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”

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”

Black Bears Split Weekend to End Marathon Week

ODENTON, MD– In finishing their five games in eight days stretch, the Maryland Black Bears welcomed their rival from Western PA, the Johnstown Tomahawks, to The Den. These games were not without their drama, including a heartbreaker on Saturday night– but allowing the Black Bears to chalk up three out of a possible four pointsContinue reading “Black Bears Split Weekend to End Marathon Week”

In Battle of the East’s Best, Maryland Takes Three of Four Points

ODENTON, MD– Getting back from holiday break, the Maryland Black Bears didn’t wait to get into it, as they took on the top team in the East in the New Jersey Titans. With some highlight reel goals along the way and solid blocks defensively, the Black Bears were able to take three of four pointsContinue reading “In Battle of the East’s Best, Maryland Takes Three of Four Points”

Black Bears Salvage Split Against Danbury

ODENTON, MD– Coming off an off weekend, the Maryland Black Bears got some relief with the return of Aden Bruich, Vlad Polegoshko, and Philip Törnqvist to the line-up this weekend. While Friday night was a rough affair with no luck going Maryland’s way, a dominant Saturday performance allowed the Black Bears to come out ofContinue reading “Black Bears Salvage Split Against Danbury”

Black Bears Split Series in Maine

LEWISTON, ME– Meeting for the second straight weekend, the Maryland Black Bears this time went up to Lewiston, Maine to take on the Nordiques. A usually mild-mannered rivalry took a turn this weekend with plenty of rough stuff spreading over from Friday night into Saturday’s affair. At the end of the weekend, both teams tookContinue reading “Black Bears Split Series in Maine”

Black Bears Split Weekend, Maintain First Place

ODENTON, MD– Riding a four-game winning streak, the Maryland Black Bears met the Northeast Generals at home for the second time in three weeks. Being atop the East Division, Maryland knew they were going to be tested by those chasing, which happened on Friday night in a loss; but they regained their swagger with aContinue reading “Black Bears Split Weekend, Maintain First Place”

Black Bears Continue Winning Ways With Sweep in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, NY– Returning to Jamestown for the first time since January 25th, 2020, the Maryland Black Bears looked to shake off some bad luck on the times they traveled to southwestern New York. Maryland had only won once in ten visits to Jamestown– October 18th, 2019. With that in mind and a tight East DivisionContinue reading “Black Bears Continue Winning Ways With Sweep in Jamestown”

Black Bears Finish Long Weekend with Three Points in Two Games

MIDDLETOWN, NJ/JOHNSTOWN, PA– A most interesting weekend for the Maryland Black Bears, as they we the visitors for two different home openers in two different cities. While the travel was long, the Black Bears looked sharp for the most part and came out of it with a 1-0-1 weekend. OCTOBER 1st, 2021: BLACK BEARS (3)Continue reading “Black Bears Finish Long Weekend with Three Points in Two Games”

Divisional Final Rematch Finishes in Split for Black Bears

ODENTON, MD– Coming back from the NAHL Showcase, the Maryland Black Bears set their sights on divisional play with the Maine Nordiques coming into town for an East Division Final rematch. While some of the names may have changed, the intensity remained as both teams came out firing in Friday’s match, while Saturday’s tilt feltContinue reading “Divisional Final Rematch Finishes in Split for Black Bears”