Skip to main content

Finn scores game winner as Cape Breton breezes past Val-d'Or 6-3 @NHLdotcom

Defenceman Samuel Finn scored the game winner seven minutes into the second period as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles cruised to a 6-3 win over the Val-d'Or Foreurs on Wednesday night in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

It was the first career QMJHL goal for Finn, a second-year blue-liner who had just seven assists in 54 games with the Screaming Eagles (3-0-0-0) last season. Finn's power-play goal gave Cape Breton a 4-0 lead, capping a three-goal second period for the Screaming Eagles.

Michael Stinziani, Jeremy Gouchie and Bret McCarron each had a goal and an assist to pace Cape Breton, while Nick MacNeil and Murdock MacLellan added singles. Robert Slaney, Francis Meilleur and Pierre-Olivier Payment had two assists apiece in the victory.

In the other QMJHL game Wednesday, it was: Gatineau 5 Chicoutimi 3.

At Sydney, N.S., Christian Morin, Louis Laflamme and Alex Noel had third-period power-play goals for the Foreurs (0-2-0-0), who have surrendered 14 goals in their first two games. Derek Falumare added a pair of assists in defeat.

Olivier Roy stopped 31 shots to earn the victory for Cape Breton.

Jean-Sebastien Boucher made 32 saves for Val-d'Or, including one on a Slaney penalty shot midway through the third period.


Olympiques 5 Sagueneens 3

At Gatineau, Que., Alexandre Touchette scored 14 seconds into the game and finished with a pair of goals as the Olympiques held on to beat Chicoutimi.

Jean-Philip Chabot and Alexandre Quesnel, on a penalty shot, also had first-period goals while Maxime Mallette added some insurance in the third period for Gatineau (2-0-0-0).

Olivier Ouellet scored twice and Sebastien Rioux added a single for the Sagueneens (1-2-0-0).

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.