QMJHL Roundup: Auger stops 53 shots as the Sea Dogs blank the Foreurs 2-0

Friday, 01.31.2014 / 10:44 PM The Canadian Press

VAL-D'OR, Que. - Sebastien Auger stopped 53 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Saint John Sea Dogs blanked the host Val-d'Or Foreurs 2-0 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Auger made 29 saves through 40 minutes of action, but was at his best in the third period as his club was outshot 24-1.

Mathieu Joseph opened the scoring for the Sea Dogs (16-30-4) with a power-play goal at 10:22 of the second period while Oliver Cooper's insurance goal was into an empty net at 19:39 of the third.

Guillaume Gelinas and Nicolas Aube-Kubel led the Foreurs (31-18-2) with seven shots apiece on Auger. Val-d'Or's Antoine Bibeau kicked out 19-of-20 shots in a losing cause.

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TIGRES 6 ISLANDERS 2

CHARLOTTETOWN — Jean-Francois Plante scored twice and set up one more and Francois Tremblay made 30 saves as Victoriaville downed the Islanders for its eighth win in a row.

Angelo Miceli, Mark Tremaine, Philippe Hudon and Jan Mandat also scored for the Tigres (25-19-6) while Carl Marois and Cameron Yarwood each had two assists.

Troy Vance and Spenser Cobbold scored for Charlottetown (17-30-5), which is on an eight-game skid.

Eric Brassard turned away 46-of-52 shots in a losing cause for the Islanders.

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SAGUENEENS 4 PHOENIX 3 (OT)

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Simon Tremblay scored twice, including the winner 3:30 into overtime, as the Sagueneens edged Sherbrooke to snap a three-game slide.

Dominic Beauchemenin had two goals and an assist for Chicoutimi (25-25-1) while Laurent Dauphin added three assists.

The Phoenix (15-29-7) got goals from Julien Bahl, Matej Beran and Kevin Domingue.

Domeninc Graham made 23 saves for the Sagueneens as Sherbrooke's Gabriel Parent stopped 34-of-38 shots in defeat.

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ARMADA 6 REMPARTS 4

QUEBEC CITY — Ryan Tesink scored twice and Philippe Sanche tacked on three assists as Blainville-Boisbriand halted Quebec's seven-game win streak.

Emil Aronsson, Marc-Olivier Roy, Danick Martel and Marcus Hinds also scored for the Armada (31-10-9), who went 3 for 4 on the power play.

Anthony Duclair had a goal and two assists for the Remparts (30-13-8), who went 2 for 5 with the man advantage, while Tyler Brown, Adam Chapman and Nick Sorensen each scored once.

Blainville-Boisbraind's Samuel Montembeault made 29 saves for the win. Francois Brassard started in net for Quebec and allowed five goals on 22 shots through 40 minutes of action. Callum Booth started the third period for the Remparts and stopped 4-of-5 shots in relief.

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VOLTIGEURS 6 OLYMPIQUES 5 (SO)

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que.— Frederick Gaudreau scored the winner in the seventh round of the shootout as the Voltigeurs toppled Gatineau.

Ryan Culkin scored once and set up two more for Drummondville (32-16-3) and Nikolas Brouillard, Olivier Caouette, Matthew Boudens and Alexandre-Grande-Maison had the others.

Alexandre Chenier-Allard had a pair of goals for the Olympiques (30-17-4) while Taylor Burke, Jake Coughler and Simon Tardif-Richard each scored once.

Louis-Philip Guindon made 16 saves for the Voltigeurs as Gatineau's Robert Steeves stopped 23 shots in defeat.

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MOOSEHEADS 4 CATARACTES 3

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Jonathan Drouin had two goals and an assist as Halifax slipped past the Cataractes.

Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and an assist for the Mooseheads (34-17-1) and Brent Andrews scored what turned into the game winner.

Alex Filatrault, Alexis D'Aoust and Nicholas Welsh scored for Shawinigan (13-31-7) and Brandon Gignac helped out with two assists.

Halifax's Kevin Darveau made 23 saves for the win as Marvin Cupper stopped 31-of-34 shots for the Cataractes.

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