Maine Hockey Journal

Jonathan Connelly has a try-out with Halifax

Lewiston, ME– With the goaltending depth of the Lewiston Maineiacs, the team will let Jonathan Connelly go to Halifax Mooseheads’ training camp.

“We got excellent depth in goal, and the opportunity for Jonathan to go to Halifax will be a great opportunity for him to to play,” said Lewiston’s President and Head Coach Don MacAdam.

MaineiacsName - 360x187 Connelly, 18, spent parts of last season with the Maineiacs and the Summer Western Capital of the MJAHL. With the Maineiacs, he was 2-3 with a 4.62 goals-against average and a .818 save percentage. With the Western Capitals, he was 2-0, with a 3.35 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage.

Don MacAdam also stated the decision was mutual. If Connelly does make the Mooseheads, Halifax will owe the Maineiacs compensation, but MacAdam wouldn’t confirm what’s coming back.

“I don’t have it off the top of my head,” MacAdam stated.

Connelly won’t be the only player on Lewiston’s 50 man roster getting a shot at another QMJHL training camp.

“At that moment, there is one other opportunity, (Max) Capuano will go to Drummondville,” MacAdam added.

Capuano, 18, was Lewiston’s ninth round selection in 2008. He spent last season with the Bridgewater Bandits of the EJHL. He had two goals and three assists in 17 games. He also had three goals in six games with their Junior B team.

Woodworth has a successful U-17 camp

Maineiacs fourth round selection in 2009, Stephen Woodworth, just came back from Team Atlantic Under-17 camp

“Camp went very well, the competition was intense in every game and there was a lot of great players trying out” said Woodworth. “The coaching staff stayed relatively quiet all week, but I felt pleased with my performance, and I am looking forward to Maineiacs training camp.”

The final roster for the Under-17 team that will compete at World Under-17 Challenge in Timmons, Ontario, will be announced after the Monctonian AAA Challenge in November. The U-17 tournament takes place from December 29, 2009 to January 4, 2010.

Tom Bourdon will be the head athletic therapist for Team USA

This week the Lewiston Maineiacs announced Tom Bourdon has been selected as the head athletic therapist for the USA U-18 National team, which will compete in the annual Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament from August 11-15.

“We are very excited about the opportunity Tom has been given,” said MacAdam in team’s press release. “This honor says a lot about his abilities, and we are proud to have Tom working with our players and team next season.”

Team USA roster will also have Connor Brickley on it, the Maineiacs 11th round pick in 2009.

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