Maine Hockey Journal

Broduer stays hot in MHJ’s Three Stars of the Week

One week after Lewiston Maineiacs forward Etienne Brodeur was named the Maine Hockey Journal’s second star, he’s moved up one spot, taking over the top spot as the No. 1 star for Maine Hockey Journal’s Three Stars of the Week for the week ending November 7, 2010.
Brodeur played in three games, scoring three goals, three assists for six points with a plus-4 rating. The 19-year old has been lights out this season, leading the QMJHL in goal-scoring with 18 goals in 23 games this season.

On Wednesday night, the Maineiacs handed the Quebec Remparts – currently the No.1 team in the CHL – only their second loss of the season with a 4-3 victory. Brodeur tallied two goals in the game including a shorthanded goal midway into the third period.

Although Brodeur had his four-game goal-scoring streak snapped on Friday night, he was still very involved in the offensive outburst, netting two assists as the Maineiacs extended their win streak to five games with a 5-2 win over Val d’Or.

The QMJHL couldn’t keep Brodeur silent for very long. He posted a goal and an assist with a plus-2 rating as the Maineiacs kept rolling into Saturday evening with a 4-1 victory completing the weekend sweep against Val d’Or.

Besides leading the QMJHL in goal-scoring, he leads the “Q” in shorthanded goals (4) and is ranked in the top-10 in points in the “Q”.


Portland Pirates defenseman Dennis Persson exceeded career-highs this week, scoring two goals, three assists for five points with a plus-4 rating to earn MHJ’s No. 2 star in what was a busy week for the Pirates where they played four games in five nights.

The Nykoping, SWE native, who only recorded seven points last season, has already matched those totals, and has exceeded his goal total with a two goals on the season.

On Tuesday, Persson was credited with an assist in a 4-3 shootout victory for the Pirates over the Charlotte Checkers in their first trip to North Carolina since 1997.

Persson added another assist the following night in the Pirates, 5-4, loss to the Checkers. The loss snapped Portland’s four-game winning streak.

The Pirates returned home to the Cumberland County Civic Center with games on Friday (against Adirondack) and Saturday vs. Providence where Persson kept his point-scoring streak alive by scoring his first goal of the season in a 5-2 win against the Phantoms. On Saturday, he added another goal and scored an assist in a two-point effort as Portland fell to the Providence Bruins in overtime, 5-4.

It was Persson’s first multi-point night of his North American career.

Known as a defenseman with some offensive capabilities, Persson is beginning to show glimpses with his seven points on the season and his plus-8 rating.


Luke Adam has continued to excel for the Portland Pirates in his rookie season by adding four more goals to his totals, making him the No.3 star of the week.

Adam, 20, is having a breakout year with 10 goals, seven assists for 17 points with a plus-9 rating in 13 games.

In Tuesday’s game vs. Charlotte, he scored a goal in a 4-3 SO win despite just returning from his second NHL recall with the Buffalo Sabres. The following night, although the Pirates suffered defeat, he tallied two more goals in Charlotte.

Back on home ice, Adam continued to roll with another goal against the Phantoms to give him 10 goals on the season.

The St. John’s, NL native currently leads the Pirates scoring as well as he currently leads the AHL in goals and in rookie scoring.

Adam has made two appearances for the Buffalo Sabres, including his debut in Philadelphia back on Oct. 26.

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