Maine Hockey Journal

One future Black Bear taken

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Moncton, NB– Lewiston Maineiacs’ fans weren’t the only ones watching the QMJHL Entry Draft Saturday, the University of Maine fans were also paying attention to see if recruits were taking or not.

Surprisingly, Darcy Ashley, who was highly touted went undrafted after the first five rounds. As a 16-year-old, he wasn’t eligible to be drafted in rounds 6-12.

“It doesn’t have much of an affect on me if I don’t get drafted, sure every kid wants to be drafted but that just doesn’t happen,”Ashley said earlier this week to the Maine Hockey Journal.

With the Cornwall Superior Thunder of the Prince Edward Island/New Brunswick Major Midget league, he had 25 goals and 35 assists in 35 games.

Pierre Durepos who’s reportedly has Maine as a college choice went to the Saint John Sea Dogs even though sources told the Maine Hockey Journal he had a deal in place with Moncton.

He wasn’t at the Top Prospects Presentation last night, but was present at the Draft today. This is according to Matthew Wuest of Halifax Metro:

“More on Durepos — he said he had a last-minute change of heart on his NCAA plans and decided last night to report to whoever took him.”

Durepos had 13 goals and 31 assists in 33 games this season with the Moncton Flyers of New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Major Midget AAA league.

Steve Gillard went to the Halifax Mooseheads in the 11th round. He never responded to the Maine Hockey Journal’s interview request, earlier this week.

The 17-year-old, 5-10 defenseman had two goals and ten assists in 21 games with the St. John’s Fog Devils of the Newfoundland Midget AAA league. In the playoffs, he had seven assists in eight games.

Billett Taken By Moncton

The 17-year-old goaltender for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs from Kennebunk, ME. This season he had 22-2 record with a 2.12 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. He hit a rough spot during the playoffs as he was 1-1 with a 3.61 goals against average and .897 save percentage. He rebounded during the Tier III Junior A National tournament where he was a perfect 5-0, with a 2.20 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.

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