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QMJHL Roundup: Baie-Comeau Drakkar take over sole possession of first place

Thursday, 01.23.2014 / 10:54 PM / News

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QMJHL Roundup: Baie-Comeau Drakkar take over sole possession of first place

BATHURST, N.B. - The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win.

Jeremy Gregoire scored 4:30 into overtime to lift the Drakkar past the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1-0.

The win moved the Drakkar (31-12-4) two points ahead of the idle Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the overall standings.

Philippe Cadorette stopped just 18 shots for Baie-Comeau, while Miguel Sullivan was far busier for Acadie-Bathurst (17-26-5) with 42 saves.

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WILDCATS 7 SAGUENEENS 4

MONCTON, N.B. — Vladimir Tkachev scored twice as the Wildcats mauled Chicoutimi.

Conor Garland, Mathieu Olivier, JC Campagna, Ivan Barbashev and Christophe Lalonde also scored for Moncton (24-23-2).

Dominic Beauchemin had a pair of goals for the Sagueneens (24-23-1), with singles coming from William Gignac and Laurent Dauphin.

Moncton's Alex Dubeau and Chicoutimi's Domenic Graham each finished with 31 saves.

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REMPARTS 6 OLYMPIQUES 2

GATINEAU, Que. — Anthony Duclair scored a hat trick to lead Quebec to a win and take over the goal-scoring lead in the QMJHL.

Duclair's three goals moved him to 40 through 45 games, one better than Val-d'Or's Anthony Mantha who leads the league in points and has played eight fewer games than Duclair.

Kurt Etchegary, Francois Godin and Olivier Archambault also scored for the Remparts (27-12-8), while Francois Brassard stopped 29 shots.

Emile Poirier and Vincent Dunn each had a goal for the Olympiques (28-17-2), with Anthony Brodeur making 29 saves.

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