punch.

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