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Foreurs recover from Drummondville drubbing to trounce tired Shawinigan 10-1 @NHLdotcom

SHAWINIGAN, Que. - After being pummelled in their season opener, the Val-d'Or Foreurs dished out some humiliation of their own on Saturday afternoon.

Jonathan Hazen and Alexandre Carrier each scored twice as the Foreurs demolished the Shawinigan Cataractes 10-1 in the lone Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game.

Val-d'Or (1-1-0) opened its season with an 8-1 loss to the defending QMJHL champion Voltigeurs in Drummondville, Que., on Thursday - a similar result to last season, when the Foreurs finished at the bottom of the league with a dismal 19-41-8 record.

Val-d'Or pounced on a beleaguered Cataractes squad, scoring five goals on 11 shots in the first period to chase Shawinigan goaltender Gabriel Girard.

Girard and the Cataractes were coming off a hard-fought 5-4 comeback victory against the Montreal Junior on Friday night, but didn't have enough energy for their second game in less than 24 hours.

Shawn Morton-Boutin had a goal and two assists, while Keven Guerette-Charland, Simon Lacroix, Jean-Francois Leblanc, Olivier Archambault and Olivier Dallaire also scored for the Foreurs, who scored 10 goals in a game for the first time since Jan. 25, 2006. Samuel Morneau and rookie Jakub Slahar combined for seven assists, Morneau with four and Slahar with three.

Antoine Houde-Caron had the lone reply for Shawinigan (1-1-0), which has six days to recuperate for its next game - next Saturday against the Quebec Remparts.

Sean Coulton made 20 saves to earn the win for Val-d'Or, while Francois Lacerte replaced Girard in the Cataractes' net, stopping 23 of 28 shots in the final two periods.

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