Black Bears Split Weekend Versus Defending Champs

MIDDLETOWN, NJ– Heading into the weekend on a five-game win streak, the Maryland Black Bears went to Middletown, New Jersey to take on the defending champs on the Titans’ opening weekend. With banners raised and some gloves dropped, the Black Bears would have to leave New Jersey with a split on the weekend.  FRIDAY SEPTEMBERContinue reading “Black Bears Split Weekend Versus Defending Champs”

Black Bears Offense Fires on All Cylinders in Weekend Sweep

SEWELL, NJ– In what could be the most dominant weekend for the Maryland Black Bears, they travelled to the Philadelphia-adjacent area to take on the newly-minted Philadelphia Rebels and swept the weekend with a high-powered offense and tight defense to carry them to victory.  SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2022: BLACK BEARS (5) at Philadelphia (0): Off theContinue reading “Black Bears Offense Fires on All Cylinders in Weekend Sweep”

Black Bears Get Three Wins in Statement Showcase Appearance

BLAINE, MN– This won’t be your typical weekly review. The Showcase being four games would be plenty of writing and not really give the proper service to what was shown out of the Maryland Black Bears this week. This Showcase showed what this Black Bears team is capable of and what we can expect outContinue reading “Black Bears Get Three Wins in Statement Showcase Appearance”

Towson Women’s Squad Shutter For 2022-23 Season

While we were celebrating the revitalization of the women’s Crab Pot Tournament, we start this week off with some bad news when it comes to women’s club hockey. On Sunday, it was announced that Towson, due to lack of players, will not participate in a competitive season for the 2022-23 season. The announcement was postedContinue reading “Towson Women’s Squad Shutter For 2022-23 Season”

Black Bears Sweep Defending Champs in Opening Weekend

ODENTON, MD– It was 147 days since the Maryland Black Bears touched the ice at Piney Orchard, but the time has come for a new season where hope springs eternal in the chase for the Robertson Cup. But to be the team, you’ve got to beat the team with the team now being the defendingContinue reading “Black Bears Sweep Defending Champs in Opening Weekend”

Women’s Crab Pot Tournament is Back!!

Back in November, I mentioned that it might be time to look at reinstating the Crab Pot Tournament for women’s hockey. It only happened twice in the past and with the growth of club hockey teams in mid-Atlantic corridor, it’d be foolish not to do it– as not all teams have to be Maryland-based, asContinue reading “Women’s Crab Pot Tournament is Back!!”

Welcome the Defending the Den Podcast

Coming this 2022-23 season, PodcastMonsters.com and Chesapeake Hockey Week will welcome the Defending The Den Podcast. This latest podcast will follow the Maryland Black Bears and the ins-and-outs of their season. While it used to be a big part of the Chesapeake Hockey Week, I felt it was time for a change. The Black BearsContinue reading “Welcome the Defending the Den Podcast”

Coaching Changes, Captains, and Camp– Oh My!!

Partially out of hibernation, the Maryland Black Bears made plenty of noise this week as they opened their main camp. Some coaching changes and naming of the 2022-23 captain were revealed as things get started back up at The Den at Piney Orchard. First, the Black Bears announced Kim Weiss has been boosted up toContinue reading “Coaching Changes, Captains, and Camp– Oh My!!”

Ottawa Picks Two Maryland-Born Talents in NHL Draft

The 2022 NHL Draft has come and gone and the Ottawa Senators should be the talk of the Old Line State, as they chose two Maryland products during the draft. Stephen Halliday (Glenwood) and Cameron O’Neill (Odenton) were both selected on day two of the Draft after both had very impactful seasons in 2021-22. FirstContinue reading “Ottawa Picks Two Maryland-Born Talents in NHL Draft”

NAHL Releases 2022-23 Schedule

The NAHL followed through on their promist, releasing the 2022-23 season schedule on Tuesday– less the NAHL Showcase games. Twenty-eight games at home, twenty-eight on the road, four in Blaine– it makes for a nice hype in the off-season. It’s pretty basic, as the Black Bears will play their East Division foes constant, but there’sContinue reading “NAHL Releases 2022-23 Schedule”