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Cornet scores SO winner as Rimouski edges Drummondville for 14th straight win

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The Rimouski Oceanic's 14th straight victory was their biggest one yet.

Philippe Cornet scored in regulation and had the deciding goal in the shootout as the Oceanic outlasted the league-leading Drummondville Volitgeurs 6-5 on Sunday afternoon in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Rimouski, this year's Memorial Cup host, has not lost since January 18, when the Oceanic (38-22-1-0) dropped a 4-3 decision to the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Drummondville (47-10-0-4) entered Sunday's contest leading the league in points (97) and goals for (297). Despite losing to the lowly Val-d'Or Foreurs on Thursday, the Voltigeurs had won nine of their last 10 to stay ahead of Shawinigan in the competitive Central Division.

Marc-Antoine Desnoyers opened the scoring for Drummondville less than a minute into the game as the Voltigeurs jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first 20 minutes. Rimouski responded in the second period with four unanswered goals, including two in 34 seconds to chase Drummondville starter Marco Cousineau from the net.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Moncton 3, Shawinigan 2; Saint John 5, Cape Breton 2; Lewiston 4, Victoriaville 2; Quebec 8, Halifax 4; Montreal 4, Acadie-Bathurst 1; Rouyn-Noranda 3, Val-d'Or 2; and Chicoutimi 8, Baie-Comeau 6.

At Drummondville, Que., Keven Veilleux had the Oceanic's other shootout goal, while Dany Masse scored in the shootout for the Voltigeurs.

Sebastien Piche and Jordan Caron had a goal and an assist each for Rimouski. Patrick Delisle-Houde and Emmanuel also scored.

Yannick Riendeau and Marc-Antoine Desnoyers both scored and added an assist for Drummondville, while Gabriel Dumont, Patrik Prokop and Mike Hoffman added goals.

Maxim Gougeon made 34 saves for the Oceanic. Cousineau allowed four goals on 10 shots and Antoine Tardif stopped 18 of 19 in replacement for the Voltigeurs.

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Wildcats 3, Cataractes 2

At Moncton, Matt Eagles scored twice in the first period as the Wildcats ended Shawinigan's seven-game winning streak.

Simon Jodoin scored the winner on a third-period power play for Moncton (44-10-2-4), which has won four in a row.

Tommy Tremblay and Philippe Paradis replied for the Cataractes (47-12-2-0).

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Sea Dogs 5, Screaming Eagles 2

At Saint John, N.B., Nicholas Pard had a hat trick as the Sea Dogs downed Cape Breton.

Payton Liske and Yann Sauve also scored for Saint John (29-26-2-2).

Jean-Christophe Gauthier and Joey Haddad found the net for the Screaming Eagles (40-17-3-1), who are on a three-game losing skid.

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Maineiacs 4, Tigres 2

At Lewiston, Maine, Maxime Gratchev and Alexander Beaton had a goal and an assist each as the Maineiacs handed Victoriaville its ninth straight loss.

Pierre-Olivier Morin and Billy Lacasse scored third-period goals for Lewiston (20-39-1-1), which snapped its own three-game losing streak.

Chad Earle and Jonathan Bonneau scored for the Tigres (27-31-1-2).

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Remparts 8, Mooseheads 4

At Halifax, Mikhail Stefanovich scored four times to lead Quebec past the Mooseheads.

Jean-Simon Allard also had four points, with a goal and three assists, while Hubert Genest, Benjamin Breault and Samuel Groulx also scored for the Remparts (45-12-0-3).

Alexis Piette had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Desjardins and Yuri Cheremetiev had a goal and an assist each, and Jan Stransky added a goal for Halifax (16-37-3-3).

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Junior 4, Titan 1

At Bathurst, N.B., Matthew Brenton scored twice as Montreal defeated the Titan.

Jeremy Gouchie and Philippe Fontaine also scored for the Junior (31-26-1-2).

Artem Demkov had the lone marker for Acadie-Bathurst (20-28-6-6), which lost its fifth straigh game.

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Huskies 3, Foreurs 2

At Val-d'Or, Que., Jean-Sebastien Berube scored the winner with less than three minutes remaining as Rouyn-Noranda edged the Foreurs.

Gabriel Levesque had a goal and an assist and Alex Emond also scored for the Huskies (27-27-4-3).

Jonathan Hazen and Alexandre Monahan scored for Val-d'Or (18-36-3-4).

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Sagueneens 8, Drakkar 6

At Chicoutimi, Que., Sebastien Rioux scored twice and added an assist as the Sagueneens outduelled Baie-Comeau.

Nicolas Deschamps and Jacob Lagace had a goal and three assists each, Mathieu Tousignant added a goal and two assists, while Drew Paris and Olivier Painchaud had a goal and an assist each for Chicoutimi (22-27-4-7). Luc-Olivier Blain also scored.

Felix Petit had a goal and three assists for the Drakkar (17-33-7-2), while Guillaume Goulet, Pierre-Luc Lessard and Stephane Michaud had a goal and an assist each. Gabriel Bourque and Nicolas Sigouin added goals.

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