Tuesday, June 01, 2010

#Maineiacs Announce New Assistant Coach

MAINEiacs G.M. Roger Shannon announced that former long-time

NHL Defenseman Steven Finn has joined the team as an assistant coach.
"Steven will work with our Defense; show the finer points which made him so successful while also assisting us in Quebec with our scouting staff by serving as the Coordinator for the province," said Shannon. "Steven joins Gerard Shaw of

Nova Scotia who serves as our Atlantic Canada Coordinator. I am excited now with the people we have on staff going forward."

Finn, 44 and a native of Laval in Quebec, logged 725 games in the NHL from 1985-1997, including a 10 year span with the Quebec Nordiques. Selected 57th overall during the 1984 NHL entry draft, Finn is the father of MAINEiacs Defenseman Samuel Finn and holds the distinction of being a member of the last edition of the Nordiques during the 1994-95 season before the clubs eventual departure to Colorado.

Finn finished his NHL career playing two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. In 1997, he played his final year on the pro hockey circuit as a member of the Long Beach Ice Dogs in what is now a defunct version of the International Hockey League. No stranger to the inner workings of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Finn spent three seasons with the Laval Voisins - twice being named to the QMJHL All-Star team along with teammate Mario Lemieux.

"What a coup. We have a terrific young coaching staff with J.F. Houle, Jeff Guay, and Reg Bourcier and now to be able to land a veteran of many NHL years to our team bringing experience and wisdom into the mix is a formula for success," said Just. Steven Finn is not only a very knowledgeable hockey person but someone who will represent our organization with class. With this hiring, we are showing the hockey world that we get it and that the Lewiston MAINEiacs will reclaim our rightful place as an organization to be admired, respected and feared on the ice. Welcome aboard Steven."

2010-2011 season tickets are currently on sale! Tickets packages are available at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee box office, or by dialing (207) 783-2009. The MAINEiacs home opener is set for Friday, September 10, against Rimouski.

Courtesy Maineiacs Communications

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