Maine Hockey Journal

Chaput named the Maineiacs’ new Governor

Lewiston, ME– Alain Chaput has been appointed the the team’s governor after Matt McKnight resigned from the post last week.

“We are thrilled that Alain has accepted the post of Governor. Alain has deep connections within the hockey community that will be useful in advancing our causes. He will be an advocate for the MAINEiacs at the Board of Governors meetings in Montreal.” said Mark Just in the press release.

Chaput, a native of Montreal, is no stranger to the QMJHL or the MAINEiacs. Chaput saw time on the ice for the first incarnation of the Sherbrooke Castors (now the Rimouski Oceanic) in 1973-1974, and for the Sorel Eperviers (now the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) from 1974-1977. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round, 107th overall, in the 1977 NHL entry draft.

Chaput also has two sons that have played for the Lewiston MAINEiacs. Stefan Chaput played for the MAINEiacs from 2004-2008. He is currently with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League. Michael Chaput was drafted by the MAINEiacs in 2008 in the first round of the QMJHL entry draft. The younger Chaput played his rookie year in Lewiston during the 2008-2009 season.

“I have been a part of the Lewiston family for 4 years now. I have talked to the fans. They are passionate people who are very proud of their MAINEiacs. I am determined to help Mr. Just and Coach MacAdam turn this team around, and keep it in Lewiston for the long term.” commented Alain Chaput.

Chaput will begin his new role as governor effective immediately. He will attend his first meeting as Lewiston Governor on Thursday, April 2 in Montreal.

According to the Sun Journal, Chaput will stay in the Montreal area for the meantime.

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