Maine Hockey Journal

More notes from Sunday’s game

What a weekend for the Lewiston Maineiacs, most folks believed this weekend would put the Maineiacs in their place. I thought splitting the weekend would be a successful weekend. I haven’t learned my lesson because this team will not back down from anyone.

One thing I picked up from the fans before the game was they were watching the Remparts warm-up. The fans were three deep and the only thing that could come close is probably when Sidney Crosby came to town

Did anyone else see Lemay’s taunt?

When Billy Lacasse scored the empty netter with 34 seconds remaining, Lemay pointed his stick towards the Remparts bench. Here’s Adrien’s explanation:

“I heard in the first game in Quebec, Patrick (Roy) asked the guys to hit me during the game. Today they hit me a lot also.”

Lemay did get hit a lot on Sunday.

“I think at the game there, we certainly deserved a point,” said Maineiacs’ head coach Don MacAdam. “Adrien on the winning goal he was pushed into the net on it. He’s another player with a credible amount of pride.”

Confidence is a little shaken for Delmas

Just like last year, Peter Delmas was replaced in the middle of the second period on Sunday. Patrick Roy believes Delmas’ confidence has taken a hit.

“It’s pretty simple,” Roy stated. “Peter has no confidence; it’s a matter of building confidence. When he’s not confident, he’s not playing well and he’s not making the big save. He’s improving and he’s been working on things to improve his game.”

Delmas has a 2-2 record with a 3.39 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage in five games.

Jean-Philippe Gagnon has a 4-0-1 record, a 2.62 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage.

Roy’s thoughts on Trudeau

“To be honest with you, I’ve coached Sebastien in pee wees, bantams, and in juniors and he’s a pure goal scorer,” Roy said. “He’s a goal scorer; he knows where the net is. He’s a solid player. I mean he’s a type guy we didn’t want to give but sometimes when trades like this come up, you have no choice. He’s one of the players we were willing to sacrifice to give ourselves a chance this year.

Trudeau had 19 goals last year with Quebec.

Time for the dreaded 3 in 3

The Maineiacs will be heading to Atlantic Canada for three games between the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, the Moncton Wildcats, and the Prince Edward Island Rocket.

Expect both Adrien Lemay and Jordan Kennedy to start.

The Atlantic Division is a very competitive division, five out of the six teams are separated by three points or less.

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