LEWISTON – The Lewiston Maineiacs have a new set of eyes – five of them, actually.

The Maineiacs announced Friday the rounding out of their scouting staff under the supervision of Head Coach and GM Ed Harding.

The team’s head scout, replacing Serge David in that capacity, is Roger Shannon, who spent last season with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Roger on board with us,” Harding said in an issued statement Friday. “He is a consummate professional, and his organization and communication skills are equaled only by his keen eye.”

Former Halifax Mooseheads head coach Shawn MacKenzie – who is also a former Maine Mariners’ goaltender – will scout for the Maineiacs in Nova Scotia. Marc Lapointe, formerly with the Gatineau Olympiques, will handle scouting in the Montreal area, as will former Cape Breton Screaming Eagles’ governor Armand St. Pierre. In Quebec, Alex Gauthier will oversee the Maineiacs’ scouting.

Two others – New England scout Mike Bouchard and Newfoundland scout Chris Parsley – will return to the team for another season, and Harding and his assistants, Jeff Guay and Reg Bourcier, will also be involved in scouting and evaluating players.

Delmas to play for bronze

Lewiston Maineiacs’ goaltender Peter Delmas will suit up today for Team Canada’s Under-18 squad in the bronze-medal game of the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Delmas has been in net for each of Canada’s three pool games, and has allowed just five goals in those three games.

Canada is playing for bronze after a shootout loss to Sweden in Game 1 and two subsequent wins left them with seven points. Sweden went undefeated, and finished with eight.

Team Canada will face Russia, which finished second in the other pool of teams. Sweden will face Finland for the gold medal.

A win, Chinova-time

Intrasquad Game 1 is in the books, and for the first time in recent memory, defense reigned.

The teams battled to a 2-2 tie in regulation, and 1:05 into the extra session, Todd Chinova banged home a pass from John

MacDonald on the power play to life Team White to an improbable 3-2 win.

Team Blue outshot Team White, 33-14.

Training camp continues today with practices at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, outside in the parking lot, the Maineiacs are hosting their annual street hockey festival, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to about 5 p.m.

The second intrasquad game is tonight at 7.


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