Maine Hockey Journal

MHJ Three Stars of the Week – Ending 10/4/09

#1 Star: Sebastien Trudeau – Lewiston Maineiacs

Sebastien Trudeau
Lewiston Maineiacs’ forward Sebastien Trudeau had a very strong week included a solid game against his former team, the Quebec Remparts, as he scored three goals with a plus-2 rating over the weekend to be name MHJ’s #1 Star of the week.

On Thursday, the defending President Cup champions, Drummondville Voltigeurs came to town and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the Maineiacs. However, hard work and perseverance paid off in the end as Lewiston battled back for a 5-4 shootout win. Trudeau’s goal at 8:21 of the second period pulled the Maineiacs within a goal, setting the tempo for the rest of the game. He also scored in the shootout to give the Maineiacs a 1-0 lead as they prevailed 2-1.

After finding themselves down again on Saturday, this time by only a goal to the Remparts, Trudeau scored a pair of goals a little over four minutes apart in the first period as the Maineiacs went on to a 5-2 rout of Quebec.

#2 Star: Alexis Piette – Lewiston Maineiacs

Alexis Piette With the success that Trudeau had this week; it might not have come to fruition if Alexis Piette wasn’t there feeding him the puck. Piette led all scoring on the team this week with five assists in two games with a plus-1 rating as the Maineiacs swept a pair of games at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

Piette had three assists on Saturday, including Sebastien Trudeau’s game-winning goal as Lewiston went on for the 5-2 win over the Quebec Remparts.

Piette started his offensive flurry on Thursday where he had a pair of assists in Lewiston’s, 5-4, come from behind win over Drummondville.

#3 Star: Marc-Andre Gragnani – Portland Pirates

Marc-Andre GragnaniThe Portland Pirates got off to a rough start against the Springfield Falcons on Saturday night. However, despite a 5-2 loss, Pirates’ defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani showed some glimpses of offensive brilliance with a pair of goals and a plus-2 rating on the night.

Gragnani’s first goal came less than a minute after Springfield opened the scoring in the first period.

With the Pirates down by a pair of goals in the second period, Gragnani snapped a quick shot through a screen of bodies, beating Falcons’ goalie Devan Dubnyk to pull Portland back within a goal, 3-2.

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