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Lefrancois and Straka lead way as Rimouski Oceanic skate to 9-6 win over Halifax @NHL

It was a career night for Felix Lefrancois and Petr Straka.

Lefrancois scored four times and had two assists to lead the Rimouski Oceanic to a 9-6 win over the Halifax Mooseheads in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Saturday night.

The offensive output was a career high for the 19-year-old centre. Lefrancois has 29 goals and 40 assists so far this season.

Similarly, Straka reached a personal best with a marker and five assists. The 17-year-old is ranked 33rd in North America for the 2010 draft by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau.

The win was a nice rebound by the Oceanic after they dropped their last game, an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Feb. 7.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was Chicoutimi 7 Baie-Comeau 4; Moncton 4 Gatineau 2; Val-d'Or 3 Shawinigan 1; P.E.I. 5 Acadie-Bathurst 0 and Drummondville 3 at Rouyn-Noranda 2 (SO).

At Rimouski, Que., Ryan Kavanagh had a goal and four assists for the Oceanic (28-22-6), while Alex Belzile, Alex Emond and Gleason Fournier and also scored.

Travis Randell had a hat trick and an assist for Halifax (13-38-5), while Gerrad Grant, Gabriel Desjardins and Tomas Knotek chipped in as well.


Sagueneens 7 Drakkar 4

At Chicoutimi, Que., Dominic Jalbert had two goals and two assists as the Sagueneens sunk Baie-Comeau.

Maximilien Chevrier and Alexis Piette scored and added a helper for Chicoutimi (22-25-8), while Adam Bourque-Leblanc, Rock Regimbald and Gabriel Vermette had markers of their own.

Simon Olsson, Raphael Bussieres, Philip Richer and Samuel Noreau provided the offence for the Drakkar (16-36-4).


Wildcats 4 Olympiques 2

At Gatineau, Que., Gabriel Bourque started a four-goal rally as Moncton came back to beat the Olympiques.

Allain Saulnier, Nicolas Deschamps and Daniel Pettersson completed the comeback for the Wildcats (38-13-5).

Hugo Laporte and Yoan Pinette staked Gatineau (25-25-5) to a 2-0 lead before Moncton came alive.


Foreurs 3 Cataractes 1

At Shawinigan, Que., Simon Lacroix had the power-play winner as Val-d'Or downed the Cataractes.

Alexandre Quesnel and Jonathan Hazen also tallied for the Foreurs (21-30-6).

Dave Labrecque was the lone scorer for Shawinigan (28-23-7).


Rocket 5 Titan 0

At Bathurst, N.B., Evan Mosher made 35 saves as P.E.I. blanked the Titan.

Josh Currie scored back-to-back goals for the Rocket (30-20-7), while Benjamin Casavant, Michael Stinziani and Jarrad Struthers also tallied.

Guillaume Nadeau stopped 38 shots for Acadie-Bathurst (20-33-6).


Voltigeurs 3 Huskies 2 (SO)

At Drummondville, Que., Jonathan Brunelle scored in the fifth round of the shootout as the Voltigeurs eked out a win over Rouyn-Noranda.

Jonathan Brunelle and Gabriel Dumont had markers in regulation time for Drummondville (39-15-2).

Jordan Caron and Jean-Sebastien Berube replied for the Huskies (33-20-5).

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