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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

Saturday, 09.29.2012 / 12:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

An offensive-surge in the second period was all the Gatineau Olympiques needed Friday to defeat the Halifax Mooseheads 6-1 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Tomas Hyka and Martin Reway each scored twice and Dominic Poulin added one more as the Olympiques (1-2-0) scored five times in the middle period.

Poulin also scored in the third to round out Gatineau's offence, while Reway picked up an assist for a three-point night.

Nathan MacKinnon scored the lone goal for the Mooseheads (2-1-0).

Gatineau's Michael Nishi made 29 saves to pick up his first win of the season. Halifax's Zachary Fucale allowed four goals on 13 shots before leaving midway through the second period.

Chris Clarke stopped 15-of-17 shots in relief.

Gatineau went 2-for-7 on the power play, while Halifax failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Moncton 7, Cape Breton 4; P.E.I. 4, Acadie-Bathurst 2; Victoriaville 4, Shawinigan 0; Blainville-Boisbriand 6, Sherbrooke 0; Rouyn-Noranda 4, Drummondville 2; and Rimouski 2, Chicoutmi 1 (OT).

At Halifax, after a scoreless first period, Hyka opened the scoring 3:47 into the second.

MacKinnon responded for the Mooseheads less than a minute later, but that was the end of the offence for Halifax.

Reway scored a power-play goal at 9:55 to regain the lead for Gatineau. Hyka added his second at 11:52, Poulin followed up at 13:20 with another power-play goal and Reway buried his second of the game at 15:58 to round out the Olympiques' five-goal period.

Poulin became the third member Gatineau player to register a two-goal evening when he scored at 8:37 of the third period.

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Wildcats 7, Screaming Eagles 4

At Moncton, N.B., seven Wildcats' players recorded multi-point games, including Ryan Penny, Allain Saulnier and Dmitri Jaskin, who each scored twice, as the Wildcats (1-2-0) defeated Cape Breton (0-1-2).

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Rocket 4, Titan 2

At Bathurst, N.B., Matej Beran scored twice, including the game winner 26 seconds into the third period, and Antoine Bibeau stopped 24 shots as P.E.I. (2-1-0) doubled up the Titan (2-1-1).

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Tigres 4, Cataractes 0

At Victoriaville, Que., Philippe Halley scored once and set up three more and Brandon Whitney stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Tigres (1-2-1) blanked Shawinigan (0-2-1).

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Armada 6, Phoenix 0

At Boisbriand, Que., Tommy Giroux and Philippe Sanche each scored twice and Storm Phaneuf made 22 saves as the Armada (3-0-0) shut out Sherbrooke (0-4-0).

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Huskies 4, Voltiguers 2

At Drummondville, Que., Jean-Sebastien Dea scored two goals and Robin Gusse stopped 26 shots as Rouyn-Noranda (3-1-0) downed the Voltiguers (2-1-0).

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Oceanic 2, Sagueneens 1 (OT)

At Rimouski, Que, Vladimir Bryukvin scored the winning goal 2:41 into overtime and Carl Hozjan turned away 21-of-22 shots as the Oceanic (3-0-0) slipped past Chicoutmi (2-1-1).

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