QMJHL: Mantha scores 31st and 32nd goals of season as Val-d'Or blasts Rimouski

Wednesday, 12.04.2013 / 10:24 PM The Canadian Press

VAL-D'OR, Que. - Anthony Mantha scored his league-leading 31st and 32nd goals of the season in the Val-d'Or Foreurs' 9-3 victory over the Rimouski Oceanic in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play on Wednesday.

Louick Marcotte and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier also scored twice for the Foreurs (20-11-0), who had period leads of 4-1 and 7-1. Randy Gazzola and Samuel Henley got the other Val-d'Or goals.

Guillaume McSween gave Rimouski (16-9-5) a brief lead in the opening period, and Michael Joly and Peter Trainor scored for the Oceanic in the third.

Francois Tremblay made 32 saves for Val-d'Or. Rimouski netminder Philippe Desrosiers allowed five goals on 16 shots in a little over 22 minutes of playing time. Zachary Fortin finished the game, and gave up four goals on 21 shots.

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SCREAMING EAGLES 6 REMPARTS 3

SYDNEY, N.S. — The Screaming Eagles scored twice in a 43-second span of the second period to open a 4-0 lead to cruise to their victory over the Remparts.

Timothe Simard opened the scoring for Cape Breton (16-11-3) in the first period, and Charles-Eric Legare added to the lead at 9:09 of the second period with the first of his two goals. Raphael Corriveau made it a three-goal game at 14:53 before Legare struck again with his 12th goal of the season.

Adam Erne got one back for Quebec (15-10-6) with a power-play goal at 16.29, but Maxim Lazarev took the air out of any comeback with his goal in the final minute of the second period.

Anthony Duclair, with his 23rd, and Nick Sorensen scored for the Remparts in the third period to cut the margin to 5-3, before Jeremy Beaudry closed the scoring for Cape Breton.

Alex Bureau stopped 29 shots for Cape Breton. Francois Brassard handled 22-of-27 shots over the first period for Quebec, and Callum Booth went the rest of the way in net, allowing a goal on five shots.

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TITAN 3 ISLANDERS 2

BATHURST, N.B. — Acadie-Bathurst rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to defeat Charlottetown.

Christophe Boivin finally got the Titan (13-15-2) on the scoreboard at 4:27 of the third period, and Adam Stevens tied it with a short-handed goal at 10:31. Nicholas Blanchard score the winner for Acadie-Bathurst on the power play at 16:42.

Kameron Kielly scored in the first period, and Alexandre Goulet connect in the second for the Islanders (13-14-4).

Eric Brassard finished with 31 saves for Charlottetown, while Jacob Brennan made 30 saves for the Titan.

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VOLTIGEURS 5 PHOENIX 1

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. —The Voltigeurs scored twice in a 24 second span of the second period in their win over the Phoenix.

Christophe Lalancette opened the scoring for Drummondville (19-10-2) 61 seconds into the contest.

Jean-François Plante tied it for Sherbrooke (11-18-2) with his 25th goal of the season on the power play at 5:29 of the second period.

Joey Ratelle put the Voltigeurs in front at 8:05, and Matthew Boudens and Jerome Verrier increased the lead to 4-1 with their goals in the final two minutes of the period. Frederick Gaudreau closed out the scoring for Drummondville 50 seconds into the final period.

Joe Fleschler made 22 saves for the Voltigeurs, and Francis Desrosiers made 33 stops for Sherbrooke.

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