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QMJHL Roundup: Desjardins lifts Huskies over Foreurs with shootout goal

Tuesday, 10.23.2012 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: Desjardins lifts Huskies over Foreurs with shootout goal

Gabriel Desjardins was all the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies needed in the shootout Tuesday.

Desjardins was the only scorer in the shootout as the Huskies edged the Val-d'Or Foreurs 4-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Maxime St-Cyr and Sven Andrighetto also had shots in the shootout for Rouyn-Noranda (10-3-1), but couldn't score.

Anton Zlobin, Michael Beaudry and Anthony Mantha all came up short in the shootout for Val-d'Or (5-7-1).

Robin Gusse made 12 saves to earn the win for the Huskies, while Francois Tremblay stopped 31 shots for the Foreurs.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Blainville-Boisbriand 7, Shawinigan 1.

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Andrighetto, St-Cyr and Steven Mercier scored in regulation for the Huskies, while Zlobin, Beaudry and Mantha replied for the Foreurs.

Armada 7 Cataractes 1

At Shawinigan, Que., Christopher Clapperton had two goals and an assist as Blainville-Boisbriand (10-2-2) scored seven unanswered goals against the Cataractes (2-9-2).

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