Maine Hockey Journal

Solid game all around for Lewiston

Lewiston, ME– Lewiston got production from two lines as they defeated the Victoriaville Tigres 4-2. It was Victoriaville’s ninth straight lost.

“For once we got some offense for our goaltending,” said Lewiston’s Head Coach Don MacAdam. “It’s too easy to stop one line.”

Adrien Lemay made 27 saves and earned his fourth victory. Antonio Mastropietro stopped 25 pucks and his record dropped to 9-10 on the season.

“Adrien was the difference early,” MacAdam said. “He kept us from digging a little bit of a hole.”

“I am not happy; we don’t play with desperate energy,” says Victoriaville’s Head Coach Yannick Jean. “We need to find a way to put the puck into the net.”

Maxime Gratchev has been on a tear lately for the Lewiston Maineiacs. He notched his 28th goal of the season. He put home initial shot from Eric Gelinas. Patrick Cusack got the secondary assist.

Alexander Beaton took a Danick Paquette pass from the circle and put it home. Samuel Finn got the secondary assist at the 1:38 mark of the second period.

The Tigres got on the board at the 4:53 mark when Joel Chouinard waited for Adrien Lemay to commit and flicked into the open cage. Andrej Nestrasil and Maxime Tanguay got the helpers.

The Alexander Beaton-Danick Paquette-Pierre Olivier Morin would strike again at the 4:34 mark of third. Morin would clean up the mess in front of Antonio Mastropietro’s net. His line mates would get the assists.

“We asked more offense from the Beaton line. They are starting to provide it,” says MacAdam.

Jonathan Bonneau got Victoriaville back within one as he beat Lemay at the 6:06 marker. The goal was set up by Oliver Jarnard and Travis McIssac.

Lewiston would get the tally back 10:09 in the frame. Billy Lacasse used his speed to get by everyone and he slid it by Mastropietro. Cusack and Gratchev recorded their second points on the play.

“OK its 4-2 you don’t allow them to get the third goal…the game is on the line again,” said MacAdam.

“They (defense) blocked a lot of shots and went to score,” say Lewiston’s netminder Adrien Lemay. We like to kill the good penalties.” The Maineiacs killed all four chances that Victoriaville had on the powerplay.

Lewiston heads out onto the road for two games in Gatineau and a tilt against the Montreal Juniors next Sunday.

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