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”

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”

Black Bears Overcome Slow Start, Come Back Home in an Even Series

There’s an old adage that says a playoff series doesn’t start until the road team wins a game. Thanks to Saturday night’s win in Johnstown, the Maryland Black Bears have made this a series. Game One wasn’t as great for the Black Bears on the scoreboard, but if you take away their shaky first period,Continue reading “Black Bears Overcome Slow Start, Come Back Home in an Even Series”

Maryland Black Bears 2021 East Division Semi-Final Preview

On Friday, the Maryland Black Bears will step into their first playoff game in franchise history, as they take on their rivals from Western PA, the Johnstown Tomahawks. Albeit, it is a one-sided rivalry with Johnstown having an all-time record of 7-21-7 record over the Black Bears, this season has had a much closer feelContinue reading “Maryland Black Bears 2021 East Division Semi-Final Preview”

Black Bears Clinch Playoff Spot

For the first time in franchise history, the Maryland Black Bears are headed to the post-season. With the Maine Nordiques beating the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks in regulation Friday night allowed the Black Bears to clinch a spot on points percentage. Especially considering the 2019-20 season was cut short due to COVID, this is aContinue reading “Black Bears Clinch Playoff Spot”