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Ouellet has hat trick to lead Armada over Drakkar 4-3 in QMJHL semifinal

Wednesday, 04.24.2013 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ouellet has hat trick to lead Armada over Drakkar 4-3 in QMJHL semifinal

BLAINVILLE, Que. - Xavier Ouellet completed a hat trick with a tiebreaking goal in the third period as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4-3 on Wednesday in QMJHL playoff action.

The Armada evened the best-of-seven semifinal series 2-2, with Game 5 set for Friday in Baie-Comeau, Que.

Ouellet opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 7:24, but Marcus Hinds tied the game three minutes later with his second of the post-season.

Valentin Zykov put Blainville-Boisbriand back up by one with a goal at 8:30 of the second, but again the Drakkar responded minutes later as Carl Gelinas netted a goal 10:16.

Ouellet made it 3-2 with under five minutes left in the period, but Baie-Comeau's Felix Girard scored early in the third to tie the game once again.

Ouellet got his third at 4:56 and goalie Etienne Marcoux made 10 saves in the final period to preserve the lead. He finished the game with 27 saves on 30 shots.

The Drakkar went 0-for-7 on the power play.

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