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Latal scores two goals and an assist in third as Rocket tame Maineiacs 4-1

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CHARLOTTETOWN - Martin Latal scored a pair of goals and added an assist - all in the third period - to lead the P.E.I. Rocket to a 4-1 win over the Lewiston Maineiacs in the lone QMJHL game on Wednesday.

Latal's goal 59 seconds into the third period broke a 1-1 tie and put the Rocket ahead to stay. He added his second at 13:23 and assisted on Brett Morrison's empty-net goal with 35 seconds remaining.

Todd Chinova scored 5:38 into the match for Lewiston (1-2-0).

Pierre-Luc Lessard pulled P.E.I. (1-2-0) even with 20 seconds left in the opening frame.

Maineiacs goalie Peter Delmas blocked 37 shots, while Antoine Lafleur made 17 saves in net for the Rocket.

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