Rivals Old Town And Orono Merging Hockey Programs 

The merging of the Old Town and Orono hockey programs received final approval from the Maine Principals Association this afternoon.The move will save the future of hockey for Orono high skaters as there were only four players returning from last year’s team.Old Town has 13 coming back but the Coyotes could foresee low numbers a few years down the road.The new combined team is now the Old Town-Orono Black Bears and it will play in Class B next winter.