Maine Hockey Journal

Lemay and Boyle sign pro contracts

The season isn’t over for two Lewiston Maineiacs players. Both 20-year-olds on the club will be entering professional hockey. Goaltender Adrien Lemay has signed a contract with the Florida Everglades of the ECHL for the remainder of the season. Matt Boyle is heading out west to play for the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League.

“It’s an opportunity for them to play pro,” said Maineiacs Head Coach Jean-Francis Houle.

In 60 games this season, Lemay has gone 23-31-3 with a 3.95 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. Last year he spent time with the Everglades on an amateur tryout and what was suppose to be a ten day stay ended up being a month long tryout.

“He really liked it over there last year,” Houle added. “They brought him back and it will give him an opportunity. Hopefully it will lead something in the American Hockey League this summer.”

Boyle brought in leadership for the Maineiacs and had with 17 points including four goals. The Brahmas are in the middle of a playoff run and the semi-finals started Friday against the Odessa Jackalopes.

“The team Matt Boyle went to, they lost a couple of defenseman,” Houle added. “He will get a chance to play as well.”

The Maineiacs are still looking to hear from Hockey Canada to see if any of the 17-year olds will be apart of Team Canada for the IIHF World Under-18 Championships in April.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply