Maine Hockey Journal

Maineiacs acquire a pair from Acadie-Bathurst

The Lewiston Maineiacs acquired 18-year old Cameron Critchlow and 17-year old Jess Tanguay from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan Thursday.

“Cameron Critchlow is a kid I’ve known for a long time and he’s a complete kid,” said Lewiston Maineiacs’ General Manager Roger Shannon. “He’s a complete player and he’s gritty.”

Critchlow has four goals and ten assists in 40 games with the Titan. Tanguay, has 16 goals and 21 assists with Saint Jerome of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League. He also appeared in three games with the Titan, recording one assist.

“Anytime you got a kid that can get 40-50 points in a half of a season in any league, you got to take a chance,” Shannon said about Tanguay. “We could use someone that’s very offensive and someone that has super skill. It’s a great chance to take on a kid like that.”

In return, Lewiston sent Sebastien Trudeau who was acquired in the blockbuster deal at the 2009 QMJHL Midget Draft and Luke Dillman who heard his name called at the Draft in the ninth round.

“Sebastien was a big part of this team and he was a great kid,” Shannon stated. “The players really liked him and he really started to like it here, it was a tough trade to make.”

Trudeau had 7 goals and 10 assists in 37 games this season for the Maineiacs

Dillman who has spent most of the season with Dillman In 21 games, the 5’9 forward has 17 goals and 9 assists.

“I really think what we did was gave Luke an opportunity to play in the league,” said Shannon. “I looked at our depth chart and just thinking is he every going to make the cut?”

Shannon is still listening to other teams as the trade deadline approaches.

“We still are talking in terms of other things right now. There maybe some short term pain for some long term gain.”

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