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Chicoutimi rides three-goal first period to 5-3 win over Cape Breton

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SYDNEY, N.S. - Francis Pare and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens made quick work of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Pare scored twice in a three-goal first period that lifted the Sagueneens to a 5-3 win over the Screaming Eagles in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Thursday night.

Pare opened the scoring with a short-handed goal at 4:03, and added his 23rd of the season just past the midway point of the period. Maxime Provencher also scored in the first, while Jan Kolarik had a second-period goal and Jacob Legace added a late empty-netter for Chicoutimi (16-14-1-1).

Robert Slaney, Jordan Clendenning and Dean Ouellet countered for Cape Breton (20-11-2-2), which lost despite outshooting the opposition 43-19 - including a 34-12 advantage over the final two periods.

Francois Levesque earned the win with a 40-save performance for the Sagueneens.

Olivier Roy started in goal for the Screaming Eagles, but was replaced at the start of the second period. He and Marek Benda combined to stop 15 shots in defeat.

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