Maine Hockey Journal

Rimouski keeps on rolling

Lewiston, ME– The Oceanic rolled to their 13th straight victory as they defeated the Lewiston Maineiacs 9-2.

“We had so many guys missing so many assignments, far more our forwards then the defenseman.” said Lewiston Maineiacs Head Coach Don MacAdam. “It’s like we never went over back checking before.”

The Oceanic got on the board first when Keven Veilleux snapped the puck past Peter Delmas 4:59 into the contest. The play was set up by Maxime Ouimet and Philippe Cornet.

8:20 into the contest the lead was stretched to two. Ryan Kavanagh would get his fourth of the year. Veilleux would add one of the helpers and Olivier Fortier snatched the secondary helper.

“He was dominate,” said Rimouski’s Head Coach Clem Jodoin. He had a goal and two assists for the game.

“He’s one of the best players I’ve seen so far,” said MacAdam.

The scoring would keep pouring in for Rimouski as Ouimet potted one in to make it 3-0. Fortier and Oliver Fortier were also rewarded with points on the goal. The tally came with 5:05 left in the frame.

The final goal of the stanza would come with 1:50 to play. 2009 Draft eligible prospect, Jordan Caron lit the lamp with Emmanuel Bourdeau getting the lone helper.

“The second half (of the season) he has been really good,” says Jodoin. Caron also dropped the gloves for the first time this season. “That’s not his style.”

Maxime Gratchev would get a shorthanded tally 2:18 into the second as he outskated the Rimouski’s defense. Etienne Brodeur was in the sin bin for a roughing call. He went to Gratchev’s aid when Gratchev was elbowed to the face.

“He had both goals. Max-Billy-Etienne had a pretty good night. They could have had three or four more,” MacAdam said.

Rimouski would strike again at the 5:56 mark when Belarus born Ilya Silik fired one past Delmas. Piche picked up his second helper of the game and Nicholas Samoluk picked up his first.

The Oceanic were on the powerplay when Patrice Cormier scored at the 8:11 mark. Kavanagh and Caron assisted on the play.

Maxime Gratchev would get his second of the game with 6:16 remaining in the second. It was almost a carbon copy of his first goal. Etienne Brodeur and Billy Lacasse found their names on the score sheet.

The Oceanic made it 7-2 when Felix Lefrançois chipped one past Adrien Lemay with 8:18 left in the game. Caron and Cormier set the goal up.

“The three goals against Adrien, he didn’t have a chance,” says MacAdam. “It was unfortunate he had to go through that.”

Mathieu Asselin made it 8-2 when he put home a rebound from a Piche shot. Felix Lefrançois got the secondary assist. The goal came with 2:33 left. With 1:35 left in the game, Patrick Delisle-Houde got his 15th. Asselin and Lefrancois grabbed the assists.

Rimouski had nine powerplays to Lewiston’s three. “We took too many bad penalties again,” said MacAdam. “We have two three guys that keep on doing it like Danick (Paquette) doing it. It’s mind boggling.”

Lewiston gets back on the ice tomorrow at 4pm to face the Victoriaville Tigres. “We put a lot of pressure on us for tomorrow’s game,” MacAdam said.

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