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QMJHL Roundup: Baie-Comeau blanks Rouyn-Noranda 7-0

Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 10:04 PM The Canadian Press

Felix Girard, Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau and Valentin Zykov combined for six goals and 14 points Saturday as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar crushed the visiting Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 7-0 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Girard had three goals and two assists for the Drakkar (29-11-4), who are 8-0-1 in their last nine games, while Paquin-Boudreau scored twice and added an assists. Zykov added a goal and five assists.

Zykov's six-point performance earned him the game's first star and he now has six goals and 17 points over a six-game span.

Alexandre Ranger also scored for Baie Comeau, while Philippe Cadorette stopped all 18 shots he faced for his second shutout and 20th victory of the season.

The 17-year-old is just the second goalie in the QMJHL this season to reach the 20-win mark, with the other being Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads.

Alexandre Belanger took the loss for the Huskies (27-14-1) after allowing five goals on 14 shots through 30 minutes of action. Carl Hozjan came in midway through the second period and stopped 17-of-19 shots in relief.

Baie-Comeau went 3-for-6 on the power play, while Rouyn-Noranda failed to score on six chances.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Victoriaville 6, Saint John 4; Halifax 4, P.E.I. 3; Moncton 5, Gatineau 3; and Val-d'Or 6, Quebec 2.

At Baie-Comeau, Que., Paquin-Boudreau opened the scoring 2:28 into the first period.

Ranger scored shorthanded at 9:19 and 53 seconds later Paquin-Boudreau gave the Drakkar a 3-0 lead to take into the first intermission.

Girard scored a power-play goal 4:47 into the second period and then added another goal with the man advantage at 17:30.

Girard scored his third power-play goal of the game at 2:56 of the third period and Zykov rounded out the scoring for Baie-Comeau at 5:02.

Tigres 6, Sea Dogs 4

At Victoriaville, Que., William Cochrane and Philippe Halley each scored twice and Philippe Maillett chipped in with three assists as the Tigres (18-19-7) handed Saint John (18-23-0) its third loss in a row.

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Mooseheads 4, Rocket 3

At Halifax, Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists and Jonathan Drouin broke a 3-3 tie at 13:01 of the third period as the Mooseheads (35-4-3) came from two goals down to beat P.E.I. (24-17-2).

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Wildcats 5, Olympiques 3

At Moncton, Que., Dmitrij Jaskin scored twice in the third period and added two assists as the Wildcats (25-16-1) beat Gatineau (17-22-3), which lost for the first time in three outings.

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Foreurs 6, Remparts 2

At Quebec City, Brandon Hynes had two goals and an assist and Francois Tremblay stopped 38-of-40 shots as Val-d'Or (22-18-3) downed the Remparts (25-15-3), who are winless in four games.

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