Maine Hockey Journal

Who Dunnett? Lewiston did, 4-1, over Baie-Comeau

Lewiston, ME – After the first weekend at home, the Lewiston Maineiacs are perfect after they defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4-1 on Saturday night.

Billy Lacasse had a goal and two assists. Alexander Beaton each had a goal and an assist.

“It was a solid game by everybody,” said Maineiacs head coach Don MacAdam.

The Maineiacs converted on their chances in the first period as Etienne Brodeur knocked home his first goal of the season just 3:55 into the contest.

Photo by Ron Morin

Photo by Ron Morin

A pair of rookies was credited with assists on the play as Samuel Henley and Jean-Francois Plante.

“They might have been our best line in that game in Quebec City,” MacAdam mentioned.

“One of the things we asked Etienne (Brodeur) to do with the young kids is (to) be that leader. Certainly he was the glue for that line.”

Lewiston’s Stefan Fournier made it 2-0 for the Maineiacs after he banged home the rebound with 1:09 left in the first period with the Maineiacs on a powerplay.

“We tried to get that second, third, fourth effort around the net,” MacAdam stated. “Last night we got a lot of first chances, but fewer second efforts that was the difference.”

Alex Beaton extended the lead for Lewiston in the second period with a nice deke at the 4:25 mark, beating Drakkar goalie Nathan Dunnett

“I tried to shoot, but it bounced off sticks,” said Maineiacs’ captain Billy Lacasse on his assist of the play.

In the third period, Billy Lacasse finally scored his goal with a shorthanded shot. Alex Beaton had the assist on the play.

“It was a big goal,” Lacasse said. “Everybody was looking for this goal, because if they score, it’s 3-1 and a completely different game.”

At 7:44 of the third period, Baie-Comeau snapped Adrien Lemay’s shutout bid when Simon Olsson lit the lamp as Marc-Olivier Mimar and Mike Villeneuve were credited with the assists.

“We had more giveaways then the Maineiacs, they capitalized on their chances,” said Baie-Comeau’s head coach Stéphane Hains.

Adrien Lemay was stellar on the night making 32 saves in the victory, while Nathan Dunnett also made 32 saves in the loss.

The Maineiacs were 2-for-7 on the man advantage as the Drakkar went 0-for-6.

Lewiston will now face a tough week of practice before heading on the road for a Friday night tilt against the Montreal Junior.

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