Articles by Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal


Lewiston hockey games moved as Colisee loses ice due to malfunction

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Feb. 07, 2014, at 6:03 a.m.
The Lewiston High School girls’ home playoff hockey game won’t be so homey, after all. The No. 2 Blue Devils were to host No. 3 Greely on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in the Eastern Maine semifinals, but a compressor malfunction due …
Rachel Ingram of Winthrop, right, tried to beat Orono's Olivia McCormick to the ball during their playoff game in Winthrop on Wednesday.

Winthrop edges Orono in Class C field hockey quarterfinal

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Oct. 23, 2013, at 8:34 p.m.
All season, the Winthrop Ramblers have been giving coach Jessica Merrill fits of anxiety. Sure, the defending Eastern Class C champions won 11 games. But they did so in dramatic fashion, winning seven of those 11 games by a single goal. “It’s how we’ve been playing all …
Pirates goaltender Mark Visentin makes a blocker save as Daine Todd of Portland battles Brandon Kozun of Manchester in third period action from Saco.

Pirates fall in preseason tilt, team unveils ticket packages for Lewiston season

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Sept. 29, 2013, at 6:25 a.m.
SACO | The last time Nick Deslauriers played hockey in Lewiston, he was a nondescript, puck-moving defenseman for the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Assuming he makes the Manchester Monarchs’ final roster, the next time Deslauriers skates in Lewiston, he’ll be a marked man. The …
Portland Pirates CEO and Managin Owner Brian Petrovek, left, and part-owner of the Colisee, proprieter of Maine Hockey Group and investor in the Portland Pirates Ron Cain answer questions at a news conference in the Baxter Lounge at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Thursday.

Portland Pirates will play home schedule in Lewiston after failing to end dispute with Cumberland County Civic Center

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Sept. 26, 2013, at 4:44 p.m.
After weeks of legal wrangling, the Portland Pirates and Cumberland County Civic Center have been unable to resolve their financial differences. After days of speculation, the American Hockey League team made official Thursday what many had surmised: The team will play its entire 38-game home schedule, and …
Mikayla Pelkey of Nokomis (left) and Sadie Royer of Leavitt chase down the the ball during their field hockey game in Turner on Wednesday. Nokomis won 4-1.

Nokomis field hockey knocks off defending state champion Leavitt

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Sept. 12, 2013, at 12:29 p.m.
TURNER | If the Leavitt Area High School field hockey team is going to defend its Class B state title, the Hornets are going to do so with at least one blemish on their record, courtesy of the Nokomis Warriors. Freshman Olivia Brown netted a pair of goals, including …
Androscoggin Bank Colisee owner Jim Cain announced Monday that the arena will be host to the 2014 Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship next March. The venue came out ahead of places like the Lake Placid, N.Y., national training center for the honor.

The puck drops here: Division III college hockey championship will be played in Lewiston

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Feb. 25, 2013, at 3:33 p.m.
LEWISTON — Move over, Lake Placid, here comes Lewiston-Auburn. The NCAA announced Monday that Bowdoin College will host the 2014 Men’s Division III National Hockey Championships at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in March 2014, marking the first time the NCAA has awarded a hockey championship at any level …
Lewiston's Matt Poulin (left) and Evan Gosselin (right) look to pounce on a rebound, but Bangor goalie Rye Powell swept it away with his stick during a game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Poulin helps Lewiston hockey team knock off top-ranked Bangor

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Jan. 21, 2013, at 10:06 p.m.
LEWISTON — With a younger, slowly-maturing team, Lewiston coach Jamie Belleau issued a challenge: to be better each game than the last, and to improve every night. At the rate his players appeared to be progressing Monday, no other team in Maine is going to want to face the Blue …
Rachel Ingram of Winthrop moves the ball past Shelby Lane of Stearns during the first half in Winthrop on Saturday.

Patient Winthrop scores two in second half, beats Stearns in ‘C’ field hockey semi

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Oct. 20, 2012, at 7:52 p.m.
WINTHROP — Frustration was the feeling but optimism was the outlook. The Winthrop field hockey dominated the first half of Saturday’s Eastern C semifinal, but the Ramblers went to the half still scoreless. “They were not acting as though they were discouraged,” said Winthrop coach Sharon Coulton.” They were still …

Bolduc leads Portland Pirates into Lewiston for Friday night opener

By Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun-Journal on Oct. 18, 2012, at 12:21 p.m.
Portland Pirates forward Alexandre Bolduc, like most professional hockey players, has a pretty good hockey memory. His recollection of playing at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, however, got a bit fuzzy Wednesday. “I had a playoff series there when I was 18, went to seven games,” …