Maine Nordiques (junior hockey)

The Maine Nordiques are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's East Division. The Nordiques play their home games at Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.

Maine Nordiques
CityLewiston, Maine
LeagueNAHL
DivisionEast
Founded2019
Home arenaAndroscoggin Bank Colisée[1]
ColorsLight blue, red, white
              
Owner(s)Darryl Antonacci, MD
Head coachNolan Howe
Franchise history
2019–presentMaine Nordiques

History

On February 28, 2019, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced that they had approved the membership application submitted by ISS Kings Youth Hockey Club, LLC for a team in Lewiston, Maine, owned by Dr. Darryl Antonacci and that the team would start play in the 2019–20 season as a member of the East Division.[2][3] The team shares the Androscoggin Bank Colisée and a development program with the Tier III Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques that has a team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The organization is named after the former professional team, the Maine Nordiques. Dr. Antonacci promoted his head coach from the ISS Kings youth team, Nolan Howe, son of hall of fame player Mark Howe, as the NAHL team's first head coach.[4]

References

  1. "MAINE NORDIQUES". TheColisee.com. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. "NAHL team in Lewiston, Maine approved for the 2019-20 season". NAHL.com. February 28, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  3. Fournier, Nathan (February 28, 2019). "Maine Nordiques, an NAHL Tier II team, coming to Lewiston". SunJournal.com. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  4. Fournier, Nathan (March 25, 2019). "Maine Nordiques name Howe as first Head Coach". SunJournal.com. Retrieved October 25, 2019.


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