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QMJHL Roundup: Gignac lifts Cataractes to 4-3 shootout win over Phoenix

Wednesday, 03.12.2014 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: Gignac lifts Cataractes to 4-3 shootout win over Phoenix

SHERBROOKE, Que. - Brandon Gignac had the only goal in the shootout as the Shawinigan Cataractes edged the Sherbrooke Phoenix 4-3 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Gignac also scored in regulation time for Shawinigan (19-38-9), as did Alex Pawelczyk and Sebastien Gauthier.

Daniel Audette, Mathieu Laverdure and Jean-Christophe Laflamme supplied the offence for Sherbrooke (16-41-9).

Marvin Cupper made 43 saves and turned aside three skaters in the shootout for the win. Francis Desrosiers stopped 24 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping one shootout attempt.

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SCREAMING EAGLES 2 SEA DOGS 1

SYDNEY, N.S. — Kyle Farrell's short-handed goal in the second period stood as the winner as Cape Breton held off Saint John.

Raphael Corriveau also scored in the second for the Screaming Eagles (36-26-4), while Zachary Fortin made 22 saves.

Oliver Cooper gave the Sea Dogs (19-42-5) a 1-0 lead in the first. Sebastien Auger stopped 44 shots in net.

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OCEANIC 2 SAGUENEENS 1

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Loic Leduc scored the winner with 6:49 left in the third period as Rimouski edged the Sagueneens.

Jimmy Oligny had a power-play goal for the Oceanic (44-15-7) and Olivier Tremblay made 25 saves for the win.

Scott Carrier was the lone scorer for Chicoutimi (27-38-1), while Julio Billia turned aside 34 shots.

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TIGRES 6 REMPARTS 3

QUEBEC CITY — Jean-Francois Plante scored his 52nd goal of the season and set up three others as Victoriaville toppled the Remparts.

Angelo Miceli had a goal and two assists for the Tigres (33-25-8), while Yan Pavel Laplante, Jonathan Diaby, Samuel Blais and Carl Marois chipped in as well. Francois Tremblay made 37 saves for the win.

Nick Sorensen scored and added two assists Quebec (38-17-11), while Francis Lambert-Lemay and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mikhail Grigorenko had goals as well. Francois Brassard stopped 11 of 15 shots in 28:48 of work, while Callum Booth turned aside 13-of-15 shots in relief.

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