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QMJHL Roundup: Mantha scores winner as Foreurs take Game 3 against Titan

Tuesday, 03.25.2014 / 11:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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QMJHL Roundup: Mantha scores winner as Foreurs take Game 3 against Titan

BATHURST, N.B. - Anthony Mantha set up two goals and then scored the winner as the Val-d'Or Foreurs edged the host Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action.

Louick Marcotte had a pair of goals in regulation for the Foreurs, who lead the first-round series 3-0, and Samuel Henley chipped in with two assists.

Val-d'Or's Antoine Bibeau stopped 17 shots for the victory.

Scott Oke and Nicholas Blanchard scored for the Titan and Jacob Brennan kicked out 39-of-42 shots in a losing cause.

The Foreurs can sweep the series Wednesday when the Titan host Game 4.

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MOOSEHEADS 4 ISLANDERS 1

CHARLOTTETOWN — Philippe Gadoury scored three times and Zachary Fucale made 16 saves as Halifax toppled the Islanders to go up 3-0 in its first-round matchup.

Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist for the Mooseheads while Andrew Ryan, Nikolaj Ehlers and Matt Murphy each tacked on two assists.

Daniel Sprong scored the lone goal for Charlottetown.

Islanders netminder Mason MacDonald turned away 38-of-42 shots in defeat.

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ARMADA 4 WILDCATS 3

MONCTON, N.B. — Danick Martel had a pair of goals as Blainville-Boisbriand edged the Wildcats in Game 4 of its opening-round series.

Ryan Tesink and Daniel Walcott also scored for the Armada, who lead the series 3-1, and Philippe Sanche had two assists.

Vladimir Tkachev scored all three goals for Moncton, which trailed 4-0 after two periods of play.

Blainville-Boisbriand's Etienne Marcoux made 20 saves for the win. Alex Dubeau played the first two periods for the Wildcats and allowed four goals on 30 shots. Jason Rioux faced only two shots in a period of relief.

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OLYMPIQUES 7 SCREAMING EAGLES 2

SYDNEY, N.S. — Vaclav Karabacek scored twice and Simon Tardif-Richard had a goal and two assists as Gatineau took Game 3 against Cape Breton in its first-round tilt.

Alexis Pepin, Emile Poirier, Jonathan Bourcier and Adam Stevens also scored for the Olympiques, who lead the series 3-0, and Robert Steeves made 18 saves for the victory.

Kyle Farrell and Julien Pelletier responded for the Screaming Eagles.

Cape Breton's Zachary Fortin was relieved at the 10:33 mark of the second period after giving up four goals on 26 shots. Alex Bureau stopped 11-of-14 shots in relief.

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DRAKKAR 3 CATARACTES 0

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Philippe Cadorette made 26 saves as Baie-Comeau blanked the Cataractes to go up 3-0 in its first-round matchup.

Robby Graham, Jeremy Gregoire and Francis Turbide supplied the scoring for the Drakkar.

Marvin Cupper gave Shawinigan an opportunity to win by stopping 50-of-53 shots in defeat.

Nicholas Welsh led the Cataractes with five shots in net.

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OCEANIC 4 SAGUENEENS 0

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Michael Joly scored three times as Rimouski downed the Sagueneens in Game 3 of Round 1 action.

Peter Trainor also scored for the Oceanic, who lead the series 3-0, while Philippe Desrosiers stopped 19 shots for the shutout.

Chicoutimi's Simon Tremblay led his lcub with three shots against Desrosiers.

Domenic Graham stopped 30-of-34 shots for the Sagueneens.

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VOLTIGEURS 6 TIGRES 3

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — Alexandre Grande-Maison scored twice and Olivier Caouette and Frederick Gaudreau each had a goal and two assists as Drummondville doubled up the Tigres to take Game 3 in Round 1 play.

Matthew Boudens and Joey Ratelle also scored for the Voltigeurs, who lead the series 2-1.

Yan Pavel Laplante, Angelo Miceli and Philippe Hudon scored for Victoriaville.

Drummondville's Louis-Philip Guindon made 19 saves for the win as Francois Tremblay turned away 24-of-29 shots for the Tigres.

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HUSKIES 5 REMPARTS 2

ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. — Mathieu Lemay scored twice as the Huskies beat Quebec to take a 2-1 lead in first-round series action.

Jean-Sebastien Dea, Francis Beauvillier and Francis Perron also scored for Rouyn-Noranda.

Alexandre Belanger made 19 saves for the Huskies, who outshot the Remparts 54-21.

Nick Sorensen scored both goals for Quebec and Francois Brassard stopped 49 shots in defeat.

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