Maine Hockey Journal

Lewiston prepares for long weekend away from the Colisee

Lewiston, ME – After a strong two-game homestand by the Lewiston Maineiacs, they return to the road for three games in three nights beginning on Friday when the club face-offs against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

“We’ve watch tape and we know they work very hard,” said Lewiston Maineiacs’ head coach Don MacAdam. “They are a physical team and they have the goaltending.”

The road trip won’t get any easier on Saturday as Lewiston travels to Moncton to face the first place Wildcats.

“What we know about Moncton is they’re a very well coached team,” MacAdam said. “They are a team that plays a lot of structure, and they have a very skilled defense.”

Moncton’s roster includes a pair of NHL draft picks on their roster in Marc Barberio and David Savard. They also have another potential top-five pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Brandon Gormley according to several scouting services.

The last game of the road trip will be in Prince Edward Island on Sunday afternoon when the Maineiacs take on the Rocket.

“With PEI, they just had a coaching change,” stated MacAdam. “That can bring a spark for the team. They have a lot of offensive skill.”

Earlier this week, the Rocket fired Guy Chouinard and replaced him with former Val d’Or General Manager and bench boss Éric Lavigne.

MacAdam believes the PEI players will play well for the new coach.

“We know they will be a team that wants to impress the new coach.”

Expect both Adrien Lemay and Jordan Kennedy to play this weekend, however, MacAdam isn’t tipping his hat as to which one of them will play where.

“Everybody in our line-up will be playing this weekend I expect,” MacAdam mentioned.

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