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Lacroix nets hat trick to hand Val-d'Or record-tying 14th straight loss @NHL

Simon Lacroix and the Shawinigan Cataractes helped the Val-d'Or Foreurs into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League record book. Unfortunately for the Foreurs, they wish they never had.

Lacroix's third goal of the game 12 minutes into the third period turned out to be the game-winner for Shawinigan, who won 7-5 to hand Val-d'Or its 14th consecutive loss on Saturday.

The Foreurs (0-12-1-1) have yet to win a game so far in the 2008-09 campaign. They now share the QMJHL record for most consecutive losses to start a season with the 1989-90 Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Val-d'Or led 4-3 after the second period, scoring four goals on 15 shots in the first 30 minutes to chase Gabriel Girard from the Cataractes' net. But Shawinigan came alive in the third period, scoring four goals to take control and solidify the Foreurs' place in QMJHL infamy.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Cape Breton 3, Montreal 2; Moncton 2, Chicoutimi 1 (OT); P.E.I. 2, Acadie-Bathurst 1 (OT); Rimouski 5, Gatineau 4 (SO); and Rouyn-Noranda 7, Lewiston 5.

At Shawinigan, Que., Maxime Legault scored twice, while Matthew Pistilli and Tommy Tremblay also had goals for the Cataractes (11-4-0-0).

Jean-Francois Caron, Samuel Morneau, Alexandre Monahan, Alex Noel and Jonathan Hazen each scored for Val-d'Or.

Timo Pielmeier, who replaced Girard in net, made 15 saves to earn the win. Foreurs netminder Jean-Sebastien Boucher stopped 31 shots in a losing effort.


Screaming Eagles 3, Junior 2

At Montreal, Chris Culligan had a goal and an assist as Cape Breton held off the Junior.

Vincent Lavigueur and Nick MacNeil also scored for the Screaming Eagles (11-3-0-0).

T.J. Brennan and Luke Adam replied for Montreal (8-6-0-0).


Wildcats 2, Sagueneens 1 (OT)

At Chicoutimi, Que., Mark Barberio scored 2:42 into overtime to lead Moncton over the Sagueneens.

Pierre-Marc Lessard opened the scoring in the first period for the Wildcats (11-0-2-0).

Olivier Ouellet scored the only goal for Chicoutimi (4-7-1-1) at 17:36 of the second period.


Rocket 2, Titan 1 (OT)

At Bathurst, N.B., Maxime Provencher's overtime marker helped P.E.I. overcome a late comeback by the Titan.

Benjamin Casavant scored the other goal for the Rocket (5-6-0-1) three minutes into the third period.

Spencer Jezegou tied the game for Acadie-Bathurst (5-6-4-0) with less than a minute remaining in regulation to send the game to the extra period.


Oceanic 5, Olympiques 4 (SO)

At Gatineau, Que., Gleason Fournier scored in the seventh round of the shootout as Rimouski outlasted the Olympiques.

Keven Veilleux scored twice, while Olivier Fortier and Luca Cunti also scored for the Oceanic (9-4-0-0).

Paul Byron and Alexandre Quesnel scored and Jan Stransky notched a pair for Gatineau (5-7-1-1).


Huskies 7, Maineiacs 5

At Lewiston, Maine, Jean-Sebastien Berube had two goals including the winner in the final minute and Maxime Macenauer added a hat trick to lead Rouyn-Noranda over the Maineiacs.

Pier-Luc Champagne and Sergey Ostapchuk rounded out the scoring for the Huskies (6-6-2-0).

Marc Bourgeois and Steeven Jacques both scored twice and Eric Gelinas added a goal for Lewiston (5-9-0-0).

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