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Ryan McLaughlin

About Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin is a longtime Bangor Daily News writer who is just as passionate about sports as he is keeping the people of Maine fit and healthy as a fitness trainer at Union Street Athletics in Bangor. Ryan's passion for sports started when he was very young and he turned that into a successful career in cross country and track at Brewer High School. Ryan is a former New England Patriots season ticket holder and his wife has been a UMaine hockey season ticket holder since 1994. When he's not training clients or writing, Ryan enjoys golf, hockey, obstacle course racing and traveling.

In the wake of Patriots’ heartbreak, a lot of other teams deserve our attention

Usually throughout January, the attention of Maine sports fans is focused on the New England Patriots, and rightfully so. The Patriots have been playing meaningful games in January and February for a generation, and often times, other local teams get lost in the shuffle. Now, here we are in the final month of January, and […]

Supporting a team through the lows is just as important as supporting them through the highs

The University of Maine men's hockey team celebrates after defeating Michigan State in a shootout in the IceBreaker tournament in Portland in October.

It’s a sports expression I hear all the time: “If you can’t support the team in bad times, then don’t support them in good times.” Growing up in the 1990’s, fortunes weren’t so rosy for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins or Boston Celtics, with the Patriots’ appearance in Super Bowl XXXI […]