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Media Guide


Drew Finnie


University of Maine Department of Public Information and Central Services

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Orono, Maine

Abstract/ Summary

The history of varsity hockey at the University of Maine can be divided into two eras. The first began shortly after the end of World War I when American college campuses were flooded with returning GIs. Varsity athletics in general were just beginning to return to their pre-war levels at most campuses when hockey as a college sport began a major resurgence across the country.

In the fall of 1922, several UMO students formed a group to petition the Athletic Board to add varsity hockey for the 1922-23 winter season . A generation earlier, in 1906-07, a club team had been active on campus playing such teams as Bowdoin. That group had unsuccessfully sought varsity status for the sport. The 1922 group fared better as the board granted full varsity status for the new team which began play in February, 1923.


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