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QMJHL Roundup: Drakkar beat Armada to pull within five points of league leaders

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: Drakkar beat Armada to pull within five points of league leaders

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. - Felix Girard scored on the power play in the third period to lift the Baie-Comeau Drakkar past the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Friday.

The win pulls the second-place Drakkar (25-11-4) within five points of the league-leading Armada (26-7-7).

Nicolas Leblond, Alexandre Ranger and Gabriel Verpaelst also scored for Baie-Comeau, while Philippe Cadorette stopped 32 shots.

Ryan Tesink, Christopher Clapperton and Marcus Hinds had a goal each with Etienne Marcoux making 15 saves for Blainville-Boisbriand.

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SCREAMING EAGLES 5 TITAN 2

BATHURST, N.B. — Cape Breton scored three unanswered goals to blow past Acadie-Bathurst.

Kyle Farrell, William Carrier, Jeremy Beaudry, Bronson Beaton and Timothe Simard each scored for the Screaming Eagles (21-16-3).

Grant Janes and Scott Oke replied for the Titan (15-21-4).

Cape Breton's Alex Bureau stopped 29 shots, while Jacob Brennan made 30 saves in net for Acadie-Bathurst.

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TIGRES 3 SAGUENEENS 2

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Domenic Graham made 33 saves as Victoriaville edged the Sagueneens.

Sebastien Sylvestre, Carl Tremblay and Thomas Gobeil scored for the Tigres (15-18-6).

Angelo Miceli and Carl Marois had singles for the Chicoutimi (21-19-1).

Sagueneens goalie Brandon Whitney meanwhile turned aside 23 shots.

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REMPARTS 3 VOLTIGEURS 2

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Ryan Culkin scored two power-play goals, including the decisive goal in the third period, to lift Quebec ahead of the Voltigeurs.

Anthony Duclair also scored for the Remparts (21-11-8).

Matthew Boudens and Jerome Verrier replied for Drummondville (26-12-2).

Quebec needed 37 saves from Francois Brassard. At the other end of the ice, Louis-Philip Guindon stopped 23 shots.

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OLYMPIQUES 8 PHOENIX 4

GATINEAU, Que. — Emile Poirier scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Olympiques scored four goals in the third period to crush Sherbrooke.

Mickael Beauregard, Adam Stevens, Derek Sheppard, Jonathan Bourcier and Taylor Burke had a goal apiece for Gatineau (25-14-1).

Jean-Francois Plante, Simon Desbiens, Mitchell Lundholm and Daniel Audette each scored for the Phoenix (13-24-4).

Anthony Brodeur made 10 saves for Gatineau after Robert Steeves was pulled for giving up four goals on 12 shots. Gabriel Parent and Francis Lavallee each gave up four goals in net for Sherbrooke.

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OCEANIC 5 FOREURS 3

RIMOUSKI, Que. — The Oceanic used a four-goal third period to fend off Val-d'Or.

Rimouski (23-11-7) got a goal each from Anthony Chapados, Anthony DeLuca, Michael Joly, Peter Trainor and Guillaume McSween.

Anthony Richard, Timotej Sille and Anthoni Nadeau replied for the Foreurs (26-14-1).

Zachary Fortin stopped 29 shots in net for the Oceanic, while Val-d'Or's Antoine Bibeau made 25 saves.

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