Maryland Black Bears 2020-21 Season in Review: My Three Wishes for 2021-22

With the Black Bears wrapping up the 2020-21 season, it’s time to look ahead to what’s next. A foundation season is only as meaningful as the seasons that come after that and how it shapes the team and players going forward. So, here’s my personal three wishes heading into next season. Disclaimer, I have ZEROContinue reading “Maryland Black Bears 2020-21 Season in Review: My Three Wishes for 2021-22”

Maryland Black Bears 2020-21 Season in Review: Fare Thee Well, Overagers

It’s one of the more difficult posts to write on the year in junior hockey, it’s the players who won’t be with the team next year due to them being over the junior age of eligibility. For some of these players, they’ve been with the squad only a year, maybe less; for one, since dayContinue reading “Maryland Black Bears 2020-21 Season in Review: Fare Thee Well, Overagers”

Maryland Black Bears 2020-21 Season in Review: Historic

For the Maryland Black Bears this year, much like others in the NAHL, there were plenty of hurdles to actually get the season rolling and completed. They started their season at their sister rink north of Baltimore, they had pauses and postponements for one reason or another, and then dealing with a big slide duringContinue reading “Maryland Black Bears 2020-21 Season in Review: Historic”

Black Bears Season Ends With 4-1 Loss

In the end, it just was not to be for the Maryland Black Bears. Thursday proved to be the final game of the Black Bears season, as they dropped Game 3 to the Maine Nordiques by the familiar score of 4-1 and drop the series three games to none. Game 3 started big for Maryland,Continue reading “Black Bears Season Ends With 4-1 Loss”

Black Bears on Brink of Elimination After Being Swept in Maine

Following a pair of 4-1 losses to the Maine Nordiques this weekend, the Maryland Black Bears are fighting for their playoff lives in an attempt to win the East Division. While four of those goals from Maine were with an empty net, the Black Bears couldn’t find a way to break through offensively for moreContinue reading “Black Bears on Brink of Elimination After Being Swept in Maine”

Black Bears Welcome Three Through Supplemental Draft

Ahead of the start of the Division Finals, the Maryland Black Bears and the rest of the NAHL took part in the Supplemental Draft. Every team got three selections and it was made up of players under 21 years old as of December 31st, 2021, who weren’t on an NAHL team or played less thanContinue reading “Black Bears Welcome Three Through Supplemental Draft”

Plenty of Maryland Talent Selected in 2021 USHL Draft

The USHL Draft has come and gone for another year. Those unfamiliar with the draft, it’s split up in two Phases. The first Phase is for U-17 players only– so in this instance, players with a 2005 birth year. Phase II is open to anyone who still has junior eligibility and is not protected byContinue reading “Plenty of Maryland Talent Selected in 2021 USHL Draft”

Maryland Black Bears 2021 East Division Final Preview

The two newest teams in the NAHL East Division will face off for the divisional title starting this week. With Maryland taking out Johnstown and Maine defeating New Jersey, the Black Bears and Nordiques are heading for a collision course for the right to play in Blaine, Minnesota for the Robertson Cup. These teams playedContinue reading “Maryland Black Bears 2021 East Division Final Preview”

Black Bears Advance After Comeback Win

Odenton, Maryland can now be called Upset City. Saturday night, the Maryland Black Bears overcame three deficits against the Johnstown Tomahawks and used two goals in 37 seconds to take the deciding Game Five, upset the top-seed in the division, and win their first playoff series in franchise history. Maryland will now face the winnerContinue reading “Black Bears Advance After Comeback Win”

Split at Home Forces Black Bears to Game Five

For the first time in franchise history, the Black Bears played in front of their home fans at The Den in Piney Orchard. While it was a typical tight affair with the Johnstown Tomahawks, the Black Bears won on Wednesday, but couldn’t close it out Thursday– forcing into a winner-takes-all game on Saturday night inContinue reading “Split at Home Forces Black Bears to Game Five”