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QMJHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

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The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has a new team atop their league standings.

The Shawinigan Cataractes crushed the host P.E.I. Rocket 8-2 on Friday in QMJHL action, picking up their fifth straight win and moving into first place in the process.

With nine wins in their last 10 games, Shawinigan has a league-best 31 wins and 66 points and currently sit two points ahead of the Saint John Sea Dogs, who dropped to second.

Michael Bournival scored twice and set up two more for the Cataractes (31-10-4), Kirill Kabonov and Anton Zlobin each had a goal and two assists, Michael Chaput and Morgan Ellis added a goal and an assist each while Pierre-Olivier Morin and Loik Poudrier had a single goal apiece.

Matej Beran and Louick Marcotte responded for the Rocket.

Alex Dubeau made 16 saves for the win while Maxime Lagace stopped 11 of 17 shots before being pulled in the second period.

Antoine Bibeau allowed two goals against on 27 shots in relief.

Shawinigan went 2 for 5 on the power play as Cape Breton failed to score on their only opportunity with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Cape Breton 6, Moncton 5 (SO); Chicoutimi 7, Halifax 4; Victoriaville 6, Val-d'Or 1; Baie-Comeau 5, Gatineau 4 (SO) and Rimouski 4, Rouyn-Noranda 3 (SO).

At Charlottetown, P.E.I., The Cataractes started scoring early and at one point held a 7-0 lead midway through the second period..

Ellis opened the scoring 3:50 into the first period on the power play.

He was followed by Bournival at 6:47, Zlobin at 15:38 and Bournival again at 17:53 to make it 4-0 after 20 minutes of play.

Kabonov scored a power-play goal 3:28 into the second period and Poudrier added another 56 seconds later.

Poudrier's goal lead to Lagace being pulled for Bibeau, who came in to finish the game.

Morin scored at 10:35 to make it 7-0 but only six seconds later Marcotte scored for the Rocket.

Beran scored at 12:40 to make it 7-2 Shawinigan heading into the final period.

Chaput scored the eight and final goal for the Catarctes 4:11 into the third period.

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Screaming Eagles 6 Wildcats 5 (SO)

At Sydney, N.S., Denis Kindl scored with 13 seconds remaining in the third period to force overtime, then Kyle Farrell scored the shootout winner as Cape Breton (17-25-1) edged Moncton (21-19-5).

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Sagueneens 7 Mooseheads 4

At Halifax, Etienne Brodeur and Guillaume Asselin combined for five goals as Chicoutimi (22-14-8) picked up its third straight win by defeating the Mooseheads (25-14-4).

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Tigres 6 Foreurs 1

At Victoriaville, Que., Phillip Danault set up Stefan Fornier for all three of his goals as the Tigres (28-15-2) beat the Foreurs (18-22-4).

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Drakkar 5 Olympiques 4 (SO)

At Gatineau, Que., Samuel Carrier scored the shootout winner in the fifth round as Baie-Comeau (21-17-4) slipped past the Olympiques (18-18-8).

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Oceanic 4 Huskies 3 (SO)

At Rimouski, Que., Alex Belzile set up all three of Rimouski's (26-20-0) regulation-time goals and Petr Straka scored the shootout winner to beat Rouyn-Noranda (14-27-3).

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