Maine Hockey Journal

Jr. Pirates lose two close games

It was a tough weekend for the Portland Junior Pirates AJHL squad. They lost to the Laconia Leafs 5-4 on Saturday and suffered a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bulldogs. Tom Gosselin tallied three assists Saturday night. The goal scorers were Paul Kashmanian, Connor Anthoine, Corey LaRue, and Russ Franey. Ryan Boucher, Kevin Smith, Bobby Hannah, and Dan Smith each tallied an assist. Connor Brogan made 42 saves.

Sunday, Connor Anthoine and Bobby Hannah were the goal scorers. Ryan Boucher tallied two assists and Russ Franey added one assist. Carl Rappa made 27 saves.

Another successful weekend for Billet and Dumoulin

Brian Billet has won seven straight with wins over the Bay State Breakers and the Valley Jr. Warriors. He made 25 saves in Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Breakers and 20 saves in Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Warriors. Adam Shemansky had three assists on the weekend, two of those came in the 3-2 win. Brian Dumoulin added two assists on Sunday. It ended his three game scoring drought.

Quite Weekend in the USHL

Derek Arnold had a goal an assist this weekend for the Waterloo Blackhawks. Friday night, he scored against Tri-City. Also against the Storm, he had an assist in Saturday night’s game.

Mark Anthoine had an assist in the 5-4 shootout loss against the Omaha Lancers on Friday night. Johnnie Searfoss went pointless in the three games this past week for the Fargo Force.

Diamond has cooled down

Joey Diamond had one goal against the Stouffville Spirt, fellow Maine recruit Patrick McEachen didn’t factor in the scoring in the 8-2 win for the Hamilton Red Wings. Carlos Amestoy a 2010 recruit had an assist in the 8-6 win over the Red Wings. He has four goals and six assists in 21 games for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens

Darcy Ashley is leading the Cornwall Thunder of the New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Major Midget League in scoring. He has 7 goals and 11 assists in 12 contests. He’s tied for sixth in scoring in the league. He’s a 2011 recruit.

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