Maine Hockey Journal

Domingue wins goalie duel as Moncton prevails, 2-0

Moncton, NB – For the 4,778 at the Moncton Coliseum on Saturday for the Wildcats vs. Lewiston Maineiacs, they witnessed an amazing display of talent between the pipes as Louis Domingue stopped all 29 shots in Moncton’s 2-0 victory over the Maineiacs.

Maineiacs goalie Adrien Lemay was solid on night as well; stopping 23 of 25 shots faced from Moncton shooters.

“Both goaltenders were excellent tonight,” said Lewiston Maineiacs’ head coach Don MacAdam. “We had a lot of scrambles in front of their net, but we couldn’t quite get a handle of the puck.”

The Moncton Wildcats have waited for over a month for 17-year old Krill Kabanov to suit up for them. It took all of 15 minutes for him to find the back of the net on a backdoor play, which was set up by Randy Cameron and Scott Brannon.

“He’s (Kabanov) is an impact player,” said MacAdam. “It was a pretty nice goal.”

After a scoreless second period, Brandon Gormley, the 17-year old defenseman, fired a shot past Lemay with 5:10 to play.

“It was unfortunate the call came that late in the game,” MacAdam stated. “We weren’t able to get back in the game.”

Moncton finished the game 1-for-2 on the powerplay, while Lewiston went 0-for-5 on the night.

Although, the Maineiacs came away with no points, MacAdam was pleased with the effort his guys showed.

“It wasn’t a lack of effort,” he said. “We did an excellent job of forechecking, we did an excellent job of creating pressure with our defense. We made it very difficult for them to clear their own blue line. The only difference is we didn’t score any goals.”

Lewiston travels to Charolettetown, Prince Edward Island for a Sunday afternoon contest against the PEI Rocket. Puck drops at 3pm.

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