|MICHAEL CHAPUT SCORED 2 GOALS WEDNESDAY NIGHT|
The Lewiston MAINEiacs got all they would need in the 1st Period to take care of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in their 3 - 1 win Wednesday at The Androoscogin Bank Colisee.
The MAINEiacs got the scoring underway at 5:30 of the 1st. Sam Carrier collected the puck at the blue line on the right boards and threw the puck toward the net where Michael Chaput deflected it past Sagueneens' goaltender Christopher Gibson. The goal was Chaput's 2nd of the season.
MAINEiacs goalie Nicholas Champion seemed determined to keep that one goal lead. One of his biggest tests of the game was a 5 on 3 situation with MAINEiacs Antoine Houde-Caron (4 min Check from Behind, Game Misconduct) and Etienne Brodeur (2 min Check from behind) off. The MAINEiacs D did a fantastic
job, and at one point got the puck pinned against the boards for almost a solid minute of the Sagueneens power play. The MAINEiacs killed off the entire penalty.
Champion kept the hig play especially with 11:30 left in the 1st, he made a spectacular stick save, sliding from left to right, to stop a puck destined for the 2 hole.
Two minutes later he absolutely stoned Chicoutimi defenseman Dominic Poulin, who got in behind MAINEiacs D, had a clear shot at 2 hole and Champion flased his left pad to make the huge stop.
After a few quality chances for Chicoutimi, the MAINEiacs took the wind out of their sails by bagging the next goal. Steph Fournier controlled the puck deep on the left circle, decided to shoot instead of pass, and as new Play by Play Announcer DJ Abisalih said "Bullseye", as he nailed the back of the net through the 3 hole with a laser past Gibson. Shannon and Brodeur assisted on the goal.
The score remail 2 - 0 MAINEiacs to end the 1st.
The MAINEiacs polished off their scoring at the 10:10 mark of the 2nd as Michael Chaput netted his 2nd of the game.
Former MAINEiacs captain Bill Laccasse netted Chicoutimi's only goal at 15:10 of the 2nd.
Neither team scored in the 3rd as the defenses took over.
Champion finished by stopping 22 of 23 shots.
- JEFF SCHOOLS -