August 14, 2006 – Training camp for the 2006-07 season opens.

August 18, 2006 – Maineiacs play a pait of split-squad games against Saint John in the first preseason games of the year. Lewiston wins, 6-5, in a shootout at home, and 4-2 on the road.

August 21, 2006 – Lewiston Maineiacs acquire Quebec captain Simon Courcelles for a third-round pick in 2007. Lewiston also acquires Triston Manson from Shawinigan for a fifth-round pick in 2007, and send forward Pier-Luc Champagne to Rouyn-Noranda for a third-round pick in 2008.

September 22, 2006 – Maineiacs open the season with a convincing 7-1 win over the PEI Rocket in Charlottetown.

October 6-7, 2006 – Home opener draws 3,101, but the Maineiacs lose a close one, 4-3 to Cape Breton. The next night, Lewiston rebounds with a 5-4 win over the Eagles.

November 3, 2006 – Maineiacs blank Cape Breton 3-0 at Centre 200 in Sydney, kicking off a 13-game winning streak which cemented Lewiston’s place at the top of the standings.

December 6, 2006 – Moncton defeats Lewiston, 3-2 in a shootout, ending the Maineiacs franchise-best winning streak at 13. In an ironic twist, it was Lewiston that ended Moncton’s 14-game streak last season.

December 6-10 – Maineiacs lose three in a row for the first time this season.

December 10, 2006 – Rookie David Perron is the first Maineiac to reach 20 goals for the season.

December 15, 2006 – Lewiston captain Marc-Andre Cliche named to Team Canada for the IIHF World Championships; Jonathan Bernier cut.

December 19, 2006 – Maineiacs send former goalie Travis Fullerton to Saint John for a fourth-round draft pick.

December 27, 2006 – Lewiston suffers a 4-2 loss to Moncton. The loss, charged to Jonathan Bernier, is the last game Bernier lost in regulation this season.

January 5, 2007 – Cliche and coach Clem Jodoin win gold at the IIHF World Junior Championships.

January 8, 2007 – The trade deadline comes and goes, and there is no movement by the Maineiacs.

January 19, 2007 – First sellout of the season.

January 19, 2007 – Last home loss of the season, a 1-0 overtime setback to the Shawinigan Cataractes.

January 25, 2007 – Bernier goes down with an injury against Halifax. Peter Delmas comes in, also gets injured.

January 25-27, 2007 – Maineiacs’ second (and final) three-game losing streak of the season.

February 2, 2007 – Peter Delmas reaches 10 wins on the season, and is now 10-7 in 17 decisions.

February 11, 2007 – Lewiston suffers its final regulation loss at home, a 4-1 loss to Cape Breton, which climbed to within two points of Lewiston in the race for first place.

February 23, 2007 – Lewiston loses for just the 14th time in regulation. This is also the last time the team lost in regulation, an 8-3 drubbing at the hands of Acadie-Bathurst.

March 1-3, 2007 – Maineiacs win three games in three nights on the road against three solid teams in Gatineau, Rouyn-Noranda and Val d’Or, cementing themselves atop the league standings.

March 7, 2007 – Peter Delmas earns his 20th win, and his second shutout in seven days, with a 6-0 blanking of the Moncton Wildcats.

March 11, 2007 – With a 4-3 win over PEI, the Maineiacs clinch the regular season title after Cape Breton loses to Saint John.

March 18, 2007 – David Perron finishes off his 39th goal of the season to lead the team.

March 18, 2007 – Maineiacs win their 10th straight game in a come-from-behind, 6-4 decision over the PEI Rocket in Charlottetown, the same arena at which they began the season with a 7-1 victory.

March 23, 2007 – QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau on hand at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee to present the Maineiacs with the Jean Rougeau trophy, awarded to the team with the best regular-season record.

March 26, 2007 – Goaltender Peter Delmas named to the league’s all-rookie team.

March 23-28, 2007 – Lewiston runs its winning streak to 14 with a sweep of the Shawinigan Cataractes in the first round of the playoffs.

April 6-10, 2007 – Lewiston wins the first three games of the second round of the playoffs against Halifax, running its winning streak to a season-high 17 games.

April 11, 2007 – Halifax upends Lewiston, 3-2, in overtime.

April 13, 2007 – Lewiston takes Halifax out with a 5-1 win, advancing to the third round for the first time.

April 20-25, 2007 – Maineiacs sweep Rouyn-Noranda to advance to the President’s Cup final series.


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