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QMJHL Roundup:Ehlers scores three times as Halifax extends win streak to five games

Friday, 02.28.2014 / 11:04 PM / News

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QMJHL Roundup:Ehlers scores three times as Halifax extends win streak to five games

BATHURST, N.B. - Nikolaj Ehlers reached the 40-goal mark by scoring three times as the Halifax Mooseheads blanked the host Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-0 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Goaltender Zachary Fucale only had to make 18 saves for the shutout while Ehlers tacked on an assist for a four-point outing.

Austyn Hardie scored once and set up two more for the Mooseheads (40-18-3), who extended their win streak to five games, and Andrew Ryan and Philippe Gadoury had the others.

Titan (18-37-6) defenceman Alexandre Gosselin was caught on the ice for all six goals against.

Miguel Sullivan stopped 34-of-40 shots for Acadie-Bathurst, which fell to 1-8-1 in its last 10 contests.

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ISLANDERS 5 WILDCATS 4

MONCTON, N.B. — Bradley Kennedy scored twice as Charlottetown snapped a four-game slide by edging the Wildcats.

Spenser Cobbold scored once and assisted on two others for the Islanders (19-36-6) while Troy Vance and Daniel Sprong each had a goal and an assist.

Stephan Seegar, Mark Simpson, Vladimir Tkachev and Christopher Caissy supplied the scoring for Moncton (30-29-3), which dropped its fourth straight game.

Mason MacDonald made 34 saves for Charlottetown as Jason Rioux turned away 19-of-24 shots for the Wildcats.

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SCREAMING EAGLES 4 SEA DOGS 3

SAINT JOHN, N.B. —Jeremy Beaudry scored twice, including the winner 4:09 into overtime, as Cape Breton picked up its sixth win in its last seven outings by slipping past the Sea Dogs.

Julien Pelletier and Clark Bishop also scored for the Screaming Eagles (33-24-4), who blew a 3-0 third-period lead before salvaging the two points.

Jason Cameron, Matthew Highmore and Nicolas Hebert scored in a 4:17 span for Saint John (18-37-5) to force extra time.

Cape Breton's Alex Bureau made 22 saves. Sebastien Auger kicked out 34-of-38 shots for the Sea Dogs.

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TIGRES 7 SAGUENEENS 1

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Jean-Francois Plante scored twice and Brandon Whitney made 36 saves as Victoriaville crushed the Sagueneens.

Lukas Pozgay, Carl-Antoine Delisle, Angelo Miceli, Anthony Beaulieu and Philippe Hudon also scored for the Tigres (31-23-7).

Nikita Liamkin scored the lone goal for Chicoutimi (26-34-1).

Julio Billia started in net for Chicoutimi and gave up six goals on 29 shots before giving way to Mathieu Duquette, who stopped 1-of-2 shots in eight minutes of relief.

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DRAKKAR 4 PHOENIX 1

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — The Drakkar used a three-goal third period to slip past Sherbrooke.

Jeremy Gregoire, Denis Gorbunov and Valentin Zykov scored in the third for Baie-Comeau (43-15-4) and Maxim St-Cyr opened the scoring in the second.

Daniel Audette scored the lone goal for the Phoenix (16-38-7), who sit three points out of the final playoff position.

Simon Lemieux made 24 saves for the Drakkar while Sherbrooke's Francis Desrosiers turned aside 40-of-44 shots in a losing cause.

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ARMADA 3 VOLTIGEURS 1

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Christopher Clapperton scored twice as Blainville-Boisbriand snapped a four-game skid by downing the Voltigeurs.

Marc-Olivier Roy also scored for the Armada (38-14-9) and Etienne Marcoux stopped 29 shots for the victory.

Ryan Culkin scored the lone goal for Drummondville (37-21-4).

Louis-Philip Guindon turned aside 13-of-15 for the Voltigeurs.

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FOREURS 5 OLYMPIQUES 0

GATINEAU, Que. — Anthony Mantha had two goals and an assist and Antoine Bibeau stopped 32 shots as Val-d'Or shutout the Olympiques.

Louick Marcotte scored once for the Foreurs (40-19-2) and assisted on goals by Anthony Richard and Samuel Henley.

Martin Reway and Emile Poirier led Gatineau (37-20-4) in shots on net with four each.

Robert Steeves stopped 32-of-37 shots for the Olympiques.

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OCEANIC 3 HUSKIES 1

RIMOUSKI, Que. — Michael Joly had a pair of goals as the Oceanic extended their win streak to 10 games by beating Rouyn-Noranda.

Frederik Gauthier also scored for Rimouski (39-15-7) and now has five goals in his last four outings.

Oceanic netminder Philippe Desrosiers made 20 saves for the win.

Jason Fuchs scored the lone goal for the Huskies (33-23-5) and Guillaume Decelles stopped 20-of-22 shots in a losing cause.

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CATARACTES 2 REMPARTS 1 (SO)

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Giovanni Fiore scored once in regulation and the lone goal of the shootout as the Cataractes downed Quebec.

Marvin Cupper turned away 40-of-41 shots through 65 minutes and all three shooters in the shootout for Shawinigan (16-36-8).

Mikhail Grigorenko scored for the Remparts (35-16-9) while Francois Brassard made 30 saves in a losing cause.

The Cataractes went 0 for 3 on the power play while Quebec scored once on three chances.

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