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QMJHL Roundup: Darcy Ashley scores in OT to lift Halifax over Cape Breton 5-4

Wednesday, 02.12.2014 / 9:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: Darcy Ashley scores in OT to lift Halifax over Cape Breton 5-4

HALIFAX - Darcy Ashley scored in regulation and added the overtime winner to lift the Halifax Mooseheads over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5-4 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Wednesday.

Andrew Ryan, Brent Andrews and Timo Meier also scored for Halifax (35-18-3), while Jonathan Drouin picked up three assists. Ashley also recorded an assist for a three-point night.

Charles-Eric Legare scored two goals and helped on two others for Cape Breton (27-24-4), which is winless in its last four games. Cameron Darcy had a goal and an assist and Kyle Farrell also scored.

Screaming Eagles goalie Zachary Fucale made 20 saves. Alex Bureau stopped 33 shots in the loss.

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OLYMPIQUES 4 SEA DOGS 2

SAUNT JOHN — Taylor Burke scored a goal and added two assists to lift the Olympiques over the Sea Dogs.

Jake Coughler had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Bourcier and Alexis Pepin also scored for Gatineau (34-17-4), which has points in eight straight games. Adam Stevens chipped in with two assists.

Noah Zilbert scored two power-play goals for Saint John (17-34-4), which has lost seven of its last 10 games. Will Thompson and Thomas Chabot had two assists apiece.

Robert Steeves made 20 saves for the win, while Sebastien Auger turned aside 33 shots in defeat.

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