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Moncton Wildcats blank Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6-0; Riopel earns record @NHLdotcom

Nicola Riopel and the Moncton Wildcats won a statement game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs Saturday night.

Riopel made 26 saves as the Wildcats mauled the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6-0 in the second game of their quarter-final series.

The win was Riopel's third career post-season shutout, the most in franchise history.

Riopel is now tied with Maxime Ouellet (1997-2001) and David Tremblay (2002-06) for fourth on the QMJHL's all-time playoff shutout list.

Adam Russo (2000-03) had nine career post-season clean sheets, trailed by Guillaume Lavallee (2001-04, five) and Martin Biron (1994-97, four).

Moncton leads the series 2-0, with Game 3 in Sydney, N.S., on Tuesday night.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Rimouski 9 Chicoutimi 3; Shawinigan 2 Victoriaville 1; Drummondville 5 Lewiston 1; P.E.I. 6 Saint John 3; Rouyn-Noranda 5 Val-d'Or 3; and Gatineau 4 Montreal 2.

At Moncton, N.B., Marek Hrivik had two goals and two assists for the Wildcats, while Randy Cameron also scored twice. Gabriel Bourque and Mark Barberio added singles.

Olivier Roy stopped 21 shots for the Screaming Eagles.


Oceanic 9 Sagueneens 3

At Rimouski, Que., Ryan Kavanagh, Alex Belzile and Alex Emond each scored twice as the Oceanic out-paced Chicoutimi.

Felix Lefrancois, Gabriel Vallee and Charles-Antoine Roy added singles for Rimouski.

Mathieu Populus had a short-handed goal for the Sagueneens, while Alexandre Lavoie and Rock Regimbald also scored.

The Oceanic now lead the series 2-0. Game 3 will be in Chicoutimi on Tuesday night.


Cataractes 2 Tigres 1

At Victoriaville, Que., Philippe Paradis was all Shawinigan needed to edge the Tigres.

Paradis scored twice in the first 2:37 of the game for the Cataractes.

Travis McIsaac replied for Victoriaville.

Shawingian will host Game 3 on Tuesday night with the series tied 1-1.


Voltigeurs 5 Maineiacs 1

At Drummondville, Que., Gabriel Dumont had a pair of goals and an assist as the Voltigeurs topped Lewiston.

Christopher DiDomenico had a goal and two assists for Drummondville, while Sean Couturier and Jonathan Brunelle also scored.

Stefan Fournier replied for the Maineiacs.

The Voltigeurs lead the series 2-0, which moves to Lewiston for Game 3 on Tuesday night.


Rocket 6 Sea Dogs 3

At Saint John, N.B., Jarrad Struthers and Benjamin Casavant both scored twice as P.E.I. doubled the Sea Dogs.

Jonathan Bonneau and Louis-Philippe Lacroix rounded out the Rocket's attack.

Zack Phillips, Nicholas Petersen and Mike Hoffman all scored on the power play for Saint John.

The series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 in Charlottetown on Tuesday night.


Huskies 5 Foreurs 3

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Jordan Caron had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Huskies rebounded against Val-d'Or.

Dmitry Kostromitin had a power-play goal to go along with two assists for Rouyn-Noranda, while Philippe Cornet and Nicolas Deslauriers also scored.

Samuel Morneau, Jonathan Hazen and Maxime Sauve supplied the offence for the Foreurs.

The Huskies' win ties the series at 1-1. Val-d'Or will host Game 3 Tuesday night.


Olympiques 4 Junior 2

At Verdun, Que., special teams made the difference as Gatineau doubled Montreal.

Adam Janosik, Mathieu Gagnon, Tye McGinn and Jean-Gabriel Pageau all scored on the power play for the Olympiques.

Jeremy Gouchie and Trevor Parkes replied for the Junior, also with the man advantage.

The series is tied 1-1 and will resume Monday night in Gatineau.

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