Maine Hockey Journal

Lewiston wins a home game on the road

Fredericton, NB – There’s no place like home for the Lewiston Maineiacs, in this case it was 300 miles away as they played in Fredericton, NB, defeating the Saint John Sea Dogs 6-1 Wednesday night.

Fredericton is the home of the University of New Brunswick, defending CIS champions, which Maineiacs General Manager Roger Shannon and Head Coach Don MacAdam has close ties too.

With the win, the Maineiacs finished the pre-season with an undefeated home record, going 3-0, as they were led by Stefan Fournier and Eric Gelinas.

Eric Gelinas started the scoring at the 5:38 of the first period to give the Maineiacs an early 1-0 lead.

Pierre-Olivier Morin scored his third goal in two games against the Sea Dogs as Billy Lacasse and Alexander Beaton set the goal up with 2:44 remaining in the period.Stefan Fournier
In the second period, Stefan Fournier scored the lone goal as he gave the Maineiacs a 3-0 lead just 2:03 in the period. Maineiacs forward Eric Gelinas was credited the lone assist on the goal.

Fournier would strike again early in the third period as he scored while on the powerplay just 1:23 into the period.

Fournier kept his scoring streak going, adding an assist on Matt Boyle’s powerplay goal with 5:25 remaining in the contest. It was Fournier’s third point of the game.

Saint John finally got on the board when Kevin Gagne, a former Maine recruit, scored his second goal of the pre-season. Stephen MacAulay and Mike Thomas were credited with the assists on the powerplay goal with 2:46 left in the match.

Newcomer Samuel Grenache notched his second goal of the preseason with 43 seconds left in the period.

Adrien Lemay played well as he made 35 saves in the victory. At the other end, Marc-Antoine Gelinas made 13 saves on 16 shots, while Nicholas Spears allowed 3 goals on 12 shots, taking the loss.

The Maineiacs were 2-for-4 on the powerplay as the Sea Dogs were 1-fo- 6 with the man advantage.

NOTES: With the preseason now over, the Maineiacs will now focus on the start of the regular season, which begins on the road against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on Sept. 11th. They will then travel to Quebec City to face the Remparts on the Sept. 13th.

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