Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:03

Pearson defining his role as a captain for Maine mens hockey

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When Maine men's hockey captain Chase Pearson first stepped foot in Orono, he never thought in his wildest dreams that he could spearhead a hockey rebirth in Orono.

Well all of that has happened to the sophomore forward.

 

In just his second year, Pearson is tied for first on the team with 24 points. Along with co-captain Mark Hamilton, Pearson has helped lead Maine to a 14-9-4 record and within striking distance of a first round bye in the Hockey East tournament.

 

Pearson admitted that there have been some growing pains during his time as captain, but as the Black Bears head into another important series this weekend with Merrimack, Pearson says his role has now been solidified.

 

"I was pretty surprised when the coach announced it and honored at the same time. It came as a surprise but I think that I was ready for the role. Maybe I take a few things in stride and learn as I go but that's all part of it and I think that guys have respected me," Pearson said.

 

Andrew Badillo

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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a member of the school's student-run television station, Q30 Television, where he served as its general manager, vice president, sports anchor and reporter. He gained experience covering Quinnipiac Athletics and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Association for his work.

In addition to his experience at Q30, Andrew also gained professional experience at MLB Network and News 12 Connecticut.

Originally from Orangeburg, New York, Andrew is excited to get his career started in Bangor. He is especially eager to get to know the great local sports community in the North Region.

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