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To say the 2001-02 University of Maine ice hockey season was one of ups-and-downs will not do it justice. After losing legendary head coach Shawn Walsh to cancer less than 24 hours before the first scheduled practice, the Black Bears rebounded to come within 53 seconds of winning it's third national championship. However, the National Championship was not to be as Minnesota won the game in overtime. The season was capped off when 2001-02 interim head coach Tim Whitehead was named head coach on April 8, and then two weeks later was named the winner of the Spencer Penrose Award, given to the National Coach of the Year.
University of Maine Athletic Media Relations Office, "2002-2003 Men's Hockey Media Guide" (2002). General University of Maine Publications. 3118.
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