Maine Hockey Journal

Local players look to shine at the Beantown Classic

Marlboro, Mass– The Beantown Classic, a showcase event which got underway on Thursday, has a local favor to it.

In the Draft Division (1988-1991 birth years), New Hamsphire Junior Monarch teammates Brian Dumoulin (Biddeford) and Kyle Beattie (Maine recruit) will be showing off their skills to the NHL scouts.

Dumoulin who had an outstanding year as he had 30 points including seven goals during the regular season. He added two assists in the playoffs. The Monarchs fell in the EJHL finals to the Jersey Hitmen.

Beattie who will be heading to Maine in 2010, led the Monarchs in scoring with 20 goals and 40 assists in 43 contests. He also had ten points in the playoffs including five goals.

Also in the Draft Division is goaltender Nick Broadwater (Portland, Maine). After spending a couple of years with the Portland Junior Pirates organization, he spent this past season with the Boston Junior Bruins. He had a 9-1 record, with a 2.12 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage. He’s rumored to be heading to the University of Southern Maine next year.

In the pre-draft division (1992-1993 birth years), Connor Anthoine (Lewiston) leads the way. With the Portland Junior Pirates A squad, he had 15 goals and 10 assists in 39 contests. He was one of the youngest players to play in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League.

Zach Shannon, the Maineiacs’ third round pick in 2008 also joins Anthoine in the pre-draft showcase. He spent the year at Lawrence Academy.

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