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Lalonde-McNicoll scores in return to help Shawinigan past the Sagueneens 5-3 @NHL

Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll returned to Shawinigan's lineup and helped the Cataractes return to their winning ways on Friday night.

Lalonde-McNicoll opened the scoring on a power play early in the second period as Shawinigan went on to defeat the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5-3.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League leading scorer missed Wednesday's tilt against Lewiston, which the Cataractes (23-5-0-0) lost 9-3, their first loss in 16 games.

Lalonde-McNicoll's goal gives him 20 on the season. The Longueuil, Que., native trails only teammate Matthew Pistilli, who scored his 22nd in the third period. Lalonde-McNicoll leads the league in points with 49 in 25 games.

Pierre-Alexandre Vandall had three assists for Shawinigan, while Adam Bourque-Leblanc, Antoine Houde-Caron and Maxime Legault also scored.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Lewiston 7, Acadie-Bathurst 2; Quebec 4, Baie-Comeau 1; Halifax 2, Moncton 1 (Shootout); Rouyn-Noranda 6, Cape Breton 4; Montreal 5, Val-d'Or 2; Rimouski 4, P.E.I. 1; Drummondville 6, Saint John 3; and Victoriaville 5, Gatineau 3.

At Shawinigan, Que., Jacob Lagace, Olivier Ouellet and Guillaume Rousseau scored third-period goals for the Sagueneens (11-13-1-2).

Timo Pielmeier made 32 saves for the Cataractes, while Chicoutimi netminder Francois Levesque stopped 25 shots.

Maineiacs 7, Titan 2

At Lewiston, Maine, Alexander Beaton had two goals and two assists as the Maineiacs hammered Acadie-Bathurst.

Maxime Gratchev added a pair of goals, while Billy Lacasse, Cominic Savoie and Eric Gelinas also scored for Lewiston (11-17-0-0), which has 16 goals in its past two games after downing Shawinigan 9-3 on Wednesday.

Cameron Critchlow and Spencer Jezegou scored in the first period for the Titan (11-14-4-2).

Remparts 4, Drakkar 1

At Quebec, Mikhail Stefanovich scored the eventual winning goal late in the second period as the Remparts handled Baie-Comeau.

Dmitri Kugryshev, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Mikael Tam added a goal and an assist each for Quebec (19-6-0-2).

Felix Petit had the lone goal for the Drakkar (7-14-3-2).

Mooseheads 2, Wildcats 1 (Shootout)

At Moncton, Charles Bety scored in the seventh round of the shootout as Halifax outlasted the Wildcats.

Tomas Knotek scored in the first period and the second round of the shootout for the Moosheads (9-18-1-1). Justin Pender also found the net in the sixth round.

Mark Barberio replied in regulation for Moncton (20-2-2-2), while Randy Cameron and Zach Sill answered Knotek and Pender's shootout markers.

Huskies 6, Screaming Eagles 4

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Benoit Gervais scored with less than four minutes remaining to give the Huskies the win over Cape Breton.

Jeff Desjardins scored twice in the first period for Rouyn-Noranda (16-8-3-1). Pier-Luc Giguere had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Levesque and Christophe Losier also scored and Marc-Andre Bourdon added three assists.

Joey Haddad had two goals while Pierre-Olivier Payment and Vincent Lavigueur also scored for the Screaming Eagles (19-8-1-0).

Junior 5, Foreurs 2

At Val-d'Or, Que., Pier-Antoine Dion had two goals as Montreal downed the Foreurs.

Luke Adam added a goal and two assists for the Junior (15-12-0-0). Guillaume Asselin and T.J. Brennan had singles.

Cedrick Henley and Jonathan Hazen replied for Val-d'Or (4-21-1-3).

Oceanic 4, Rocket 1

At Rimouski, Que., Jordan Caron scored shorthanded early in the third period to help the Oceanic past P.E.I.

Mathieu Asselin, Patrick Delisle-Houde and Sebastien Piche also scored for Rimouski (18-10-0-0).

Mathieu Tousignant had the lone marker for the Rocket (11-14-1-4).

Voltigeurs 6, Sea Dogs 3

At Drummondville, Que., Yannick Riendeau continued his strong play with a four-point effort to lift the Voltigeurs over Saint John.

Dany Masse also had four points for Drummondville (20-4-0-2) with a hat trick and an assist. Gabriel Dumont rounded out the scoring for the Voltigeurs, who have won eight straight.

Ryan Sparling, Stephen MacAulay and Christopher DiDomenico replied for the Sea Dogs (17-11-1-1).

Tigres 5, Olympiques 3

At Gatineau, Que., Maxime Gravel scored the winning goal and added an assist as Victoriaville rallied to defeat the Olympiques.

Alexandre Labonte also notched a goal and an assist, while Maxime Robichaud, Joel Chouinard and Olivier Hinse added goals for the Tigres (13-17-0-0).

Alexandre Quesnel, Spencer Metcalfe and Joshua Domingues scored for Gatineau (9-17-1-1), which led 3-1 early in the second period.

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