Maine Hockey Journal

Maineiacs have a night they’d like to forget

There’s always tomorrow night for the Lewiston Maineiacs.

The Quebec Remparts busted loose for a seven goal outburst in the second period en route to a 12-3 win over the Maineiacs in their home opener before a crowd of 11,698 at the Pepsi Colisee.

The lone bright spot for the Maineiacs was Anthoine-Houde Caron, who scored a goal and two assists.

Quebec opened the scoring in the first period with a goal from Jonathan Audy-Marchessault with less than a minute to play in the period.

Audy-Marchessault had an amazing night, scoring seven points (2g, 5a) on night, playing alongside Joel Champagne (3g, 0a) and Tomas Filippi (2g, 2a), as they combined for 14 points.

The second period was the downfall for the Maineiacs although they broke through, beating Jimmy Appleby three times in the period.

With the Remparts up 6-0, Olivier Dame-Malka scored his first goal of the season on the power play at 9:52 of the second period.

A short time later, at 13:12 of the second period, Matthew Bissonnette, back from Philadelphia Flyers rookie camp, found the back of the net, pulling the Maineiacs to within four goals, 6-2.

Just 25 seconds later, Quebec fired back as Champagne scored his third of the night for the hat-trick, extending their lead to 7-2.

Houde-Caron scored for the Maineiacs with 3:38 left in the period.

Quebec would score the next five goals including four in the third period.

Andrey Makarov started the game for the Maineiacs, taking the loss, as he stopped 10 of 14 before being pulled in favor of Jordan Kennedy early in the second period. Kennedy made 19 saves on 27 shots in relief.

Both Lewiston and Quebec were perfect on the power play as the Maineiacs went 1-for-1, while the Remparts went 3-for-3 on the night.

NOTES: Sam Finn was released from San Jose rookie camp, but due to travel he won’t be available this weekend.
The Maineiacs tied or came close to several team records, all for the wrong reason. A 9-goal loss tied the franchise for the largest margin of defeat. It’s happen three times in franchise history. 12-goals allowed in the game was the second most in franchise history. They allowed 13 goals against Drummondville, 13-4, on Nov 8, 2008. Maineiacs and Remparts scored 15 total goals, which is the fourth highest total in franchise history. The franchise record for most total goals is 17, which has been done twice in franchise history. The Maineiacs allowing seven goals in one period tied a franchise record. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault’s seven point night tied the Maineiacs’ franchise record for most points by an opposing player.

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