The Lewiston Maineiacs were a franchise in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for eight seasons, from 2003-2011. Without a doubt, the highlight of the team’s existence in Lewiston was the run to a championship in 2006-07.
Coached by Clem Jodoin and featuring a handful of players who went on to play professional hockey — both in North America and abroad — the Maineiacs captured the spirit of the Twin Cities like no other hockey team had.
Four years later, and on the cusp of another potential title run, the team abruptly left town and was disbanded by the QMJHL.
But hockey fans in Lewiston-Auburn have long memories, and no one can rip those of the 2006-07 title run away. Often, people are left, after some time, wondering what ever happened to the people involved with the team, and, in particular, the players and coaches.
Here is an exhaustive list of every player who suited up for — and played in — a game for the Lewiston Maineiacs of 2006-07, and an update on their lives since then.
Jonathan Bernier, Goalie
The Lewiston Maineiacs’ starting goalie during the President’s Cup run is having a nice NHL career for himself. He spent one more season in Lewiston after the President’s Cup season. The Maineiacs lost in the league quarterfinals in 2007-08. After his junior career was over, he embarked on his pro career beginning in 2008-09 with the Los Angeles Kings organization. The Kings had drafted Bernier in the first round of the NHL draft in 2006.
He spent his first two professional seasons primarily with the Kings’ AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, before becoming the backup in Los Angeles in 2010-11. There, he split time with Jonathan Quick for two seasons and won the Stanley Cup in 2011-12. He was also on Team Canada’s roster for the 2011 World Championships, where he made three starts.
After the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Bernier was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he spent the next three seasons, primarily as the Leafs’ No. 1 goalie. Last season, he was sent to the AHL for four games, but still managed to get into 38 games in with the Maple Leafs.
Last summer, he headed back to the West coast after a trade to the Anaheim Ducks, where he is the primary backup for John Gibson. When Gibson suffered an injury this past season, Bernier was stellar in relief. From Feb. 20-March 31, Bernier went 11-3-2 to help the Ducks clinch the No. 1 seed in the Pacific Division.
Bernier married Martine Forget last July and they have one son, Tyler, who was born in August 2014.
Peter Delmas, Goalie
A fifth-round draft pick of Lewiston in the 2006 QMJHL entry draft became the team’s primary backup to Jonathan Bernier after a trade in training camp that sent Travis Fullerton to the Saint John Sea Dogs. Delmas was outstanding as 16-year old rookie, making 34 starts going 23-8-1-1 with a 2.81 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage during the regular season.
The following year he remained behind Bernier, making 34 starts again and going 17-13-4 during the regular season. The Colorado Avalanche saw potential in the Bedford, Nova Scotia native as he was selected in the second round of the NHL draft. The 2008-09 season was his final year in Lewiston, and he struggled with a 9-25-1 record as the team’s No. 1 goalie. He was part of a trade that sent he and Danick Paquette to the Quebec Remparts at the 2009 QMJHL Draft. He only lasted half a season in Quebec before being dealt to the Halifax Mooseheads.
The 2010-11 season saw him play in four different leagues. He played with the Montreal Canadiens’ minor league affiliates, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, where he appeared in 24 games. He also played with the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League and appeared in two games with the Mooseheads.
His performance in Wheeling, where he was 15-6-2 with a 2.03 goals against average and a .928 save percentage, got the Canadiens’ attention and they signed him to an NHL deal for the next three seasons beginning with the 2011-12 campaign. He spent majority of his time in Wheeling in those three years, playing 30 or more games in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. The final year of the deal saw him play in only ten games.
He turned his attention to school, enrolling at the University of Western Ontario, where he studied Social Science. After sitting out the 2013-14 season, he joined the hockey team for the 2015-16 season and made 13 starts, going 7-6 with a 3.26 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. For the 2016-17 season, he joined the coaching staff as a goalie coach and worked on hockey analytics for the team. He also works at Loblaw Companies Limited in Brampton, Ontario, as a supply chain analyst.
Marc-Andre Perron, Goalie
A 10th-round draft pick of Lewiston in the 2004 QMJHL Draft, Marc-Andre Perron was only called upon once during the 2006-07 season. That game came on Dec. 12, 2006 against Saint John. He made 34 saves in a 6-3 victory over the Sea Dogs. He was named the game’s second star.
He spent the second half of the season with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League where he went 5-3 in nine games played with a 3.97 goals against average and a .885 save percentage.
After appearing in one game with the Spirit in 2007-08 season, he returned to Saint-Eustache Patriotes of the Quebec Junior “AAA” Hockey League where he played during the 2005-06 season. He appeared in 35 games with a 3.88 GAA and a .886 save percentage.
After his junior career was over, he appeared on the Concordia University roster the 2008-09 season, but didn’t play a game.
Michael Ward, Defenseman
Ward came in and contributed regularly as a 17 year-old rookie after being a second round selection in the 2006 QMJHL Draft. He appeared in 58 regular-season games and added seven assists. He appeared in 11 playoff contests en route to the President’s Cup and added an assist. The Tampa Bay Lightning saw enough from him and selected the Bathurst, New Brunswick native in the seventh round of the 2007 NHL draft.
His sophomore campaign in the Q saw him play in all 70 games where he had four goals and 18 helpers in the regular season. He added three assists in five playoff games as Lewiston was eliminated in the first round of the 2008 playoffs by Cape Breton. The following season, he joined the Screaming Eagles after being traded at the trade deadline. In return, Lewiston received Samuel Finn and Murdock MacClellen. In the first half of the season with Lewiston he had four goals and 13 assists in 35 games. In 30 contests with Cape Breton he had three goals and 14 assists. In the 2009-10 season, he only appeared in 19 games racking up 15 assists.
With no junior eligibility left and Tampa Bay electing to not sign him for the 2010-11 season, he joined Acadia University, where he played the next three seasons. In 74 games with the Axemen, he had nine goals and 23 helpers.
In 2013-14, he joined the Lamèque Au Ptit Mousse of the Northeast Senior Hockey League, where had nine goals and 27 helpers in 23 games. He appeared in seven games with them the following year where he had five goals and 12 assists before joining the Rivière-du-Loup 3L of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, where he had eight points in 27 games. He spent most of 2015-16 with Rivière-du-Loup 3L and played two games with Lamèque Au Ptit Mousse. This past season he continued to play Senior Hockey with Haut-Madawaska Panthères of the Circuit Régional de Hockey in Quebec. He had 18 goals and 35 assists in 23 contests.
He currently lives in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Chad Denny, Defenseman
One of the Maineiacs alternate captains in 2006-07 was the team leader on the blue line with his heavy slapshot. He had 17 goals and 48 assists that season. A 2005 NHL draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers, Denny added 10 more goals and nine assists in 17 playoff games.
The 2007-08 season saw him graduate to the professional ranks. He joined Atlanta’s organization, splitting time with their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, and their ECHL affiliate, the Gwinnett Gladiators. In Chicago, he appeared in 11 games, scoring twice and adding four assists. He spent the majority of the time with the Gladiators, where he had seven goals and six helpers in 49 games. The following year he played 40 games with the Wolves, where he had four goals and six assists while only appearing in two games with the Gladiators. The 2009-10 year saw him exclusively with Gwinnett, where he had nine goals and 15 helpers in 56 games.
The 2010-11 season saw him appear in five games with the Utah Grizzlies. Then, he shifted his focus to college. In 2011-12, he landed at the University of New Brunswick, where he appeared in eight games. The next season, he appeared in 19 games, scored twice and added three assists, helping the Varsity Reds capture the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national title. The team was filled with other Lewiston alumni, including goalie Travis Fullerton and forwards Cameron Critchlow and Antoine Houde-Caron.
In 2013-14, Denny played in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey in Quebec with Rivière-du-Loup 3L, where he had six goals and two assists in 20 games. He moved from professional hockey to Senior hockey and joined the Clarenville Caribous of the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League. The past two seasons, he has played with the Elsipogtog Hawks of the North East Senior Hockey League.
He studied Kinesiologywhile at UNB and currently works at Alaqsitew Gitpu School in Listuguj, Quebec.
Tom Michalik, Defenseman
A seventh round draft pick of the Maineiacs in the 2005 QMJHL Entry Draft, he was a rookie for the 2006-07 season after playing the 2005-06 season with the New England Huskies of the Eastern Junior Hockey League, where he had two goals and ten assists in 42 games.
With Lewiston in his rookie year, he had five assists in 47 games played during the regular season and played in eight playoff games. He was a scratch for three of the four Memorial Cup games. The 2007-08 season was his final full season with Lewiston. He had two goals and three assists in 65 games played. He saw five playoff games and had a goal.
The following season he only played in six games where he had two assists.
After leaving the Maineiacs, he enrolled at Saint Anselm College, where he got his BA in Business in 2012. After school he worked for State Street in Boston and Harvard Management Company. He’s currently an Operations Supervisor with Bracebridge Capital in Boston.
Marc-Andre Crete, Defenseman
After spending the previous two seasons bouncing back and forth with the Maineiacs and the Terrebonne Cobras of the Quebec Junior “AAA” Hockey League, Crete spent his 19-year old season and its entirety with the Maineiacs. He appeared in 57 games, tallying four goals and 12 assists in the regular season. He saw 11 playoff games where he assisted on 2 goals, and appeared in two Memorial Cup games.
His overage season started in the pros, where joined Epinal in the top professional league in France. He appeared in 17 games where he had a goal and assist before rejoining Terrebonne, where he finished his Junior “A” career with a goal and eight assists in 13 games.
After he burnt his junior eligiblity up, he returned to France for the next two seasons where he played for Terrebonne in the second division. He had two goals and eight assists in each of the 2009-10 season and the 2010-11 season. He returned to Quebec for the 2011-12 season where he signed on with Rivière-du-Loup 3L of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he appeared in 2 games.
He currently lives in Montreal and has a career as an Osteopath.
Patrick Cusack, Defenseman
The second 2005 first-round draft pick in the QMJHL Entry Draft for Lewiston made his junior debut in the 2006-07 run year. The 17-year old rookie only played in 41 games and had two goals and seven assists in the regular season. He appeared in 12 playoff games, recording no points, but 17 penalty minutes.
He had a breakout year the following season and tied for first on the team for points among defensemen. He had six goals and 29 assists in 66 games. Kevin Marshall also had 35 points in the 2007-08 season. As a 19-year old, he played in 59 games as an alternate captain, netting three goals and 28 assists in the regular season while adding three assists in four playoff games.
In 2009-10, he was traded to the Quebec Remparts along with Danick Paquette, where he served as an alternate captain. He had four goals and 24 helpers in his final junior season.
After his junior days were over he played two seasons in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey with Sorel-Tracy GCI where he played 16 games in 2010-11. The following season he appeared in nine games with Sorel-Tracy Carvena HC.
He currently lives in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec where he works as a Heat and Frost Insulator for A3G Isolation Inc.
Kevin Marshall, Defenseman
The second-year defenseman blossomed as a 17-year old.He was second on the team among defensemen in scoring with five goals and 27 assists. In his rookie campaign he’d had one goal and 11 assists in 60 games. He added seven assists during the playoff run.
He was the second Maineiac to hear his named called during the 2007 NHL draft when the Philadelphia Flyers swooped him up in the second round. In 2007-08 he continued his ascent offensively with Lewiston with 11 goals and 24 assists in 66 games. At the 2008 QMJHL draft, he was traded to the Quebec Remparts in exchange for a pair of first round picks that would become Michael Chaput and Etienne Brodeur. He finished his junior career with the Remparts, where he was the captain during the 2008-09 season. He had nine goals and 28 assists.
He joined the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, where he played for the next two-and-half seasons. He got one NHL stint with the Flyers in 2011-12, appearing in 10 games, though recording no points. He was traded to the Washington Capitals during that season where joined the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Once again he was traded during the 2012-13 season, this time to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, and he joined the AHL’s Marlies. He stayed in Toronto for the following two seasons.
In 2015-16, he made his way over to Sweden as he joined Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League, where he’s signed through next season. He had three goals and six assists in 52 games this past season.
Sébastien Piché, Defenseman
Piche was in his second full season with Lewiston in 2006-07. He had four goals and 23 assists in 62 regular season games. He played in ten playoff games, where he added three goals and three assists en route to the President’s Cup. He had a goal in the Memorial Cup.
He was traded during the summer of 2007 to the Shawinigan Catarctes, where he had a goal and 11 assists in 18 games. At midseason he was traded to Rouyn-Noranda, who had originally drafted him in the fourth round of the 2004 QMJHL draft. With the Huskies, he added a goal and 28 assists in 32 games.
Again he was on the move in the summer of 2008, reuniting with coach Clem Jodoin with the Rimouski Oceanic as they were hosting the 2009 Memorial Cup. He had 23 goals and 49 assists in the regular season. He added two goals and four assists in 12 playoff games. In the Memorial Cup, he had a goal and two assists in four games.
His final junior season earned him an NHL contract with the Detriot Red Wings for the 2009-10 season. He spent that season mostly with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL, where he had five goals and 23 assists. He spent nine games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. The following season he bounced back and forth between Toledo and Grand Rapids, once again spending the majority of the year with the Walleye where he had 33 points. The 2011-12 year he started the season with Grand Rapids before being traded to the Tampa Bay organization. He was sent to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, with whom he won the 2012 Kelley Cup. The 2012-13 season he spent with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.
He made his way over to Europe for the 2013-14 season where signed with HC Bolzano (Italty) of the Austrian Hockey League. After one year there, he joined EHC Linz also of the Austrian Hockey League where he’s signed through the 2017-18 season. His best season with EHC Linz was in 2015-16 where he had 16 goals and 32 assists in 52 games.
Michal Korenko, Defenseman
The 19-year old was the one of two Europeans on the team in 2006-07. It was also his last season as a Maineiac. He had his best season in the Q with two goals and 16 assists in 45 games in the regular season. In the playoffs, he had a goal and four assists in 17 games.
After his junior career was over he returned to his hometown of Poprad, Slovakia, to join HK SKP Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga, the top league in his homeland. He played two seasons, amassing four assists in 71 total games between the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
The following four seasons he took his talents to France, where he played for Briançon (2009-2011, 2012-13), Chamonix (2011-2012) and Dijon. His best season came with Briançon during the 2010-11 season where he had four goals and five assists in 26 games player.
The 2014-15 season saw him play in Kazakhstan with Gornyak Rudny. He had a goal and eight assists in 33 games. He played five games back in Slovakia with HC 46 Bardejov in the Slovakian Second League. In 2015-16, he play with Orlik Opole in Poland, where he had three goals and 12 assists in 33 games. This past season he played for SC Csíkszereda of the MOL Liga which has teams in Hungary, Romania and Serbia. He had a goal and four assists in 29 games.
He has a wife named Peta.
Simon Courcelles, Center
Simon Courcelles brought experience to the 2006-07 Lewiston Maineiacs after being acquired via trade during the 2006 preseason. He had been part of the Quebec Remparts that won the 2006 Memorial Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.
He was acquired by Lewiston for his 20-year old season for a 2007 third-round draft pick. He had a career high in goals with Lewiston with 20 while adding 36 assists. One of the team’s alternate captains, Courcelles was nearly a point-per-game player in the playoffs with seven goals and nine assists in 17 games played. He added two goals and an assist in the Memorial Cup.
In 2007-08 he moved onto Canadian college hockey at McGill University in Montreal. He had 16 goals and 14 assists in 27 games and was named the Ontario University Athletics rookie of the year. It was his only season with McGill.
The past nine seasons, he has played in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey. He spent parts of two seasons with Sherbrooke Saint-François (2008-10) before finishing the 2009-10 year with the Thetford Mines organization where he played the next seven seasons before finishing the 2016-17 season with Trois-Rivières Blizzard CNS. In 301 games in the LNAH he has 61 goals and 112 assists.
Courcelles is a firefighter and has two young children.
Chris Tutalo, Left Wing
The Roscoe, New York native completed his first full season with the Maineiacs after he came to Lewiston midway through the 2005-06 year from the Oswego Admirals of the Ontario Provincial Junior “A” Hockey League. The 5-foot, 9-inch left winger was a solid secondary scoring option for the team, providing 20 goals and 26 assists in 67 games in 2006-07. He added another six goals and four assists in 15 playoff games, and had one helper in the Memorial Cup.
The following season he had his best season as one of the team’s three 20 year olds, with 16 goals and 33 helpers in 69 games. After Lewiston was bounced out of the playoffs by Cape Breton, he played one game with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.
He spent the majority of the 2008-09 season with the Twin City Cyclones of the Southern Professional Hockey League, where he had four goals and 12 assists in 41 games played. He received a call up back to the ECHL, this time with the Trenton Devils, where he appeared in 10 games, netting two goals and adding an assist. He went to the New York Aviators of the Federal Hockey League’s training camp for the 2010-11 season, but didn’t play a game.
After his playing career, he became a coach for New Jersey Junior Titans AAA midget 18U team.
Marc-Andre Daneau, Left Wing
The 19-year old left winger entered his third full season with the Maineiacs in 2006-07 season, and he had a career season. He potted 21 goals and 15 assists in 60 games played. In the playoffs, he had a a pair of goals and an assist in 16 games played. He appeared in all four games at the Memorial Cup.
The following season, his 20-year old season, he was named team captain. He played in 68 games where he had 12 goals and 17 assists while accumulating 56 penalty minutes. He had an assist in six playoff games against Cape Breton.
The 2008-09 season, he joined McGill University, where he spent the next five seasons while he majored in Kinesiology. His best season offensively came in his sophomore year, where he had 11 goals and eight assists. In all, he had 20 goals and 25 assists in 96 games with McGill. He helped McGill to a CIS (Canadian College) title in 2012.
After not playing during the 2013-14 season, he hooked up with Trois-Rivières CNS of Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey where he had three assists in eight games.
He currently lives in Montreal and works for Bauer Hockey.
Triston Manson, Left Wing
The 20-year old tough guy was acquired a month before the start of the 2006-07 season from the Shawinigan Cataractes for a fifth-round draft pick. He appeared in 60 games with Shawingan in 2005-06 as a rookie, where he had four goals four assist and 119 penalty minutes.
In his lone season with the Maineiacs, he saw 60 games, scoring three times and assisting on seven goals while adding 113 PIMs. He appeared in all 17 playoff games scoring once with only 10 penalty minutes.
He was on the ice for all four Memorial Cup games.
After his junior career was over, he sat out the 2007 season before signing with the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts of the West Coast Senior Hockey League for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. In his first year he had five goals and four assists in 25 games with 89 penalty minutes. His final season he put up 54 PIMs in 20 games while recording no points in the regular season. He had two assists in 10 playoff games.
He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he’s a father and works for the Canadian Armed Forces.
Jakub Bundil, Center
The big, 6-foot-6 center from Trencin, Slovakia was in his second season with the Maineiacs during the President’s Cup run. He played in 56 games and had eight goals and eight assists during the regular season. In the playoffs, he had two goals and two assists in 16 games. He appeared in all four Memorial Cup games.
The 2007-08 season was his last in the QMJHL. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 69 games with the Maineiacs. He added two goals in six playoff games in the series loss to Cape Breton.
He sat out the 2008-09 season before joining the University of Prince Edward Island for the 2009-10 season, where he appeared in six games scoring one goal.
He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dave Taylor, Right Wing
A third-round draft pick by Lewiston in the 2005 QMJHL Draft, Dave Taylor appeared in his first full season in the QMJHL in 2006-07. He appeared in four games in the 2005-06 season and had four assists after spending most of the year with his midget team, the Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois, where he was the team captain.
The 2006-07 season saw him appear in 61 games, scoring seven times and adding 10 assists. He also appeared in seven playoff games adding two assists. He got in the lineup for all four Memorial Cup playoff games.
The following season he started the year with Granby Inouk of Quebec Junior “AAA” Hockey League where he had a goal and four assists in five games before getting called back up to Lewiston where he had six goals and nine assists in 26 games. He was traded to the Shawinigan Cataractes at the midway point where he had three goals and 18 assists in 33 games played. Lewiston acquired defenseman Guillaume Durand who finished the 2007-08 season with Lewiston before going back to the Quebec Junior “AAA” Hockey League the following season.
Taylor played his final two years of junior eligiblity back in Granby where he had 30 goals and 64 assists during the 2008-09 season. He added 32 goals and 44 assists the following season..
He took the next three seasons off before joining the Marieville Plaza of the Ligue de Hockey Senior Élite des Cantons de l’Est where he had seven goals and 17 assists in 16 games.
He currently lives in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec with his girlfriend.
Pierre-Luc Faubert, Left Wing
The Levis, Quebec native returned to Lewiston for his 20-year old season after spending the previous two seasons with Vaudreuil-Dorion Mustangs of the Quebec Junior “AAA” Hockey League, where he tallied 80 goals and 93 assists in 96 games. He was on the inaugural Maineiacs team in 2003-04 as a 17-year old rookie, where he had 13 goals and 13 assists in 70 games played.
His offense translated from the Junior “AAA” circuit to the QMJHL. He was the team’s second leading scorer, notching 32 goals and 34 helpers in 70 games. He was even more dynamite in the playoffs with an average 1.58 points-per game netting 12 goals and adding 15 assists in 17 games. He added two more helpers in the Memorial Cup.
He made an immediate impact at the ECHL level in 2007-08 where he was the league’s eighth leading scorer with 31 goals and 45 assists in 72 games with the Elmira Jackals. He also had three stints in the AHL, appearing in one game each for the Rochester Americans, Albany River Rats and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He turned to Elmira for a second season and saw his numbers drop as he had 24 goals and in 70 games. He appeared in one game for the Binghamton Senators of the AHL.
He moved to Northern Ireland for the 2009-10 campaign and suited up for the Belfast Giants, where he had 10 goals and 18 assists in 31 games. Five of the next six seasons were spent in Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey Trois-Rivières Caron & Guay (2010-11) and the Cornwall River Kings (2012-2016). He had 60 goals and 79 assists in 182 games. He spent the 2011-2012 season back in the ECHL with the Chicago Express, where he had 19 goals and and 25 assists in 70 games.
David Perron, Left Wing
One of the breakout stars for the Lewiston Maineiacs during the 2006-07 season was rookie David Perron, who lead the team both in the regular season and in the playoffs in team scoring. The sixth-round pick in the 2006 QMJHL entry draft had 39 goals and 44 assists in the regular season, and added 12 goals and 16 assists in 16 playoff games.
After his stellar rookie year, the NHL took notice of the 18-year old and, after being passed over in the 2006 NHL Draft, he was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round. It was the fourth straight season the Maineiacs had an NHL first round pick after Alex Picard (Columbus 2004), Alex Bourret (Atlanta 2005) and Jonathan Bernier (Los Angeles, 2006).
With Perron eligible to return to Lewiston for his 19-year-old season in 2007-08, he made the Blues out of training camp and spent his fist six seasons in the NHL in St. Louis. After only playing in 62 games in his rookie year, he played 81 of 82 games in his second season, putting up 15 goals and 35 assists.
In the summer of 2013 he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, where he had a career season, potting 28 goals and adding 29 assists in 78 games. His stay in Edmonton only lasted a a year and a half, as he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the middle of the 2014-15 season for their playoff push. He put up 17 goals and 24 assists between Pittsburgh and Edmonton. In 2015-2016 he was on the move again, this time to Anaheim via midseason trade. He had 12 goals and 24 assists between the Penguins and Ducks. In the offseason he returned to St. Louis where he signed a two year deal through the 2017-18 season. This past year, he and the Blues made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they lost to the Nashville Predators. Perron had 18 goals and 28 assists in the regular season, and one assist in the playoffs.
He has a girlfriend named Vanessa and they have one son named Mason.
Marc-Andre Cliche, Center
After scoring 37 goals and adding 45 assists in the 2005-06 season for the Maineiacs, the 2005 second-round draft pick of the New York Rangers and captain of Lewiston settled into more of a two-way forward role in 2006-07. He had 24 goals and 30 assists in just 52 games. Part of the reason for that is he joined coach Clem Jodoin and goalie Jonathan Bernier with Team Canada for the World Junior Championships in Sweden, where they won gold in early January. He added six goals and 16 assists during the playoffs.
He started his pro career with the Los Angeles Kings organization, though, with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL the following season. The Rangers traded his rights to the Los Angeles Kings in February 2007 as part of a deal that sent Sean Avery to to the Rangers. He didn’t make his NHL debut until his third season, when he appeared in one game for the Kings.
The Monarchs made him the team captain in 2010-11. He held that position for the next three seasons. The 2011-12 season was his best offensive season in the AHL with 17 goals and 24 assists.
During training camp of the 2013-14 season, he was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche and spend two full seasons in Denver playing for former Quebec Remparts coach Patrick Roy. During that 2013-14 season he appeared in 76 games, scoring once and adding six assists. The following year, he appeared in 74 games scoring twice and adding five assists.
In 2015-2016, it was back to the AHL, where he started the year with Colorado affiliate San Antonio before the New York Islanders claimed him off waivers near the trade deadline. He reported to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to finish off the year. During this past offseason he signed an AHL deal with the Toronto Marlies and appeared in 16 games this season.
Eric Castonguay, Center
The fourth-leading scorer nearly matched his career high in points of 65, which came in the 2005-06 season. He had 27 goals and 37 assists for 64 points in the regular season and was a point-per-game player in the playoffs, adding two goals and 15 assists in 17 games.
After two stellar seasons, an opportunity to pro hockey came up with the New Jersey Devils organization, and decided to take the opportunity and not return to Lewiston for his 20-year old season. He had a solid rookie campaign with the Trenton Devils of the ECHL, where he put up 20 goals and 27 assists in 67 games while getting called up to the AHL with the Lowell Devils for two games.
After the 2008-09 season with Trenton which saw him put up 70 points, he moved up to Lowell full time for the 2009-10 season where he put up two goals and five assists. The following year, he returned to the ECHL with the Reading Royals — at the time a Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate — where he had 10 goals and 20 assists in 42 games. He also played 13 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL, where he had five goals and three assists.
In 2011-12 and 2012-13, he played in France before returning to North America for the 2013-14 season with the Missouri Mavericks of now the defunct Central Hockey League, where he was sixth in league scoring with 31 goals and 52 assists. The stint back in North America was short-lived, as it was back to Europe. Castonguay signed with Frisk Asker in Norway for the 2014-15 season, where he put up 22 goals and 51 assists. He has spent the past two seasons in Sweden. In 2014-2015 he signed Tingsryds AIF of the Allsvenskan — Sweden’s version of the AHL — where he had 11 goals and 29 assists. This season, he moved to Sweden’s top league, the Swedish Hockey League, with Leksands IF. He had seven goals and 15 assists in 52 games.
Stefano Giliati, Left Wing
The fifth-leading scorer on the team that won the President’s Cup was Stefano Giliati, who had 24 goals and 33 assistss, up from his 2005-06 campaign where he had 21 goals and 28 assists. He added four more goals and 11 assists in the playoffs.
He returned to Lewiston as one of the team’s three 20-year olds in 2007-2008. He led the team with 40 goals and 47 assists while racking up 103 penalty minutes. After a first-round exit to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, he played with the Toronto Marlies for one game to finish out the year.
He made an impression with the Maple Leafs’ AHL team and spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons with the organization. In his first pro season, he had six goals and nine helpers in 53 games played. The next season he was sent down to the Reading Royals of the ECHL for most of the year, where had 23 goals and 32 assists, while also appearing in 25 games with the Marlies, scoring three times and dishing out six assists. He moved on to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL for the 2010-11 season, where he had seven goals and 14 assists in 60 games.
In 2011-12 he found an opportunity in Europe with HC Bolzano in Italy. He had 17 goals and 24 assists as HC Bolzano won the Italian League title. The next three seasons he moved to Finland’s top league, the Liiga. His first two years he played with SaiPa before moving to the Blues in 2014-15, where he had his best offensive output in Finland with 17 goals and 23 assists. He was rewarded as he was named to Team Canada for the Spenglar Cup, held after Christmas in Davos, Switzerland, where Canada faces European club teams. He had a goal in three games. His strong season led him to sign with Medvescak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League out of Russia, considered one of the top leagues outside the NHL. In 53 games he had eight goals and eight assists.
This past season, he started out in Switzerland with HC Davos, which plays in the Swiss’ top league, the National League A. He had two assists in three games. He later moved to Germany’s top league, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, where he is signed through the 2017-18 with the Schwenninger Wild Wings. He had five goals and six assists in 22 games this past season.
Stefan Chaput, Center
A 2006 Carolina Hurricanes’ fifth-round draft pick, Chaput was another secondary scoring option for the 2006-07 edition of the Maineiacs. His offensive production dropped slightly from his 17-year-old season. He had 17 goals and 29 assists after a 19-goal, 29-assist campaign in 2005-06. He had six goals and five assists in the playoffs while adding a goal and an assist at the Memorial Cup.
He was relied on more the following season for Lewiston offensively, when he had 33 goals and 36 helpers in 62 games in his final junior season. He also served as an alternate captain for Lewiston during the 2007-08 season.
The 2008-09 season saw him embark on his professional career, which started with the Hurricanes organization with their AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats. He only appeared in 15 games, scoring four goals while dishing out seven assists. The following season saw him play nearly a full season. He appeared in 70 games, scoring 10 times and adding 28 assists.
Chaput was a well traveled man during the 2010-11 season. He started with Carolina’s new AHL affiliate that year, the Charolette Checkers, where he appeared in 20 games. He was traded to the Anaheim organization and was placed with Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, where he played another 27 games. At the trade deadline, he was moved again, this time to the Boston Bruins, and played 15 games with the Baby B’s in Providence where he signed in the offseason to play the 2011-12 season.
After the 2011-12 season, he signed with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. He played 48 games with the Bulldogs, adding five goals and 17 assists. He also spent time in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers where he had three goals and six assists in 15 games. The 2013-14 season saw him only play five games total in North America, two with the Cornwall River Kings of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey based in Quebec and three with the Utica Comets of the AHL. He then headed to Germany to play in the second tiered Deutsche Eishockey Liga II with the Ravensburg Towerstars. He appeared in 16 games scoring nine times and adding 11 assists.
He signed with Dresdner Eislöwen of the DEL II for the 2014-15 season where he had 20 goals and 34 assists in 43 games. The following season he signed Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League, where he had two goals and seven assists in 19 games before returning to the DEL II with Löwen Frankfurt, where he added eight goals and 13 assists in 29 games. This past season he returned to the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey with Jonquière Marquis, where he had eight goals and 31 assists in 31 games.
Danick Paquette, Right Wing
Lewiston’s first round pick of the 2006 Draft made his presence felt not with his stick, but rather his fists. A rookie during the Maineiacs’ President’s Cup run, Paquette was fourth in penalty minutes with 112 in in 63 games. Only Kevin Marshall, Sebastian Piche and Tristan Manson had more. On the offensive side, he chipped in with four goals and 14 helpers. He didn’t score in the playoffs nor in the Memorial Cup.
In his NHL draft year as a 17-year old, he showed his scoring prowess, potting 29 goals and 13 assists while also racking up 213 PIMs, which led the team. The Atlanta Thrashers drafted him in third round of the 2008 NHL Draft. As an 18-year old, he was named Lewiston’s captain for the 2008-09 year and put up 25 goals and 25 helpers. He also had 230 PIMs. Heading into the 2009-10 season, he was traded to the Quebec Remparts along with Peter Delmas, Patrick Cusack, Dominic Savoie and a first round pick in the CHL Import Draft for Sébastien Trudeau, Samuel Carrier, and a first round pick in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft which would become Jean-François Plante. With the Remparts, he had a career season, scoring 36 goals and adding 29 helpers.
He spent his first two years of professional hockey in the ECHL, first with Atlanta’s affiliate, the Gwinnett Gladiators, where had 13 goals and seven helpers in 59 games. During the 2011-12 season he spent the year with three ECHL teams, the South Carolina Stingrays, the Utah Grizzlies and the Chicago Express.
In 2012-13, he had his second taste of the AHL with the Hershey Bears, appearing in two games. His first taste came after the 2007-08 season with Lewiston when he appeared in four games with the Chicago Wolves. He spent 19 games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
The past four seasons have been exclusively in the ECHL. He returned to Utah for the 2013-14 season, where he put up 23 goals and 26 assists in 67 games while adding 277 PIMs. He was an alternate captain in 2014-15 and had five goals and 11 assists in 46 games. In 2015-16, he returned to New England, joining the Manchester Monarchs in their first year in the ECHL, where he had 10 goals and 13 assists in 37 games. This past season, he started the year with the Missouri Mavericks and suited up for two games. Then, he joined the Tulsa Oilers and added 13 goals and 15 assists in 46 games.
Coaches Ed Harding, left, Clem Jodoin, center, and Jeff Guay celebrate on the bench after the Lewiston Maineiacs won the President’s Cup in Val d’Or, Quebec, in 2007.
Clem Jodoin, Head Coach
The 2006-07 season was Clem’s third and final season with the Maineiacs. He paced the Maineiacs to a 50-14-2-4 record during the regular season which led him to be named the QMJHL and CHL Coach of the Year. He also was part of Team Canada’s coaching staff for the IIHF World Juniors, where Canada won gold in Malmo, Sweden, during the holidays.
After Lewiston, he became the head coach of the Rimouski Oceanic and he helped build up that team to host the 2009 Memorial Cup. At the Memorial Cup, they finished fourth out of four teams. He guided the Oceanic until the 2010-11 season.
For the 2011-12 seasons, he returned to the Montreal Canadiens organization, where he’d spent six years as an assistant coach prior to joining the Maineiacs. In his second stint with Montreal, he spent his first season as the head coach of their AHL affiliate — the Hamilton Bulldogs — before returning to the Canadiens as an assistant coach the following the year. He got done with Montreal after this past season.
He’s currently looking at coaching opportunities elsewhere for the upcoming season.
Ed Harding, Assistant Coach/Assistant GM
The Cumberland native was in his fourth season with the Maineiacs as an assistant coach in 2006-07 season. The following season, he was named the head coach and general manager of the Maineiacs after Jodoin left for the Rimouski Oceanic.
He spent a year and half as head coach, going 51-65, and was replaced by Don MacAdam.
He spent the 2010-11 season coaching the North Yarmouth Academy boys’ hockey team. He returned to the Q for the 2011-12 season as a New England scout for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. From 2013-15, he was a scout for ISS Hockey, an independent scouting agency.
After a couple seasons away from hockey, he returned as an associate head coach of the New England Wolves of the Eastern Hockey League at the start of the 2014-15 season. Midway through the season, he became the interim coach of the University of Southern Maine’s men’s hockey team, taking the reigns from Jeff Beaney. He played for USM from 1985-88, and was an assistant coach from 1993-96.
He was named USM’s permanent head coach for the 2015-16 season and it is a position he still holds. His record with the Huskies is 22-42-4.
Jeff Guay, Assistant Coach
The Lewiston native was an assistant coach working with the defensemen. He was with the organization from 2003-10. He was in his fourth season as an assistant when the Maineiacs won the cup.
He was Ed Harding’s assistant and later an assistant with Don MacAdam. When MacAdam was let go midway through the 2009-10, season he was named interim head coach before J.F. Houle was named the head coach.
He left the organization after the 2009-10 season.
Guay stayed in the local hockey scene starting up the Auburn Bolts midget team where he was the head coach. He also served as a head coach for the Maine Moose junior team from 2012-14.
The 2015-16 season saw him reunite with Harding as an assistant coach for the University of Southern Maine men’s hockey team, where he’s still coaching today.