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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

Saturday, 12.01.2012 / 9:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

Sven Andrighetto scored once and set up another as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies doubled up the host Shawinigan Cataractes 6-3 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

The 19-year-old extended his point streak to eight games in the victory and has five goals and 11 points during that stretch. The two-point performance gives the forward 19 goals and 44 points in 26 games this season, which is good for fifth in QMJHL scoring.

Mathieu Lemay also had a goal and an assist for the Huskies (18-9-1), who have won back-to-back contests, and Maxim St-Cyr, Gabriel Desjardins, Liam O'Brien and Jean-Sebastien Dea each scored once.

Dea now has 23 goals in 28 games, which leads his club, and his 43 total points puts him just one behind teammate Andrighetto.

Nikita Kucherov and Mathieu Brisebois had two assists apiece for Rouyn-Noranda.

Dylan Labbe scored once and added two assists for the Cataractes (4-20-3), who are winless in their last seven outings and sit last in the QMJHL standings.

Frederick Gaudreau and Vincent Arsenault also scored for Shawinigan.

Robin Gusse made 23 saves for the win as Marvin Cupper stopped 26-of-31 shots in a losing cause.

Special teams played a big factor for both clubs. Rouyn-Noranda went 3 for 6 on the power play while Shawinigan scored three times on six chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Sherbrooke 8, Val-d'Or 4; Moncton 4, Chicoutimi 1; Victoriaville P.E.I.

At Shawinigan, O`Brien opened the scoring 7:32 into the opening period to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead.

Labbe responded with a power-play goal at 18:36 for the Cataractes, but Andrighetto scored while a man up before the period finished to make it 2-1 Rouyn-Noranda after 20 minutes of play.

Gaudreau and Arsenault both scored with the man advantage less than five minutes into the second period to give Shawinigan its first lead of the game. However, St-Cyr scored at 11:21 to make it 3-3 heading into the final period.

At 5:20 of the third Desjardins scored what turned out to be the eventual game winner, while on the power play, and Dea added another power-play goal three minutes later to make it 5-3 Huskies.

Lemay added a late goal into an empty net.

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Phoenix 8 Foreurs 4

At Sherbrooke, Que., Jeremy Beaudry scored twice and Jacob Gervais-Chouinard stopped 31 shots as the Phoenix (6-19-2) downed Val-d'Or (14-12-2) for their second win in a row since dropping four straight outings.

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Wildcats 4 Sagueneens 1

At Moncton, N.B., Allain Saulnier scored the eventual winner in the second period, and added an assist, while Alex Dubeau turned away 30-of-31 shots as the Wildcats (18-10-0) beat Chicoutimi to extend their winning streak to five games.

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Rocket 4 Tigres 1

At Charlottetown, Ben Duffy regained the QMJHL scoring lead with a goal and two assists and JoshCurrie had a goal and an assist as the Rocket (15-10-2) defeated Victoriaville (11-12-5), which has dropped back-to-back games.

Quote of the Day

We've got a team filled with captains, that's what I think. With these first two games we got in, we're really dominating and moving the puck really fast, and it's worked out really good.

— U.S. goalie Brandon Halverson after a 6-0 win against Germany in the World Junior Championship on Sunday