It took a third-period comeback, but the Moncton Wildcats kept their perfect start rolling against the Shawinigan Cataractes.
The Wildcats scored three unanswered goals in the third period for their seventh win in a row, downing Shawinigan 4-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Friday.
Scott Brannan scored the short-handed game-winner for Moncton (7-0-0-0), who ended the Cataractes own four-game winning streak. Mark Barberio, who assisted on Brannon's winner, opened the scoring for the Wildcats half-way through the second period after Shawinigan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and Philippe Paradis.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Cape Breton 5, Lewiston 0; P.E.I. 7, Halifax 2; Quebec 3, Baie-Comeau 0; Montreal 4, Acadie-Bathurst 3; Rimouski 3, Chicoutimi 2; and Drummondville 2, Rouyn-Noranda 1.
At Moncton, the Wildcats held QMJHL player of the week Nicholas Petersen to one assist and no shots for the Cataractes (6-3-0-0).
Timo Pielmeier stopped 30 shots for Shawinigan, while Moncton netminder Nicola Riopel, September's defensive player of the month, needed only 20 saves to keep the Wildcats out of the loss column for another night.
Screaming Eagles 5, Maineiacs 0
At Lewiston, Maine, Nick MacNeil had two goals and an assist and Olivier Roy stopped 22 shots as Cape Breton shut out the Maineiacs.
Michael Stinziani, Chris Culligan and Jeremy Gouchie also tallied for the Screaming Eagles (7-1-0-0).
Peter Delmas made 28 saves for Lewiston (3-4-0-0), which ran into penalty trouble early, giving Cape Breton a total of 12 power plays.
Rocket 7, Mooseheads 2
At Halifax, Mathieu Tousignant, Chris Doyle and Ben Duffy scored two goals and one assist each and P.E.I. routed the Moosheads, limiting them to only one shot in the third period.
Jean-Christophe Lirette scored the game-winner for the Rocket (2-3-0-1) at 11:05 of the second period.
Gabriel Desjardins and Graham Bona replied for Halifax (2-6-0-0).
Remparts 3, Drakkar 0
At Quebec, Charles Lavigne stopped 15 shots as the Remparts blanked Baie-Comeau.
Julien Corriveau, Frederick Roy and David Gilbert scored for Quebec (6-1-0-0).
Marco Cousineau made 25 saves in a losing effort for the Drakkar (1-3-2-1).
Junior 4, Titan 3
At Montreal, Nick Layton notched the game-winning goal at 10:54 of the third period and the Junior edged Acadie-Bathurst.
Samuel Grenache, Loukis-Marc Aubry and Pier-Antoine Dion added goals for Montreal (4-3-0-0).
Drew Paris, Eric Faille and Vincent Couture scored for the Titan (5-2-2-0).
Oceanic 3, Sagueneens 2
At Rimouski, Que., Jordan Caron capped a three-goal second period for the Oceanic, who hung on to defeat Chicoutimi.
Sebastien Piche and Ryan Kavanagh also scored for Rimouski (4-2-0-0).
Jacob Lagace and Olivier Painchaud replied for the Sagueneens (3-5-0-0).
Voltigeurs 2, Huskies 1
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Mike Hoffman's second-period marker held up as Drummondville defeated the Huskies.
Samson Mahbod also scored for the Voltigeurs (6-1-0-1).
Maxime Macenauer tallied for Rouyn-Noranda (2-4-2-0).