QMJHL Roundup: Fucale makes 28 saves as Mooseheads down Armada 4-2

Friday, 01.11.2013 / 10:24 PM The Canadian Press

Zachary Fucale stopped 28 shots Friday as the Halifax Mooseheads doubled up the visiting Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-2 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The 17-year-old goaltender has gone 9-1-1 in his last 11 starts and he now has 27 victories, good for best in the league and eight more than any other netminder.

Matthew Boudreau had a goal and an assist for the Mooseheads (34-4-3), who picked up their 19th win on home ice, while Andrew Ryan chipped in with two assists.

Boudreau's second goal of the game gave him 30 for the season in just 41 games played, which leads his club and moves him into fourth in QMJHL scoring. After being held pointless in four straight games, the 19-year-old now has three goals and five points in his last two outings.

Trey Lewis, Ryan Falkenham and Luca Ciampini each scored once to round out Halifax's offence.

Marc-Olivier Roy and Yasin Cisse replied for the Armada (24-13-5), who are now winless in three games. Etienne Marcoux made 22 saves in defeat.

Halifax, which came into the game with the league's third-best power play, scored once on three chances with the man advantage, while Blainville-Boisbriand went 0-for-1.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Acadie-Bathurst 3, Cape Breton 1; Gatineau 4, P.E.I. 2; Shawinigan 4, Quebec 0; Victoriaville 7, Val-d'Or 1; Rouyn-Noranda 4, Baie-Comeau 3 (OT); Chicoutimi 5, Sherbrooke 1; and Rimouski 9, Saint John 1.

At Halifax, Boudreau and Lewis put the Mooseheads up two goals by the 13-minute mark of the first period and Ciampini added a power-play goal late in the period to make it 3-0 Halifax after 20 minutes.

After a scoreless second period, Roy got the Armada on the board 53 seconds into the third.

Falkenham restored Halifax's three-goal lead at 18:01 before Cisse scored with just five seconds remaining in regulation for Blainville-Boisbriand.

Titan 3, Screaming Eagles 1

At Sydney, N.S., Marc-Olivier Brouillard scored twice and Jacob Brennan made 33 saves as Acadie-Bathurst (18-21-5) handed Cape Breton (9-27-7) its seventh straight defeat.

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Olympiques 4, Rocket 2

At Charlottetown, Robert Steeves turned aside 35 shots, including 16-of-17 in the third period, and Taylor Burke scored two goals as Gatineau (17-21-3) halted the Rocket's (24-16-2) three-game winning streak.

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Cataractes 4, Remparts 0

At Quebec City, Marvin Cupper stopped 32 shots and Frederick Gaudreau and Felix-Antoine Bergeron had a goal and an assist apiece as Shawinigan (9-27-5) blanked Quebec (25-14-3) to halt its five-game slide.

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Tigres 7, Foreurs 1

At Victoriaville, Que., six Tigres' players recorded a multi-point game, including Angelo Miceli, who had two goals and an assist, and Brandon Whitney made 38 saves as Victoriaville (17-19-7) thumped Val-d'Or (21-18-3) to end the Foreurs' four-game winning streak.

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Huskies 4, Drakkar 3 (OT)

At Baie-Comeau, Que., Mathieu Brisebois scored the winner, Sven Andrighetto set up all four of his club's goals and Carl Hozjan stopped 45-of-48 shots as Rouyn-Noranda (26-13-1) edged the Drakkar (28-11-3), who lost for the first time in eight games.

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Sagueneens 5, Phoenix 1

At Chicoutimi, Que., Sebastien Sylvestre scored once and assisted on two more while Julio Billia turned away 20 shots as the Sagueneens (22-18-4) pushed their win streak five games by downing Sherbrooke (11-25-6).

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Oceanic 9, Sea Dogs 1

At Rimouski, Que., Anthony DeLuca, Peter Trainor and Alexandre Lavoie combined for eight goals and 15 points as the Oceanic (27-11-5) crushed Saint John (18-22-0) to improve to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

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