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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

Saturday, 12.15.2012 / 12:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

Kevin Gagne scored 3:08 into overtime as the Saint John Sea Dogs came from behind to beat the host Moncton Wildcats 4-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

The 20-year-old defenceman has scored in three straight outings and now has seven goals in his last seven games. Gagne leads all QMJHL defencemen with 10 goals, which is also a career high for the fourth-year player.

Rookie Jakub Izacky scored twice for the SeaDogs (16-16-0), who trailed 3-0 early in the second period before scoring four unanswered goals, while Ryan Tesink had three assists.

Stephen MacAulay had a goal and an assist for Saint John and Pierre Durepos chipped in with two assists.

Ryan Penny, Alex Saulnier and Ross Johnston scored for the Wildcats (21-11-1), while Penny added an assist for a two-point outing.

Sebastien Auger stopped 31-of-34 shots for his 15th victory of the season as Alex Dubeau made 24 saves in a losing cause.

Saint John went 2 for 5 on the power play while Moncton failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was P.E.I. 5, Cape Breton 2; Halifax 4, Acadie-Bathurst 3; Baie-Comeau 6, Victoriaville 2; Sherbrooke 6, Drummondville 3; Rimouski 2, Chicoutimi 1; Rouyn-Noranda 5, Gatineau 3; Shawinigan 5, Quebec 4 (OT) and Val-d'Or 5, Blainville-Boisbriand 3.

At Moncton, N.B., Johnston scored at 15:17 of the opening period to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

Saulnier and Penny scored only 18 second apart to make it 3-0 for Moncton just 35 seconds into the second period.

MacAulay responded for Saint John with a power-play goal at 2:36 and Izacky tacked on another goal with the man advantage at 13:15 to make it 3-2 Wildcats after 40 minutes of play.

The Wildcats were six seconds away from pulling out the win before Izacky forced overtime at 19:54 of the third period with his second goal of the night.

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Rocket 5 Screaming Eagles 2

At Sydney, N.S., Ben Duffy scored once and set up three more and Victor Provencher had two goals as P.E.I. (18-13-2) downed Cape Breton (8-21-6) to snap its three-game slide.

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Mooseheads 4 Titan 3

At Halifax, Chris Clarke stopped 34-of-37 shots and Andrew Ryan scored the winning goal while shorthanded as the Mooseheads (27-3-2) won for the sixth time in their last seven outings by beating Acadie-Bathurst (12-18-5).

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Drakkar 6 Tigres 2

At Baie-Comeau, Que., Thomas Gobeil had two goals and an assist and Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau scored once and set up two more as the Drakkar (21-10-3) won their third straight game by beating Victoriaville (13-15-6).

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Phoenix 6 Voltiguers 3

At Drummondville, Que., Alexandre Comtois had two goals and an assist and Jacob Gervais-Chouinard made 28 saves as Sherbrooke (9-20-4) doubled up Drummondville (18-14-1).

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Oceanic 2 Sagueneens 1

At Rimouski, Que., Francis Beauvillier and Frederik Gauthier each scored as the Oceanic (21-10-4) slipped past Chicoutimi (16-16-3) to extend their win streak to four games.

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Huskies 5 Olympiques 3

At Gatineau, Que., Francis Perron had two goals and an assist and Gabriel Desjardins had a goal and three assists as Rouyn-Noranda (22-10-1) picked up its fourth-straight victory by downing the Olympiques (12-19-1).

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Cataractes 5 Remparts 4 (OT)

At Shawinigan, Que., JC Campagna scored three times, including the winner 1:43 into overtime, and Vincent Arsenault had a goal and an assist as the Cataractes (7-23-3) edged Quebec (22-8-3) for their first win in three outings.

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Foreurs 5 Armada 3

At Val-d'Or, Que., Francois Tremblay stopped 36-of-39 shots and the Foreurs (16-15-3) scored three straight third-period goals to come from behind and beat Blainville-Boisbriand (22-7-4).

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