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Monday, October 18, 2010

Maineiacs Get Out the Brooms; Sweep the Drakkar

Baie-Comeau Drakkar will be happy to see the Lewiston Maineiacs leave town. Sunday afternoon's game was defensive battle for two periods. The Maineiacs then scored four times in the final 6 minutes and 36 second, beating the Drakkar 5-2 as 1,474 fans at the Centre Henry Leonard looked on.

Lewiston got off to slow start once again Sunday, and the Drakkar took full advantage. Frederick Gamelin deflected a shot past Maineiacs goalie Nicholas Champion, giving Baie-Comeau a 1-0 lead. The MAINEiacs responded in the final minute of the first period when Cameron Critchlow found Olivier Dame-Malka, who helped the puck find of the back of the net.

The second period had no scoring, and the defensive battle ended in the third when the MAINEiacs offense woke up. Drakkar's Jean-Philippe Caron served a double-minor, and the Maineiacs took full advantage. Etienne Brodeur got the first goal, and Stefan Fournier followed, giving the Maineiacs a 3-1 lead. Brodeur added another goal less than two minutes after Fournier's goal, and the teams exchanged goals laste in the game to provide the final tally.

Nicholas Champion finished with 18 saves on 20 shots. Jason Missiaen allowed five goals on 27 shots in the loss.

The MAINEiacs return home to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Wednesday night for a 7:00 face-off against the Shawinigan Cataractes.


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