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Cameron scores game winner, Moncton spoils Halifax home opener with 3-2 win

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Randy Cameron was the ultimate party crasher Saturday night.

Cameron's goal early in the third period served as the game winner as the Moncton Wildcats earned a 3-2 win, spoiling Halifax's home opener and ruining the Mooseheads debut of goalie Pier-Olivier Pelletier.

Cameron, a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL draft, took a pass from Matt Marquardt and beat Pelletier, who stopped 21 shots in defeat. Pelletier was acquired Thursday, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2009 QMJHL draft, from the Drummondville Voltigeurs in exchange for winger Garrett Peters and third-and seventh-round picks in 2008.

Pelletier is expected to solidify the Halifax netminding situation, one season after the Mooseheads allowed the fifth-most goals in the QMJHL.

Andrew Eastman and Chris Morehouse added first-period goals for Moncton (2-0-1), which won despite going 0-for-6 on the power play.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL on Saturday, it was: Shawinigan 4, Gatineau 1; Quebec 3, Baie-Comeau 0; and St. John's 6, P.E.I. 3.

At Halifax, Ryan Hillier and Ben MacAskill countered with power-play goals for the Mooseheads (2-1-0), who opened the season with road victories against P.E.I. and Cape Breton.

Nicola Riopel earned the victory for Moncton with a 19-save performance before 8,378 fans at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Cataractes 4 Olympiques 1

At Shawinigan, Que., Philippe Paradis scored the game winner with 10 seconds left in the second period and Kevin Maletto made 13 saves as the Cataractes (2-1-0-1) beat Gatineau (2-3-0).

Remparts 3 Drakkar 0

At Quebec, Kevin Desfosses made 21 shots for his second straight shutout, and Marc-Olivier Vallerand had a goal and an assist as the Remparts (2-2-0-1) silenced Baie-Comeau (2-1-0-1).

Fog Devils 6 Rocket 3

At St. John's, N.L., Jean-Simon Allard's first goal of the season ignited a four-goal third period, propelling the Fog Devils (1-2-1) past P.E.I. (2-3-0).

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