Now, even the points streak is toast.

The Lewiston Maineiacs lost their first game in regulation since Nov. 3 on Friday night, falling to the lowly Rimouski Oceanic 5-2 in Rimouski in front of 3,757 at the Colisee de Rimouski.

Michael Frolik potted two goals for the Oceanic, who have now won seven games on the season. Olivier Fortier had a goal and two assists, and Max Gratchev added two assists for the league’s bottom-dwellers.

Lewiston, meanwhile, got goals from Stefan Chaput and Pierre-Luc Faubert – both early in the game.

Rimouski out-shot Lewiston 37-21 on the game, and Jonathan Bernier allowed five goals on 21 shots, his worst outing since a 9-8 loss to Moncton on Nov. 1.

Fortier started the scoring for Rimouski with his 15th of the year on a pass from David Skokan. Faubert answered for Lewiston at 6:49 with a power-play goal from Marc-Andre Cliche and Kevin Marshall, only to watch as Pierre-Alexandre Joncas netted his fourth of the year to make it 2-1 Rimouski after one.

Chaput knotted the game at 6:47 of the second on a feed from Faubert, but from there it was all Oceanic.

Jordan Caron scored the game-winner late in the second and Frolik added his two goals in the third to put the game away.

None of the Maineiacs’ coaching staff could be reached by phone following the game Friday.

Lewiston next plays Sunday at Acadie-Bathurst.

Cliche, Bernier and coach Clem Jodoin will miss the final four games before the holiday break. They leave on Sunday for Calgary and the Canadian national junior team tryouts.


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