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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MAINEiacs get big win against best team in league, 4-3 over Quebec

Critchlow tipping home Dame-Malka's blast for the win. (Photo Ron Morin/MAINEiacs)
The Lewiston MAINEiacs took a big swing at the best team in the league, and finished standing with a 4-3 victory over the Queceq Remparts.

The Remparts came to Lewiston touting a 15-1-0-1 record to lead the QMJHL. Etienne Brodeur and the rest of the MAINEiacs had designs to put a crooked number in the loss column.

Brodeur got the 1st goal of the night, putting one past Remparts goalie Louis Domingue forthe lead 12:59 into the 1st. the goal was his league leading 16th of the season. The period finished that way with Lewiston having thr 1-0 advantage. The MAINEiacs controlled the SOG as well, taking an 11 - 4 advantage.

The lead didn't last long in the 2nd, as Mikeal Tam put one past MAINEiacs goalie Nicholas Champion that rattled off the post and Champion before crossing the goal line to tie it at one just 2:09 in.

The Remparts took a 2 - 1 lead 10 minutes later as Ryan Bourque, son of legendary Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque, netted his 6th of the season.

The MAINEiacs kept the pressure up, getting the equalizer with less than a minute left in the 2nd. Jess Tanguy stole the puck right in front of Domingue, went top shelf and put one home to tie the game at 2.

The MAINEiacs grabbed the lead back with a shorthanded tally 7:08 into the 3rd. With Samual Henley of for tripping at 6:49 of the period (only the 2nd and final penalty of the night), Brodeur got free for his 4th shorthanded goal of the season and his 17th tally overall. Chritchlow and Carrier assited on the goal.

The lead didn't last long, as with seconds to go in the penaltly, Champion misread the shot, and Joel Champagne tied the score at 3 for the Remparts with the power play tally.

The MAINEiacs got the game winner some 5 and a half minutes later as Oliver Dame-Malka delivered one of his pattened blue line blasts. Originally the goal was awarded to Malka, but review had Cam Critchlow tipping it home past Domingue for the 4 - 3 win.

GAME NOTES: Critchlow finsihed with a goal and 2 assists, while Etienne Brodeur netted his QMJHL leading 16 and 17th goals. Visa issues were finally cleared up, as Kirill Kabanov made his way to the Colisee. he is expected to play this weekend for Lewiston. The 3 Stars of the Game were #3 Tam for Quebec, #2 Cam Critchlow and #1 Etienne Brodeur.


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