August 31, 2008 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Lewiston MAINEiacs
Lewiston, ME - Inter-squad action wrapped up tonight as the non-travel team split up for the final time in a fast paced 3 on 3 game. In a lop sided score of 18-8 Team Memorial pulled out the win at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Sunday night. Meanwhile in Canada, the MAINEiacs were handed their first loss of the exhibition season. Victoriaville defeated Lewiston 5-3, at the Centre Mario Gosselin in Thetford Mines, Quebec.
At the Colisee, the MAINEiacs most recent acquisition Max Gratchev put on quite a show by scoring 3 goals and 5 assists. Lucas LaBelle also gave it his all by scoring 6 goals and 2 assists on the night. Fans were also pleasantly surprised to see former MAINEiac and current Manchester Monarch Marc-Andre Cliche play for Team Memorial. Cliche was in town for a visit before heading out to LA Kings training camp next week.
In Thetford Mines, the MAINEiacs kept it close matching Victoriaville goal for goal until the third period when Victoriaville's Antoine Laperriere and Maxime Tanguay both scored, slamming the door on the MAINEiacs. Simon Bissonnette and Dominic Savoie scored 1 and 2 goals respectively for the MAINEiacs.
The MAINEiacs are back on home ice tomorrow when the travel team will rejoin the non-travel team to play host to the Victoriaville Tigres at 4:00 PM. Tickets are available at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee Box Office. Admission is $8 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.