Lewiston makes some moves

The Maineiacs made a coupe of deals today.  They released 20-year-old Lucas LaBelle. LaBelle had four goals, seven assists, and 29 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.  Last season, he had 10 goals, 7 assists, and 109 penalty minutes in 54 games.

“Lucas is a player with an excellent work ethic.” said Harding in the team’s press release. “The MAINEiacs are trying to move in a direction that builds more on the youth movement that we started at this summer’s entry draft. We wish Lucas all the best in his future endeavors.”

Yesterday, LaBelle said his good bye on the fan forum:

well i’ve never done this before, but since you fans have been so good to me while i was here, i’ll return the favor… well i’ve been let go as of today… i being luc labelle… appreently the team (ed) says i lost my edge and it was an organizational decision.. well i’m on weivers or he said he was going to try and move me… lewiston has made a trade for another 17 year old forward and they’re bringing up tomy dary for the rest of the year… soo all i can say is thanks for the times in lewy, i’ve had a blast.

lucas labelle

The 17-year-old foward that Lewiston has traded for is Nick Huard of the Victoriaville Tigres.   He has been on Lewiston radar since this summer.  Huard is from Ontario and had intentions of signing with the Maineiacs but Victoriville claimed him on waivers.  He has a goal and an assist in20 games this season.  Victoriaville received defenseman Pierre-Luc Pelletier, a fourth round pick of Lewiston in the 2007 Midget Draft.

(Nathan also started “The World of Junior Hockey Blog” and is a contributor to the Maine Hockey Journal. His email is fourniern@students.nescom.edu.)

2 Responses to “Lewiston makes some moves”

  1. Harding should be the one traded, nah,,,, fired with is his tail between his hind legs. He hasn’t been able to keep baby faced and ill tempered Paquette from losing games due to his search for fame temper. Maybe they both should just apply to WWF for new jobs. What a joke Harding is, instead of refining what he has, he searches for bargain basement replacements. Again , Harding is the reason for his teams failures, a joke of a coach… go back to your retail sales, even though you were a joke then, at least he didn’t impact a whole community’s hockey spirits

  2. it only took harding 2 years to put us at the bottom hes a great ast coach not so good of a head coach. lines are all funny these players are not happy and not have fun, but would you with this record. Paquette is a great player that plays with heart so he gets mad he has to babysit all these 17 year old that are gettin thrown around from the other teams so he stands up i miss manson go maineiacs

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