Maine Hockey Journal

No Maineiacs represented

The QMJHL announced the 23 man roster for the 2009 Subway Super Series roster (formerly known as the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge) and the Lewiston Maineiacs are one of five teams not represented.

Eric Gelinas“I have no idea what the selection process is,” Maineiacs’ President and Head Coach Don MacAdam said after the game Thursday. “I have to see who was picked. We certainly feel are very good players. Its league’s choice and I have no idea what the criteria is.”

Hockey Canada uses this event as an evaluation event for Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championships and the World Under-18 Championships. Eric Gelinas and Samuel Carrier are two players on the Maineiacs roster that had the strongest chance to make the team. Adrien Lemay is too old to be selected.

Gelinas is the only drafted player on the roster and Carrier is positioning himself as a late first round-second round draft pick. Carrier cracked The Hockey News’ Hot List last week which is 1-10 ranking of the hottest drafted and draft eligible players. The two game series takes place in Drummondville November 16th and Shawinigan on November 18th.

I know what you are thinking the Maineiacs getting snubbed once again. Lewiston should be well represented at the World Under-17 Challenge in Timmons, Ontario which begins after Christmas. The four 16-year olds should be on their respective rosters.

Jordan Kennedy should be on Team Atlantic’s roster and Stephen Woodworth should also be a strong candidate also. Francois Beauvillier, Jean-Francois Plante and Samuel Henley are most likely locks for Team Quebec’s roster.

Orrpars finds a new home

The Maineiacs’ second Euro selection in the 2009 Import Draft Oscar Orrpars has signed with the Malmo organization. It’s unknown if he will be playing on the Under-20 team or the Under-18 team.

Malmo has produced Maine Black Bear forward Gustav Nyquist and Boston Bruins’ prospect Carl Soderberg.

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