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Hey how about that!!

The Lewiston Maineiacs of the Great State O' Maine swept Val D'Or in the finals of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League!

The little team from the States beats all these big bad Canadian teams??

Yay!




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.47
    Originally posted by pieman
    The little team from the States beats all these big bad Canadian teams??

    Yay!



How many of the players are actually American? Most Junior teams are now a mix of Canadian and rest of the world players now anyway...

EDIT: just looked at the QMJHL web site and there are 2 Americans, 2 Slovaks and the rest are Canadian...


That being said, there was a discussion on the FAN 590 here a week or so ago asking how pleasant it would be to have Lewiston and Plymouth in the Memorial Cup...



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    Originally posted by pieman
    The little team from the States beats all these big bad Canadian teams??


    Originally posted by haz
    EDIT: just looked at the QMJHL web site and there are 2 Americans, 2 Slovaks and the rest are Canadian...


And so much for "little" as well. Not a player shorter than 5'10" and only a few smaller than 185lbs. That's a lot of good-sized guys. When I declared for the Q draft in 1993 I was 6'2/185 and I was considered "big". Mind, I was also listed at 6'3-1/2"/200 in the program And no, I didn't end up drafted.

It's actually really nice to see Lewiston succeed. They've got one of the best (and nicest) coaches in Major Junior in Clem Jodoin, and they seem to be getting excellent support from the community despite not having a huge new arena to play in.

Also, though I didn't see them play, they appeared to be a seriously bad-ass team. One loss in 17 playoff games. 50 wins in 70 regular season games. Now hopefully they can avoid being another in a long line of teams to dominate the 'Q' and then shit the bed in the Memorial Cup (although, to be fair, Quebec City and Moncton dominated the tournament last year).

Pieman: Are they close enough to you to easily go see a game? Well-played Major Junior is some of the best hockey around and can be an excellent family ticket (although you will generally see some fighting).
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    Originally posted by tarnish
    Pieman: Are they close enough to you to easily go see a game? Well-played Major Junior is some of the best hockey around and can be an excellent family ticket (although you will generally see some fighting).



Yes, it's only about 45 minutes away, but we didn't see any games this season. We didn't get to Portland to see the AHL Pirates this season either, though we caught one game last season. None of my kids plays hockey so there's not a big incentive for them to go. As for me, I was the biggest Bruins fan I know, but with lockout, I haven't watched hardly at all.

So, despite me posting this thread, I only followed the Maineiacs through newspaper reports. My comment about the little team from Maine was obviously in jest also, as I know full well that most of the players are Canadian. It is abundantly clear when they do television interviews, too.




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If there was a perfect storm one year, you could have all American teams in the Memorial Cup. that would be weird.



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And the Plymouth Whalers make it as well...

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