Maine Hockey Journal

Maineiacs’ weekend wrap-up

Friday’s night contest brought horror images of last season. You can say since October 4th, when the team faced the Quebec Remparts, it has been a mirror image of last season.

Goaltending was definitely the weak link on Friday night but nothing went Lewiston’s way.

“We got our first shot eight minutes gone,” Don MacAdam said after Friday’s game. “You can say the goaltending wasn’t where it needed to be but would it have matter?”

The Maineiacs responded Saturday night with 17 shots in the first period.

Lewiston was able to use all four lines on Sunday night. Val d’Or didn’t have a full roster for either game.

“We played all four lines and all six defenseman,” MacAdam said after the game on Saturday. “Lemay was back to the Adrien Lemay we know of.”

D’Orso came back in style

Val D’Or got their starting goalie back on Friday night. He didn’t look rusty at all and he saw a lot of pucks. I thought he played his best in the first period. He made two great saves in the period which could have turned the game around. Both coaches had different views if the outcome would have been different.

“Sure. We didn’t get anything going tonight,” MacAdam mentioned. “We tried different line combinations and different defense pairs.”

“I am not sure, it tough to say,” Val d’Or Foreurs head coach Marc-André Dumont stated after the game. “It was 2-0 after the first period, if it was 2-1, it’s tough to say. It’s a hypothetical question.”

Don Sweeney took in the game on Friday

Former Bruins defenseman and now an assistant to Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli took in the game Friday. He was there to see 2008 2nd round draft pick Maxime Sauve who had two goals and an assist Friday night. Dumont had some high praises for the 19-year old.

“Max is very talented, I’ve spoke to Claude Julien (Bruins Head Coach) and he told me Max has NHL skills and NHL speed, said Dumont. He (needs) to work on his game without the puck. He’s working on his game without the puck right now.”

Michael Chaput is the Maineiacs’ Academic Player of the Month

Last week the QMJHL announced the academic players for the month of October. Chaput was the Lewiston Maineiacs’ representative.

The 17-year old has seven goals and an assist in 17 games this season.

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