After his impressive performance in Wednesday’s win over Saint John, the media waited in the Maineiacs’ weight room for Peter Delmas to emerge for a short interview.

He did, eventually, but he didn’t stay for long.

“I’ll be right back,” Delmas said. “I have a sandwich cooking in the sandwich thing.”

First of all, of course it’s cooking in a sandwich thing.

What’s a sandwich thing?

Secondly, a 16-year-old rookie just told the media to wait for him while he fetched a sandwich. Priceless.

Delmas did return, in fewer than the five minutes he promised.

But he had two cheese sandwiches instead of one.

“I lost 4 pounds during the game,” Delmas said. “I have to put it back on somehow.”

Overpaid

In that same game, the Maineiacs and Sea Dogs had a few disagreements eventually settled by throwing right hooks at each other.

But what astonished many fans was the fact that 20-year-old Triston Manson wasn’t one of the combattants.

After the game, Manson came into the weight room and was asked why he didn’t go.

“I tried,” he said. “I really did.”

Isn’t that part of why you’re here, he was asked.

Manson cracked a smile, shrugged his shoulders and answered.

“Yeah, I guess that makes me overpaid, doesn’t it?”

Fitting tribute

Before Wednesday’s home game against Saint John, the Maineiacs shone their spotlights on an empty red carpet in front of the home bench.

On the projection screens at either end of the rink, the team played a DVD recording of Moe Morin – who for three years sang the anthems prior to each home game – singing the Canadian and American national anthems.

Morin died last week at the age of 80.

The crowd responded with a rousing, standing ovation after each.


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