09 May 2007

Lewiston Maineiacs - your QMJHL champions for 2007

For the first time in the 38 years of the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) the league champion is from the United States. The Lewiston Maineiacs just finished steamrolling their way through the Q playoffs finishing off the Val d'Or Foreurs in a four-game sweep en route to the Presidents Cup. They lost 1 game in four rounds (16-1).

Defenceman Chad Denny (Atlanta prospect - I'm shocked they didn't deal him at the deadline for John LeClair...) and goaltender Jonathan Bernier (in a few years Kings fans should be treated to an awesome team, and Bernier in the crease will hopefully make them forget about the Dan Cloutier disaster) were fantastic in the 3rd period tonight; Denny looks like a smart, solid defender with a low panic threshold. Bernier looks like a star.

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